Category Archives: Mascara Reviews

Eye Makeup Review: Almay Intense I-Color Mascara

Makeup Review Almay Intense I-Color Mascara Blonde Model Blue MakeupSo I’ve had two colored mascaras run-ins: one pink and horrifying, and one blue and mediocre. Still, you guys know I can’t resist colorful and slightly drag-queeny makeup, so I haven’t given up on my search for a decent-looking one. Almay’s Intense I-Color line holds several options, but I picked the shade in Play Up the Green, for green eyes!

“But Cailin, I thought you had blue eyes!” you’re thinking. “Has it all been a lie?” Yes, my silly readers, I have blue eyes, but I’ll wear anything once, and I’m always attracted to colors made for green eyes for some reason.

I remembered my previous experiences and decided I should try to strike a balance between intensity and wearability. I thought purple was the obvious choice – playful enough to be fun and avant-garde, yet dark enough to not make you look like a Dolce & Gabbana ad. Still, I was too gun-shy to sample the real purple and opted for “Raisin Quartz”, a warm maroon shade somewhere between brown and purple.

As always, the result wasn’t the overflowing fountain of fabulosity I’d hoped for. The color was, again, a little vanilla, and the mascara didn’t lengthen as much as I like. Still, it’s creative enough and encourages girls to play with their makeup.

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Maybelline XXL Curl Power Volume Length Mascara Adriana Lima Feature

Maybelline XXL Curl Power Volume+Length Mascara

Maybelline XXL Curl Power Volume Length Mascara Adriana LimaI got a Maybelline coupon from CVS, so I decided to try out the XXL Curl Power mascara. It’s one of those double-sided numbers: one end is used to prime the lashes, and the other is your typical mascara.

I have a theory that mascaras with the white primer for “volume” are psychological: you coat your lashes in white color, and then must continue to apply mascara until all the white is covered so you don’t look like Ziggy Stardust. Then, because you’ve put in more than your usual lazy one-coat effort, voila! Your lashes are more voluminous. Unfortunately for Maybelline, I normally apply about twelve coats, so I’m onto their game.

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Eye Makeup Review LOreal HIP High Drama Mascara Beyonce Knowles Feature

Eye Makeup Review: L’Oreal HIP High Drama Mascara

Eye Makeup Review LOreal HIP High Drama Mascara Beyonce KnowlesI’ve been dying to get some products from the H.I.P. High Intensity Pigments line from Loreal, and I’ve been told that using a mascara with blue in it can help bring out blue eyes. (BeneFit Badgal Blue started the craze.) This mascara comes in Blue Black, which I figured would be more sensible than electric blue and the like. (I had a bad experience with pink mascara once – never again.)

The mascara came in a brown tube. Although this may be nitpicky of me, I’d prefer the container for a blue-black mascara to be blue, black, or some combination thereof, not brown. It’s kind of misleading since the makeup junkie in me who loves intense eyes runs screaming away from brown mascara. (We’re all told when we’re young that brown is the only mascara color to wear that won’t make you look like a prostitute. Lies! Go black, ladies!)

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Eye Makeup Review Diorshow Mascara Natalie Portman

Eye Makeup Review: Dior Diorshow Mascara

Eye Makeup Review Diorshow Mascara Natalie Portman

Eye Makeup Review Diorshow MascaraSo you’ll probably learn that as far as cosmetics go, I love Dior. (J’adore Dior! Heh.) And Diorshow Mascara is no exception. I use Black #090, and it is fantastic. It has a classic thick, lush brush, but is surprisingly soft to the touch. This mascara will give your lashes fullness like never before, and there are no clumps in sight.

Diorshow’s only flaw is that it doesn’t separate, so I prefer to use a comb mascara first and then topcoat with this. Your lashes will look longer and more voluptuous than they ever have. I’ve seen many mascaras claim to give the appearance of false lashes, but this one comes the closest I’ve seen yet, and it even seems to curl as well.

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