10 Mascaras I Am Throwing Away For The New Year

I’m ashamed.

The title of this post was initially ‘10 Makeup Products I Am Throwing Out For The New Year’, instead of one solely for mascaras. But as I rummaged through my mascara drawer, I easily grabbed 10 mascara tubes that have long been abandoned or have expired.

I’m a hoarder, as is my entire family, so my mum has such a hard time clearing out stuff during the annual house clean-up that we Chinese call ‘da sao chu’.

Decluttering can start anytime, from a month before Chinese New Year, to probably a week, depending on how much clutter you have and/or want to get rid of. People practise it due to the belief that cleaning sweeps away all the negative luck of the preceding year and invites good luck for the new year.

The first day of Chinese Lunar New Year 2012 falls on 23 January this year. It usually falls in late January or February as can be seen here, so 23 January is a little early which means I have to start cleaning up my messy table, wardbrobe and other territories soon!

Getting rid of old mascaras is a great start, isn’t it? =)

So here are the 10 mascaras I’m throwing out to welcome the new year!


The Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara is Good Only if You Don’t Apply Too Many Layers

This mascara makes no less than three well-loved claims:

Claim #1: Waterproof
Claim #2: Volume
Claim #3: Lifting

So does the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara live up to all its claims? Let’s see!

Lovely Metal Casing

When I first had the cool metal mascara tube in my hands, I imagined it’d be what Sunny’s (from the movie iRobot) girlfriend would be using. Sexy and futuristic, perhaps all our mascara tubes would look something like that in the future, or for that matter, everything makeup.

I don’t know why movies always depict the future as all shiny and metallic. It looks all sophisticated and high-tech, but at the same time, soul-less and homogeneous.

Ah! I digressed! Haha. But so yes, in the sea of black mascara tubes like the Rimmel Glam Eyes Waterproof Mascara, Anna Sui Super Black Volume Up Mascara, and Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Mascara, this Estee Lauder mascara stands out shiny well.