If like me you are a mascara addict you will be familiar with issues of dried lashes later in the day, clumping, flaking and then come tea time you want to apply another coat to freshen up or add drama but your lashes will not cooperate. Enter Urban Decay Mascara Resurrection Lash Refresher. It’s the best mascara fix, holy innovation Batman! Continue Reading
Well ladies, I’m back in the game. The video-making game that is. I was so nervous recording this video that it was like my first time, a born-again-video-virgin if you will :) I thought a ‘What’s in my makeup bag’ was a good place to start since I love watching them. Thank you all for your watching, your patience and for subscribing!
You probably know by now that I’m a big fan of NYC. Cheap and cheerful, yes but besides that many of their products do the job well. I particularly like their nail polishes but have had some good experiences with their lipsticks and eyeshadows. They have a Continue Reading
Max Factor is a brand have dipped into on occasion but have limited experience with. I love their mascaras – 2000 Calorie was a favourite of mine for a long time. I also once had a brief fling with one of their foundations – I remember recording a foundation tutorial with it way back when.
I am happy to be able to explore the bounties of this brand a little more.
24 from False Lash Effect Mascara – This mascara has a built-in primer that wraps lashes. Max Factor is a sister company of the US brand Covergirl – hence the latters infamous Lashblast being the same as the formers False Lash Effect Mascara. I have always been a fan od Max Factors mascara and I’m sure this one will be no different!
I have two of Revlons Flipstick Colour Effects Lipsticks – Bloomy Pink and Salsa Red. They are lip duos. The colours can be worn alone, blended together or used on different parts of the lips – to highlight the plumpness for example. (€11.99) “An innovative double-ended lipstick you mix, match and personalise your own lip colour”.
I have never tried Max Factors nail polishes either so I shall have some fun swatching these.
I have been using Isa Dora’s new mascara Big Bold for the past 3 weeks. I won’t beat around the bush – it’s great.
What I liked most:
The volume – huge lashes! It’s also buildable.
Quickness – One coat and out the door. Yes, really. No waiting for layers to dry etc.
The softness of my lashes – I loathe the feeling of anything plasticy. This mascara left my lashes touchable
No smudging! Woo hoo!
The brush – lifts at the roots; I have tried a few mascaras lately that add volume but leave the root flat and uncoated. The brush is made up of long and short brushes which coats your lashes fast and evenly.
Fragrance free and opthalmologically tested for those of us with annoyingly sensitive eyes.
The price – €8.95 initially, to celebrate its launch. The normal RRP of €14.95 is fairly decent for this product though.
Widely available in chemists in Ireland
For this photo I applies only one coat. I tried and tried to get a photo that would show how the mascara at its best but I didn’t succeed.
It reminds me a little of Dior Show. I have recently picked up Make Up For Ever Smokey Lash and although they are completely different types of mascaras, I like both equally. Big Bold is more akin to a high-end product than a drugstore one.
many of us spend a fortune on mascara’s. There are some that only suite certain occasions, times when you need a waterproof formulation but don’t have one, on top of this they need to be disposed of quite frequently. For this reason I don’t spend my money on high end mascara’s. I used to, in fact I worked my way through quite a hefty selection – YSL, Dior, Chanel, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Clinique…the list goes on.
In my experience ‘drugstore’ (for want of a better word) mascara’s perform just as well as their high end counterparts. It’s a little hit and miss though so here is a little video on the best and worst of my drugstore mascara collection.