I lalalalove Travis!… and YSL Mascara

I can distinctly remember the day I caught my fiancé’s eye – funny enough, it was my eyes that caught his. It was right after a beach holiday; my hair still had a saltwater, whirlwind crunch, my skin was woken from its winter white, and my eyelashes were dressed in my favourite YSL mascara, scored in bulk at duty free. His words at the sight of me, “I think I’m in love!”, even though said in a joking manner at the time, melted my thumping heart and to this day, evoke an ear-to-ear, dreamy, goofy grin on my face at the mere memory.

From that day on, my already beauty-obsessed brain went into overdrive seeking out the best mascara; after all, I can practically fully credit Yves Saint Laurent’s Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils for finding me the greatest joy and love of my life. In addition to making me feel like a supermodel, always telling me how beautiful I am, he doesn’t even scoff at the price of designer makeup. (if that’s not true love, I don’t know what is.) Since that fateful day, I have found a few other bonafide stellar mascaras, all thanks to that love of mine.

First and foremost, above mentioned YSL’s Mascara Faux Cil Effets will always hold a special place in my heart, partly because it really is an amazing mascara. Its formula pack a triple threat punch: it fully coats lashes, conditions to boot, and has a super long-lasting result. Its assortment of brush lengths and diameters also leave lashes extra volumized and  full, full, full.

GIvenchy’s Noir Couture 4 in 1 Mascara’s wand may not look as conventional or even as safe as YSL’s, but its intense eyelash impact makes this one a real safe bet. Its wand features three stacked balls, snowman style, which can look intimidating, but actually makes for immaculate precision and total control. The luxurious, slick formula not only glides on seamlessly, makes lashes thicker, longer and defined, but also slips in the fortifying, nutrient rich Lash Booster Expert Complex to make your real lashes have a little more oomph on their own.

Truth be told, my eyes can tell no lies; I am admittedly, sometimes frustratingly sensitive, and hey, I can be a crier. My perfect fiancé can bring tears to my eyes in, well, the blink of an eye with his never-ending love and ability to bring me overwhelming feelings of happiness. For this, I am endlessly thankful for Dior Diorshow’s Waterproof Mascara. The big, badass brush sweeps on the iconic formula, which makes lashes huuuuge, and its waterproof version really is just that – I didn’t even have to try and convince him it wasn’t the tragic, French film we were watching that made me cry because Diorshow kept my secret, streak-free!

I could go on for days (months, years, eternity) about how much I love my fiancé and how great he makes me feel, always telling me I’m beautiful when I wake up without makeup and feeding my beauty addiction, but I truly feel best with mascara’d lashes; after all, they’re all the better for winking at him to let him know how much I love him, too.

Travis and I, celebrating our engagement. Yes, there is YSL mascara on my lashes.

Travis and I, celebrating our engagement. Yes, there is YSL mascara on my lashes.