Best Mascara Alternative - 2006
Eyelash tinting it sounds like the kind of scary beauty procedure that's normally the sad provenance of starlets and sorority girls. But when you consider all the shortcomings of mascara (bleary, early-morning pokes in the eye; the emotional foresight needed to avoid it on days when someone might break up with you; waking up all raccoony if you forget to wash it off, etc.), tinting comes out the lower-maintenance option. In the wrong hands this process can have horrific results, which is why we endorse the homegrown beauty authorities at Benefit Cosmetics. For just $18 you can spend six weeks looking naturally glam and bright-eyed, 24 hours a day. Maybe she's born with it? We won't tell.