Last week, my colleague had a conversation that blew her fairly large brain out of her head and into the stratosphere.
It was about… mascara.
The above sentence was an over exaggeration, but when you’ve been a beauty editor for 15 years, it’s kind of true.
After she’d been raving about the wonders of tubular mascara (we’ll circle back to what these are in a sec), one of the ladies at work who we won’t name asked Mamamia’s Leigh Campbell if she meant mascara that comes in… a tube?
OK sorry, Eloise is her actual name but sweetie, what were you thinking?!
Tubing or tubular mascaras aren’t new. In fact, they’ve been around for a few years now.
If you have oily eyelids, cry a lot (me too man, me too), commute to work or like to go straight from the gym to work or vice versa, you really ought to give one a try.
“Tubular mascaras create a tiny little tube on each lash – that’s why they’re so easy to remove and you won’t get that panda eye situation,” Leigh told Jessica Rowe on last week’s episode of the You Beauty podcast, who’d been using a tubular mascara but couldn’t quite articulate why she loved it so much. (You can listen below…)
Specifically, tubular mascaras manage this by forming polymer tubes around each individual lash. Once dried, nothing except warm water and a gentle pull will make these tubes part with your lashes.