Every once and a while I come across makeup in an antique store. And sometimes the container still has the makeup in it. For those of you who might be tempted to goof off and actually apply this makeup to yourself for fun... please don't. Imagine how much bacteria and gunk can grow on something that has been sitting for 50 years. That's a staph infection waiting to happen.
Cake mascara works like this. You wet the brush that comes with the package and rub it into the mascara cake pot, apply to your lashes and let it dry. Cake mascara is actually often a good alternative for people you have bad reactions to the chemicals of wand mascara.
Go check out The Vermont Country Store's website when you get a chance. It is a great place to do some fun retro gift shopping. It is the best place for it really.