Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mascara Review: Diorshow Waterproof

Huge and I mean huge wand!
Very easy to mess up.
1 coat gave good length.
2nd coat gave WOW length.
Volume is great.
Clump free!
Lifts lashes very high.
Separates
Multiplies
Volume is not dramatically dark
My lashes looked fake!
Hard to remove. Very hard.
Almost perfect mascara. I would love to try this in the non waterproof version.

Score: 4.75 out 5
(Price is high)




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Mascara Review: Mac zoom lash



Awesome mascara
One coat gave great length
2nd coat brought on slight clumping
Out of this world volume (the pic does not do it justice)
Worth paying more for
It goes on wet and can be a bit messy if you aren't careful.
Lasts all day
The overall look of my lashes after Mac Zoom Lash is so
dramatic I find myself not caring one fig for the cons.
Score: 5 out of 5

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mascara Review: Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara












Created Very long lashes.
(Tops of my lashes actually reach my eyebrows in just one coat!)
Easy to apply
Good black color
No clumping at all
Dries fast
Lashes soft
Great fanned out look
Not extreme volume, but did see some volume after second coat.
Lasts all day
No flaking or smudging

Score: 4 out of 5
Would repurchase for the length but would love it if the volume was thicker.
This would be a great mascara for anyone who likes the natural fan look.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bzz Agent Reviews: Covergirl/Science Diet/Got2B

Bzzagent.com is a great way to try products out for free. You only have to honestly spread the word and your opinion about said product in any way you can. This could be in person, in an email, in a blog, on facebook, in a letter. Seriously any way. You don't have to like the product either. You only have to be honest about it and let others know.  See more info about becoming a bzzagent at www.bzzagent.com.

Here are some of my latest past campaigns:

Got2B Smooth Operator Lustre Lotion:
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Cover Girl Blast Campaign:
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lipgloss: http://www.bzzagent.com/bzzscapes/scape/covergirl-blast-bzzcampaign---personal-review/cover-girl-shineblast-lipgloss---fire/
shadowblast: http://www.bzzagent.com/bzzscapes/scape/covergirl-blast-bzzcampaign---personal-review/cover-girl-shadowblast---citrus-flair/

Mahatma Rice : Jasmine & Basmati
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Mascara Review: Maybelline Pulse Perfection

Maybelline Pulse Perfection in black

This mascara is Awesome! I can honestly say I have found my replacement for Maxfactor Volume Couture.

*Application is not as easy as a regular wand. You have to hold while pressing the button. While not rocket science it would be easier to push once to start then apply, and after push again to stop.
*Dark Drama Lashes
*Does clump if not careful
*Wet look, the dries dark quickly
*Sky High Length
*Awesome Volume








I am in love with this mascara. My lashes look full. This pic has two coats. I could have stopped at one. These may be too clumpy for some. For me, it's perfect. I'm not even missing MF right now. Thank you Maybelline!  
Score: 4.75 out of 5  (fix the button! I know I know I'm a perfectionist!) 

Mascara Reviews: Rimmel/L'Oreal/Lashblast

Here is a quick summary of some mascaras tried:

1. Rimmel Extra Super Lash in black

*Smooth Wet Look
*Easy Application
*Feathery/Fan Look
*Length was decent
*No Drama (if you prefer it)
*2 Coats was the limit
*No thickening
*Inexpensive








This was a great natural look but nothing special. By the end of the day my lashes had fallen and looked like I had none at all. It was a cheap BOGO deal when I got it. But I got what I paid for.
Score: 1 out of 5




2. L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen in black

*Great Drama & Volume - or clump?
*More than 1 Coat is clumpy
*Really Dark & Full
*Dries Quickly
*Length was great
*Nice Curve
*Did not Flake









Score: 4 out of 5. Would repurchase.





*Okay application
*Buildable/No clumping
*Multiplies lashes without thickening
*Length is awesome
*Lashes look great even in blue






You can see the great length. But I wanted more volume or drama I have to say. Maybe in black it would be more dramatic. But my lashes looked great. 
Score: 4 out of 5

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mascara Review: L'Oreal Lash Architect 3-D Dramatic Mascara


Seems like this guy is discontinued... :(
It can be found on amazon.com

My opinion:
~Plain unimpressive packaging
~Neat curved brush
~Not a thick consistency
~Not Messy
~Fanned out lashes
~Not clumpy
~3 coats were good
~Volume was good
~Length was good
~Curl okay because some lashes did not curl
~No big drama
~Dries fast
~Easy to remove

Pictures:
natural no nothing




In the photo it does not look bad.
I just don't know how I feel
about crooked lashes. :(
Score: 3 out of 5
Will not buy.



