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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Mascara Monday: It Cosmetics Superhero

Claims
–Maximum reach, life, separation, and curl
–Super black pigment
–Elastic Stretch technology for volume and length
–Collagen to condition as you coat
–Buildable formula

Price
–$24 for full size
–$12 for mini
Sephora, Ulta, itcosmetics.com

Shade Range
–1, black

Pros
–Lengthens
–Lots of volume
–Love the brush
–Mini option for travel/testing
–Cruelty free
–No clumping
–No flaking or smudging

Cons
–Expensive
–No waterproof option

Final Thoughts
I LOVE this mascara. I get SO MUCH LENGTH. Yes, I’m yelling. I don’t often buy high end mascaras, unless they’re on sale, because there  are so many good ones at the drugstore, but this one is worth it! However, if you don’t want to splurge, the Essence Lash Princess mascara is a dupe and it’s $5.

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Mascara Monday: LOreal Lash Paradise Primer

Claims
–Thickens lashes
–Helps enhance mascara wear

Price
–$9.99 @ Ulta
–$8.99 @ Target
–$9.99 @ Walgreens

Shade Range
–1, Millennial Pink

Pros
–Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact wearers
–Affordable
–Pretty packaging

Cons
–Not cruelty free

Final Verdict
I initially used this with the LOreal Lash Paradise mascara and didn’t notice much difference. The shade is “Millennial Pink,” but it just looked like any other white mascara primer. I don’t love this as much the LOreal Voluminous Mascara Primer. I think this works better with mascaras other than the Lash Paradise. Do I like it? Yes. Would I repurchase it? No. The white primer is much better!

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Lash Paradise Primer + Lash Paradise Mascara
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Lash Paradise Primer + Revlon Volumazing

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