Lots of drugstore magic coming at you in the next month or so – this kitten has been on a budget. But money restrictions or no, my goal in life is to try every mascara that ever exists (this might be a real goal), and because I’m all about things that are healthy in one way or another, plus I obviously LOVE Neutrogena anyway equals my testing of Neutrogena’s Healthy Lengths Mascara. In Carbon Black, of course. Is there really any other color? 

If you like a natural look mascara, with no clumps and no fuss, then this mascara right here is calling your name. The truth of the matter is that I’m usually a big drama mascara girl – the bigger and fatter my lashes, the happier I am. In fact, if I could just get them to look like falsies, I’d be thrilled. However, my daily life doesn’t really lend itself to over-the-top lashes, and sometimes I just want to run to the grocery store right quick wearing my pink leopard fleece pants and a touch of mascara. In other words, this is totally what I wear when I’m doing an “at-home” day, where I throw on some CC cream, a flick of mascara, and a touch of lip balm. Don’t get it twisted, though – these aren’t boring lashes. These are “hey, her eyes are kind of intriguing in a totally natural kind of way” lashes. The formula darkens and lengthens lashes while still keeping a totally natural believable “I just woke up” vibe.

Really. No kidding. And the best part is that it doesn’t smudge all over the place, and it doesn’t flake. It comes off quickly and easily with no rubbing (using an oil-based remover, which, in my most HUMBLE opinion is the only kind worth using).

Grab yours at your favorite mass market retailer or drug store. Keep an extra tube in your purse for that one time you thought you could sneak into the grocery store wearing the sundress you slept in last night, when actually you’re going to come almost face to face with an ex-boyfriend. Not that I would know anything about such emergencies.

Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara retails for $8.99.

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