L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes MascaraI’ve been using either Too Faced Better Than Sex or Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara for quite a while now and while I love them both, I’m trying really really hard to spend less on makeup. I don’t mind spending more on an eyeshadow palette or powder that I know I can still use a year from now… but an opened tube of mascara should be replaced every three months, so I am on the hunt for a cheaper alternative, starting with L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black.

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blinc discovery collection

blinc discovery collectionBlinc isn’t a company I was familiar with, so I was interested when asked if I wanted to review the Blinc Box Discovery Collection. It arrived with the cutest little mascara wand cookie ever, which was promptly eaten. The set contains 4 deluxe samples: Mascara Amplified, Eyebrow Mousse, Eye Shadow Primer & Eyeliner Pencil, each packaged in it’s own little tin tube, and is available for $44.00 CAD.

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Mascara Amplified | Black | 0.10 oz
blinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblincAfter almost a decade in development, blinc mascara AMPLIFIED provides incredible, buildable, glamorous volume and length, all while offering the Life Proof properties our original blinc mascara, which women have grown to love and depend upon. Buildable, glamorous volume and length while forming tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes that cannot run, smudge, clump or flake and slide off with a combination of water and gentle pressure.

It’s like magic. No clumping, goes on beautifully and removes so easily! I have had no issues removing it with the rest of my eye makeup using my favourite makeup removing oil, or if I’m only wearing mascara… It comes right off in the shower. Instantly one of my top 5 mascaras! It is also available in Dark Brown.

Eyebrow Mousse | Light Brunette | 0.06 oz
blinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionOur Fountain of Youthful Color Eyebrow Mousse is a unique and innovative brow makeup designed to give enhancing, water-resistant and moisturizing color to your eyebrows. Makeup re-application is never required with blinc Eyebrow Mousse. Like all blinc products, you get all-day, no-smudge wear with this brow makeup. blinc eyebrow mousse is the original brow innovation that does 4 things in just one easy step. It tints with water proof color, holds and sculpts like a gel, fills in sparse areas and moisturizes skin all at the same time.

The only thing unfortunate about this box is that it isn’t customizeable – and the eyebrow mousse is very light. The full size is available in a range of shades as well as clear though, and when I tested it I did find that it kept my eyebrows in place.

Eye Shadow Primer | Light Tone | 0.06 oz
blinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionOur Fountain of Youthful Color Eye Shadow Primer allows you to have crease-free shadow all day, while providing your skin with anti-aging benefits at the same time. In addition to superior hold, blinc’s primer for eye shadow contains anti-aging ingredients that clinical studies have shown to decrease fine lines after just six weeks by 67% and increase skin’s moisture after just one week by 53%.

My new favourite eye primer! I love the super-soft doe foot applicator, and that the shade is slightly lighter than my skintone. My eyeshadow stays in place all day without creasing… and if it happened to decrease fine lines, that would be an added bonus!

Eyeliner Pencil | Black | 0.03 oz
blinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc discovery collectionblinc’s eyeliner pencil offers unsurpassed hold while conditioning and treating skin at the same time. The blinc eyeliner pencil was created to feature water proof, smudge proof, fade proof color that makes it one of the longest wearing pencils available. blinc eyeliner pencil glides onto lids effortlessly and offers intense, all day, water proof color that cannot smudge or fade. The creamy, formula contains vitamins for anti-aging conditioning.

It’s a nice liner – I don’t know about the anti-aging claim but it did glide on without tugging or pulling – it didn’t work so well in my waterline, but it stayed in place nicely when I smudged it on my lower lash line.

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Blinc is cruelty free and definitely a company I will be purchasing from in the future. Have you tried blinc before?

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maybelline lash sensational luscious mascara

maybelline lash sensational luscious mascaraI love testing out mascara’s. I’m the person who gets sucked in to the promises and false eyelash images expecting nice, long, thick, perfect looking lashes.

Maybelline’s new Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara is the newest in their line, and promises ‘layers of softer, denser lashes’ as the ‘Fanning Reservoir Brush envelops lashes with precious oil-infused formula from root-to-tip while fanning out lashes’. It comes in 3 shades in water-proof and washable.

First off – I love the matte black and shiny baby pink packaging, it’s really really pretty. The brush however isn’t my favorite.. I appreciate the concept of being able to use the thinner tip to apply to smaller lashes but I found with the very wet formula too much product ends up on the brush and I have to wipe a lot off before applying, or it clumps my lashes up with the first coat. Once I wipe it off it applies quite well, but I’m not a big fan of wasting product every time I use it, and the extra step of having to clean it off makes me less likely to reach for it over the other mascaras I have on the go.

It does hold the curl of my lashes throughout the day which is great, and it gives my lashes a nice natural look with one coat, and a bit more drama with two… so it isn’t a complete miss, it just isn’t as amazing as I had hoped it would be.

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