Mascara Monday: Lancôme HYPNÔSE Doll Lashes mascara

Yay! Lancôme has a new mascara. It’s been a while since we’ve seen one from one of my favorite high-end mascara brands. This mascara promises to give flirty doll-like lashes with its paraben-free formula. I know, right? Who knew Lancôme had a paraben-free mascara? Woo hoo!

 

Price: $25 at Sephora stores and Sephora.com
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5

What It Claims: Per Sephora.com

This mascara helps create Lancôme’s most flirtatious lash look. A new, unique, cone-shaped brush provides an extremely smooth application, precisely defining even your hard-to-reach corners and lower lashes. This expert formula lifts and thickens every single lash without weighing it down. (source)

The Truth: Totally loving this one!

What I Loved About It: The wand is pretty epic. We haven’t seen one like this before. The cone-shape makes it super easy to get those corners and apply on the bottom lashes.

What I Didn’t Like: The formula didn’t seem to be as long lasting as other Lancôme mascaras.

Overall: One of the most common questions I get when it comes to Lancôme mascaras is “How does X-Lancôme mascara compare to Y-Lancôme?” Wanna know the truth? I can hardly remember Lancôme Définicils Precious Cells  from Lancôme Oscillation Intensity. Having reviewed more than 100 mascara, I tend to forget the pros and cons of many mascaras. In fact, most times, I have to search through the Mascara Bin to remember my own experiences with a mascara.Crazy, uh?

Anywhoovers , can we really talk about what surprised me most about this mascara? The fact that is comes without so many bad stuffs.

 

 

Really Lancôme? I’m not complaining but I didn’t think you had it in you. It’s hard to find a higher-end brand that omits parbens and synthetic dyes and fragrances. I’m elated! Lancôme won even more cool points with me. And it doesn’t hurt that the mascara isn’t too shabby either. I found the formula to be a little on the thick side but nothing too outrageous. I had such a fun time using the wand. It really made getting into the corners a breeze. While I am usually a 2-coat mascara applier, I pushed it to the limit and applied 3 coats. And I didn’t run into any clumps either. The formula got a little wonky but with slow and smooth strokes, you can really bring out your lashes on 3 coats. The only thing that stopped this mascara from receiving 5 out of 5 marks is because it doesn’t hold up as well as I would like it to. Granted, it’s not a waterproof mascara so it’s not its job to last for hours on end but still…

 

Bare Lashes

 


Lashes with 2 Coats of mascara


Do I recommend it?: Sure! Lancôme mascaras are on the pricey side but if you’re a higher-end lovin’ gal ,I think you’ll love this one.

Hey Lancôme lovers, have you tried this mascara yet?

 

Happy 40th Birthday, Great Lash mascara!

 

This is a very special Mascara Monday. Today I’ll be honoring one of the most iconic mascaras on the market…Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara! Fan or not, you simply can’t deny the impact that this mascara has made all over the world. From makeup newbies to makeup artists and professionals, we can all identify the pink and green tube of awesomeness.

In honor of Great Lash’s 40th birthday, Maybelline has teamed up with Target to release 3 limited edition tubes designed by some of our favorite designers. Max Azira, Tracy Reese and Vivienne Tam have given Great Lash 3 stunning facelifts.

 

And don’t you dare ask me to choose which one I love the most. I simply can’t, darlings.

This Limited Edition collection will only be available at Target and Target.com for a short time. The mascara lover that is me is so glad to have a piece of history. I mean think about it…Great Lash gave birth to the best Maybelline mascaras. From Lash Stylist to The Falsies, Lash Stiletto and the Asian Exclusive Hello Kitty Cat Eyes mascara, when it comes to mascaras, Maybelline does it best. I’ve reviewed almost 20 Maybelline mascaras for a reason. 8)

Rock on, Maybelline Great Lash. This beauty blogger loves ya. Oh! And did you join the Maybelline Twitter party last night?

If not, you totally missed out, girlfriend. Hundreds and hundreds of tweets were flying from men and women all over the world showing their love for Great Lash. Twas a beautiful thing. I can only hope that Maybelline does more Twitter parties. If you plan on snagging those Limited Edition tubes, do so quickly because once they’re gone….they’re gone.

Loves you lot, Maybelline! Keep on bringing us the best of the best of mascaras.

