Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

Claims–Targets & volumizes every single lash–No flaking or smudging–Instant lash lift, length, fanned out volume–Gel formula–No clumps–Won’t weigh down lashes Price–$26 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom–$14 mini Pros–Mini size for travel/testing–Packaging–Builds without clumping–Volume–Length–Held a curl–No smudging–Separation–No flaking–Wand allows you to get right to the root and grab each lash–Weightless–Agree with all claims–Sleek packaging–Easy to remove Cons–Not cruelty free–Expensive–Availability Final ThoughtsI have good luck with Lancome mascaras … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Lancome Lash Idole

Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Claims–Mega volume –Fuller, bolder, longer, lashes –Intensely rich pigment –Wand hugs every lash –Amplify, define, and add dimension Price–$6 at Target, Ulta, elfcosmetics.com –$4 mini Shade Range–1 Pros–Cruelty free –Vegan –Sleek packaging –Affordable –Length –Volume –Separation –No flaking –Easy to remove –No smudging –Held a curl Cons–No waterproof option –No shade variation Final ThoughtsLOVE how my lashes look with this mascara. The two cons are … Continue reading Mascara Monday: elf Lash It Loud

Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

Claims–Full volume–Limitless length–Long, full lashes that won’t get weighed down –Removes easily–Brush bends to volumize and reach every lash from root to tip Price–$11.49 at Ulta–$8.98 at Amazon & Wal Mart Shade Range–2–My shade: Very Black Pros–Affordable–Waterproof option–No flaking–Cute packaging–Availability–Builds without clumping–Length–Volume–Separation–Easy to remove–Held a curl–Didn’t smudge–Agree with all claims Cons–Not cruelty free Final Thoughts–The claims state that the wand/brush bends, but it is quite … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High

Mascara Monday: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes

Claims–Instant and long-lasting volume, length, and lift–Load, comb, and lift brush Price–$15 mini–$29 full size—Sephora, Nordstrom, charlottetilbury.com Shade Range–1 Pros–Cruelty free–Mini size for travel/testing–Length–Separation–No smudging–Very black formula–Brush/comb coasts each lash–No flaking–Held a curl–Builds without clumping Cons–Expensive–No waterproof option–Availability–No brown or black brown shade option–Not a lot of volume Final Thoughts–It has a plastic wand so if you prefer natural, skip this one–Plastic wands tend to … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes

Mascara Monday: Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes!

Claims–Volume–No smudging or clumping–Defined lashes–Tubular formula Price–$4.99 at Ulta, essencemakeup.com Shade Range–1 (Black) Pros–Affordable–Easy to remove–Length–No flaking–No smudging–Separation Cons–No volume–Accessibility (Ulta or online only)–Shade range (no brown, brown/black option) Final ThoughtsI love tubing mascaras. My favorite is from Thrive, but it’s pricey so I was hoping this would be similar. (Spoiler–it doesn’t) I got good length and separation, but no volume. I need to use … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes!

Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Clean Fresh

Claims–Smudge proof–Definition–Curved brush to find lashes you didn’t know you had–Length–Volume Price–$10.99 at Ulta Shade Range–1 :: Extreme Black Pros–Waterproof option–Vegan–Cruelty free–Packaging–No smudging–Length–Volume–Held a curl–Didn’t flake–Separated–Lives up to all claims Cons–Shade range–Ulta exclusive Final ThoughtsI wasn’t initially interested in this, but I got it as a freebie with an Ulta order so I gave it a go. I’m glad I did because it.is.good. I love … Continue reading Mascara Monday: CoverGirl Clean Fresh

Mascara Monday: LOreal Air Volume Mega

Claims–Inflates and puffs up lashes–Air whipped formula–Buildable volume–Smudge & flake resistant–Weightless volume for up to 24 hours–Large cushion bristle brush captures and coats every lash Price–$13.99 at Ulta, Amazon–$10.99 at Target–$10.97 at Wal Mart Shade Range–3–My shade: Black Brown Pros–Cute packaging–Waterproof option–Major impact and volume–Lengthened–Separated–Builds without clumping–Lives up to all claims Cons–Cruelty free–Get a lot of product on the wand, can be messy Final ThoughtsHoly … Continue reading Mascara Monday: LOreal Air Volume Mega

Best Eye & Lip Products $20 & Under

—MAC Fluidline, $19 —Anastasia BH Singles, $12 —Urban Decay Primer Potion Mini, $13 —Urban Decay Singles, $20 —MAC Singles, $17-20 —MAC Pigment Mini, $12 —Colour Pop Going Coconuts Palette, $12 —Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mini, $12 —Benefit Roller Lash Mini, $12 —Lancome Monsieur Big Mini, $13 —Too Faced Better Than Sex Mini, $14 —Tarte Busy Gal Brow, $18 —Anastasia BH Dipbrow Gel, $20 —MAC Lip … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $20 & Under

Best Eye & Lip Products $10 & Under

—Colour Pop Super Shock, $6 —LOreal Infallible 24 HR, $6.49 —CoverGirl Liquid Glitter Shadow, $5.40—Revolution Pro Eye Elements Primer, $8 —NYX Glitter Primer, $6.50 —CoverGirl TruNaked Palette, $9.99 —Revlon ColorStay Cream, $8.49 —Makeup Geek Singles, $5.49 —Colour Pop BFF Liquid, $8 —Ulta Cream Eyeshadow & Liner, $8.50 —Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner, $7.79 —Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid, $8.89—Revlon Micro Hyper Precision Pencil, $8.49 —Milani … Continue reading Best Eye & Lip Products $10 & Under