Sunday, March 22, 2009

mascara mascara mascara!

i usually don't care much for mascaras because i ALWAYS wear fakies when i got out, but now, i've been on an el naturale phase. i'm on a quest to find the BEST mascara ever and still haven't found one to call my HG (holy grail). maybe there isn't one for my short lashes but i will continue to look until i find one close enough. here are a few that i've tried recently.

Blinc Kiss Me Mascara

blinc's kiss me masara works differently than other mascaras in that it doesn't stick/coat the lashes but it "tubes" the lashes; therefore, removal doesn't involve messy panda eyes. it offers moderate volumnizing and lengthening (i've had better). overall, it's cool to try but not worth repurchasing.

PROS: not very clumpy, doesn't uncurl the lashes to straight pieces of nothing like the other mascaras.
CONS: pieces of the "tube" flake off and may fall into your eyes during the day - very annoying. i could use more volume and length too.

Price: $24.00
Where to Buy:, sephora, and random cosmetic stores
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars (it's OK. it gets 3 for the no-mess cleanup)

L'Oréal voluminous

I decided to try this drugstore-brand mascara out because my sister LOVES it. well, i can't say i LOVE it, but i can't say that i hate it either.

PROS: it definitely volumizes and lengthens, and it's CHEAP! ($7.50 or less)
CONS: very clumpy! i guess if you have a good lash comb, you can comb out all of the clumps. removal is also messy because of the clumps (you have so much mascara on your lashes).

Price: $7.50
Where to Buy: any drug store and almost any market.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Tip: use a good lash brush to remove the clumps after application.

MAC zoom lash

i got suckered into buying this when i was exchanging my eyeshadow base (oh, that reminds me... i need to post a review of eyeshadow bases!). i was told that it was their "best-selling mascara" and that it lengthens and volumizes just like the L'Oréal voluminous (yes, i asked the MA to compare it to the volmuminous and she even told me she used to use it!), but without the clumps. overall impression... it's O-K. i think i will return. =X

PROS: not very clumpy, volumizes and lengthens (however, not impressive).
CONS: completely straigthens your curled lashes! whoa - worse than the voluminous.

$13.00 (not bad)
Where to Buy: you know where
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars
Tip: this mascara might be good if you already have curly lashes (i.e., if you're not asian! lol)


beeyoutiful7 said...

I feel you gurl..
Im still looking for "THE ONE" mascara ..
I swear, I probably have about 30mascaras...and so far? I like the maybelline one. LashBlast...I plan on purchasing shiseido one soon =)

thanks for the review =)

paperdollrevenge said...

Yup that's Leah's first album in the bg. I need to get more J music.

Ahh it is tough searching for "THE ONE" mascara! I've been using Lancome's Virtuose 'cause it really holds curl...but it's waxy so taking it off is messy. used to be a little less than $ it's $24!

By the way, which MAC HK Dazzleglass do you like better, Kitty Kouture or Dazzlepuss?

paperdollrevenge said...

P.S. Your new header image is so cute...totally resembles you!

Cathy said...

Thanks so much for following and dropping by!!!

I actually don't like Lash Stiletto =S I really want to love it after hearing raves and raves on it... but I kinda hate it... I gave it another go the other day... I'll do a review on it later.

My favourite volumnizing mascara is Voluminous... but I don't find it clumpy...
For lengthening... it'll have to be Majolica Majorca's mascara!

Anonymous said...

yes, volumonus mascara is the best! its not THAT clumpy!