Before BeneFit They’re Real, there was Too Faced Lash Injection. Touted as the original end-all be-all falsies in a tube, all the hype surrounding Too Faced Lash Injection Extreme Volume Mascara led me to finally join the club and pick it up. So are the raves we heard true? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for. Read on!
packaging: 2.5/5 – The tube itself is a standard-issue mascara tube – what’s interesting is the applicator brush. The brush is huge, widthwise. It’s a fluffy conventional (non-plastic) brush style, but the stiffer bristles seem to help tame my wily lashes somewhat.
I added this category just for this mascara because it made me mad. Don’t get me wrong: the tube is pretty and high-fashionish, shiny black with silver accents and that name-in-lights Max Factor logo. The problem is, they did this thing companies are doing now where they pack the brush outside of the tube, presumably to show off their patent pending iFx brush. Nothing wrong with that – except for that the cheap cardboard casing it comes in makes it difficult to remove the brush without damaging it. I literally bent the brush trying to get it out of the package. Thus, I had to ruin my mascara before I got to use it but after it was unreturnable.
Eh, it lengthened all right. My lashes didn’t climb to new heights, but they got a decent amount of length.
I was admiring the long, defined lashes on one of my coworkers, and I asked her for go-to mascara advice. The word was Lancome, Lancome, Lancome. Enticed, I decided to try this baby myself – I love the long, separated, million-lashes look. This little wonder didn’t disappoint!
Length is definitely this mascara’s greatest asset. My lashes poked my browbone (I love that).
Excellent. This mascara found all of my teeny blond lashes and coated them individually, making them stand out.
Meh. It doesn’t really curl very much, but it doesn’t leave my lashes completely shapeless either. Who needs curl when you’ve got length like this?
My eyelashes looked thin but that’s the look we’re going for here – definition, not big thick clumps. This is about the HD, super-separated look, not the voluminous Katy Perry look.
The verdict: 8/10 – Beautiful length and definition, so if that’s what you’re going for, snag one today.
Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara sells at Amazon.com for $21.00.
Ladies, it is official: I am insane. There is definitive proof that there’s something wrong with me. You see, when most people open a tube of mascara and see a shade of garish pink found only on feather boas, they have no trouble walking away.
Not me! I squeal, “How avant-garde!” and happily truck my finding over to a Kohl’s cashier who is understandably shocked that someone is buying Flirt Big Flirt Thickening Mascara in Fuchsia, of all things. (Incidentally, if you’re a retail associate in either the greater Houston or Phoenix metro areas, we’ve probably already met when I bought something stupid from your store.)