December 1, 2010

Avon Mascaras - I discover a new world!

It is possible to be a virgin past 20!  Up until a short time ago I was an Avon mascara virgin and then I saw something that I thought might equal my beloved Maybelline Lash Discovery:

Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Mascara - $9.99 - Available in black or brown - dual-ended mascara with different formulas and brushes for upper and lower lashes:  Volumizing formula for upper lashes includes a big brush and Waterproof formula for lower lashes includes a baby brush.

You see I love Lash Discovery because of the tiny little brush that is so perfect for getting the lower lashes and the ones at the very outer corners - I even had a minor breakdown a few years back when they discontinued it for a time - but I have to say, this Avon one is better, I far prefer the shape of the little brush and it's also very handy to be able to have both mascaras in one tube - I don't necessarily think the other side is the best mascara I've ever tried, but it's pretty good and should I use up the little end first (which I'm sure I will) I don't see any reason not to switch sides with the little brush - aside from the fact that the side with the big brush is not a waterproof formula like the small brush side is.
And as long as I was being adventurous and trying their mascaras I also tried the SuperMagnify Mascara - $9.99 - Available in black, brown/black, brown or navy - 1,000 bristle molded brush to see up to 60% more lashes and no clumps with a 5-to-1 bristle to lash ration to multiply and magnify lashes.

I can't say I love the molded brush although it does do a great job of making the mascara less clumpy then bristle brushes do.  It did make my lases look longer and fuller but I did have to fight with the brush a bit more then I'm used to.

Sonic Boost Vibrating Mascara - $16.99 - Available in black or brown - micro-vibrating brush with 8,000 vibrations per minute.  Simply twist the end to activate the wand's vibrating motion and apply slowly from root to tip.  The vibrating brush is meant to push the bristles through the lashes for the ultimate in coverage and separation.

Remember when vibrating mascaras came out a couple years ago?  I thought it was kind of gimmicky and bought a girlfriend one for Christmas as a joke.  She told me it was embarrassing putting it on in the washroom at work because of the sound it made and what could be inferred from that... I was actually surprised as how much I liked the vibrating brush - it seemed to make the mascara go on easier and smoother - and it's fun to carry around in your front pocket! ;-)

All are available through your Avon rep 1-800-265-AVON or online at

Ever tried an Avon mascara?  What did you think?

- Lisamarie -

1 comment:

  1. I avoided Avon mascaras for a loong time, but since trying them the one I like the best is the Curlacious. I have a tube of the Supermagnify, but haven't opened it yet (it's a back up, use in case of emergency!)


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