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: L’Oreal Unlimited Length & Lift

Claims
–Instant lash-lift effect, lengthening mascara
–No clumps, flaking, or smudging
–Two-position wand for customized look
–Flexible, tapered brush

Price
–$12.99 at Walgreens

Shade Range
–2
–Waterproof option available

Pros
–Easily accessible
–Innovative design and packaging
–No flaking or smudging
–Separated
–Lengthened
–Volumized
–Grabbed each lash and lifted it up; could really get to the root and wiggle up
–Bending the wand allows you to get close to the inner corners and coat every lash
–Waterproof option available

Cons
–Expensive for drugstore
–Bulky packaging, not easy to store
–Not cruelty free

Final Thoughts
I LOVE the way this makes my lashes look. I hate that it’s so pricey though! There are definitely other options at the drugstore that are just as good and cost less. However, I don’t think you would be disappointed if you wanted to splurge on this. The bent tip really allows you to get close in the inner corner and get every.single.lash. I don’t know that I’ve tried another mascara that does that.

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I was sent this product free for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.


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Mascara Recap 2018

If you’ve been following along for a little while, you know that Mascara Monday is a regular thing around here. I reviewed 18 mascaras last year, wow!

You can always see if I’ve reviewed a mascara by typing it in the search bar, but like the foundation post I did, I wanted one, concise place to have as a reference point. Also, I’m going to save them as a highlight on my Instagram, so you can check it out there as well.

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It Cosmetics Superhero
–Length
–Volume
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–LOVE
–Full review here

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes
–Length
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–LOVE
–Full review here

Lancome Monsieur Big
–Length
–Volume
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–LOVE
–Full review here 

Maybelline Total Temptation
–Length
–Volume
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–LOVE
–Full review here

LOreal Lash Paradise
–Length
–Volume
–No flaking or smudging
–Dries out quickly
–Clumpy
–NOPE
–Full review here

CoverGirl Total Tease
–Length
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–LOVE
–Full review here

Revlon Volumazing
–Length
–Volume
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–LOVE
–Full review here

CoverGirl Flourish
–Length
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–MEH
–Full review here

CoverGirl Peacock Flare
–Length
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–MEH
–Full review here

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Catrice Glam & Doll
–Length
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–MEH
–Full review here

Benefit BADgal Bang
–Length
–Separation
–MAJOR FLAKING
–NOPE
–Full review here

Neutrogena Hydro Boost
–Length
–Volume
–Little clumpy
–No flaking or smudging
–MEH
–Full review here

 

 

 

Mascara Monday: NYX Worth The Hype

Claims
–Build up fuller, longer-looking lashes with ease

Price
–$7.99 at Ulta
–$4.79 at Target
–$7.99 at Walgreens
–$8 at nyxcosmetics.com

Shade Range
–4
–Waterproof option.

Pros
–Affordable
–Easily accessible
–Waterproof option
–Length
–Separation
–No flaking or smudging
–Shade options
–Cruelty free
–Wand size and shape

Cons
–Not much volume/fullness

Final Thoughts
–This mascara gives a more natural look. I like it for every day wear, but if you’re looking for a false lash look, this isn’t the product for you. It has a natural bristle wand and I really like the shape and the bristles. I will use this, but I wouldn’t repurchase. It’s not wowing, but it’s note bad either. Just meh!

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Mascara Monday: Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Tinted Primer

I mean, is the name of the product long enough?

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Claims
–Brush catches all lashes
–Quick-drying & buildable
–Leaves lashes feeling soft & supples
–Preps eyelashes for mascara

Price
–$7.99 @ Ulta
–$5.39 @ Target
–$8.49 @ Walgreens
–$6.94 @ Wal Mart

Shade Range
–1: Black

Pros
–Affordable
–Easily accessible
–Only tinted primer at the drugstore (that I know of)
–Ophthalmologist tested
–Made a difference in length and volume of my lashes

Cons
–Not cruelty free

Final Thoughts
I could definitely tell a difference in my lashes with and without this primer. It’s also great to have for light makeup days, you can use it alone and not worry with primer and mascara. I still think the LOreal Voluinous is the best mascara primer, but this one is good and I will definitely reach for it and use it.

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Only the primer on my lashes

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Primer + Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara

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Mascara Monday: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes

I got a special edition packaging when I purchased.

Claims
–Curls and separates every lash
–Naturally defined and voluminous look
–No clumping or flaking

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

Shade Selection
–1
Waterproof option available

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–No parabens, mineral oil, pthalates, triclosan, or gluten
–Separates
–No flaking or smugding
–Wand size works for top and bottom lashes

Cons
–Expensive
—Not much volume

Final Thoughts
Note, this is a natural bristle wand so if that’s not your thing, this isn’t for you.
I like this mascara, but it gives a very natural look. If you want the false lash look, you’re not going to get it with this. I like to wear this on lighter makeup days. It doesn’t give crazy volume or length, but does a great job at separating. This is usually included in the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale so I always wait then and get it half off. I don’t know if I love it enough to purchase at the full price, but for half off, I’ll take it. I like to pair it with a more voluminous mascara like the Lancome Monsieur Big or Maybelline Total Temptation.

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Mascara Monday: Jesses Girl Dial-A-Lash

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Claims
–Adjustable wand allows you to increase length, volume, and curl
–Natural to maximum volume

Price
–$7.99 @ jessesgirlcosmetics.com
–$14.99 @ Amazon

Shade Range
–2: Black and Brown

Pros
–Affordable
–4 mascaras in one
–Cruelty free
–No flaking
–No smudging

Cons
–Hard to find
–No waterproof option

Settings
#1: Natural–good separation and length
#2: Enhance–more volume, good separation and length
#3: Boost–clumpy, lease fav setting
#4: Max Volume–Most dramatic; wand took some getting used to; long, thick, & full lashes

Final Thoughts
I’m not sure where to find Jesses Girl products now that Rite Aids are closing. Obviously, it’s available online, but I don’t know what other stores carry that line. The Rite Aid near me closed so I grabbed this 70% off. I definitely thought this was a gimmicky product, but it really works! I love that it’s a 4-in-1 product for such an affordable price. I tried all 4 settings and had no flaking or smudging on any setting. This isn’t waterproof and there isn’t a waterproof option, but I laughed till I cried while wearing this and it didn’t budge.

I used my Lancome Lash Curler and the LOreal Mascara Primer each day that I tested.

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