November 19, 2009

Desperately Seeking Mascara

I have tried quite a few mascaras in my time but after years of experimenting I stuck to one brand for the last 5 years or so. But women are never satisfied, are they? So I recently decided it was time to see what other products were out there.

Maybelline XXL Extensions ($10)

This mascara has two brushes.  The first brush base coats your lashes to elongate them and the second brush topcoat to lock color and volume. Verdict? Well , it does  make your lashes look longer, nothing amazing, mind you. My problem is  that my lashes are long enough, I want them to look fuller as well. This mascara won't help you there. It won't leave clumps but it won't give much body to your lashes. It's not terribly expensive so if extra length is what you need, go for it.
If you like the 2 steps approach, I'd recommend Bourjois Coup de Theatre mascara instead (available at Sephora), which gives you more volume, although it does tend to clump if you use too much base coat.

Exceptionnel de Chanel ($30)
The Chanel brush is different from your usual mascara. It's made out of hard plastic. Hence it works well to curl your lashes.  It does lengthen your lashes and does not leave any clumps so it delivers on its promise. The brush can be a little challenging to use at first, however. Again, this mascara didn't give me much volume. I've seen many glorious reviews for Exceptionnel de Chanel but I've got to be honest, I think it's an OK mascara but I wasn't wowed by it. I liked it as a topcoat but I would not use it by itself, therefore, I don't think it's worth the hefty price tag.

Voluminous by L'Oréal ($10)
Well, I guess it's back to square one, then. None of the other mascaras I tried gave me enough volume. The brush here helps build up lashes without creating any clumps. This mascara is still the best, and one of the cheapest, after all these years. Voluminous, I love you! And if only you could mow the lawn, I would totally marry you!


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