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

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:

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 :)

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
~Hard, I mean HARD to remove,
even using mascara remover

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

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

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!

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!)

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.