I’m in Philadelphia this week, keeping my boyfriend Paul company while he works on a project here.* Before we left Brooklyn, I did one of my favorite things to do pre-travel, and went to Sephora to stock up on necessities and peruse the travel-sized-items display at checkout. I love a good mini of any kind, but I’m especially on the lookout for mascaras—I like to try and bring along one or two I haven’t tried before. This time, I went for Bad Girl Bang, by Benefit, because that brand seems to do mascara well (people sure seem to love this stuff) so it seemed worth a shot. And I must say, it is really nicely volumizing, and makes my nonexistent lashes look almost dramatic.
This is from Charlotte Tilbury, and it is a good choice for when you’re looking for a no-makeup look. It goes on blessedly clump-free, and lifts and curls really nicely.
*We started out our stay in an AirB&B so bad (accompanied by horrific AirB&B customer service) that even though I try, as a rule, never to say never, I feel confident stating that I will not, for the rest of my days, employ the services of that company again. (I know many people have nothing but good experiences with them, and to those people I say, I am happy for you, and wish I was like you in that respect.) After a protracted and annoying battle, we were able to get a partial refund, and decamped to a really perfectly pleasant, dog-friendly hotel.