Origins GinZing Brightening Mascara, $18 (avail. mid-
Aug.), origins.com

You sit in one of these insane egg-shaped Marie Antoinette–esque Kelly Wearstler chairs, floating over the glory of Central Park, eating deviled eggs, surrounded by racks and racks of the most exquisite clothes on earth: Lunch at BG in New York is nothing but pleasure. Months ago, I sat across from the glamorous Jane Lauder, who runs Origins. Jane always has amazing rings; I am flabbergasted by rings and ring wearers because, somehow, I can’t make a ring happen. Jane is the ring champion: agates the size of golf balls, rutilated quartzes, vintage cabochons.

But even the rings—and they were exceptional that day—could not distract me; I was utterly preoccupied by her long, thick lashes. She would say something and I would startle, then realize I had been wondering, Are those extensions? Latisse? What mascara could that possibly be??!! Who has lashes like that??!!

When I finally asked, she flushed with enthusiasm. “Can you believe? It’s our new mascara—all natural! Origins!” It was hard to believe; I associate all-natural with serviceable, weekend-appropriate and decidedly un-mega.

She gave me a sample; I snatched it and then I snapped my bag shut. I expected it would be nice, but also that perhaps Jane was born with amazing lashes and I’d never noticed, blinded by the enchanting rings.

Not so: Every morning, I was amazed anew. I started calling Origins like a stalker, demanding to know when more would be available; I knew my tube was eventually going to run out. The launch kept getting delayed; every day I would bat my giant lashes at myself and attempt to swallow my anxiety. (Bonus I discovered during this long waiting period: Besides the lash-enormizing, this mascara lasts forever!)

When I tell you that you will be 100 percent amazed and thrilled when you put this mascara on, I am understating its powers. Especially if you, like me, forgo mega-mascaras because of parabens and whatnot right up in your eyes.

 

more on luckymag.com

Your Head-To-Toe Guide To Surfer Girl Style

Everything you need to make a splash on or off the beach.

A Brief History Of Zoe Saldana In Space

Former Lucky cover girl Zoe Saldana has certainly found her niche in big-budget sci-fi flicks—and considering the example she's setting for women ever…

Lucky Style Collective: Weekend Style Inspo, DIY Fun And More!

This week, our favorite style bloggers show us creative ways to create more space for your beloved clothes plus great style inspiration for a casual w…

Micellar Water: The French Skincare Secret You Have Got To Try

French women have relied on it for years.

Lucky's Five Favorite Looks of the Week: How To Wear Gingham

From gingham styling to metallic skirts, shop our favorite reader looks of the week!