Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara ($18) A mascara that give lashes the mineral care they’ve been craving while also delivering big-time volume and the perfect definition. This mascara contains the exclusive NutriPlump™ formula that dramatically plumps lashes up to 600%* for unheard-of thickness, fullness, and flutter. The 100% pure bareMinerals formula is paraben free, clump free, and smudge proof, for lusciously thick lashes with superior volume.
Yay! Another mascara I love. I really like mascara that gives my lashes volume but doesn’t make it look over the top. This is what exactly Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing mascara does. It gives my lashes volume but still allows them to look soft and natural. The mascara goes on thin and allows you to keep layering until you get what you want without your lashes getting clumpy or spidery. Also, it is really black. I love mascaras that are really black! The mascara brush is fat and has a lot of bristles to make sure every one of your lashes gets coated. Another plus is that after a few hours, my lashes still look as good as they did when I first applied the mascara and there were no smudges or flakes. I even wore it while I worked out and still no smudges! Do keep in mind that the Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing mascara isn’t the type of voluminizing mascara that gives your lashes dramatic volume. With that said, I highly recommend the mascara for people who want to add soft, natural looking volume to their lashes.
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Stila Forever Your Curl Curl Memory Mascara ($22) A long-wearing mascara that curls lashes instantly and over time. This mascara features innovative lash-curl memory that continually curls lashes throughout the day and a proprietary curling resin that dries down and holds the curl of lashes for long-lasting results. A unique brush coats and extends each individual lash for eye-popping results. Its intense carbon black hue delivers a lush, dramatic lash line from base to tip.
I am sorry to say I did not like Stila Forever Your Curl Curl Memory Mascara. The mascara couldn’t curl my lashes on its own without the help of my trusty eyelash curler. When my lashes were curled, the mascara couldn’t hold a curl for very long. I want to say a couple of hours at tops. Also, after a couple of hours I noticed mascara smudges and flakes underneath my eyes. A big no-no! Some flakes even got into my eyes! Another negative find is it takes forever and a day to dry. I hate trying not to blink while I wait for mascara to dry. And since the mascara has a wet formula, it makes layering difficult because it makes your lashes look spikey and a bit goopey. A good thing about the Stila Forever Your Curl Curl Memory Mascara is that it does separate lashes and add a bit of length. Although, the lengthening could have been just an illusion because it darkened my lashes. Sadly, there are not enough positives to cancel out all the negatives.
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I updated my review of Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara with photos of my lashes with and without the mascara per request by reader Rai.
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MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash Mascara ($22) A mascara that gives the lashes curl, volume, length, and intense pigment. This ultra-pigmented mascara was specially designed to give the lashes an exceptional volume-enhancing effect with infinite lengthening and immediate curling. The tough, dense brush of this Sephora-exclusive mascara penetrates into the roots of the lash to ensure that lash is completely coated with mascara.
Make Up For Ever’s Smoky Lash Mascara is absolutely amazing! The formula isn’t so wet where it weighs down your lashes and uncurls it. The mascara really adds a lot of volume and length to my pin straight lashes. I think it has to do with the fat bristly mascara wand. It also doesn’t clump, flake or give me spidery lashes. Gotta love that! Ready for the big downer of the Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash mascara? It dries out so fast. After a few uses, I noticed the change. To me, at the rapid rate it dries out, having to spend $22 every time to replace the mascara is just way too much. So close Make Up For Ever! So close!
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Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara ($19) A reparative and volumizing mascara containing Tarte’s biggest beauty breakthrough, Amazonian clay. This amazing mascara delivers a 406% increase in lash volume and long-term reparative, rebuilding, and strengthening benefits with each swipe giving you instant results and better lash health. Just as it intuitively restores hydration and texture in skin, Amazonian clay intuitively hydrates and replenishes dry and brittle lashes to prevent fallout. High performance natural™Amazonian clay performs all day by absorbing oil to balance mascara and keep product in place for flake-free longer wear. It lends itself to deepen pure color pigments creating a volume-boosting formula with higher intensity and truer pure color. The result is healthier and more voluminous lashes that won’t ever flake or transfer, naturally. After daily wear, lashes are intact, healthier and stronger. This mascara prevents lash loss and promotes lash health.
I really like Tarte’s Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart mascara. It’s a really good mascara for natural looking lashes. The mascara gives enough volume and length to your lashes to make them more noticeable but not overly dramatic. Also, the mascara doesn’t clump, smudge, or flake! It stays on all day and comes off easily when you remove it. I love that it didn’t dry out my lashes. Instead, my lashes felt soft. Overall, even though I liked the mascara, I feel you can find cheaper costing mascaras that work just as well. I couldn’t find a feature of the Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart mascara that stood out to justify the price tag.
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