Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Exhibitionist Stretch & Strength Mascara

Claims –Lash extension effect –Lightweight –No-mess formula –Lasts all day –No smudging, flaking, or clumping –Brush reaches and wraps each lash from root to tip Price –$11.99 at Ulta, $8.99 at Target Shade Range –3 –My Shade: Very Black Pros –Cruelty free –Waterproof option –Length –Volume –Separation –Builds without clumping Cons –Wet formula which can be messy Final Thoughts –It didn’t photograph well, but this … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Exhibitionist Stretch & Strength Mascara

Mascara Monday: Tarte Sugar Rush Lash Smoothie

Claims –Volumize and curl –Short bristles: separate and define –Long bristles: volumize and curl –Infused with lash loving ingredients Price –$12 mini –$23 full size –Ulta, Tarte Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Builds without clumping –Length –Mini for travel/testing –Separation –No parabens, phthalates, mineral oil –Volume –Wand grabs and coats each lash –No flaking or smudging –Agree with all claims Cons –Availability, Ulta exclusive –No waterproof … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Tarte Sugar Rush Lash Smoothie

Mascara Monday: Milani Highly Rated Anti-Gravity

Claims –Up to 24 hour wear –Lightweight –High-impact –Extreme volume, length, and lift –No clumping or smudging –Hourglass brush coasts every lash Price –$10.99 at Ulta, milanicosmetics.com Shade Range –1, Intense Black Pros –Vegan –Cruelty free –Separation –Affordable –Length –Volume Cons –No shade variation –No waterproof option –Slightest bit of smudging and flaking Final Thoughts –Plastic bristle wand –Bristles grab and coat each lash –Slightest … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Milani Highly Rated Anti-Gravity

Mascara Monday: MAC Magic Extension 5 mm Fibre

Claims –Acts like lash extensions –Exaggerated length –Curls from root to tip –Over-the-top volume –False lash look –All day wear Price –$25 at UIta, maccosmetics.com Shade Range –1, Carbon Black Pros –Packaging –Volume –Major length –Separation –Builds without clumping –Agree with all claims –No flaking –Tapered wand –Easy to remove Cons –Not cruelty free –Availability –Expensive Final Thoughts –Ulta exclusive –OBSESSED with how this made … Continue reading Mascara Monday: MAC Magic Extension 5 mm Fibre

Mascara Monday: BareMinerals Strength & Length Serum Infused

Claims–Strengthen & enhance for visibly longer, healthier lashes over time–Paddle brush instantly lengthens, lifts, and defines for your longest lashes ever–Longwearing–Smudge-proof–Flake-proof–Clump-proof Price–$12 mini–$22 full size—Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, bareminerals.com Pros–Vegan–Cruelty free–Length–No parabens or phthalates–Held a curl–No flaking or smudging–Lift–Separation–Mini for travel/testing–Agree with short term claims–Easy to remove–Builds without clumping Cons–Not much volume–No shade variations–No waterproof option–Price Final Thoughts–Love that is stayed in place all day–Wand holds … Continue reading Mascara Monday: BareMinerals Strength & Length Serum Infused

Mascara Monday: Huda Beauty Legit Lashes

Claims—Long-lasting—Intense black—Dual-sided to give perfect lashes—Customize your look—One side delivers major volume and the other dramatic curl and insane length—Volume side: low-gravity fibers for volume without weight or stiffness—Curl & Length side: gripped waxes and fibers for elongated effect; boost, length, definition, and curl Price—$15 mini—$27 full size—Sephora, hudabeauty.com Shade Range—1 Pros—Cruelty free—Mini for travel/testing—Innovative design/product—Can use both ends or just one—Very black—Builds without clumping—Length—Separation … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Huda Beauty Legit Lashes

Mascara Monday: elf Big Mood

Claims—Plumps and lifts lashes all day—Smooth, creamy formula—Hourglass brush to separate and define lashes—Hold lashes’ curl—Smudge and flake resistant Price—$7 at Ulta, Target, elfcosmetics.com Shade Range—1 :: Black Pros—Affordable—Vegan—Cruelty free—Volume—Length—Cute packaging—Held a curl—Agree with all claims—No flaking—Easy to remove—No smudging Cons—Got a little clumpy while building, but I easily brushed it out with a lash comb—No waterproof option—No shade variation Final Thoughts—Drier formula—I was worried … Continue reading Mascara Monday: elf Big Mood

Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Oversized Eye

Claims–Lash stretching–Lifts & curls–Volumizing–Clump resistant–Lifting brush with long and short bristles to separate lash by lash Price–$10.99 at Ulta–$9.99 at Target–$9.97 on Amazon Shade Range–1, Intense Black Pros–Cute packaging–Length–Separation–Agree with all claims–Volumizing–Didn’t flake–No smudging–Held a curl–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–I like this better than the original Bambi formula (reviewed here)–Love the wand and it coats each lash from root to tip–Lashes looked … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Bambi Oversized Eye

Mascara Monday: Essence Lash Princess Curl & Volume

Claims–Easy application–Volume & curl Price–$4.99 at Ulta & Amazon Shade Range–1 Pros–Affordable–Vegan–Cruelty free–Paraben free–Separation–Volume–No clumping–Held a curl–Love the wand shape Cons–Shade variation–Availability–Not a lot length, but doesn’t claim to be lengthening Final Thoughts–This is my favorite Lash Princess formula–Excellent volume and separation–Doesn’t claim to be lengthening and it really isn’t. I pair it with Maybelline Sky High to get some added length–Can’t beat the price, … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Lash Princess Curl & Volume

Mascara Monday: ColourPop Act Natural

Claims–Smudge-proof–Clump-free–Easy-to-remove–Wispy, fluffy lashes–Lightweight–Ultra creamy Price–$9 at Ulta, colourpop.com Shade Range–2–My Shade: Brown Pros–Affordable–Length–Cruelty free–Volume–Vegan –Separation–Agree with all claims–Shade options–Builds without clumping–Held a curl–No flaking–No smudging Cons–Online only–No waterproof option Final Thoughts–LOVE!–Natural bristle wand–Lashes looked long and full–Held a curl–Lasted all day–No complaints! Primer: Milk Makeup Kush Lash Primer Continue reading Mascara Monday: ColourPop Act Natural