Archive for the ‘Mascara’ Category
As a beauty guru I try out tons of beauty products, and since you guys have been requesting a Top 5 Mascaras video for so long I figured, why not make it a series? I’ll kick things off with the highly requested mascara video, but stay tuned for a countdown of my favorite products. Next week we’ll be talking about my favorite lip glosses, so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already. You wouldn’t wanna miss out on all the fun now, would you?
I’ve been on a mascara kick lately because I’m getting kinda tired of having to deal with gluing falsies on every time I wanna film a video. Don’t get me wrong, I loooove putting makeup on, but dealing with all the extra fuss can get a little taxing sometimes – not to mention it’s taking a toll on my real lashes.
So I’ve made it my goal to find a mascara combination that makes my lashes look dramatic enough that I can forgo the fakes every now and then. I’m happy to report this Mega Plush mascara has gotten me one step closer.
I had high hopes for this one so I’m really glad it didn’t disappoint – and in my humble beauty guru opinion I think Maybelline may really be onto something with this new gel-mousse formula. It’s probably the silkiest, softest mascara I’ve ever used and it gave me an insane amount of volume without making my lashes look all chunky and gross.
Though it’s too soon to tell, I also feel like this mascara is better for the general health of lashes because it’s so easy to remove. A lot of volumizing mascaras tend to require some pressure to remove, while this glides right off.
I la-la-loooove the way the flexor-brush delivers a healthy dose of mascara to lashes with no clumps whatsoever. Each individual lash gets completely coated resulting in the most dramatic volume I’ve ever gotten from a drugstore mascara – and it’s not stiff or sticky. The wand itself is impressive in it’s own right – the flexor part makes it easy to reach the micro-lashes in the inner tear duct gently, with an almost springy feeling. I’m aware that sounds weird, and no I’m not drunk as I write this – it really does feel springy! Dude, just try it and you’ll see what I mean.
Final Verdict: LOVE IT!!!
Get it: drugstores, Ulta stores
To me, nothing sets off a glamorous look quite like big, bold lashes. So when choosing a mascara I always look for volume and lots of length, hence why I love fiber mascara so much. Imagine my excitement when I found out Maybelline release their own take on fiber mascara – and my disappointment when I tried it and realized it sucks.
Not that it makes a difference, but I really like the packaging. Why? It’s hot pink, fuchsia and black. Look around this page for a moment. Clearly it’s a color motif I can stand behind
I’m sure they were trying to accomplish something with this thin, spiral wand but whatever it was, it fell short. I also can’t help but notice that for a fiber mascara, there really aren’t a whole lot of fibers on this brush.
All-in-all, I’m pretty disappointed with this product – especially for the price. At $8.99 it costs about the same as L’Oreal’s Voluminous False Fiber mascara and isn’t nearly as good. Save your money on this one beauty lovers.
Final Verdict: Hated it.
Get it: Don’t. Get the L’Oreal version instead.
I’ve been a fan of Maybelline’s The Falsies Volum’ Express mascara since it came out last summer, so when I heard they made it even better I was giddy with delight. Well, maybe not giddy but at least reasonably excited. So I’ve been using this latest incarnation of The Falsies for a few weeks now and all in all, I’m not any more impressed than I am with the original.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a good mascara, it just doesn’t offer anything better than the original version does. The length and volume are still great, which is no surprise considering it’s pretty much the same formula used in The Falsies. The only difference between the two is the brush, which is slightly more flared out than that of the original.
This is the original Falsies brush, which is flatter than most other mascara wands thus helping better distribute the mascara through the entire lash.
This is the Falsies Flared brush. It’s larger, with a more pronounced curve and a larger taper at the end which is supposed to flare out the lashes in the outer corner, thus giving the appearance of false lashes. At least that’s what it’s supposed to do, but I really didn’t notice a huge difference compared to the original wand. And my lashes, while full and voluminous look nowhere close to fake.
This is still a great buy if you’re looking for length and volume for under $7. If you’re looking for something that will give the appearance of fake lashes however, I suggest, just wearing fake lashes.
Final Verdict: Still love it, but your lashes won’t look fake.
Price: About $7
Get it: Drugstores
Priced around $9, this mascara is a steal considering it offers the same, if not more volume than the fancy pants brands I pay upwards of $20 for. I’ve been using it for about a week now, and have to say I’m really impressed. The collagen infused formula is super rich, and makes my lashes look so lush my family actually thought I had a pair of falsies on the other night at dinner. It also gives lashes a hint of sheen, much like Maybelline’s Stiletto Lash mascara, which doesn’t offer nearly as much oomph.
Because this stuff is so rich however, you have to be very, very careful with clumps. The extra large brush makes for a thick application, but if there’s too much mascara on it your lashes will start sticking together and you’ll end up looking like the dearly departed Tammy Faye Baker.
Given this fact I won’t say I LOVED IT, but I definitely like it, and will probably buy it again.
Verdict: LIKE IT
Get it: at drug stores