It is said that our eyes are the ‘windows to our soul’. If you believe that, and I do, then we want to make them stand out and look their best.
For me, mascara really brings out my eyes – I have short, light coloured, stumpy lashes and so I need the assistance of a great mascara to lengthen those puppies. Here are some mascaras that I have recently tried:
Brand: Avon Product:
Uplifting MascaraDescription: Revolutionary ‘flex-extend’ brush that bends to the perfect angle, allowing you to hold and lift lashes for dramatic results. Provides 75% more length and 100% more lift.
Black, Brown, Black/Brown and NavyPrice:
$9.99CADWhere to buy:
Your Avon representative and onlineOverall:
Available in Canada October 2007. This brush really does bend! I was scared that I was going to snap it off – but no it’s still bending. Lashes look natural but have amazing length to them.Would I buy?
Yes most definitely. And with the price being so reasonable I can buy all the colours!
Brand: Besame CosmeticsProduct:
Sculpture LashDescription: A conditioning film for maximum curl, leaving lashes soft and supple, never stiff.· Silicone polymers to lengthen and thicken lashes for a full and natural look.· Pro-vitamin B5 and Keratin to moisturize the lashes.· Rosea Root Extract with anti-aging compounds to strengthen the lashes and hair shaft.· A fixing film that forms an ultra-luxurious water-resistant coating on lashes.
$26USDWhere to buy:
Vancouver Holt Renfrew, Henri Bendel and onlineOverall:
I tried the black and it looked great on and felt good. I am not sure if it was me but I had smudges under my eye at the end of the day. I tried it a couple of days and same thing happened.Would I buy?
I’d try the plum and see if the same thing happens
Brand: Borghese Product:
SuperioreDescription: Infused with a built-in, silk-powder foundation for superior wear, delicate lashes are coddled in natural conditioners while providing smudge-proof, flake-proof coverage. Enriched with Acqua di Vita ‘Living Water’ complex for stronger, more luxurious lashes. Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes.Colours:
$18USDWhere to buy:
Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Dillards, The Shopping Channel and onlineOverall:
I tried the brown. Colour was natural and lashes looked full and long. Product lasted all day without flaking or smudging. Slight chemical smell to product. Would buy this mascara.Would I buy?
Yes, but it is currently only available in Canada on TSC so far.
Brand: Benefit Cosmetics
This deep-blue-violet mascara makes eyes whiter and brighter: blue appear more blue; brown eyes more golden; and hazel eyes more lush green.Colours:
Blue (also comes in black)Price:
Where to buy: Sephora, The Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Amazon and onlineOverall:
My lashes look full and long. The blue really brightens up my tired eyes.
Would I buy? I have both the blue and the black and love them. Yes.
FiberwigDescription: An instant drying formula creates a long lasting film coat around your natural lashes. Fiberwig imparts a perfect, smudge-proof maximum lash extension effect with a water-resistant formula that’s easy to remove with warm water, without risking damaging or losing your natural lashes. A jet-black fiber film coats the surface of each lash with long-lasting, clump-free, lash lengthening color that’s resistant to tears, sweat, and oil.
$22USDWhere to buy:
This mascara does not smudge nor clump as promised and it feels like I have nothing on my lashes. I did find that it lengthened as stated but I would love a little fatness too for my skinny lashes. I would highly recommend it for those that wear contact lenses as this product stays put. I have to admit the peeling of the mascara off my lashes was a bit messy in my personal opinion.Would I buy?
Yes but it does not seem to be available in Canada.
Do you agree or disagree with me? What are your experiences with these brands? I want to hear from you!