Mascara Monday: Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir

Claims
–Ultimate volume
–Look of thick, false lashes
–Instant, smudge-proof length and volume in 3 strokes or less

Price
–$26 full size
–$14 mini
Sephora & marcjacobsbeauty.com

Shade Range
–1 :: Black

Pros
–Cruelty free
–No parabéns, sulfates, phthalates
–Length
–Volume
–Separation
–No smudging or flaking
–Brush/wand is similar to Too Faced Better Than Sex which I like
–Mini option for travel/testing

Cons
–Expensive
–No waterproof option

Final Thoughts
This was just MEH. I don’t have any complains, but it didn’t wow me and for $26, I want to be wowed. It lengthened, volumized, and separated, but didn’t add much drama. I can get better looking lashes with cheaper mascaras.

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Mascara Monday: Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume HD

Claims
–Instant XXL volume
–Clump-free lashes that appear thicker and multiplied
–Enriched with Vitamin B and cotton extract to strengthen and protect alshes
–Gently styled, separated lashes
–Squeeze the tube to soften the formula and coat the brush

Price
–$29.50
Sephora, Dior, Nordstrom

Shade Range
–3

Pros
–Innovative packaging
–Shade range
–Lengthened
–Separated
–No flaking or smudging
–Lashes held a curl

Cons
–Expensive
–No waterproof option
–Not much volume

Final Thoughts
If you don’t like plastic, spikey wands this is not the mascara for you. I liked this, but you can get the same look with other, cheaper mascaras. I don’t have much to say on it, honestly. It did everything I want a mascara to do, but it’s THIRTY freaking dollars. If I’m spending that much on mascara, I want to be wowed. It’s good and if you feel like treating yourself, go for it!

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Used with LOreal Lash Primer

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Mascara Monday: Wet n Wild Mega Volume

Claims
–High-volume and high impact
–Spiral fiber brush for quick loading of formula and maximizes volume effect
–Vitamin E to soften, moisturize, and protect lashes

Price
–$2.99 at TargetWalgreens,
–$3.29 at wetnwildbeauty.com
–$2.93 at Wal Mart

Shade Range
–1
–Waterproof option

Pros
–Affordable
–Cruelty free
–Pigmented
–Gluten free
–Like the wand
–Volume

Cons
–Not much length or separation
–Took time and layers to get volume built up

Final Thoughts
You really have to work to get anything out of this mascara. I had to do several layers to get even some volume and even then, I still wasn’t impressed. It’s not the worst mascara I’ve tried, but it’s not even worth the $3 it costs. Skip this one!

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Mascara Monday: Tarte Big Ego

Mascara Monday on Tuesday because yesterday was a holiday and I forgot to post so here we are.

Claims
–Lifts lashes
–Brush delivers maximum pigment load
–Builds without clumping
–Plant powered to condition and nurture lash hair
–Fully loaded flutter for up to 16 hours

Price
–$12 mini
–$23 full size
Sephora, Ulta, tartecosmetics.com

Shade Range
–1 :: Ultra Black

Pros
–Length and lift
–Vegan
–Cruelty free
–Paraben, phthalate, and mineral oil free
–Ingredients :: Babassu (nurture), glycerin (hydrate), Vitamin B5 (antioxidant, soothing, moisturizing)
–Mini option for travel & testing
–Cute packing
–Wand shape is similar to the Too Faced Better Than Sex wand which I like
–No flaking or smudging

Cons
–Expensive
–No waterproof option
–Not much volume

Final Thoughts
I was very excited to get this in my Boxycharm box and test it out. I love the hot pink and gold packaging, two of my favorite colors. Lots of brands are coming out with mascaras with the hourglass shaped wand that Too Faced has had with their Better Than Sex mascara for years. I’m a big fan of the Too Faced so I assumed I would love this one. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either. There are other, cheaper mascaras that give a similar or even better result. (CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara) I wasn’t wowed with my lashes, but I appreciate that it doesn’t flake or smudge.

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Mascara Monday: It Cosmetics Lash Blowout Volumizing

 

Claims
–Biotin infused formula
–No clumps or flakes
–Blowout lift, volume, and drama that lasts
–Super black pigment
–Specially designed wand with microspheres to catch all lashes to separate, lift, and volumize
–19x volume

Price
–$25
Ulta, itcosmetics.com, qvc.com, Sephora

Shade Range
–1 :: super black

Pros
–Packaging
–Cruelty free
–Ingredients :: biotin, to promote stronger, healthier hair
–Soft grip for easy application and control
–Paraben free
–Buildable, can be more natural or dramatic
–Length
–Brush shape
–Separation
–Volume
–Ophthalmologist tested
–Not too wet or too dry
–Held a curl
–No flaking
–No smudging

Cons
–Expensive
–No waterproof option
–Get a lot of product on the wand, can get a little messy

Final Thoughts
This mascara was developed in collaboration with Drybar to bring the benefit of a salon blowout to your eye lashes. I love the formula and how easily it builds as well as the consistency. The packaging is so FREAKING cute and I think it’s a really innovative collaboration. I love the wand shape and the bristles. You do get a lot of product on wand, so be careful or you can make a mess. I got mine on QVC and got 2 for $30.

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Used with LOreal Mascara Primer

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Mascara Monday: Smashbox Super Fan Fanned-Out

Claims
–Long-wearing
–Lengthening
–12-hour length, lift, and volume without heaviness or clumping
–No clumping, smudging, or flaking

Price
–$12 mini
–$19-21 full size
Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, smashbox.com

Shade Range
–1 :: Black

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–No parabéns, phthalates, oil, silicone, or fragrance
–So much length & separation
–Mini option available for testing and travel
–Full size is affordable for high end

Cons
–Not much volume

Final Thoughts
I LOVE this. I wanted more volume so I added some Lancome Monsieur Big and this combo is perfection. This is another one that pairs perfectly with.a more volumizing mascara.

Used with Essence Lash Primer

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Mascara Monday: Stila HUGE Extreme Lash

Claims
–Instantly coat every lash
–Lightweight
–Volumizing
–Apply multiple coats without feeling clumpy or crunchy
–Build volume, length, and curl
–Lash conditioning polymers for a glossy look

Price
–$23
–$12 mini at stilacosmetics.com
Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, stilacosmetics.com

Shade Range
–1 :: Black

Pros
–Holds a curl
–Volume
–Lengthens
–Separates
–No smudging
–No flaking
–Cruelty free

Cons
–Expensive
–Only 1 shade
–No waterproof option

Final Thoughts
This does everything I want a mascara to do–lengthen, volumize, and separates so no complaints from me. I got this as a gift with purchase, but I would buy the full size.

I used this with the LOreal Lash Primer.

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