Mini sized anything fascinates me - but I find mini sized cosmetics particularly irresistible. Aside from being so adorable looking you just want to put them your purse and carry them around, the mini-sized container can actually be preferable to a normal sized container.
I discovered this with these sample-size mascara containers. They hold a mere 4 ml (check them next to my normal sized business card), but they're perfect – not for mascara samples (well, ok, yes, that too), but for my eyelash conditioner.
Sometimes, bigger is definitely not better.
Bigger? No ThanksThe larger, normal-sized container I've been using so far isn't very ideal for this product. Not only does it hold a huge amount, but the brush is too short – it doesn't reach anywhere near the bottom, resulting in a lot of product going to waste. (serious design flaw!)
Here's the container. It's not the most appealing shape, and it's see-through. This is just not a good thing.
Everything You Don't Want to SeeImagine you are not quite as fastidious about removing your mascara as you should be. (I know you are, but imagine you are me and a consistently a bit slap-dash about the process).
The bit of mascara that is left on your lashes is going to transfer to your lash conditioner brush and end up in your see-through container - a little bit more each day.
Before long, your lovely lash conditioner looks new below where the brush reaches, while the entire top will have the most unappealing grey-ish, left-over-mascara color on the planet.
You see where I'm going here?
Nobody wants a constant, daily reminder of their sloppy mascara-removing process, do they?
So I started hunting, and as luck would have it, I got lucky.
With these small containers, it is possible to package a portion that lasts for about a month, and gets used up long before it goes yucky-looking. Extra bonus: it's just as cute as a button to look at and easy to use.
In this case, size definitely matters.