24 October 2011

Newest mascara purchases

I hadn't bought any mascara in probably a month...but I made up for it in the last week.  Here is what I've hauled!

LashBlast Fusion:  I finally caved and gave into my love of purple.  I was only so-so on this mascara the first time I tried it, but I want to give it another shot.  Hope springs eternal, right?

Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes:  I ordered this package in my Sephora Friends & Family purchase for this year.  I'm excited to try it--but I wonder if NYX is annoyed that someone stole their name concept

L'Oreal False Lashes:  I'm a little nervous about the fibers...Maybelline had a mascara called Unstoppable, and it had a lot of fibers in it--but I found it to be really flaky.  Thankfully, they no longer make that mascara, so maybe this is a better version?  From what I've read, it's a drier formula, which should be interesting.

28 September 2011

Cover Girl Lash Perfection redux

Earlier this month, I received a free Cover Girl item in the mail.  You can "Like" Cover Girl on Facebook, and if add the "My Cover Girl" application, you will be entered into their database and can win free products.  I won something almost immdediately, which is pretty cool.
A few weeks after I got the email saying that I won, I got my free gift in the mail.  I was wondering if I would get something that I already had...well, I was right!  It was the new Lash Perfection mascara, which I bought almost as soon as it came out.  But it was free and I like it, so all it good. The shade is black/brown, which is different than the normal black that I usually use.
However, since I have tons of mascara in my stash, it will probably be a while before I use it. 

13 September 2011

A rant about Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Allure magazine is still raving about the worst mascara ever, Maybelline Great Lash:  http://www.allure.com/beauty-products/best-of-beauty/2011/best-of-beauty-hall-of-fame#slide=2

Here is why it sucks:  the brush is outdated and actually promotes spiky lashes.  The formula is weak and neither thickens nor lengthens your lashes.  And I'm also told that the washable version is prone to running and smudging.  (I am lucky enough to have no issues with mascara running or smudging, so I'm taking other people's word for it.)

The only thing I can say that is good about it is that it's cheap.  It was probably one of the first mascaras that I ever bought, and it was fine for my 13 year old self.  But never again!

I can't guarantee that this will be my last rant on this topic!  ;-)  It's been something that has bothered me for years.

PS--For a good time, check out the low reviews for this product on Makeup Alley (registration is required to view):  http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp?ItemId=897&skintonetype=-2&AgeRange=0&SortBy=rating-asc

26 August 2011

Mascara amnesia?

I keep wanting to buy some L'Oreal Voluminous mascara (the original version), since so many people and magazines rave about it.  I used to use it a long time ago (like 10 years ago) and I found it serviceable, but the last couple times I tried it, I was not happy with the clump factor.  As in, I had clumps at the end of my lashes, and there was nothing I could do to fix it other than using a lash comb (which I don't like to do.)  So it was too much work and I gave up on it.

I've had much better luck with L'Oreal Voluminous Full Definition, so I usually stick to that--but it doesn't provide that much volume.  Although it does come in a pretty golden tube.  So why do I feel compelled to buy something (original Voluminous)  that will most likely be a disappointment?  Peer pressure from other makeup geeks, perhaps?

Do you have a mascara that you keep going back to, against your better judgement?