Lashes on lashes on lashes!
Finally, MASCARA-MA: Part Two is here! I had really great feedback from MASCARA-MA: Part One, so I’m super excited to share the second of a four part series with you. Instead of rambling on, 4 mascaras, 4 reviews, let’s get right to it!
CoverGirl VolumeExact: I’ve been using this one for a few years. I started out using it in the waterproof formula, which is fantastic, so I gave the regular formula a try, and it was just as great. I find it gives a LOT of volume, separates the lashes, and can be comparable to any high end department store mascara. The applicator is made of bristles, there isn’t much to it, but I think what seals the deal here is the formula.
L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes: OKAY! There’s been a lot of hype on this mascara, so, obviously I had to try it. Let me tell you.. WOWOWOW. I was completely blown away! At first, I was little overwhelmed by how big and shiny the tube was. It’s a gorgeous component, don’t get me wrong, but, I was skeptical that I was paying for a fancy tube. Well, it definitely proved me wrong because this mascara LOVES my lashes, and my lashes love it right back. This is my favorite of all 4 covered in this post. All you need is 2 coats of this, and you’ve got amazing volume, length, separation, the whole enchilada. The applicator is made of short bristles, and it has a unique shape. It’s a bit thinner towards the point and curves a little in the middle to really hug the lashes. The formula claims to be a blend of nylon and rayon fibers, which help build and give the lashes a false effect. I find it’s a little thicker than most formulas, so you have to make sure to work the brush through your lashes to get that separation. I’ve read mixed reviews on this, but I personally love it and I’ve used it in my kit as well. The only downside is that the component (tube) is pretty huge so fitting it into a small makeup bag may be inconvenient. Overall, awesome product.
Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping: This applicator is also a short bristled, tapered brush. It’s a little fatter on the base, and thins out towards the tip. It’s great for inner corner lashes as well as bottom lashes. I mostly enjoy this mascara because of the formula, it’s not too thick, it’s not too thin, and I find it gives a lot of volume and separates each lash. No clumps. I’m also a huge fan of the applicator. Although it’s a little longer than most brushes, you can coat your entire lash line in one sweep. I’m not sure if it volumizes the lashes 200% as it claims, but you will get visible volume from using it and a thickening “plump” effect.
Maybelline Lash Stiletto: This mascara is great for anyone who struggles with the length of their lashes. Lash Stiletto is definitely great for lengthening and separating the lashes. I do find it adds a little bit of volume, but it mainly gives length and a really shiny, black coating to the lashes. Like the Revlon mascara, this too reaches the hard to get inner corner and bottom lashes. The applicator is made of the same short bristles and it has a similar shape to the Revlon one. I like building with this one. I normally use 2-3 coats of it for maximum length. This formula is not as thick as the others. It gives the lashes visible shine and definition more than anything. The short bristles help to separate and keep the lashes looking nice and neat.
That wraps up MASCARA-MA: Part Two, stay tuned for Part Three in the coming weeks and keep giving me feedback on your favorite/least favorite mascaras. Have you used the above? Love? Hate? Tell me! This stuff fascinates me (and I love emails). :)