I have quite a few ideas, products and fragrances to write about, and also some commentary on the August magazines. But before I get to any of it, here's a burning issue: Weather. It's been really hot in the Tri-State area lately, and on some days the humidity is also pretty bad, especially in the city. I've been in Manhattan almost every day lately, which meant going for a minimal but very weather-resistant makeup.
I've been using the new waterproof version of Max Factor's Lash Perfection mascara. The regular LP (the one in the picture, the waterproof's pacaging has silver trim, not gold) earned many raves during the May Mascara Hunt. Many said that the best one is the deep blue. I have yet to test that color, but the rich black that I've been using is great. The color isn't too glossy and the mascara's performance is very good. It adds both volume and length without looking fake, no clumping and hardly any dotting (only happened when I was in a hurry and wasn't careful enough).
The mascara holds all day even in the most horrendous weather. No melting, flaking and smudging, which is perfect for our HHH weather (hot, humid and hazy).