Saturday, July 19, 2008
HOLY GRAIL MASCARA
I don't know how I have owned my new Holy Grail mascara for over two months, and neglected to rave about it on here. Imju Fiberwig...everything it is cracked up to be, in my opinion. I bought it in a kit from Sephora that came with an instructional DVD and a mini curler. The curler was a piece of crap, and I'm perfectly content with my Shu Uemura one anyways. The DVD was very helpful to get started with it.
Basically, I have short, stubby Asian lashes that have trouble holding curl. Waterproof mascara works much better at holding curl, but I just can't be bothered to have to remove it every night. In short, I am looking for something to add length, hold curl and stay on...all of which Fiberwig does. If you already have curl and length, but want tons of volume...this is NOT the mascara for you.
My routine: curl my eyelashes and immediately apply mascara. I smudge it into the lash base and then extend up, curling as I go. The black fibers stick onto the ends of the lashes, adding much-needed length. I find one coat to be dramatic enough for me, but can also add another coat to only the lash ends for more length. This mascara dries quickly and, on my way out the door, I curl the dried lashes again for a super upright curl that lasts all day. At night, it washes off easily with warm water...the tubes come sliding off my eyelashes. I just have to be careful not to tug too hard and pull out my already sparse lashes. I have cried a few times in this mascara, and it does not come off...but does get slightly spidery (only with many tears!)
Holy Grail, I'd say. The search ends for now. It's very pricey at $22, but I will pay it on something that I wear everyday and is an essential for me. There's a reason this is the number one selling mascara in Japan.