I don't wear a ton of makeup, but when I skip this one particular makeup step, I feel basically as if I am walking around missing a major article of clothing---say, pants.
Okay, perhaps pants are a bit of an exaggeration. But not wearing this makeup item is like not wearing a bra. Which makeup item am I referring to? Mascara. More specifically, mascara on curled eyelashes. Without curling and mascara-ing, my lashes are stick-straight, so they basically look nonexistant. And somehow, these disappearing lashes really change the look of my entire face. I'm convinced of it! I remember the day I met up with Baze, one of Glamour's beauty editors, in the park last summer after having my baby. It was one of the few times I'd ventured so far away from my house sans mascara, and Baze immediately noticed that something was really different about me! (Well, other than the 20 extra pounds and the unwashed hair ... haha!).