Weekend mascara sightings

Sooo, I was boppin’ around in CVS the other day and saw a mess load of new mascaras. Looks like Maybelline Lash Stiletto has another sibling to add to the bunch.

Oh gosh. I’m not liking it already. Wanna guess why?

Because it has flipping glitter in it! I am just not a fan of these mascaras. While Lash Stiletto Sequins may be all that and a bag of chips, I’ll be in a corner eating hummus and peppers. And staying far away from mascaras that have glitter in them. No ma’am!

And then there’s Rimmel’s newest.

It looks a lot like MAC’s Haute and Naughty. I wasn’t a huge fan of that trend but since I love Rimmel, I’m anxious to give that one a try. Plus I’ve already been getting quite a few requests to review it. 8) . Β And L’Oreal sure knows how to revamp the SAME mascara, don’t they?

If the L’Oreal Voluminous wasn’t enough for you, there was also L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black, L’Oreal Voluminous Naturale, L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes and nooooow, they are taking the original L’Oreal Voluminous and giving it a curved wand.

Whew! Um, okay…we get it, L’O. Voluminous is the best there ever was. And since it’s because its the weekend, I went all out on the nails.

Dare I say it but it’s almost a little TOO much. I think I really prefer just regularly polished nails these days. And maaaaybe a Hello Kitty konad design. I know. I’m such an adult. πŸ˜‰

Enjoy your weekend!

  • I was so utterly unimpressed with Maybelline Lash Stiletto *le sigh* Grant it my lashes are close to non-existent at times but it did absolutely nothing for my lashes. I’m still looking forward to trying L’Oreal Voluminous

  • anhimals

    I don’t know why but I am not a fan of Voluminous. The ones I get are ALWAYS dry and I never get the results like how you describe. I’ve bought it about 4 times now; each time due to how many readers (and you) rave about it so much.

    I am also not a fan of Rimmel because it gives me raccoon eyes – even if I buy the waterproof ones. Waterproof is just harder to take off but give me the same results as a non-waterproof mascara.

    I’ve been dying to find a drugstore brand mascara so it would better fit my budget but I can’t seem to find one. The only mascara that has last the longest is Lancome, but its $26 for a mascara and I am broke! Do you have any suggestions for an oily girl who always get raccoon eyes?

    • indayluvs

      I’ve had the same problem! Tried nearly every drugstore mascara, mostly in water-proof formulas but some regular ones as well. I actually love the effect Voluminous gives my lashes but oh! the smudges, the smudges.. Also tried many higher end mascaras – raccoon eyes FORever! While I’ve never tried any of Lancome’s mascaras I have given nearly every Dior one a try, both regular & waterproof – same difference =(

      I received a sample of Sephora’s Atomic Volume mascara last year and on a lazy day at home decided to give it a try, fully expecting the usual smudging. But after a full day I literally “Whooooped!” when I looked and saw noooooo smudges! None on that day or the next, or the next, or the next.. Since then I’ve been able to do something I’ve never done (successfully) before – wear mascara on my bottom lashes (tear, tear) Hahaha And while it isn’t water-proof, yes, it will last through a tear or two πŸ˜‰

      Just a couple of caveats – it does tend to get clumpy with more than 2 coats and can flake if you try to put additional coats on once it’s dry (like at the end of the day before going out at night). But for me – who cares??? It. Doesn’t. Smudge. Ever.

      I realize everyone’s skin/lashes react differently to products so it may not work as well for you. But from one oily girl (and I’m SUPER oily) to another, I just had to share the one HG item in my fairly large makeup stash. I hope you get a chance to try it out and that it works as well for you as it has for me =)

      • indayluvs

        In my excitement I forgot to mention – all this for around $15!

      • Brittany

        I will so have to add that one to the list. You gave such an awesome review!

        • indayluvs

          You’re the best B! And I love all your FOTDs – keep up the beautiful work!

          • Brittany

            Thank youuuuu!

  • the nails look sooooo pretty, B! I think i might have to do the same look one of these days =)

    • Brittany

      Thanks sis!

  • Najmah

    That carbon black ain’t no joke though. I had a coupon for Loreal and combined it with a store sale to get that mascara and the telescopic mascara for $9. The Telescopic is… interesting. It lengthens like CRAZY but seems to be an odd color.

    The Carbon Black, on the other hand, is KILLER. I’ve been using it side by side with Falsies and sad to say, Falsies can’t hold a candle to it in terms of volumizing and drama. They don’t have it in waterproof and it runs at the first sign of moisture, but man, if they did, I might have the ideal mascara.

    • Brittany

      And I STILL haven’t tried it. I need to jump on that yo.

  • Elizabeth D.

    I’ve seen the Voluminous with a curved wand before, it was actually the first Voluminous “series” I purchased (maybe sometime last year?) at Ulta. At first I didn’t like it, but it was one of those mascaras that grew on to me with a few more uses πŸ˜› I’ve never tried the Lash Stiletto, but I’ve heard good things, so maybe sometime soon…

    I love your blog :)

    • Brittany

      Thanks lovely!