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mascara Review: L'Oreal Volume Shocking


Info & Claims:

My Opinion
~ Primer was Awesome!!
I could see the length and volume in the primer!
If it were black I would wear it alone.
Made my lashes long and lush.
~Comb was awkward
~Color was not enough to cover primer
~Mascara side clumped easily



I stopped before it would get too clumpy. The mascara
would not cover the primer completely. No matter how
many times I tried, it never would, then it would just clump!
aarrrgh! What started out promising to be a great mascara
went all wrong with the comb.  Someone make this primer
black and sell it to me! :) (this mascara was brown)

Score: 2.0 out of 5

Mascara Review: Max Factor 2000 Calorie Lash Plumper















Info & Claims:

My Opinion:
~Application was smooth
~2nd Coat was enough,
3 might cause clumping
~Great dark color
~Not Waterproof, and still stays put
all day and does not flake
~Nice spread out lashes look
~Length was great
~Volume was great, but wanted more!
~Easy to remove

Pictures:
natural, no nothing:



(sigh) Maxfactor, oh Maxfactor... it never surprises
me that I like these mascaras. They are always impressive
and do what they say. Since it is lash plumping a wanted
a bit more drama in my volume, but it's still a good mascara.
I could easily use this one every day and not worry that it's going
to fall off under my eyes or droop. Looked great all day...

Score: 4 out of 5
lacked the "wow factor" (too much American Idol huh?)

Mascara Review: Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof




Info & Claims:
http://www.covergirl.com/products/product.jsp?productId=lashblast_waterproof_mascara

My opinion:
~Consistency was  a bit thick
( I was using a few months old mascara)
~Lashes still looked good
~Volume was good
~Length was okay
~Staying power, of course, was A+++
~Not as hard to remove as others (cough.WPvoluminous.)
~At the end of the day it looked just the same
~OH, and nice curl :)

Pictures:
natural, no nothing

















This mascara was pretty good.
I usually don't go for wp but i got it in a swap.
It gives me pretty good volume,
though not so much length. I think I'd like to try
this in non wp version... hmmmm...
I didn't get around to trying this one until it was
few months old (opened)... and it was still pretty good.
I'm pretty sure brand new would be great... good, but not wow.

Score: 4 out of 5
give me some length at the same time,
and we'll be talking!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mascara Review: L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof

Info & Claims:

My opinion:
~Messy tube. It was constantly
coming out and onto my fingers.
~Brush was sleeek
~Clump city by 2nd coat
~Dark Drama length
~Awesome Volume
~Length was great
~Can be a bit sticky
~RACCOON EYES
~Hard, I mean HARD to remove,
even using mascara remover

Pics:
natural, no nothing


Look at the drama! See the darkness!
Alas, it was not meant to be.... ;(
The reason is this: IT SMUDGES LIKE CRAZY!
Yes! I would LOVE love LOVE this mascara,
as I do it's twin the non wp version, if it were not
that it smudged so horribly. Then it's hard to remove
so try getting that out from under your eyes at
2pm in the afternoon when you still have the whole
day ahead of you. I was extremely disappointed.
Guess I'll be going back to my non wp version
until they come up with something better than this!
"virtually no smudges" my foot!

Score: 3 out of 5
I give it a 3 because in everything else:
length, volume,drama it is A+++ (so close...sigh)

Mascara Review: Rimmel Eye Magnifier


Info & Claims:

My opinion:
~Application was thick & a bit difficult
~It lengthened okay
~Volume not good
~Curled good
~Easy to remove
~Average Mascara

Pics:
natural no nothing
then with Rimmel mascara



See, it is pretty average. Maybe for a daytime
look or for someone who like it natural looking.
Definitely not a "magnifier" in my opinion...
Score: 2.5 out of 5
I would never buy again. Too many better ones...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mascara Review: Physicians Formula Plump Potion

For more info & claims:

My Review:
~It has a neat angled brush
~ It's formula is thick
~ Started clumping on the 2nd coat
~Very Dark & Dramatic
~ Length was okay
~ Volume was good, but not great

Pictures:
natural no nothing


 The consistency was a little bit too thick for me.
Maybe it was mine that was this way but
did not like it at all. Just liked the color.
I guess if I had no other mascara, then maybe. :)

Score: 2 out of 5


Friday, March 19, 2010

Mascara Review: Almay 1 Coat Nourishing - Thickening

For more info & Claims see here:



My opinion:
~ The brush application was really smooth!
~Made lashes stick up and stand out!
~ Made lashes look fuller after the 2nd coat!
~ A third coat might get too clumpy
~It goes on a bit wet and may need to
wait a bit to dry completely
~Made my lashes look pretty and healthy
without the drama, full without the clumps!



