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Monday, March 9, 2009

Mascara Meticulous (pt.1)

So I just realized I have 7 mascaras lying around, and it's mostly because I don't throw away mascara every 3 months...The reason is, I just don't wear nakeup that often and throwing them away just feels wasteful to me....unless they smell like death.

Maybe you all know my HG Mascara so far is Maybelline Full n' Soft and throughout this test I am assured that it still is, until I find a new one that would wow me, better than Fn'S.

So without further ado, here they are

Before I start, I want to clarify that they are all in BLACK and this would be a review of 4 out of 7 mascaras shown

Prior to application, I curled my lashes with E.L.F Eyelash Curler (the 1 dollar butt-kicking curler!)

  • Maybelline Full n' Soft
Verdict: I LOVE this baby, it makes my lashes look full, and although it doesnt do too much lengthening, I am very pleased with the result, makes lashes look really really full but natural at the same time. The brush has a full head, makes it so easy to wiggle & create the fullness, and this is a waterproof formula so it does hold the curl very well. The only con is probably the scent...smells like Sharpie to my nose.



  • NYX Doll Eye Mascara
Verdict: this one is the Long Lash one and is my 2nd favorite. The wand isn't originally bent, I did it in purpose to simplified application to my inner corner as this wand is pretty long. If you look closely, you can see tiny fibers on each bristle which does the 'lengthening' job. This one is not waterproof but it does pretty good job holding up the curl. It also makes my lash looks seperated, which I'm not sure if it's a good/bad thing...I kinda like how my lashes look with this mascara.


  • Eyeko Mascara
Verdict: I am actually pretty surprise with this mascara, not a fan of a thin brush and the spiral bristle was pretty intimidating at first, but when I applied, it does make my lashes look extraordinaire. It's not waterproof so the curl holding power it's just ok. The formula for this macara is the thickest among these four and somewhat it makes my lashes look very black. What I don't like about this is the fact that it's very wet so it takes time to dry up, and I found a little clumping.


  • Tarte Lights, Mascara, Lashes!
Verdict: Meh. Not a fan..which is tragic because it's the most expensive I have hahaha...I got it from Sephora Beauty Insider points but I hardly use it because it doesn't hold my curl AT ALL. It went from curl to straight once I applied this mascara, which is very frustrating. Regardless the fact, I love the brush, it's fat! haha



hope you find this helpful, stay tune for part 2 !!! ^_^

14 comments:

Askmewhats said...

wow! your lashes are naturally full and long, I can't wait for part 2 :)

izumi said...

you have naturally great lashes--lucky! and i hear lots of good stuff about maybelline mascaras.. and NO cons!

Cheryl Anne said...

those pics look great...all of them. Your lashes are super nice!

I want to get my hands on an ELF curler...does it beat Shu? I don't mind spending a dollar! :)

Nanzy said...

Nikki!
hahahaha thanks but without curling my lashes looks so straight LOL

Nanzy said...

Thanks Izumi!!!
Maybelline does make great mascara, some aren't as good but it's pretty amazing for the drugstore brand.

Nanzy said...

Hey Cheryl Anne,
thanks so much =) yeah the ELF curler does wonders for a buck, i dont own Shu but always wonder if it's MUCH better..you know? hahaha

wuzzyangel said...

Yay for Full n Soft!! But thanks for the review. I always wondered about the Doll Eyes & EYEKO! But I wish they were waterproof!

Amy said...

Thanks for the reviews! =)
You do have really nice lashes...I wish mine were longer. I've been wanting to get Full n' Soft, but I hesistate because I don't even use mascara much. I feel the compulsive urge to get it now after reading your review hahaha :P

Slim Kim said...

Sorry I'm commenting on one of your older blogs..but your mascara blog just kinda caught my eye lol. I do the same thing you do..I keep my mascaras for over 3 months cuz I don't use all of them within that time period. I agree with you on the Full n' Soft being the HG of all mascaras! I recently tried Lashblast, but I don't even think that beats Full n Soft.

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

im envious of your long lashes!! I bet they will EVEN longer and fuller if you had primer on!! ohh btw, does your lashes ever droop after using mascara? I used to have that problem when I didnt use a primer >_<

Nanzy said...

Hey NicNic =)
awwww thanks haha but they do gets droopy with sucky mascara, like that Tarte one and mostly non-waterproof ones...they dont hold the curl...

Nanzy said...

Hi Slim Kim~

I love the name!!! :) I haven't tried Lash Blast but wondering...hmm maybe I don't need to now? hehe

Nanzy said...

Hi Amy,
Your welcome, I'm proud to enable you hahaha Full'n'Soft is really good, I think you'd like it.

Nanzy said...

Wuzzy,
yeah I wish they were too..but NYX has the waterproof ones if you're interested!