Tag Archives: mascara

Eye Studio Sampler: 9 Mascara Minis

10 Dec

Hi beauties!

Since health professionals recommend changing up mascara every few months (and I love mascara 💕), 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.
  • Lancôme 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.
  • Lancôme 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! 🤶🏻

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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. 💕

Revolutionary Brush: Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

14 Aug

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara

When it comes to innovative makeup, I’m all in. So I was very excited to try out Givenchy’s latest mascara, which is getting a lot of buzz for its lash extension effect.

The latest member of the Givenchy mascara family is Noir Interdit Mascara, a deep pigmented black mascara with a 90° bendable brush!

The brush is designed to make mascara easier to apply and catch smaller lashes (especially your lashes on the outer corner). On top of that, the bristles of the brush act like a comb to help apply the mascara from root to tip.

Combine the innovative brush with a unique stretching formula, and it’s easy to create lashes that have both volume and length. To build even more volume, I apply a few coats of the mascara with no smearing or flaking later in the day.

Applying the Mascara

Here are Givenchy’s Makeup Artistic Director, Nicolas Degennes’s tips for applying Noir Interdit Mascara:

  1. Bend the brush to 90° by pressing the wand against the top of the container.
  2. Brush lashes in a zig zag motion from the root to the tips to achieve length and definition.
  3. Unbend the brush to create buildable volume.

Packaging

Since this is a high-end mascara, let’s talk about the packaging of the Noir Interdit Mascara.

The mascara comes in a black glossy tube with silver stitching detail and GIVENCHY embossed on the side. Besides being elegant, the size and shape of the tube also makes this mascara comfortable to grip.

If you’re a mascara hoarder, you definitely need to add this to your lash stash!

Disclaimer: Media sample provided, all opinions are my own.