Image: Carrie Mathison AKA Claire Danes ugly crying in Homeland.
An ugly cry can strike anywhere at anytime: while watching any episode of Offspring ever, reading/watching The Fault in Our Stars, post-terrible haircut, or when you’ve had a really shitty day and someone is being nice to you FOR NO GOOD REASON.
For the Carrie Mathisons among us there is hope. Possibly not emotions wise, but for a cracking mascara that won’t destroy our faces mid-meltdown.
Here goes, just try to get to the end without crying, ok?
1. Blinc Smudgeproof Mascara
Blinc is the original tubular mascara. In short, tubular mascara uses flexible polymer “tubes” to form around the lashes instead of the traditional oils and waxes used in regular mascara. Try it, and you’ll never go back to traditional mascara again - I almost never bother with anything else now.
(Blinc also have a lash primer if you like a high maintenence beauty routine.)
Blinc Smudgeproof Mascara $38, available at Adore Beauty.
2. Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara
So technically, this one isn’t a tubular or waterproof mascara, but it’s smudge-proof formula lasts for ages and ages. I should know, I slept in it.
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara $15, available at Priceline.
3. Clinique Lash Power Mascara
Clinique’s Lash Power is another totally tubular mascara. I know this one is good from my own extensive ugly cry trials, and it’s got 20 out of 20 glowing reviews on the brand’s website. And as Amazon tells us, beauty reviews can be brutal.
Clinique Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula $38 at Clinique.
4. Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara
You (probably) love the original thin-lash boosting mascara, and the waterproof formula will see you through a day at the beach, spin class or any movie directed by Nick Cassavetes.