Pics:
natural no nothing, then 1 coat


This mascara truly surprised me. I expected less from it.
It is a perfect every day mascara or day time work mascara.
You can't go wrong with this one, unless
you are looking for something more dramatic.

Score: 4 out of 5
I don't give it a 5 because I like drama
and darker lashes!

Mascara Review: L'Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes





My Opinion:

~ Primer was a bit clumpy but easy to apply
~ The mascara never clumped even after 3 coats!
~It seperated the lashes great.
~The volume was okay.
~ Super easy to remove in 2 swipes!
Con: The white of the primer showed through the mascara.
(This is precisely why I don't convert to these double ended
mascaras with primer! sigh!)



Pics:
natural no nothing then with beauty tubes











It looks great right? I really liked the fact that it gave me length
and that it gave me great defined seperation. Now, if they could
just figure out a way to make primers black... ( you can see a bit
of white speck on the lashes at the outter corner I layered and layered
mascara but to no avail. Still white.)

Score: 3 out of 5
The white was the deal breaker. I would never wear it like that.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

L'Oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara with Concentrated Serum Review

Hi!

I participated in this with http://www.bzzagent.com/. I'm also participating in the Lash Boosting 4 Week Challenge.
Bzzagent sent me the mascara and serum FREE to try for four weeks and here are my results! 

***L’oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Mascara with the Concentrated Lash Boosting Serum***

Advertisement claims:

“Thanks to our new Concentrated Lash Boosting Serum, get visibly fuller, thicker natural lashes with less lash fall-out when removing makeup

Each Lash Boosting product contains:
-A unique pro-keratin complex of fortifying amino acids, Panthenol and Ceramide to boost lash health, making bare lashes smoother and shinier -Arginine, one of the principle amino acids found in Keratin (the main component of hair and lashes), to reinforce and protect lashes -Centella Asiatica, a plant extract, to help condition lashes “

PICTURES:
1. original with mascara
2. after 4 weeks with mascara




































My Opinion:

FYI:

Did I use it faithfully? No. When I did forget to put it on at night, I put it on in the morning. Most of the month I put it on twice a day.

The Serum:

This stuff is said to help your lashes not to fall out and to make them look fuller. Er, my lashes never fell out before I used this product. I noticed significant lash loss while removing my eye makeup while using this.  I also received some irritation in my left eye. Nothing visible it just would sting! I still used it determined to get my full 4 weeks just to be sure. Some have complained that the wand is awkward to use. I didn’t find it awkward just a bit messy. This didn’t bother me though because it made sure to coat everything well. I was not good at remembering to apply it every night and/or morning.

Did it Work?

I don’t think so. Not enough to make a difference.
I feel I have less lashes because of all the fall out and NOT fuller lashes.

The Mascara:

When I first tried it, I hated it. I had other mascaras that cost way less that gave me better looking lashes. The black wasn’t black enough. At times I would catch the white of the Primer later in the day. Maybe the blackest black mascara would take care of this? Either way, to make my lashes look full it had to clump. I’ve never done well with primers because of the extra step and time it takes.  This one wasn’t worth it.
By the fourth week, I had gotten better at applying. I knew now to get fuller lashes I had to clump the primer on thick, then use the mascara end. It looked much much better! It gives me a nice cat eye look because it extends nicely outwards of my eyes. Has the consistency improved in a month’s time after use? I don’t know if the change was me or it, but I am liking it much better now. I did try the serum before applying primer and mascara, but it just made it too clumpy and stuck together.  Not a good combination for my lashes. It also flakes under my eyes. 

Final Results:

Will I buy again? More than likely: NO!  Too expensive and does not meet expectations. Although it does have some good points, the cons far outnumber the pros.
Will I recommend? More than likely: NO! I have others that work great for volume even without the promises…
1-5 Scale? Serum: 2.0  Mascara: 3.75(after 4 weeks)


Have you tried this one? What did you think?

That’s it Folks!
Have a great week!