For those without lashes, it’s hard to imagine life without mascara. After all, it’s been a beauty staple for centuries. Mascara dates back to the 1830s, when French perfumer, Eugene Rimmel (sound familiar?), created the first kind. The rest, as they say, is history! There’s no arguing that mascara is a great staple in the beauty world, but how much do you really know about the product?
Let’s start with a little known fact about shelf live. Many makeup artists and professionals understand the importance (and safety) of a fresh tube of mascara, but did you know that mascara actually has an expiration date? That’s right, you should plan on replacing your mascara every 3-5 months. How can you tell? Once you notice clumping, it’s time to go!
Another fact about mascara is that you need to remove your mascara daily. We know, we know, it’s so much easier to fall asleep without washing your face, or just washing around your eyes. But, doing so can harm more than just your actual eye. It can also dry out your lashes, making them stiff and weak. Some mascaras contain ingredients that are harmful to your health. Watch out for mascaras with formulas that contain parabens or Propylene Glycol. Both have been linked to cancer.
At iLash Charlotte we use Lash Affair’s HD mascara. It’s kind of a no-brainer when it comes to looks and safety. However, if you’re looking for the best way to avoid any eye issues then you need to try eyelash extensions! Never worry about applying or taking off mascara again. Plus, no weird chemicals! It’s a win-win for you.