September 13, 2010
Score! I think I’ve found a new mascara to replace the Maybelline Great Lash that I’ve been using for years (up until I recently learned that Maybelline tests their products on animals)!
I happened to be in Macy’s last week and decided to stop and take a peek at the Clinique counter to check out their mascara. After looking over six or seven different choices, I bought the Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara for $14.00 and just kept my fingers crossed that I would like it.
I can’t say that this mascara magnifies your lashes to twice their size, as Clinique claims, but so far, I like the Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black even more than I liked the Great Lash.
It glides on easily because it’s thinner than some mascaras, which is one reason that I liked the Great Lash. This mascara didn’t clump, flake off, or smudge, even after a workout.
I also love the size and the shape of the tapered brush because it separates the lashes nicely and reaches each and every little lash.
(After several uses, you may find that you need to dab off a little product from the point of the brush, but it’s not near as bad as some thick mascaras.)
The best thing about this product, and the reason for me switching mascaras, is that Clinique is on the list of companies that DO NOT test their products on animals.
A couple of months ago, after BigSis revealed the story about the beagles being rescued from a testing lab, she and I both committed to not purchasing any more products from companies that animal test. Unfortunately that list is longer than you may realize. It’s really easy to go to www.caringconsumer.com to check out the list of companies that DO test on animals and those that DO NOT test on animals.
I’ve still got a lot of work to do to get my household purged of all products made by companies who animal test, but little by little, as I run out of something, I make sure that I replace it with a product made by a cruelty-free company.