Monday, November 14, 2011

Mascara Mania

First things first, I just want to apologize for the lack of posts (but who's reading? lol). Honestly, I've just been busy slash lazy. Not going to lie! However, I do have some good news. I recently applied to two Spring graphic design internships (Inked and Seventeen). Inked gave me an almost immediate response to set up an interview, which will be on Wednesday. I didn't really have much hope for Seventeen because I know they get thousands of applications, so I've kind of just focused on smaller publications to try and build my way up. Then suddenly, I saw a response in my gmail account earlier this afternoon! Apparently, after going through all the Spring applicants, I was one of the top 10 candidates! Needless to say, I freaked out. Interview is on Friday :) Wish me luck!

Now back to beauty. As of late, my skin has gotten much better than it was before and I am so thankful about it. In celebration I've started using tinted moisturizers for lighter coverage, rather than my army of foundations. It's definitely a very glorious feeling. Along with that, I'm going through a mascara phase! For the longest time a. Cover Girl's Lash Blast Volume Waterproof has been my staple mascara. It lifts, it curls and it doesn't transfer! What more can a girl want? Before Cover Girl, I had the hots for c. DiorShow, but with such a high price tag, a girl just can't commit. Then, I met b. L'oreal Million Lashes Waterproof... and goddamn I was in love! It's much more dramatic and a tad bit heavier than Cover Girl. At the beginning, it gave me spidery lashes on occasion. But we're through with our rough patch now! I tend to like mascaras more after they've dried out a bit. I tried wearing Cover Girl first and adding L'oreal after, and man does it look good! (I've also tried Cover Girl Lash Blast Luxe (red) and Fusion (purple) and I do not suggest either).

Many friends of mine have raved about d. Bare Escentuals' Flawless Definition Mascara and I can sort of see where they're coming from. In my experience, this mascara does not clump and is very smooth when applied. Unfortunately, my Asian lashes do not stay lifted and look rather sparse with this on. No volume for me whatsoever. I do like this for my bottom lashes though. Another mascara that many people seem to love is e. L'oreal Voluminous Mascara. Personally, I thought it was too inky and wet; therefore, it made my lashes heavy causing whatever curl I had to droop. Not a fan. Lastly, I purchased f. L'oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara after reading about how much Vivianna from Vivianna Does Makeup loved it. I don't think her's is the Carbon Black version though. It's brush is quite similar to Bare Escentual's. I thought the formula was a tinsy bit thicker than BE's and much inkier. One coat is usually enough, otherwise it'll take forever to dry. This also does absolutely nothing for me.

Another mascara that I dislike is Maybelline Great Lash. Complete waste of money!

Let me know what your favorite and least favorite mascaras are :)

1 comment:

  1. DiorShow is expensive, isn't it! But everyone seems to have one and rave on about it! I tried it and had to return mine because it seems the product was mostly dried up =(

    It didn't really work for me though. Million Lashes sounds promising! Definitely going to look into that one!