The Product: Blinc Mascara, $26
Why: After shvitzing my way through the heat wave last week I was thanking my lucky stars that I have this gem of a ultra-waterproof and smudge-proof mascara. The high-tech copolymer-based formula encircles and binds to each lash creating a little tube that stays on until you remove it with warm water. I discovered Blinc years ago, and though there are other tube mascaras, this is the one I always go back to. It looks natural, isn’t heavy on my lashes and most importantly, it won’t budge. The only downside is that it can start to flake if you rub your eyes, which I always do when I wear mascara. But it’s still my favorite. When I’m ready to remove it, I use warm water, and slide off the tubes in one piece — it’s actually pretty fun. I use this when it’s scorching hot, for weddings, when I go out dancing, or any other occasion that might leave me sweating or crying.
What makeup do you wear when it’s hot?
– Carrie Stern Kleiner