My relationship with mascara is similar to my relationship with working out. I always feel better afterward, but I'm not always excited to grab my sneakers (or the tube). After all, no matter how steady my hand is when applying liquid eyeliner, when it comes to mascara, more often than not, I end up with this product on my lashes . . . and my upper lids, too. It's almost enough to make me want to skip it altogether (though I'm not sure what my gym excuse is).
Plus, as an infection-prone contact-lens wearer, I need to be extra careful about what I put nearby. My eyes tend to water if it's even a little windy, leaving cute streaks on my face. That means most of the time when I'm wearing mascara, I opt for a water-resistant formula I know will stay on until I want to take it off.
Since nowadays I can barely fully wash my face twice a day, I rarely want to bother removing stubborn waterproof makeup with another step, too. So, even though I wasn't particularly in the market for a new mascara, the fact that this new Roen Beauty Cake Mascara is a clean option made me more willing to test it near my sensitive eyes in case things got runny.
Ahead, see what's inside this formula - and how my "after" lashes compare to my "before."