Once upon a time, there was a girl named Liesl.
She didn't wear a lot of makeup, and when she did, she liked to keep it simple and natural. One day, she came across something amazing, something that took her back to her days as a seventh grader, playing with a blue Debbie Gibson Electric Youth mascara her childhood best friend had sent her from across the country. It was a display of Maybelline Great Lash Mascaras in limited edition colors such as Pop of Purple, Go Go Green, Totally Teal, and Blink of Blue. Feeling adventurous and a little nostalgic, Liesl decided to try out the green.
A couple days later, Liesl found herself at home sick, so she did what most people in her situation would do, and tried to create some nice eyeshadow looks to go with her edgy new mascara. She pulled out an arsenal of tools, including a purple WetnWild Idol Eyes crayon called Techno bought on a whim, and a lovely Stila shadow palette called In The Garden that absolutely refused to play nice with her skin tone, and went to work.
Not being terribly versed in the art of matching colors, Liesl soon realized that the mascara did not even remotely match any of the shadow colors she'd layed out, but she attempted some ill-fated looks, anyway.
Ill-fated, indeed. Not only were the colors completely discordant with each other and largely unflattering, but the reflection of Liesl's hands and camera were visible right in the center of her eyeball!
"WHAT am I going to do?!" thought Liesl. "I just took almost 100 pictures of a whole bunch of completely unusable material." Undaunted, she took off the mess with her trusty Pond's cold cream, did a load of dishes, and applied the Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Go Go Green again, this time, by itself.
She marveled that the formula, while not as lengthening or as volumizing as she preferred in a mascara, was very easy to control, gave a decent amount of coverage, and did not require additional cleanup around the upper lash line. The mascara was nicely pigmented, too, and easily visible without getting nose to nose with a magnifying mirror. She decided to take another small round of photos, satisfied and comfortable with the simplicity, because all she wanted to do in the first place was show some like-minded souls her fabulous new green mascara.
...and this time, without the camera in her eyeballs.