Friday, June 29, 2012

Lashes: part 1

Lately I have realized that the world of plumping lashes does not just extend to mascara and lash curlers anymore. No, we are surrounded by new technology and ideas that allow us to transform our lashes, whether they be puny and sparse (me) or naturally luscious (H). 
I want to go over a little bit of everything with our readers to educate on the different options for maximizing lashes! 

Today, let's talk mascara.

Everybody knows their lashes best. You know what works for you and what doesn't. If you want (or need?) to spend $30 on mascara, then more power to you (ahem...H). I, on the other hand, think you can get a great mascara for a great price. Yes, this means shopping at Target for your mascara is a-okay with me! I am an equal opportunity mascara lover.

Here's the high($$$) and low($) and the best of the best.

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash $18: MAC's most dramatic mascara ever, it has a dual brush system that lets you first focus on length, and then really pump up the volume with the plush brush.

Dior Show $25: H's favorite mascara, has a cult following with those who want ultra drama and fat lashes. Is often featured in the "favorites" sections of fashion mags.

Cover Girl Lash Blast $9: A great one-coat mascara that lengthens, thickens in one smooth stroke. I use this on all my clients because it works on literally everyone and allows me to get the drama without 50 coats.

Cover Girl Volume Exact $7: My personal favorite mascara. It's really buildable, which I love. It builds fluffy thickness and length without getting clumpy. The synthetic brush combs through the lashes and deposits just the right amount of product.

L'oreal Voluminous $7. A great thickening mascara that is easy to build plush lashes with. A traditional fave of many.

Maybelline XXL $8: Sports two sides, the first being a white primer that conditions and primes the lashes for the traditional black mascara. Tip: I like to let the primer dry before I put on the black mascara. It helps to solidify the foundation and allows for more buildability! 

What is your favorite mascara?


Cara said...

Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte. This will change your life, I promise and it's only $18...not bad for a prestige cosmetics line.
My next must have is They're Real! from Benefit. Both are AWESOME!

Linz said...

Cover Girl Professional All-in-One curved brush ULTRA fave...I pretty much import from the US (UK does not like CG). It is THEE greatest but I am tempted by H's Dior!

Kayla said...

I am in love with They're Real! by Benefit. Great great mascara, and the tube lasts FOREVER! I'm still on my first tube I have ever bought and I think I'm converted for life