3 Mascaras That Will Last From Day To Night | Clozette

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We’ve all seen the ads - this waterproof mascara will last for this long, this will curl, this won’t smudge, and more. With the number of mascaras out in the market, finding the perfect one (the golden one) is like finding a needle in a haystack. Others will smudge, or not hold a curl at all, while others will even make your lashes fall out at the end of the day.

Which brings us to the age old question, what do we have to do to find the perfect mascara? The answer, is in the 3 waterproof, smudgeproof, and “droop-proof” mascaras we have come up for you, so you can say goodbye to boring, straight lashes, and hello to thick, long lashes!

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Drugstore: Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara



One of the most popular brands when it comes to mascara (Great Lash, anyone?), Maybelline has it all. From volumising, to defining, to lengthening, and to curling, they have an entire library of mascara that it’s easy to get lost just by looking at them.

But the one that stands out the most is their Volum’ Express The Falsies Waterproof mascara with its curved wand that perfectly hugs each lash and lifts it up. This mascara lengthens after just one coat and volumises after two! With its black formula, this drugstore product is perfect for beginners and experts!

Mid Range: Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister Mascara



Japanese mascaras are the best mascaras in the world because they are formulated to withstand all types of weather, sweat, and humidity, and they’re designed to really curl even the straightest of lashes.

If you’re looking to dip your toes into the Japanese mascara market, Majolica Majorca will be your new best friend. The Lash Expander Edge Meister gives long, jet black lashes that will last even in the hottest of climates! With fibers in the formula, applying this mascara is a breeze due to its comb brush that easily coats each and every lash.

Tip: Be careful when removing this mascara, though! The formula is extremely waterproof and budge proof that it will take some time before your makeup remover can completely break it down. Just be gentle and patient and you will be good to go!


High End: Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara



For a little high end mascara love, you’re going to love the drama with Lancome’s Hypnose Drama Waterproof mascara!

Like the Maybelline one, this mascara comes with a curved, albeit an S-curved, brush too so it helps with curling your lashes, lengthening them even more, and dispensing more product for those beautiful, thick, black lashes we all crave for. With its amazing and buildable clump-free formula, just layer on coat upon coat and you will never need another set of falsies again!

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What's your holy grail mascara? Let us know in the comments below!

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One of the most universally adored makeup look for the holiday season is one that incorporates a touch of gold to the look, whether as an inner-corner highlight, a pop on the centre of the lid, or as an all over lid shade. After all, it's a colour that matches all skin tones and perfectly embodies the celebratory vibe of the coming holiday festivities.


So to inspire your holiday-ready makeup look, here are a few gold eyeshadow makeup tips from Sonya, our host from Clozette TV's style school.


Watch this makeup video for Sonya's gold eyeshadow tips:



Want to give gold eyeshadow a try?
Scroll down to see our list of favourite gold eyeshadows!

YSL Couture Mono High-Impact Colour Eyeshadow


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YSL Couture Mono High-impact Colour Eyeshadow features a high chromatic power and a unique texture which binds to the eyelid for a bold gold shimmer. It's best applied with an exclusive, patented applicator from YSL Beauté as its ergonomic shape glides with ease across the eyelid--for effortless precision.


stila baked eyeshadow trio


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Designed to be applied wet or dry, the stila trio is baked on a terra cotta disk for a sheer and never-chalky application. Best thing about it, it has two other shades that perfectly complement the baked, gold eyeshadow--allowing you to quickly create a gold-inspired makeup look.


MAC Eyeshadow in Gorgeous Gold


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MAC eyeshadows are adored the world over, with its highly pigmented powder and finish that blends easily to create a multitude of looks--from bold eyes, to a soft glow. Gorgeous Gold in particular is vibrantly toned and perfect for the holidays, featuring a velvety soft finish with a slight metallic shimmer and overlaid with high-shine pearl. 


Dior 'State of Gold - Diorshow' Fusion Mono Eyeshadow


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The Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow features a unique cushiony gel-foam texture that brightens your eyes with multi-dimensional and long-lasting colour with a weightless finish. For a soft fusion effect, gently sweep on the colour with your fingertips. If you're going for a bolder look, use a smudging applicator for an intensified finish that reveals its pure gold colour.


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Before beauty and skincare brands graced our markets, men and women in ancient times had to make do with what they had and could access, and resort to other methods to suit their beauty needs. Most of what they used were organic, of course, but they were dangerous. In fact, they were so dangerous that some of the products slowly killed them!


So, to be thankful for our safer and much nicer-smelling beauty products, here are 5 ancient beauty products we’re glad doesn't exist today!

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Lead or Arsenic Based Face Powders



Ah, the most popular brand (or type?) of face powders in the Old World! Dating back to Ancient Greece, lead or arsenic based face powders rose in popularity because the trends of the time favored smooth and pale complexions. Those who were not so lucky to have smooth and pale skin layered this on their faces to cover their flaws, leading their internal organs to be slowly poisoned, and as a consequence, killing them. Yikes!
Crocodile Dung Moisturisers


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Before you cringe at the thought of applying poop all over your face, FYI, there are still poop facials at spas today - albeit not from crocodiles, and they’re mixed in with a variety of other products to be “more effective” on the skin. But during the time of the Roman Empire, men and women tried to slow down their skin’s aging process by applying crocodile dung mixed in with mud all over their faces and bodies because of their supposed beautifying and anti-aging properties. The things we do to stay young…


Animal Blood Nail Polish



Back when Sally Hansen, OPI, Zoya, and Essie didn’t exist yet, the only possible nail polish women could use were red because they were derived from the blood of animals, which gave their nails a “stained” look. They must have had some expensive nail polishes at the time!


Lard to Style Wigs



Men and women before, no matter what their status was in society, never had the luxury of using hairspray, styling mousses, dry shampoos, and more. And what a pity, because they had to resort to using lard to style their wigs (their hair was never really that big or high, you know), which would then attract rats! The worst part is these wigs were attached to their real hair, so to avoid a rat problem, they would sleep with cages over their wigs.


Kohl Liner and Mascara



Egyptians were the pioneers of the smoky eye and the feline flicks, and they did this all with the help of kohl, another lead based product. To create those sultry eyes they were known for, they would apply kohl all over their lids and lash lines and use them as mascara, too. If applying lead powders damaged your internal organs, what more when you apply it close to your eyes!

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What ancient beauty product are you glad doesn’t exist today? Tell us all about it in the comment section below!
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