Beauty

The Secret of the Long Lash Sisterhood

The Problem: Every morning when we take our first sleepy look in the mirror and we’re greeted by a set of short, mousy brown, stubborn lashes that refuse to curl.

We wonder, “Is there a product out there that has the power to give me Kim Kardshian curl and Snuffaluffagus length?”

Extensions are expensive, high maintenance, and can potentially leave you with lash bald spots! (Yes I know from personal experience and as I type, I’m wincing at the thought of that painful memory).

In the mascara game there are countless disappointing options and most of them can be found in our Mascara Graveyard drawers.

The Good News: There is a miracle mascara. It’s called Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique. When a friend shared Younique with me, I felt like I had received The Secret, but instead of your life being changed by positive thinking, your lashes are changed by gel and fibers.

GEL AND FIBERS! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN FOR THE LAST 2 DECADES OF MY LIMP LASH LIFE!?!?

It’s the Beyonce of mascara. It serves you flawlessness every morning. It gives you extreme length and perfect form. To make this lash magic happen, 2 wands are involved. You first apply a thin black gel to your lashes. The second step is applying lengthening lash fibers with the other wand, finally coat the lash with a third layer of gel and boom, you instantly have Daisy Duck’s luscious long lashes.

What makes Younique a little exclusive is that you can’t buy it at drug store, Ulta, or Sephora.  You have to (as we say in New York) “know someone who knows someone” who sells Younique. They call themselves “Younique reps.” I call them “dealers” because what they’re selling is so good I’m not even sure it should be street legal. It comes at the price of $29: lower than most designer mascaras but a higher price tag than any drug store brands.

When I learned the secret of Younique it felt like I was being inducted into a Long Lash Sisterhood.  My “dealer” Jen (bit.ly/1IOiASW) is great, or search your social network for a “dealer” near you.