5.25.2009

Battle of the drugstore Mascaras!

L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black mascara

Rating: 5/5 stars

I really love this mascara. At first I was a little disappointed because there was so much hype built up about this product, but now I really think it is a top performer! My only major complaint is that I wish it volumized a little bit more. However, the lengthening is insane! It also holds a curl pretty well, and WON'T budge or flake. The color is a nice deep black which is nice too. The brush might take a little getting used to as its like a flexible rubbery brush. Its sometimes a bit difficult to get back into the tube because it's bending all over the place. I really like how this mascara seems to open up my eyes though, and I think you will like it too (as long as you don't build it up with unreasonable expectations!)
















Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara

Rating: 1/5 stars

This is definitely my LEAST favorite out of the mascaras I have tried. I love thick, lush lashes, so I was totally excited for this product. What a disappointment!!! OK so it does volumize, but it also clumps together all your lashes and just looks like a heavy build up of product. It also smudged on me and flaked! YUCK. I hate this mascara.
















L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Rating 4/5 stars

I know the picture doesn't look very impressive (for some reason I couldn't get a good shot), but this mascara is great! I wish it photographed better for me. This mascara volumizes really nicely but doesnt get "tarantula-like". Its one of my all time favorites, actually. It also is kind of a soft formula, so your eyelashes aren't rock hard. Definitely try this one!
















L'Oreal Beauty Tubes Mascara

Rating 3.5/5

I know this picture looks great, but I'm not the biggest fan of this mascara. I like it, but I feel like you have to put in too much effort to put this on. I put the primer on, and then had to work hard to get the black mascara to cover my primered-white lashes. I wouldn't say it did anything extraordinary to my lashes. It's a pretty good mascara, but I have never been a fan of lash primers anyway.

8 comments:

CHARLOTTE said...

Girl you are sooooo pretty you could get away of wearing NOTHING!!! Please keep up the great work!

beautyblog said...

I love Colossal. :)

I've never had any problems with clumping or flaking with it.


I love to read your reviews though!

Gail said...

VERY useful, thanks!! xx

Michelle Mara said...

I have a tube of Colossal I haven't tried yet, we'll see!
I like Maybelline Volum'Express - I just tried this one and it's awesome. Goes on in a good amount, not clumpy or too thin.

NancyPower said...

It's too bad that you didn't like the Colossal!! I really love it, it's my new fav. I've worked for Maybelline and I know the first batch that came out had problems! It's fixed now though so if they go on an amazing sale try it again! I too wasn't greatly impressed the beauty tubes. Stiletto by Maybeline was a complete bust, everyone I know who tried it didn't like it!

Keep up the great work!

em said...

thanks for the reviews- you have amazing lashes!

volleyballbinky said...

I was going with the Max Factor Highlighting mascara, I got the pink just to try it out, but started using just the black side for a everyday natural looking thickness, not clumpy at all.

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