For the New Year, one of my "Beauty Resolutions" was to toss out my mascaras when they passed expiration. Rule of thumb is three months, I am definitely guilty of keeping a mascara for longer than that. ( Three months seem to fly by!)
Here are all my current open mascara's many of which are going to be dumped tonight, but before then I thought I would give mini reviews!
Background: My lashes are pretty pathetic. Short and sparse. High end mascaras and drugstores don't seem to show much difference on my lashes so I usually shop drugstore, but Lancome Mascaras are my favorite high end splurge
All the below mascara's are in black
Mascara's from Top to Bottom
Revlon Grow Luscious, Dior Show, Cover Girl Lash Blast,
Maybelline Full and Soft (Waterproof), Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes, Maybelline Lash Stiletto (Waterproof), Bare Essentials Flawless Definition
- Wand Comparison-
Revlon Grow Luscious
Do you see how similar the wand looks to Dior Show? at about 1/3 the price??
To be honest the wands to me are exactly the same. The formula of the mascara also seem to have the same viscosity? The only difference I saw between the two was Revlon's is just slightly wetter, so it takes longer to dry, and has more of a tendency to clump when applying because it is a little wet. Did not notice any growth in about 2.5 months of use
A Cult product. My first time purchasing, and I really did not understand the hype. It's nice, but definitely not showing any special results considering the price - I had tried Dior Show Blackout previously, and I feel the same on both but prefer Blackout
Cover Girl Lash Blast
The drugstore cult item. This was my second time buying this because of all the hype, but I really didn't receive as great of results as I had seen some girls have! most likely because my lashes are too short to begin with. This was ok.... will not be buying again, it just did not do anything for me.
Guess I am one of the unlucky ones, but this did volumize nicely. Did not hold my curl at all though
Probably will not repurchase, damn hype always gets me
Should I try the waterproof version?
Maybelline Full and Soft ( waterproof)
My drugstore favorite, and the first mascara of my life. This holds a curl like no others I have tried. Gives adequate volume and length, nothing drastic at all, but the lashes look naturally enhanced. Also I hate crunchy lashes, like the name states, these do leave my lashes full and soft
Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes
I hated this... I bought this because pixi2woo stated it as one of her favorites. The wand is very sharp! When you apply this on the roots of your lashes it hurts! I hated using this and am no where near finishing this tube but it's going in the trash... not worth it. The eye area is too delicate for the pain I had with this wand.
Maybelline Lash Stiletto (Waterproof)
This is good as a layering mascara. Once you apply your normal mascara, brush this on top, and it should give far more length. Best drugstore lengthening mascara I have tried.
Do not think I will repurchase, even though this works, I am more of a volume seeker
Bare Essentials Flawless Definition
The high end version of Maybelline Lash Stiletto with less flaking
Good at removing clumps and lengthening. Also a nice layering mascara. Not much for volume at all. Pretty natural, but not what I am looking for.
Will not repurchase
Hope this mini review helped!
* A huge THANK YOU for all the lovely ladies who helped with my picture problem last time! All your tips really helped! Cant thank you all enough!*