Mascara Monday (The 100th): Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara

Some little girls want to be ballerinas when they grow up. Others CEO’s, veterinarians, award winner authors, scientists and fashion designers. And some…mascara reviewers. Granted I wasn’t a 7-year old desiring to review 100 mascaras but alas, here I am. Debuting Clumps of Mascara’s 100th mascara review.

I’ll save my Oprah-like speech for the week-long celebration (with giveaways galore). In the meantime…check this kid out:

Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara

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Mascara Monday: L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes mascara

L’Oreal’s newest mascara has hit the scene and I can’t even begin to tell y’all how many emails I got about it. You must trust me, darlings. If you see that a new mascara has hit the scene and I have yet to review, trust and believe that a review is in the works. I be on it, mannnn.

Okay, let’s get serious. While I’ve always been a fan of L’Oreal Voluminous (I think it’s better than DiorShow), I didn’t think that L’Oreal could tweak it to make it any better. Unless, of course they changed the formula to make it less thick. Which, of course, would mean…lesser or no chances of clumping.

The mascara crew at L’Oreal listened to my inner thoughts and viola—Million Lashes was born. Is it a winner?

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

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Mascara Monday: YSL Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes

Clumps readers are pretty funny. Some of them are annoyed to bits when I review pricey mascaras. The fact is, to be an adequate resource for mascara lovers, I think I HAVE to review all kinds of mascaras. While some of us don’t want to spend over $7 on a tube, there are other ladies, that would rather use luxury brands. And I think that’s perfectly fine! As Mama Clumps, “Do what yo can afford.” Yves Saint Laurent is one brand that I WISH I could dive into more. y wallet simply won’t allow me. But after reviewing YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils, I was hooked. Can Singulier Exaggerated Lashes do the same thing?

YSL Mascara Singulier Exaggerated Lashes

Mascara Monday: MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

You know what?  MAC Cosmetics gets an enormous fist from me. This mascara was listed on their website for months before it was released in store. No bueno for a mascara fiend like myself. Of course I could have ordered it online but who wants to wait THAT long? Well here we are, darlings….was this mascara worth the wait?
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash

Mascara Monday: Clinique High Lengths mascara

As we get closer to the 100th mascara, I’ve been trying to crank out the most requested mascaras. Clinique’s High Lengths has been on that list forever. Think it measures up?

Clinique High Lengths mascara
Price: 3 out of 5 ($14)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What it claims: 
Stretch limp, lifeless lashes to lengths beyond your wildest expectations. And wow – eyes look noticeably wider, fully energized. Our curved, fine-toothed comb finds the tiniest lashes and brings them out of hiding. Ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for sensitive eyes. (source)
The truth: That wand is the best!
What I loved about it: Check this out…

This wand is absolutely perfect for separating and lengthening. Loves it!
What I didn’t like: I would have liked a little more volume but I was so impressed with the wand that this little flaw didn’t really bug me.
Overall: We all know how much I LOVE mascaras with comb wands. From Maybelline Lash Stylist (RIP) to Rimmel Lash Maxxx, I just adore the separating power that the they provide. High Lengths is no different. If you have wonky go everywhere with no direction kind of lashes (ahem…me), this would be a great mascara for you. If for no other reason than to ‘train’ your lashes. I find that regularly using mascara wands with combs can really get those lashes to act right…with prolonged use, of course.

As far as the formula of the mascara, it’s good. Not good great but good okay. I wish I could have gotten a little more volume but it just wasn’t there. I did get a good amount of length though. But still…not as much as I expected. I think you’ll get more if you wiggle through the lashes and hold before applying each coat.

And as far as coats….2 should suffice with this kid. More will send you straight to Clumps City.

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 1 Coat

Lashes with 2 Coats

Mascara from a distance

Some perks about this mascara? It is allergy tested, 100% fragrance free and doesn’t smudge. I mean, at all. Although it did great in the Florida humidity, I would love to see a waterproof version of this mascara. Or even a clear one. Oh the possibilities! 

Would I recommend it?: I do. If for no other reason than the wand’s awesomeness. I think it’ll suit ladies with wonky lashes that need a bit of length and volume just fine.
And lovers of Clinique High Lengths? 

A crazed mascara reviewer,

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.

Mascara Monday: Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara

Okay, I’ll be honest…I’ve never been an enormous fan of higher priced mascaras. Or higher priced cosmetics, for that matter. Sure I’ll spend my life savings on skin care products (I jest…kinda), but spending a ton of money on items that need to be thrown away, like mascaras, have never been my style.

