A natural waterproof mascara....?

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A natural waterproof mascara....?

Post: #230561 clare.donovan
Tue May 03, 2011 9:59 am

Hi All,

I have a quick question. I am on the look out for a natural waterproof mascara, but have not been able to find one. I have also spoken to my aunt (who knows a great deal about all things natural) and she isn't aware of any on the market, so I thought I'd see if anyone here knows of any.

Currently I very rarely wear make up (special occasions only) but I would like to wear some mascara to work. I know this may sound a little silly, but I can't wear my current one as its not waterproof. I work as a paediatrician, and I find that people assume Im younger than I am (some parents have actually asked me how old I am!) to which I always thank them for the compliment, but I can see that they sometimes assume Im less experienced than I actually am based on how old they think I am. Whilst I love my job and its mostly amazing fun, occasionally poorly children die, and its very upsetting for everyone who has been trying to care for them. Although this doesn't happen often, it usually occurs in an emergency situation where either a child is rushed into A+E or where there is a problem when a baby is born and they don't survive. It one thing to be a little 'teary' in these situations, whilst trying to support the devastated parents and family, but I don't want to end up with mascara everywhere as this clearly isn't professional. As you can't plan for when these situations will occur I don't wear any make up to work just in case its one of those days....

Any help or advice would be much appreciated,
Best wishes,
Clare :flower:

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Re: A natural waterproof mascara....?

Post: #230583 chickenchargrill
Tue May 03, 2011 12:45 pm

I don't think anyone's come-up with a natural waterproof one yet. But I use this one - http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_123035876799_-1

Not sure just how natural and organic it really is

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Re: A natural waterproof mascara....?

Post: #230587 Green Aura
Tue May 03, 2011 1:06 pm

Don't know about a natural waterproof mascara but have you thought about Vaseline? I doesn't colour, obviously, but it does make your eyelashes seem thicker and bolder - and it's waterproof!
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Re: A natural waterproof mascara....?

Post: #230590 becks77
Tue May 03, 2011 1:40 pm

Hi There,
The Bo**s Naturals is a clear mascara if that helps
http://www.boots.com/en/Natural-Collect ... ara_24312/
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Re: A natural waterproof mascara....?

Post: #231225 clare.donovan
Sun May 08, 2011 9:31 pm

Many thanks for all the suggestions!! :iconbiggrin:

Clare :flower:

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Re: A natural waterproof mascara....?

Post: #231276 Susie
Mon May 09, 2011 9:39 am

I'm actually surprised you can get entirely natural mascara at all, I would have thought you needed some preservative, because it's kind of a lotion, possibly you can get natural preservative? (I never entirely understand these things!). Good luck with your mascara quest, Clare, I can see why you would need it to be waterproof.
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Re: A natural waterproof mascara....?

Post: #231326 Green Aura
Mon May 09, 2011 1:13 pm

Susie wrote:it's kind of a lotion


Those of us old enough to remember our Mothers' (aunts, grandmothers etc) mascara will remember a little solid rectangle of black stuff that came with it's own little brush and you spat on it to water it down sufficiently to apply! I don't remember anyone, ever, getting eye infections from it and it lasted for years if, like me, you use it once every Preston Guild.

This new-fangled stuff is just plain nasty, but a marketing man's dream - you have to replace it every 3 months, can't share it with others and if you ignore the advice it's your own fault if you end up with an infection!

And despite all the promises it still gives you clumps of stuck together eyelashes, unless you spend hours with a pin separating each one. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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