Last week, we received a reader query/conundrum that read: " COLD northern temperatures = frosty hair and eyelashes- frosty eyelashes that will eventually melt. Goodbye, mascara! Hello, blackened tears. (All of this from a supposedly waterproof product.)"
Not knowing how to help (but desperately wanting to!), we shot off an email to our makeup-artist pal Jeanine Lobell, asking for guidance. She got back to us right away with some tips:
"Wow! This is a tough one. A couple ideas:
1) Forgo mascara this winter. Instead, try dyeing your lashes—find a reputable salon to dye them and then experiment with clear mascara applied after lash-curling to get a 'stiffer,' more done look. If you take this route, you can also apply a black gel liner in the upper rim of the eye to fake a thicker lash line.
2) My favorite waterproof mascara is Make Up For Ever's Aqua Smoky Lash. I swear that stuff won't budge, but doesn't tear out all my lashes when I'm trying to get it off. And, on that note, Lancôme Bi-Facil makeup remover is the best for waterproof products.
3) Lastly, try only wearing mascara on the top lashes! Sometimes that helps."
Let us know how it goes!
Photos by Elizabeth Brockway.