I bought the Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes mascara, and on first swipe, I was unimpressed. But for $29 you bet I was going to use it! And something happened…
It’s been two months of using this product and I’ve realized what the draw is. That brush!! It catches every single lash and brings it front and center! While the mascara itself is nice, it offers a lovely fanned out natural look, I prefer something bolder and thicker like Benefit’s Roller Lash or Urban Decay’s Perversion.
However, that being said, I think anyone who likes a natural look but wants each individual lash to show, this one is for you! I think I might try the legendary lashes to see if I can get a thicker mascara but with Charlotte’s amazing brush!
Here is a photo of one eye with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes, and the other eye has nothing.
Okay, wow that’s a close up isn’t it? Well, you can see the difference in lashes, and just ignore that I haven’t done my brows yet. But seriously, look at all of the lashes! I didn’t know I had so many!
So, TL;DR This mascara grew on me, and I would repurchase it.
The Maybelline Great Lash mascara in blue is a fun pop of color to add to your daily look. You can pile it on for a more vivid blue, or you can keep it subtle. I found that swiping it over my normal black mascara gave my look just a hint of blue that was still work appropriate and yet fun.
Now, my opinion of Great Lash has never been the highest. In high school I think most of my friends used it. By college I had moved on to other mascaras, but my friends stuck with Great Lash. From what I can tell, this is still a hugely popular mascara. But I hate the brush. I’ve never liked it. I’ve tried this blue version on top of my favorite black mascara, and I can definitely wear it that way, but to wear it alone, it’s not the blue that turns me off, it’s the brush.
The eyeliner that was sent with the mascara was surprisingly good. I liked it more than I expected considering I’m not a huge fan of Great Lash. It glides on nicely, stays put, and comes off easily.
Final verdict: If you already like Great Lash, this is perfect for you! The blue adds a fun pop of color that is buildable, or you can keep subtle. But if you don’t like Great Lash already, then this probably isn’t for you.
***I was sent the Maybelline Great Lash Royal Blue VoxBox free for testing and review purposes.
I think one of the most underrated drugstore brands is Cover Girl. Their mascaras are amazing, especially considering that you can get them for around $5 or $6 if you have a coupon.
This is the new The Super Size mascara from Cover Girl and the Intensify Me! Liquid Eyeliner by LashBlast. Influenster sent these to me to try out, and since I’m already a huge Cover Girl fan, I was thrilled! The first thing I did was open up the liner.
The liner has a “paddle” tip. Here are the two views:
As you can see, with the rounded tip, one side is thin, and one is thick.
The Good: It’s very pigmented, it washes off very easily, and doesn’t smear.
The Bad: I didn’t like it at all. The cat eye I drew was uneven, the product stuck to my skin before I finished drawing the line, and I couldn’t go back over it since it had dried so quickly. It instantly feathered and flaked–you can see the feathering on my wrist.
Moving on to the mascara.
I loved it. This mascara is fantastic. It has a really odd-shaped brush that my pictures don’t do justice to, so I won’t post them. My before and after pictures:
Crazy, right?! And it washes off well, doesn’t flake or smudge, and if you roll the wand as you apply it, it gives your lashes some curl!
So, final verdict: LOVED the mascara, didn’t care for the liner.
I love mascara. In fact, if told I could only have one makeup product forever, it would be mascara.
I was sent a sample of Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara, touted as #biggerblackerbadderlashes and it’s an intense product, no doubt.
It’s paired with a primer called Subversion, and with both together you definitely get a thicker and blacker lash. BUT, being a mascara junkie, I have to say, I felt like I needed more coats that I should have for such an intense product.
My current favorite mascara right now is actually an Urban Decay product, but it’s the Supercurl Curling Mascara. I felt like it separated my lashes better, it took less coats to get the effect I wanted, and it’s just as dark and black as the Perversion. AND it’s $2 cheaper. My wallet liked that.
I will say, that Perversion, used without the primer Subversion, is still a fabulous product, I just think the brush in the Supercurl Curling Mascara is better. But as you can see both brushes, you can probably tell which one you’d prefer. I tend to prefer the spiky brushes over the fluffy kind.
Either way, tell me your favorite mascara in the comments section, or if there’s a better one I should be using!