Eyeliner Face-off!!

It’s that time again!!

Once upon a time here at Clumps of Mascara I had an eyeliner face-off. That’s right. I rounded up a few of my favorite eyeliners; both drugstore and higher end put them to the test to see which ones were the most durable.

Because you know they ALL claim to be smudge-proof and waterproof. Yeah yeah…

“That’s what they all saaay!”

I decided to do another face-off. I have six teams this time around.

Meet the teams!

(from left to right)
Team N.Y.C. Waterproof eyeliner pencil (sky high)
Team Maybelline Unstoppable (onyx)
Team Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye pencil (jet black)
Team Tarte Emphas Eyes high definition eye pencil (green)
Team Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencils (covet)
Team MAC Pearlglide eye liner (rave)

Choose who you think we will now and see if you are right!

I took the liners through Three Rounds. Round I was Durability. I used them on the back side of one hand and left them there for a good 5 hours. Which liners made it the first round?

Team Maybelline and Team Tarte aren’t doing so hot this go round. Round II is the wet test. Which liners can last being submerged under water for a few seconds?

Team Rimmel is slowly sliding away this go round. Looks like Team N.Y.C., Urban Decay and MAC are holdin’ on! But will they last the final test? The ultimate tri-swatch test? I rubbed my fingers vigorously over the liners. You would never do this in real life but if the liners can stand up to this, they will really last on your eyes.

Would you have thought that Team N.Y.C. would win? Look how vibrant that blue is? Team Urb Dec and Team MAC didn’t do so bad either.

Can’t judge the liner by the price. For under $5 N.Y.C. really surprised me!

Rock on, N.Y.C. Cosmetics!

What are some of your favorite liners?

Tell me!

Urban Decay 24/7 Travel Eye Pencil sets only $13.99!!!!

Woo hooo! That’s right! Each of these sets are only $13.99 each. I have previously owned both and they are all running out quickly. I am so glad this sale came around at this time. UD’s liners are my absolute favorite! What Urban Decay says about them:

“For these 24/7 Pencil sets, “Best Selling” is an understatement! Full of bright tropical hues, the VIP set is back by popular demand. And, making its debut, the new Velvet Rope set features neutral shades that look amazing on anyone. Each Pencil is a slick travel size, making it easy to stash anywhere. Created with 50% moisturizing ingredients, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are creamy, blendable, and waterproof.

Packaged together against a mirrored backdrop, the dazzling shades of our 24/7 Pencils speak to everyone’s inner party girl: the woman who wants and needs an Eye Pencil that lasts all night (and even into the morning!)

Tips: Both sets include the #1 best-selling black Eye Pencil, Zero.
Fill Weight: 5 x 0.8g e 5 x 0.03 US oz


Price: $13.99
(Valued at $53.00!)

Oh yes, girls. Snag these now! Are you going to take the plunge too? Click here to purchase.

Added link to Urban Decay!

Mascara Application 101

Hi family!!

I hope you all had wonderful weekends. Mine was spent in NYC and I am rather exhausted. But for good reasons. I can’t wait to share all of my discoveries with y’all.

But on to a new addition in the Mascara Bin. This post and the video in it will be a staple in the Mascara Bin and it was also be available for view in the Newbie News tab. I get a ton of emails a week about mascara application. Or what kind of mascaras work for certain lids. I think I’ve covered everything this video. In case you can’t watch it right away, check out some of the tips I went over.

1) It is okay to use more than one mascara at a time.

2) It is okay to use a different mascara wand with a different mascara. However, when you do use this, be sure to sterilize!

3) Purchase mascaras according to the look you are trying to achieve. Desirous of fuller lashes? Purchase a volumizing mascara.

….I mention a lot more!

If you have tips, suggestions or other questions about mascara application, leave them in this post. You may help someone else out!


Clumps heads back to NYC!

That’s right! 2 months ago I brought you the amazing-ness that was the Makeup Show NYC. This time around I plan on getting in a little shopping, being a tourist and linking up with my beauty bloggin’ sisters.

As a matter of fact, we’re having a party this Saturday! If you are a beauty or fashion blogger, we would love to see you there! Are you a Clumps of Mascara reader in the New York area and want to shoot the breeze with me and other lovely ladies, please come out!

You can view the e-vite and RSVP here:


I am crazy excited! I will be mobile blogging and tweeting a ton of photos of all things beauty and NYC. If there is anything special you would like for me to keep an eye out on, let me know.

Happy weekend, my lovelies!

Brittany Thomas
Clumps of Mascara, Founder and Editor-In-Chief

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Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect

Every now and then I like to purchase products that I know are a bit out of my budget. Just to see how they compare to my favorite drugstore lines.

