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Mascara Monday: Laura Mercier Faux Lashes mascara

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Man oh man…there are only a few people I need to meet in this world. Queen Latifah and RuPaul top the list but beyond them, I’d love to meet a few great makeup artists. Add Laura Mercier to that list. I love everything about the brand. But then, I would right? It was Laura Mercier’s foundation that brought me out of my “I hate foundation” funk. I guess what I REALLY appreciate about the brand is how they understand that foundations don’t have to come in just 5 shades. Oh. And their mascaras are pretty darn good too.

Price: $24 at Sephora or Sephora.com.
Packaging (brush wand):
3
Overall:
4

What It Claims: “A luxurious, long-wearing mascara created specifically to give eyes the look of false lashes. Formulated with a blend of waxes, not fibers, it delivers an even, glossy finish with buildable volume that lasts for up to 10 hours. This formula is non-drying, non-irritating, fragrance-, transfer- and smudge-free” (source)

The Truth: Wow! This mascara has a nice and rich formula.

What I Loved About It: It really darkened my lashes with only 2 coats.

What I Didn’t Like: The wand is a bit on the large side.

Overall: Faux lashes, uh? Welp. I am of the belief that NO mascara can give you the illusion of false lashes. Unless of course you already have insanely long and thick lashes to begin with. But for the rest of us people with smaller or shorter lashes, finding a mascara that can really volumize AND lengthen to the point that our lashes actually look “faux” is virtually impossible. At least for me. But then again, I tend to take these mascara claims pretty darn literal which makes either makes me seriously naive or a crazed mascara reviewer. And I’ll take that latter. :cool:

Anywho, at first glance, this mascara’s wand scared me a bit. I don’t know why I freak out over these larger wands. I should be used to it, right? The good news is, while the wand is on the larger side, the bristles are stiff and spread out enough to really help you sweep through the lashes.

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I am always more forgiving of a mascara’s huge wand when the bristles are close to perfection. And that was the case with this kid. So yeah, even if you’ve got smaller lashes, this and will still be able to help you sweep through your lashes with ease.

Formula-wise, this mascara has a nice one. The opening of the tube is a bit on the large side so you may have to endure wiping off extra mascara.

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I always hate doing this but it seems to be trend with mascaras with larger wands. I’ve learned to stop complaining about it and just rollllll ‘wit it. Application is easy and I found it to be decent volumizing mascara. I didn’t get much length but I was blown away by the mascara’s richness. More than anything, my lashes just appeared darker and more lush. And that was with just one coat. In fact, I didn’t even feel the need to add more than 2 coats of this mascara because I was just so satisfied with what I saw. The 2 coats I applied didn’t clump and the formula felt lightweight. If you’re a fan of having wispy lashes over hard lashes, you’ll love this mascara. However, the problem with mascaras that don’t harden up is that they tend to dissipate after awhile. Not the case with this baby. Hours later, my mascara’d lashes held up pretty well with no flaking. Win! Can I attest to the glossy like finish? Not so much but that’s okay because glossy lashes freak me out a bit. I am definitely a lover of matte lashes. But overall, it’s a darn good mascara.

 

Bare Lashes



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Lashes after 2 coats


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Do I recommend it?: Yep! If larger wands don’t scare you, this mascara will certainly yield beautiful results.

Anyone else obsessed with Laura Mercier cosmetics the way I am?

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  • http://thescienceofchic.blogspot.com Carly

    That is a gigantic wand! How does it measure up in size to Benefit BADgal?

    • Brittany

      Hmm, good question. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed BADgal but I think that one may be a liiiiittle larger.

  • http://spicedropkisses.blogspot.com/ Adeline

    Oh v nice! Lol and Ru Paul is at the top of my list too! ;D

    • Brittany

      Girl yesssss. I just LOVE the fierceness that is RuPaul!

  • Victoria

    Laura Mercier is one of my favorite brands!

    This looks lush yet natural enough for everyday wear, and I love the packaging!

    • Brittany

      Doesn’t LM rock? It’s definitely one of my favorite brands too.

  • http://www.askmewhats.com Nikki

    This is a super different Christmas for both of us dear B! :) merry merry Christmas :D

    • Brittany

      It sure is, isn’t it? Merry Christmas to you toooooo!

  • http://www.FixaLash.com Tracey L. Sanchez

    I love the fragrance wall plugs. :-)

    Since Fendi is my favorite scent I wish the company would create one, so my home would always smell like the designer’s eau de parfume!

  • cb

    ok B. Laura vs Covergirl Clumps
    which one?
    thanks
    cb

    • Brittany

      That’s a tough one. Both promise to do TWO totally different things. One is higher-end, the other is drugstore. Their wands are different so yeah, it’s hard to compare two veryyyy different mascaras.

  • Pamela

    I am on a neverending quest for the perfect mascara (so glad I’ve found this site!) so this review makes me very excited to try this one! It’s on my list!

    • Brittany

      Woo hoo! Can’t wait to hear what you think about it. :)

  • Rozy

    Have you reviewed Blinc mascara yet?

    • Brittany

      Which one?