April 25, 2011

All About Lashes Part 1: Mascaras

I apologize readers for my absence.  I’ve been totally MIA!  I’ve been super busy and super tired and on top of all of that I wrote a long entry last week while I was super sick and the entry got DELETED!!!! ZOMG!!!!

Anyhow, I’m back, and as I promised last week, I’m writing my blog!!!

I have so many posts in the works, but I wanted to focus on Lashes Lashes Lashes!!!  I have so many things to write.... sooooo instead of doing one super duper long entry, I’ve decided to possibly write  3 to 4 part series.  I think the focus on eyelashes are so in right now.  Top and Bottom Lashes!  It’s all about big dolly eyelashes!

Today I’ll focus on Mascaras. My favorite mascaras & some new mascaras.  And next entry will be on different ways of applying mascaras and curling your eyelashes.

My favorite Mascaras

Christian Dior Show (My Favorite!) $24.50

This has been my FAVORITE FAVORITE Mascaras for as long as I could remember.  I always go out and try different ones, and this has been one staple mascara that I always go back to over and over again.
The black color is amazing.  The brush is so thick and full and applies to your lashes creating long voluminous lashes. 
I have tried both waterproof and regular and I like them both.  Except, if I’m using the regular, I’ll always use a light coat of waterproof of any mascara before applying the Dior Show Mascara since my curls will not uphold any regular mascaras.  My lashes are very limpy…. L
It is a bit pricey, but it’s worth every penny!

Bare Escentuals Buxom (New Mascara I’ve tried) $18

I was playing around at Sephora and discovered this mascara couple months ago.  I luckily didn’t have any mascara on that day, so I got a chance to try it on and I was very impressed.  The brush is rubbery and very flexible with many small bristles.  It’s not waterproof, but the formula is so light and dries so fast that it upholds my limpy lashes a little bit.  And the price is GREAT! $18!
My friend Carol was there and was convinced as well.  Please read her Review here. And check out her website!
I can’t say that I love this more than Christian Dior Show, but if and when I’m going for more of a natural look, I’d definitely grab the Buxom.

Covergirl Lash Blast Waterproof (My Drugstore Brand Favorite!) $6-$8

This is a great drugstore brand.  I’ve always been a fan of Covergirl Mascaras since I was in high school.  It’s super volumizing and lengthening. Love this mascara.   The bristle on this is very similar to the Bare Escentuals Buxom as well.  However, the formula of this mascara is a bit more watery than others.  So becareful when you dip in, make sure you scrape it off on the side.  And it’s also flakeproof, meaning you won’t have mascara flakes under your eyes at the end of the day. J

I’ve tried many primers (you know the white stuff you put on before mascaras), but nothing beats this one.
When I first opened the applicator, I was completely convinced that I have been jipped. Cuz when I opened it, there were white cotton like fibers flying all over the place, and the bristle was completely DRY!!!! I thought the store sold me an old one.  But after researching on the web, I found out that this is the way it’s supposed to be.  The white cotton like substance were fibers. The way you apply this is to apply one coat of a mascara of your choice then dab the fibers on to your wet lashes and apply another coat of your mascara.  The first coat will allow the dry fibers to attach and the second coat will lengthen using the fibers.  This sucker will for sure give you doll like lashes.  The fibers makeup for the length that your lashes don’t have because it allows the fibers to attach to your lashes like an extension for your lashes. You can also repeat the steps if you are not satisfied with the length.  With that said, this will not give you "Natural" looking lashes.  It's meant to give you false like dolly lashes.  Becareful not to let it clump too much.
This is an awesome primer for your mascara, HOWEVER, if you have sensitive eyes, this primer is NOT FOR YOU.  If you are not careful, the fibers can fall into your eyes and can irritate.  THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SENSITIVE EYES OR CONTACT WEARERS.
If you decide to try this, do not try to brush the fibers.  JUST DAB QUICKLY, and the fibers will attach to your lashes.  Also, look down and face downward.  This will minimize the fibers going into your eyes, by closing your lashes a bit and any fibers will fall down instead of falling into your eyes. 

If you have any fabulous mascaras that you like, please let me know, so I can try! :)
Please look for my next post on different ways of applying mascaras and curling your lashes!


  1. I want to try the japanese lash primer. Looks like it'll work well on my straight eye lashes. Darn Asian eye lashes! Why do they have to be so freakin' straight and short?!

  2. Your blogs are awesome! PS: Thx for the shout out. =)