No Mascara, No Problem
In case you’ve lost track, your makeup is old—really old. Great women and Great Lash have gone hand in hand since the third millennium when Cleopatra started coating her lashes in goop. Now there's mascara to thicken, to lengthen, to separate, and mascara routines for when you need all three. There are mascaras for just the little lashes at the bottom. Mascaras with wands that look like this. High end and drugstore. Regular, waterproof, and tubing. There’s brown and black, blacker, blackest—there’s every color of the rainbow. You can prime, curl, lift. You can buy falsies, half strips or individuals, and you can even get them (semi)permanently glued on.
But what if you toss the mascara altogether? (You probably need to, it might be expired.) You’re left with your natural eye shape for one, and lashes that probably aren’t as short and wimpy as you remember. As makeup artist Taka Okada demonstrates, a mascara-less eye look can be a nice change of pace—one that looks fresh but still finished. One less step, with a surprisingly elegant result.