See, I love higher-end products but let’s be honest…..a lot of drugstore products can knock higher-end brands out of the water. And I ain’t afraid to admit it.

Take one of Dior’s glosses as an example…

Wait—how dope is the packaging? It changes colors. Watch this.

Now it’s blue! Fierceness!

I’m not going to pretend like the gloss isn’t gorgeous because it is…

Another 398 points for awesome packaging. But as far as appearance on the lips…

Eh. $25.50 is a lot for a gloss and I really expected more. I knew this would happen. You can never go wrong with…

NYC glosses. This one in Cherrywood is under $2 and gives me a similar long-lasting shine.

That’s my “Ain’t that some bull?” look.

The verdict. Dior’s Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect lippies have beautiful packaging.

The end!!

Anyone try and glosses from Dior? Would you? Could you? Is $25 not insanely steep for a gloss? What say you?!

Let It Clump: I Am Not My Hair

Hello Clumpers it’s Tamar binging you another fun edition of Let It Clump! This series is where we stop talking about make-up to explore other areas of beauty and beyond. That’s anything! Nails, hair, fashion, jacked up love lives..anything! Any suggestions? Let me know at Tamarforclumps@gmail.com

Today I’m talking about HAIR! We all have our days right? When we don’t know what to do or how to do it. But then there are those days where your hair is banging and you feel on top of the world. I have been so caught up in hair the past few years its gotten ridiculous. You name it, I’ve had it! Take a look:

So what are some of your GOOD or BAD hair days/weeks/months/?

Sales & Spotlights: 7/19/09 REWIND!

In case you missed it I am re-posting the post in which I talked about a few sales and giveaways going on in the beauty world. Look around and shop around! Let me know if you snag anything!


Kiss & Tell with Purple Lab
*click the photo to
head to the site*

Pick the shade that represents your personality — vote, review, and share!

The Grand Prize will win a trip to NYC with a friend for a tour of inspirations that inspired the glosses’ names! We have delicious prizing for the most “viral,” runner-up, and random winners throughout!

This is SUPER awesome. If you submit an entry, let me know!


Sally Hansen-HD High Definition
Nail Color Sweepstakes

High Definition is the new standard for visual and audio entertainment. Now Sally Hansen translates this unrivaled clarity and brilliance into nail color!

Enter Sally Hansen’s High Definition Nail Color Sweepstakes!

July 8, 2009 – September 15, 2009

Sweepstakes Prizes

* One Grand Prize winner will receive a 32inch HD TV
* Three 1st Prize winners will receive an iPod Nano
(in high definition colors)
* Ten weekly winners receive a Sally Hansen gift bag

Enter HERE!!!


This Week’s Sales at Walgreens

  • Get 2nd free on L’Oreal mascaras. So if you buy L’Oreal’s Voluminous, you can get either the Double Extend or Extra Volume Collagen for FREE! I have reviewed all 3.
  • Sally Hansen’s Lip, Just Feet, Max Growth or Diamond Strength Nail color are all 40% off!
  • Get 2nd FREE when you buy one Neutrogena lip or eye product. I highly recommend the Healthy Volume mascara.
  • Buy 1, get 1 FREE on any Wet ‘N Wild product. Check out the lippies and polishes. HOT!


This Week’s Sales at CVS

  • (with card) All Maybelline foundation, powder, blush, concealer and mascaras are Buy 1, get 1 free. Woo hoo!! You can rack up on my favorite Maybelline mascaras.
  • (with card) Sally Hansen nail colors are Buy 1, Get 1 50% off…go and snag some of those gorgeous HD nail colors!
  • (with card) Milani Lip and nail colors are buy 1, get one 1 50% off.
  • (with card) L’Oreal’s Extra-Volume collagen mascara is $5.99.
  • (with card) Revlon’s lip products are buy 1, get 1 free.


Clumps on Facebook

I’m finally gettin’ re-hip to Facebook. I was active on FB back when it was called TheFacebook. Back when it was simple. Now it’s just TOO MUCH. But I managed to start up a fan page. Join it!! I will be having Facebook exclusive giveaways–much like my YouTube exclusive giveaways. Want to add me as a friend? Click here.


Target stores have L’Oreal Voluminous for only $3.99!! This is a limited time sale in celebration of L’Oreal’s 100th birthday. What a steal! I scooped one up for a YouTube giveaway. If any of my International ladies are having a hard time finding this mascara, email me. 😉

If you know of any other sales or running sweepstakes, let me know!

Happy shoppin’ and enjoy what’s left of the weekend!