Mascara Monday: Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof mascara

Ahhh yesss, what beach babe doesn’t need a good waterproof mascara? Here’s the thing…I don’t actually WEAR mascara when I’m going to the beach. But if I’ve been out and about all day and then head to the pool or beach, a waterproof mascara is totally ideal. They are also fantastic for ladies with allergies, heavy sweaty Betty’s (like me) and anyone who wants a mascara that will last all day.

This isn’t the first time Urban Decay has done a waterproof mascara. But this is the first time I’ve really been excited about one. I mean…ULTRA waterproof? That just sounds cool, uh?

Price: $20 at Sephora stores and Sephora.com
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What It Claims: Per Sephora.com

Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara’s light gel formula has been rigorously field-tested in the ocean as well as the sweat-drenched gym. The exclusive Japanese formula refuses to budge. A special microcrystalline wax works with the dense, fuzzy brush to increase seductive length and volume, without ever flaking off and compromising your lashes’ natural feathery texture. Mermaids can now sing their siren songs with abandon, and high maintenance types can cry all they want. (source)


The Truth: I totally love that Urban Decay used “mermaid” in describing how awesome the mascara is. Ha!!

What I Loved About It: It has a very cool wand. VERY cool. And if you look closely, you’ll notice that it is indeed a fiber mascara.

What I Didn’t Like: It really wasn’t all that ultra. Waterproof? Sure. Ultra? Meh. And I would have loved more volume. But you knew I would say that, uh?

Overall: I’m not sure what I expected when I first tried this mascara. When I review waterproof mascaras, I put them under quite a bit of scrutiny. They not only have to be awesome when it comes to not budging a bit when it comes in contact with water, sweat or humidity, but they must also provide a good amount of volume. I mean, what’s the point of a rocking mascara if it doesn’t really LOOK like I have on mascara? Know what I mean? That said, Cannonball is just okay. I didn’t find it to be terribly volumizing and while it did okay while splashing at the beach, I noticed that it began flaking a bit after awhile. Womp. That sucks. I expected more. The “Lashes after 2 Coats” picture shows a bit of flakiness I got hours after applying the mascara. It wasn’t a complete bust because I still have some mascara on the lashes. But not enough that satisfies the “I need big lashes” monster inside of me.

Bare Lashes

 


Lashes with 2 Coats of mascara

 

Do I recommend it?: If you’re in the mood to try something new, give it a whirl. But if you’re a “I need super volumized lashes” kind of gal, this mascara ain’t the one for you.

But I can’t help but love the name. I love Urban Decay and their unique product names.

Have you tried this mascara yet? Whatcha think?

 

Mascara Monday: COVERGIRL Lash Perfection mascara

Wow wow wow, looks like COVERGIRL is hitting us with not one but TWO new mascaras this summer season. These brands crack me up. They’ll be quiet for months on the mascara front and within month they’ll start releasing a bunch at a time. Not that I’m complaining but it doesn’t make me chuckle a bit.

Word on the beauty bloggin’ street (because you don’t know there’s a street, right? ;) ) is that Lash Perfection is supposed to be a lot like Max Factor’s Volume Couture mascara; which, by the way, was one of my FAVORITE mascaras of all time. When Max Factor left the States so did my ability to purchase them. Needless to say I was super excited to try Lash Perfection. Is it like my beloved Volume Couture mascara?

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Mascara Monday: Maybelline the Falsies Black Drama vs. Maybelline the Falsies Flared mascaras

I’m working on getting the formal review up but in the meantime, check out my video review comparing the two here.

Which one are you lovin’ the most?

[NOTE: Clumps has been a little buggy and I’m working on getting the kinks out. Thanks for the tweets and emails letting me know my e-baby is actin’ a hot mess.] 8)

Mascara Monday: Essence Mania Carbon Black mascara

Have y’all ever heard of the brand Essence? They’ve been on my radar for about a year or so and I am just now beginning to dabble in some of their products. So far I’m pretty impressed. Especially with the price tag of most of their products being under $5. Their mascaras aren’t any different. Just how good can a mascara retailed around $3 be? Let’s seeee….

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Mascara Monday: Lancome Oscillation Intensity

It’s a well known Clumps of Mascara fact that I am a HUGE fan of Lancôme’s mascara. Virtually every one I’ve tried has been up to par. I haven’t come across one that I wouldn’t recommend. I was super excited that they came out with another vibrating mascara. For a while, I thought the vibrating mascara trend had slowly faded away. But I’m glad to see that Lancôme is showing that there IS a place for them.  Let’s see how Ôscilliation Intensity did…

 

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