Monday, March 15, 2010

product may stay: avon supershock mascara

When I was younger I rarely wore makeup. Call it a healthy self-image, call it hubris, call it sloth; I didn't like spending the time to put it on, and I looked fine without it. But then came the ravages of age and motherhood, and I find myself in the Dagobah personal time oasis between the Tatooine starvation of infants/toddlers and the Alderaan impending doom of teenagers/young adults. And like Yoda, I find that I need a little help making myself look foxy.

I have an Avon lady, as you do, because they are everywhere. I ordinarily just buy those round jars of perfumed lotion when they're on sale, but on a whim I decided to try some mascara. This Supershock stuff is sort of impressive, in that it really does make your eyelashes look voluminous and plentiful. I am quite fond of it. Two minor complaints: initially it feels stickier than other mascaras, and it doesn't seem to last quite as long--it starts getting a little flaky by the end of the day if you put it on in the morning. But those hurdles are easily overcome. And it makes me look foxy, which I like. Product may stay.