Occasionally we come across a product that bestows an immediate glow, changing our look (for the better!) in an instant. Since we’d be remiss to keep them to ourselves, we highlight these genius finds in our Instant Makeover series.
With happy hour season in full swing, makeup touch-ups are crucial. Dab on some bright lipstick, apply another coat of eye liner. But the one thing we need most by 5 PM — an eyelash lift — is the hardest to get. After a long day at the office, our lashes start to droop and become lifeless, but adding another coat over dried mascara can mean clumpy, heavy lashes. However, Flirt! Have a Ball! Mascara ($16, kohls.com), available in brown and black, is a mascara junkie’s dream. It has a spherical tipped brush and buildable formula so you can reapply throughout the day when lashes need a little pick-me-up.
Unlike other mascaras that can be very thick after a few coats, Flirt’s formula is very light. Its lash-thickening fibers create volume and length without weighing hairs down. The mascara’s brush is super thin except for the ball tip. The thin part of the wand coats each lash lightly while the ball adds lots of product to the hairs that need it most, like those hard-to-reach inner lashes. When reapplying later in the day, I stick to the thin part of the wand to add light coats of mascara that don’t clump.