Truly Unique Mascara!

Have you ever used a mascara that completely came off (I mean 100%!) with just water? I never had until I tried No7 Stay Perfect Mascara by Boots. I have been using it for over a year now and I still can’t believe that it completely comes off with water alone. AND that it’s actually a really awesome mascara!


                                 {Photo Credit: Boots Retail USA}


The product: Boots No7 Stay Perfect Mascara – Black

What it’s good for: Defining and lengthening your eyelashes without clumping or smudging. Lasts all day and when you’re ready to take it off, you simply hold a cotton pad soaked in warm water over your eye for 30 seconds and then gently wipe away the little tubes of color that were covering your eyelashes. I actually don’t even use a cotton pad – just my fingers (gently) and warm water!

Key natural ingredients: kaolin  & beeswax

The price tag: $9.99

Where to buyBoots or Target

My favorite perk: I have two!

#1 – I actually found this magical wonder of a mascara when I was on EWG’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database looking for a healthier mascara. Stay Perfect scored a 2 (the closer to 0 the better/healthier).

#2 – Until I found this mascara, I rarely ever removed my mascara completely on the first try. I typically opted for an oil like jojoba as my mascara remover since it did the job and was nourishing rather than drying and harsh like a lot of makeup removers. With every previous mascara I’ve tried (including natural versions), I would always be taken a q-tip the next morning and removing leftover mascara from underneath my eyes. I used to hate it when I would have a hint of darkness under my eyes all day that only later would I realize was mascara, not lack of sleep.

With Boots No7 Stay Perfect Mascara, I have NEVER had any mascara left behind, but just as importantly, taking off my mascara each night could not be easier. If you’ve been frustrated with the effort it takes to remove your eye makeup and you also want to choose a healthier option then you should definitely try this mascara!

Healthier Options – Mascara

When it comes to switching to beauty products that are better for our health, I think deodorant and makeup are often at the bottom of the list when it comes to “going natural”. Deodorant because the ideas of sweating and/or not smelling pleasant aren’t appealing (but I swear there are excellent natural options out there — see previous post: Best Natural Deodorant) and makeup because women are skeptical of the quality and performance of the natural versions.

Well I was skeptical myself, but I’m happy to say that I have found natural versions of every piece of makeup that I would recommend to my readers. Today’s focus for a healthy switch is mascara.  Here are some options that are better for you yet still as effective as you would hope:

Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara — This is a great pick for making lashes dark and thick. It really feels like it’s nourishing your lashes with each stroke. This one is free of gluten, parabens, artificial colors, fragrances and talc.  It’s also hypo-allergenic. Costs around $14.99.


Organic wear® 100% Natural Lash Boosting Mascara –100% of the ingredients are of natural origin and 44% are from organic farming.  I love this one because it goes on really easily and doesn’t clump. It’s great at separating lashes and adding length. It usually retails for around $9.95 and you can even find it at CVS!