Buuuut, I’d be a fool to not review them for y’all. And soooo, for my girls who love the super luxurious mascaras, this review is for you! 

Dior DiorShow Extase mascara

Price: 1 out of 5 ($28 from Sephora)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What it claims: 
DiorShow Extase provides built-in treatment benefits and high-impact lashes in a single stroke! The spherical-shaped Black Pearl Pigments create a 3D volume effect and the exclusive Metamorphosis Powders expand in size by up to 50% after application. Also, SR38 Patented Ceramid brings additional care, reconstructing damaged lashes and promoting stronger and fuller lashes. (source)
The truth: I’m not a diggin’ it. 
What I loved about it: The wand is pretty groovy. I wiped off all of the mascara to display it in all of its essence.

However even with those curvy grooves, it doesn’t enhance the mascara application in any way. It just looks cool. 

What I didn’t like: It was super thick and didn’t give me enough volume..
Overall: Okay, let’s face it…I’m just not a fan of Dior mascaras. I’ve reviewed 3 of them and not one has left me mega impressed. Not even DiorShow. The formula for this kid was just TOO thick. Granted, I know that it is a volume mascara but I found it go on way too thick–even with just one coat. I mean, just look how thick it looks coming straight out of the tube.

Very unpleasant. It is also pretty smudge-y. Meaning if you drop a tear, splash some water near your eyes or sweat a bit, the mascara is coming right off. More so than other non-waterproof mascaras. I’d deal with the all of the flaws if the mascara gave me enough volume. But it doesn’t. Not at all.

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 1 Coat

Lashes with 2 Coats

Lashes with 3 Coats

Mascara from a distance

 While it performs well up close, it looks average from a distance. And for $28, I need more than average, son! And also tends to loose its lifting power after an hour or so. In fact, a friend of mine asked me if I was even wearing mascara on one of the days I wore Extase. Um…..#fail

I don’t know if it was me or the brush but man, I had such a hard time NOT getting it all over my lids.

Would I recommend it?: It isn’t the best for me but I could see this being a rockin’ mascara for ladies who already have thick and lush lashes.
Have y’all tried Dior’s Extase? What did you think?

A crazed mascara reviewer,

Mascara Monday: Wet ‘N Wild MegaPlump mascara

Well, well, well…look what we have here. The last time Wet ‘N Wild and I tangoed in the mascara department, it wasn’t very nice. I was not the biggest fan of Wet ‘N Wild’s MegaVolume mascara. In fact, it got the lowest rating in Clumps of Mascara history. Think her sister can win me back?

Wet ‘N Wild MegaPlump mascara

Price: 5 out of 5 
Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What it claims: 
From the packaging, which doesn’t say much.

The truth: Have you ever heard that saying, “You get what you pay for?” Uh…it’s pretty much true. 
What I loved about it: Check this out…

Errr, disregard by purchasing of a lollipop (I HAD to have it) but not only did I get the mascara for mega cheap but I had a coupon too. Oh…yeah!
What I didn’t like: The formula was extra thick. And I didn’t like this part…

Overall: Well the good news is that MegaPlump was nowhere near as horrific as MegaVolume. While the formula was pretty thick, applying it wasn’t too much of a challenge. The wand is okay.

It met my expectations as I didn’t expect anything super fancy. Mind if I’m honest? Everything about the mascara feels cheap. From the packaging not giving a lick of details, instructions or showing a picture of the wand, to the actual feel of the mascara in my head. It just didn’t feel sturdy. It reminded me of those “Let’s play make-up kits” that little girls had. Granted, I grew up this sisters but we weren’t THAT girly.
I know I shouldn’t complain as the mascara only cost me a little over $3 but still.

It didn’t seem to last long. A few minutes after application, it was gone with the wind. Exactly how that happened, I don’t know. I just know one minute I had decent volume and the next it was gone.

The volume that the mascara does provide is actually pretty good. My lashes were coated evenly without much clumping. The wand allowed me to separate my lashes with ease while wiggling from root to tip. One coat was great while a second coat really turned things up a notch. Very impressive! But the fact that it seemed to dissolve into thin air within minutes was just sad. Real sad.

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 1 Coat

Lashes with 2 Coats

Would I recommend it?: I wouldn’t. It’s just not a good quality mascara. Can it get the job done? Sure. But will it stick around for lunch time and a 4pm meeting? Nope!
Have you tried any Wet ‘N Wild mascaras lately? Is it just me or have you had good experiences with them?

A crazed mascara reviewer,