At some point ‘ease of use’ has found its way into my vocab when it comes to makeup, specifically for removal. At the end of a too-long day, I no longer find it gratifying to engage in a 13 step regimen to get my face cleaned, polished, and prepped for sleep. This is especially true when it comes to the one thing that sucks the most to scrub off because I wear it daily. Mascara.
It’s easy these days to find a formula that lasts all day without smudging and builds to varying degrees, but the real kicker for me is how easy it is to remove. If this type of thing lights your fire too, then you want what’s called a ‘tubular’ mascara. It’s not a new concept, blinc has been making one for years but I didn’t like it like I do Trish McEvoy’s Lash Curling.
It seems like any other mascara but the kicker is you can only apply 1 coat, this fact has kept me from using it over the years because I’m a known lash builder who applies 3+ coats to get the fullness I like. But not to worry, there’s something about this formula and brush that builds lashes up so intensely using only one coat that subsequent layers won’t be missed. This 1 coat rule for tubulars is because when the formula dries, it wraps around each lash creating little tubes that you can’t build on. When it comes time to remove it, there are no oils or removers needed, you only need a warm washcloth that you hold against your lashes for about 10 seconds or so and gently start to rub downward. This will cause the mascara to glide off of your lashes but it’s now shaped like tiny ‘tubes’ removing all of the mascara and leaving you with a completely clean lash. (It doesn’t work with cold water so you can swim in it without smudging!) Watching how it works is pretty amazing and completely worth the switch from a $10 mascara to a $30 one. Yes the ease is awesome, but I’m also happy to forgo all of the tugging around that delicate eye area in hopes that it will help at least a little with keeping future sagging away.