Mascara Monday: Smashbox Super Fan Fanned-Out

Claims
–Long-wearing
–Lengthening
–12-hour length, lift, and volume without heaviness or clumping
–No clumping, smudging, or flaking

Price
–$12 mini
–$19-21 full size
Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, smashbox.com

Shade Range
–1 :: Black

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–No parabéns, phthalates, oil, silicone, or fragrance
–So much length & separation
–Mini option available for testing and travel
–Full size is affordable for high end

Cons
–Not much volume

Final Thoughts
I LOVE this. I wanted more volume so I added some Lancome Monsieur Big and this combo is perfection. This is another one that pairs perfectly with.a more volumizing mascara.

Used with Essence Lash Primer

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Mascara Monday: Stila HUGE Extreme Lash

Claims
–Instantly coat every lash
–Lightweight
–Volumizing
–Apply multiple coats without feeling clumpy or crunchy
–Build volume, length, and curl
–Lash conditioning polymers for a glossy look

Price
–$23
–$12 mini at stilacosmetics.com
Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, stilacosmetics.com

Shade Range
–1 :: Black

Pros
–Holds a curl
–Volume
–Lengthens
–Separates
–No smudging
–No flaking
–Cruelty free

Cons
–Expensive
–Only 1 shade
–No waterproof option

Final Thoughts
This does everything I want a mascara to do–lengthen, volumize, and separates so no complaints from me. I got this as a gift with purchase, but I would buy the full size.

I used this with the LOreal Lash Primer.

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Mascara Monday: Julep Length Matters Buildable Lengthening

Claims
–Create major length, lift, and definition with a flexible hold that lasts
–Smooth, clump-free, building, and layering

Price
–$20
— julep.com

Shade Range
–1
–Black

Pros
–Cruelty free
–No flaking or smudging
–Length
–Separation
–Can feel it grabbing and coating each lash
–Build up lashes without clumping

Cons
–Only one shade, black
–No waterproof option
–Availability

Final Thoughts
I loved that it grabbed and coated each lash. I’ve never tried cosmetics from Julep, only their nail polishes, but I was really impressed with this. This is the perfect mascara to pair with a more voluminous mascara like Too Faced Better Than Sex or Lancome Monsieur Big.

I used with the Essence Lash Primer.

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Mascara Monday: Clinique High Impact

Claims
–Lusher, plusher, bolder lashes
–Kicks up the volume and length

Price
–$19 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, clinique.com

Shade Range
–2
–Waterproof option

Pros
–Allergy tested
–Ophthalmologist tested
–Fragrance free
–Safe for sensitive eyes
–Length
–Separation
–Volume
–No parabens
–No phthalates

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Not much volume

Final Thoughts
This one is just ok. I need to pair it with a more volumizing mascara (like the Lancome Monsieur Big or Too Faced Better Than Sex) to get it to my liking. I would definitely not buy the full size.

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Mascara Monday: Maybelline Lash Sensational

Claims
–10 layers of bristles for a full flourish of lashes
–Captures lashes from root to tip for full-fan effect

Price
–$8.99 at Ulta
–$8.99 at Walgreens
–$6.99 at Target
–$6.94 at Wal Mart

Shade Range
–3
–Waterproof option

Pros
–Affordable
–Easily accessible
–Waterproof option
–Length
–Can feel the bristles grabbing and coating each lash
–Love the wand shape and application
–No flaking or smudging
–Ophthalmologist tested
–Love the fanned out effect
–Separation

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Minimal volume

Final Thoughts
I tried this years ago and liked it, but I had forgotten just how good it is. This is one of the best options at the drugstore. The formula is perfect, it’s not too wet or too dry. There’s no flaking or smudging which is a major plus. The length and separation is really good, but I don’t think you get tons of volume with this one, but I don’t mind that.

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Mascara Monday: Buxom Big Tease

Claims
–Instantly plumps lashes
–Maximum volume
–Longer lashes
–Smooth & creamy application
–Conicle-shaped brush works to build base-to-tip intensity
–Smudge & flake resistant

Price
–$22 (full size) Ulta, Sephora
–$12 (mini)

Shade Range
–1 :: Blackest Black

Pros
–Ophthalmologist tested
–Cruelty free
–Length
–Volume
–Separation
–No flaking
–No smudging
–Love the wand shape
–Good formula, not too wet or dry

Cons
–Availability (online or Ulta/Sephora stores)
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I found the mini at TJ Maxx for $5 so check your local store. I’ve only used and heard about Buxom lip products. I’ve never heard much about their other products so I didn’t have high expectations for this, but I was pleasantly surprised. It lives up to all of its claims and I like it. I wouldn’t pay full price because there are cheaper mascaras I like better, but this is good.

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Mascara Monday: Too Faced Better Than Sex

Claims
–Thickens, lengthens, and curls after 1 coat
–Most luscious, dramatic, and volumized lashes
–#1-selling prestige mascara in America

Price
–$24 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, toofaced.com (full size)
–$12 (mini size)

Shade Range
–1
Waterproof option available

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Paraben free
–Waterproof option
–Wand shape
–Crazy good length and volume
–Get a false lash look
–Vegan
–Gluten free
–Mini/travel size option
–No flaking or smudging
–Doesn’t clump

Cons
–Expensive
–Only available at specialty retailers
–Full size dries out quickly

Final Thoughts
I’ve been a long time fan of this mascara, but I’ve never reviewed it on the blog. This mascara has everything I want–length, volume, separation, and no flaking or smudging. I got the full size in my February Boxycharm, but I prefer and recommend the mini. The full size tends to dry out before I can use it up. If you’ve never tried it, get the mini, and give it a go.

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