Mascara

Album: Reality Show (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This paranoid song about the ways women are constantly scrutinized was one of a quintet of tracks on Reality Show produced by Key Wane (Drake's "All Me," Beyoncé's "Partition" and Ariana Grande's "Best Mistake").

    "It was cool the way that happened," Sullivan recalled to Billboard magazine. "For most of the album I was just picking out tracks on a CD, no names or anything... Once I got finished, they were like, 'You know you picked like five Key Wane tracks?' It was cool to have a connection with somebody and not even have met them."
  • Whilst we're on the subject of the eyelash cosmetic, did you know a Roman woman's recipe for mascara might contain bear fat, ant eggs and squashed flies?

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