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Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and Lash Serum

4 Aug

Happy August, everyone!

I’m trying to enjoy the summer as much as possible, despite everything going on. Of course, this means I’m trying new makeup products, mostly eye makeup.

Since I’m always looking for lash products, I decided to check out the Maybelline Lash Sensational line.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

I picked up Lash Sensational Mascara, a curling mascara, because my lashes aren’t curling very well these days (humidity or hormones?). The key features of this mascara are the formula and the brush, which help to create and hold a curl.

The liquid formula is designed to capture lashes from root to tip to create a full-fan effect. Multiple coats help to increase the lift and keep lashes separated, however; I find this sometimes resulted in a bit of smudging.

The brush comes with ten layers of bristles for a full-fan effect. The inner curve lifts the lashes while the outer curve helps to separate lashes. The trick with the wand is to get in close to the lashes, then pull through to the end to create full lashes.

What I like most is the deep black shade of this mascara. A deeper black, though, means that it takes more effort to remove the mascara.

Overall, I like the curl I get with this mascara so it’s a keeper.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Boosting Eyelash Serum

I decided to try this drugstore lash serum to condition my lashes and prevent fallout. It contains a lash conditioning formula with arginine and pro-vitamin B5 designed to help protect from lash fallout during makeup removal and leave lashes looking healthy.

The formula is easy to apply and dries quickly. You can apply the serum, before mascara, in the morning and at night.

When using it before mascara as a primer, I did notice that it sometimes created crunchy lashes and ultimately smudged the mascara under my eyes.

After several weeks, I haven’t noticed that my lashes are thicker and fuller. However, I still like putting it on as a clear mascara when I’m home to fortify my lashes.

I’m still on the hunt for a good lash conditioning formula so if you use one that’s effective, please share!



Eye Studio Sampler: 9 Mascara Minis

10 Dec

Hi beauties!

Since health professionals recommend changing up mascara every few months (and I love mascara đź’•), I couldn’t resist this mascara sampler from Shoppers Drug Mart ($42–limited quantity).

Here are the nine mascara products in the Eye Studio Sampler . . . and some first impressions:

  • Benefit Badgal Bang! Volumizing Mascara–Creates major volume with a big brush and gravity-defying formula.
  • Smashbox Super Fan Mascara–Delivers buildable length and volume with a double bristle brush.
  • LancĂ´me Monsieur Big Mascara–Combines a large brush and an ultra-creamy formula.
  • Pur Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara–Adds length, volume, and separation using magnetic technology.
  • Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara–Features a great brush that delivers major volume, curl, and lift with an intense black colour.
  • LancĂ´me Hypnose Drama Mascara–Creates a full lash glossy effect using a large, curved brush. It’s a classic!
  • Clarins Mascara Supra Volume–Makes lashes look thicker (and longer) thanks to a volume booster complex (one of my favourites).
  • Clinique High Impact Lash Elevating Mascara–Features lash‑conditioning mamey seed oil in a gentle, long-wearing formula.
  • Lise Watier Element Volcanic Minerals Mascara–Contains volcanic water that protects lashes from external aggressors.

In addition to the mascara, the sampler includes a gift certificate that you can exchange for your favourite product from the sampler.

Happy Holidays! 🤶🏻

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

22 Jan

Hi beauties!

Are you a mascara junkie? Have you heard the buzz about the Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara?

Over on Reddit, people are going insane over this Essence mascara that promises “dramatic length without the falsies.”

I had to hunt high and low in the Vancouver area, but I finally found a single tube.

After using this mascara several times, I have to say yes, it’s a darn good mascara for the price (under $5).

Here are some details about the mascara. It comes in one shade, a deep black. The fibre brush with a cone shape makes it easy to reach small lashes and lashes in the corners of the eyes, so you get a full lashed look.

After one coat of this cruelty-free mascara, my lashes look longer and thicker. With a single coat, there is also no clumping, flaking, or smudging! I like the look so much, I don’t use a lash curler (which I’m pretty much addicted to).

I wouldn’t say my lashes look as good as false lashes, but a couple of friends have noticed that my lashes are looking fuller these days.

Since the general recommendation is to replace mascara every two to three months after opening, I’ll definitely be stocking up on this lengthening mascara . . . if I can find it. đź’•