I think we can all agree that at the end of our date-night glam routine, the final product is what we all enjoy the most (that and our date’s compliments). I can genuinely say that I enjoy the application process just as much as the end result. I don’t believe in “guilty pleasures”. If I want it, I eat it. If I want to, I do it. Plain and simple. Taking 45 minutes to an hour to leisurely do my makeup while listening to 1920’s tunes, sipping on a cocktail and wearing my silk robe qualifies as a mega guilty pleasure (I would incorporate chocolate truffles into this ritual but I suffer from Migraines and chocolate is a huge trigger, I know, lucky me).
Out of the beauty routine, we all have a favorite (and a least favorite) step. I LOVE applying mascara on my lashes. I use a 3x magnifying mirror to make sure I can see every single strand of hair. I apply on top and under the top lashes, quickly wiggling the brush and slowly moving it from the base to the tips to ensure no clumps and bombshell volume. I literally take about 5 minutes JUST ON THIS STEP.
My favorite mascara of the moment is Benefit’s “They’re Real” Mascara. The formula dries quickly on your lashes ensuring they stay curled and it doesn’t flake throughout the day. The brush is thin and firm making it super easy to maneuver and awesome for smaller lower lashes as well. Still skeptical? Check out this before and after! This is why I never leave the house without mascara; it completely changes the expression right? Plus, you must always be ready to bat your lashes at any given moment… never underestimate the power of female persuasion.