At that moment I was wearing Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara in the pink bottle with the green cap because it's been hyped up for years as being THE drugstore mascara of choice and I wanted to see if it was all it's cracked up to be (the answer is, yes, it is). But it turns out Nia wanted to know what mascara I wore on our February trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand because every morning I insisted on wearing mascara and Nia couldn't believe a) that I was doing such a thing in the wicked heat and b) that the mascara didn't budge through rain, sweat and choking smog.
So what's the magical mascara, she asked. The answer: Lancome Hypnose. It's really more of a go-out-at-night kind of mascara because it really thickens and lengthens lashes, but turns out it's also a traveling-in-Southeast-Asia mascara as well.