Sunday, March 20, 2011

50 Lashes--More Product Reviews

I have no eye lashes to speak of. They are short and sparse, and getting worse as I get older, so I have spent most of my adult life searching for the magic mascara that will make my lashes look long, full, and flirty. That's not too much to ask, is it?

Because of this, I fall prey to all the gimmicks that promise to magically transform my lashes into something I wasn't born with--unlike my sister or this girl back home, Chris Colson (Hi Chris!) who has lashes like Mr. Snuffleupagus (without mascara). I usually use two (or more) brands of mascara to get the look I want, including a primer coat.

The latest gimmick? Rimmel London's Glam Eyes Day 2 Night mascara. They promise two brushes--one for volume and one for length-- but it's actually just the same brush with two caps. Unscrew the black cap and you get a ton of mascara on the brush (volume). Unscrew the pink cap and it pulls the brush through a smaller tube, effectively wiping off most of the mascara (length). Those of you familiar with higher end makeup will note that this is the same idea as MAC's Haute and Naughty mascara.But it's half the price! MAC is $18; Rimmel is about $9. I really like this mascara, even if it's a little clumpy at first. I use the volume brush first, then follow up with the length brush to separate my lashes. It worked great. I got volume and length and my eyes popped (I used Extreme Black). Now, when it came time to remove it, that's another story. It took two applications of makeup remover to get it all off.

Do you have lash issues? Here are some other brands that I find give me some results.
Maybelline Volum' Express Falsies (good volume and length)
Maybelline Lash Stiletto (length)
Maybelline XXL Extensions (passable volume)
L'Oreal Double Extend (has a primer; passable length)
Rimmel London Sexy Curves (curls, and some length)
Cover Girl Exact Eyelights (used as a topcoat--it's sparkly!)

and for a little more money:
Lancome Definicils Precious Cells (with two-sided brush)
Fresh Supernova (at Sephora)
Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl (although I can't find it anymore)

What do you use?


Natalie said...

Dang, you have done a thorough study on those products. I am impressed. Lately I have been using Almay one coat dial up. It works pretty good. Same theory as the Rimmel but with 3 settings instead of two. When I splurge I use the lancome vibrating mascara, but I don't really get any better results.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

I think Ive tried all the cheaper ones you mentioned, no real stand-outs. I'd almost given up, but I'll try this new one, based on your rec.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Of course, I'd use the "night" setting all the time!

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