Mascara Monday: Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions

Claims
–Flake free
–Dramatic length & curl
–Ingredients to moisturize and strengthen lashes and stimulate and encourage growth
–High impact length and lift from root to tip
–Instantly creates the look of lash extensions
–Won’t clump or smear
–Easy to remove
–Buildable formula

Price
–$24 at thrivecausemetics.com

Shade Range
–1

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Packaging :: lux and heavy
–Easy to remove
–Crazy length
–Separation
–Lives up to/fulfills all claims
–No parabens or sulfates
–Good ingredients
Company values :: buy one, give one
–Tubing formula which I like
–Bristles grab every lash
–No flaking or smudging

Cons
–Online only
–More length than volume
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
A friend raved and recommended this to me and now I totally get it. I understand all the hype because this mascara is so good. My lashes looked AMAZING and so long. I got more length than volume, but it did give some volume. I definitely got a false lash look. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on mascara because there are good ones at the drugstore and I can usually get my high end mascaras half off, however, this one is worth the money. It didn’t flake or smudge so this is perfect for this humid summer we’re having in NC. It’s a tubing formula so it was easy to remove. I also love the mission behind the brand and I want to try more products from their line.

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I used my LOreal Mascara Primer like I always do.

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Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Curvitude

Claims
–Curved brush and stem fit closer to the lash line
–Arch brush grabs each lash from the root
–Curvy full fan effect

Price
–$9.99 at Ulta
–$9.99 at Walgreens
–$7.99 at Target
–$6.94 at Wal Mart

Shade Range
–2
–Waterproof option

Pros
–Affordable
–Easily accessible
–Ophthalmologist tested
–Allergy tested
–Dermatologist tested
–Wand grabs and lifts each lash
–No flaking or smudging
–Length
–Lives up to all of its claims
–Separation
–Lashes stay lifted and curled

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Not much volume (doesn’t claim this though)

Final Thoughts
I got this because the wand shape is similar to my beloved Benefit Roller Lash that I have yet to find a dupe for. The wand grabbed, coated, and lifted each lash. As I mentioned above, this doesn’t give much volume, but it doesn’t claim to. This is the closest dupe I’ve found for Benefit Roller Lash and I much prefer this price point. I think this plus a volumizing mascara like Too Faced Better Than Sex would a be a dream combination. If you like long, separated, curled lashes, you will love this.

I primed with the Loreal Mascara Primer like I always do.

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Mascara Monday: Too Faced Damn Girl

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I feel like Too Faced hasn’t released a new mascara in a long time. Their Too Faced Better Than Sex is one of my favorites and the #1 selling prestige mascara in America. I was so excited when I saw this was releasing. I love the name and the packaging is so cute. Sephora had a promotion where you could receive a sample with a $25 order so obviously, I had to oblige.

Claims
–Extreme volume without heavy feel
–Lift, lengthen, and lock in up to 24 hours of smudge- and flake-resistant curl
–Maximum drama & lift
–Creamy-mousse formula
Don’t pump the wand in the tube

Price
–$25 at Sephora, toofaced.com
–I can’t link it because it isn’t out yet, it releases 6/5 and I’m pretty sure it’s a Sephora exclusive
–I haven’t seen anything about a mini option, but hopefully they will release one

Shade Range
–1, black

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Gluten free
–Added volume and length
–Paraben and phthalate free
–Packaging
–Very black

Cons
–Expensive
–Brush is HUGE and holds a TON of product which can be messy
–Very wet formula

Final Thoughts
I said earlier, I was so excited to try this and the fall down was just as hard. The description does say, “creamy-mousse formula,” but I wasn’t sure what to expect from that description. This formula is extremely wet and does not dry down fast enough for me. I was scared to blink because I was scared it was going to get everywhere. I tried letting it dry, but I don’t have 48293 minutes to spend on mascara in the mornings. The wand is HUGE and and holds a lot of product which made such a mess on lashes, eye lids, and it got all over the packaging too. I got good volume and length, but not worth all the trouble. I’ll be sticking with the Better Than Sex, it never lets me down.

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Mascara Monday: Colour Pop BFF

Claims
–Buildable
–Never clumps
–Volumizes
–No flaking
–Lifts lashes
–Lengthens

Price
–$8 at colourpop.com

Shade Range
–7
–My Shade: Black On Black

Pros
–Affordable
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Wand allows you to grab and lift each lash
–Lives up to all of its claims
–No flaking
–Volumizes
–Good formula :: not too dry or too wet
–Color options
–Lashes looked full
–No smudging
–Lengthens
–Separates

Cons
–Online only
–No waterproof option
–No brown shade

Final Thoughts
Colour Pop nailed it, again! I love everything about this. It does everything it says it does and for $8, you can’t beat it.

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Mascara Monday: Hourglass Caution Extreme

Claims
–Buildable
–Ultra-black
–Weightless
–No smudging or flaking
–Volume, length, lift, and defintion

Price
–$29 full size
–$14 minis
Sephora, Nordstrom, hourglasscosmetics.com

Pros
–Separation
–Length
–No smudging or flaking
–Held a curl
–Vegan
–Cruelty free
–Wand shape :: the point allows you to get close in the inner corners

Cons
–Not a lot of volume
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
This mascara was super hyped up, but it was just ok to me. I didn’t get the most dramatic lashes and was definitely expecting more. I liked how it lengthened and it’s a good mascara, but not my favorite. There are definitely better, cheaper options. I would not buy the full size.

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Mascara Monday: Benefit Roller Lash

Claims
–Grabs, separates, lifts, and curls
–Holds curl for 12 hours
–Water resistant
–Lash conditioning ingredients
–Easy to remove

Price
–$25 full size
–$13 mini
Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, benefitcosmetics.com

Shade Range
–2 :: Black and brown

Pros
–Cute packaging
–Holds a curl
–Separates
–Lengthens
–Mini option to testing/travel

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I LOVE this mascara and it one of my favorites. The only downside is that it doesn’t add much volume. However, I usually pair it with a more volumizing mascara like the Too Faced Better Than Sex or the Lancome Monsieur Big anyway. I’ve never paid full price for it, it’s usually part of one of the 21 Days of Beauty sales that Ulta has in the spring and fall. However, this is one prestige mascaras that I would pay full price for though.

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I used the Essence Lash Primer with the Roller Lash

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Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Boosting Eyelash Serum

I’m doing a twist on Mascara Monday and featuring a lash serum instead of a standard mascara. Who doesn’t want longer fuller lashes so that your mascara will look amazing?!

Claims
–Lashes will seem thicker and fuller
–Less fallout during makeup remover
*in 4 weeks

Price
–$11.99 at Ulta
–$9.99 at Target
–$9.98 at Wal Mart
–$11.99 at Walgreens

Pros
–Affordable
–Found no issues or problems when applying while wearing contacts
–Easily accessible
–My lashes definitely grew longer and thicker
–Less shedding while removing my eye makeup
–Can use AM & PM

Cons
–None

Final Thoughts
I’ve tried a lash serum before and it worked, but oh that price tag! Most lash serums are in the $100 range and clearly this is at the opposite end of the spectrum. I honestly kept my expectations low, but IT WORKS!! My short, stubby lashes grew longer and fuller. I put it on in the mornings and at night most days. I forget and only use once a day every now and then. It didn’t irritate my eyes or contacts. Some serums require you to take your contacts out before applying, but this one didn’t and there was no irritation. I can’t say enough good things about this product. I started using it December 18, 2018 and I’m still using and loving it. I will continue to use and repurchase!

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I don’t know the exact date the picture on the left was taken, but it was sometime before I started using the serum. The picture on the left was taken last week!

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