20 July 2015 / lash sensational, makeup, mascara, Maybelline, review
After trying out the Benefit Roller lash sample a couple months back, I recall at the end of my blog post here commenting on how a waterproof formulation would make it the perfect mascara for me so this mascara seems to be the one!
Sorry that I didnt take a picture of the actual wand itself but I would say that it resembles the Roller Lash alot so I'm sure if you google it, alot of images would pop up. I actually didn't get a chance to picture it because of how quickly I used it up and also for reasons that I'm going to talk about later in this post.
I always have positive experience with Maybelline mascaras but I found that this really in my favourite one by far compared with the falsies and rocket volum mascara. Firstly, the wand is very unique and I found that it grabbed my tiny lashes amazingly well. Not only is does it lengthen my lashes, but I found that it held my curls alot longer. The formulation is definitley the most waterproof i've ever tried as it was literally impossible to remove even after using an oil based remover which I'm not too sure whether is a pro or a con. After a long day at work, I feel that this mascara is a hassle to take off and even in the morning, I can see residue of this mascara around my eyes. Really a bulletproof product and ideal for people who has a tendency for products smudging on them.
Despite of all the goodness in this mascara, one thing that I was really dissapointed was the packaging and the poor product distribution. I found that once you pull the mascara wand out, too much of the product is on the wand to the extent that you can see blobs of the mascara on the wand so I had to wipe away excess during each use. The mascara soon became very messy after several use with the accumulation of excess product around the mascara opening which contributes to the fact that the mascara dried up and finished very quickly.
All in all, this is a wonderful mascara and I am already thinking of repurchasing it but I feel that the packaging is the only thing I would complain about as its too messy for my liking and definitley wouldn't look nice in my makeup bag. Great for girls out there with stubborn straight lashes that refuse to hold their curl throughout the day!
Have you tried this mascara?
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Its been a little while since I have purchased any makeup from either of these stores so I was intrigued by the new products and managed to pick up a few things that I have been wanting for quite a while especially the cream pigments from Illamasqua. With my paycheck in place I feel that spending a little on myself really isnt a problem so I made these cheeky purchases which I probably do not really need seein the size of my ever growing collection. Here are my first impressions of them so far after a couple of weeks using these.
Illamasqua cream pigment - Androgen
This is such a pretty colour and I cannot help but remember how much I have lusted over this when their cream pigment was launched. This colour is a soft gentle pink which is easy to work with and suits my skintone very well. I like the idea of the versatility of this product because it can be used on the cheeks or on the lips. Upon using it, i find that it looked beautiful on the cheeks and blended very nicely using my fingers but I would have to recommend giving it a miss for the lips as I found that it emphasised the lines on my lips and it wasn't a great look at all.
Illamasqua cream pigment - Hollow
I think I lack in the whole cream contour department in my makeup collection so I find this to be perfect to buy. The colour is a nice cool toned brown which makes it ideal for contouring purposes. I like to use this with the Illamasqua blush up brush to apply and blend out. I did find that it was quite hard to use and it was quite difficult to blend because the product wasn't as creamy as I would like it to be. Overall I really like this product because of the cool toned nature of it as it is difficult to find a contour shade thats not too warm.
MAC Fix +
This was actually a repurchase as I have forgotten how much I love the MAC fix + ages ago but I have been trying out other setting sprays. I still like the Urban decay all nighter spray but I feel that this one is a bit more moisurising and gives me that extra glow that I want after applying my foundation. Not much to say about this product apart from the fact that it works really well as a moisturising base and great for setting makeup.
MAC lip pencil - Dervish
Since MAC soar is out of stock everywhere I have been, I opted for a similar kind of shade tone which is Dervish. I think I am a little bit more in love with lipliner compared with earlier on in the year. I love how a lipliner can instantly make your lip shade appear more even and gives that clean precise finish. This Dervish lipliner is lovely to use and applies onto the lips like a dream. The shade makes me look more mature and I tend to use this during evening times. A little bit drying which is expected from a lipliner, therefore I sometimes use a balm on top. (On my lips in the photo above)
MAC lipstick - Brave
Another lipstick that I have been lusting over for a while. Going along with the lipliner, I found that this shade went perfectly with Dervish. This is a satin finish which makes it lovely to wear on the lips and not too drying. This shade is gorgeous and sophisticated yet easy to wear and compliments alot of makeup looks. Most of my lipsticks are pink and nude shades so it was nice to try out a lipstick that has more of a brown tone to it and I was pleasantly suprised by how much I liked it. (On my lips in the photo above)
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