What makes a mascara?

"Mascara's ingredients typically include a carbon black or iron oxide pigment to darken lashes; a polymer to form a film that coats lashes; a preservative; and thickening waxes or oils such as lanolin, mineral oil, paraffin, petrolatum, castor oil, carnauba wax, and candelilla wax." Well, thanks WebMD for once again making me feel like I am dying... it's insane how good you are at doing that. 

With that being said, mascara is weird. You are applying all kinds of oils, waxes and pigments in the closest possible proximity to your eyeballs that is humanly possible all while standing in front of a mirror with your mouth wide open {because that helps, duh}. We do all of this to make our eyes look more attractive and feel better about how not tired we are.

So why is it that when my sister uses a certain mascara her eyes sparkle like a god damn diamond and I put the mascara on only to have it clump, chunk together and make it look like I smashed two spiders on either sides of my nose?

Spider Mascara

With that being said... Who knows what makes a mascara the one for you? This is a battle we have all been facing since the day we were introduced to spider legs on our faces. So, we have two options:

1. Keep testing mascara after mascara, hoping that one day we will find the perfect match. 


2. Download the Fair Pick app and be told instantly. 

The choice is yours my spidey friends. 


Check out this mascara!