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Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Mascara Review

Hello long lashes! I recently tried the new Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Mascara and it really delivers on the stretch factor. My lashes are long, dark, and totally defined. I love how this mascara goes on smoothly and the formula is amazing!

Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Mascara

Make Up For Ever Smoky Stretch Mascara

The brush is so tiny and the bristles catch every singe lash so you get a great coat of coverage in one layer. I loved this mascara from the second I saw the brush, and it really gave me gorgeous lashes.

I featured a full before and after look at my lashes over on Pretty Chatty, so check out the post here to see what this mascara can do to my limp lashes.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

It’s Monday and I have another mascara to show you! The new Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara is probably one of their prettiest ones to date. I love the pale pink metallic looking tube, with the big writing. It looks girly and cute, while still being chic and grown-up. The look of the tube was actually what drew me to this mascara in the first place.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

Aside from the cute packaging though this mascara is really nice. The Spring 2015 launch is out in stores now, and you can see more about it on the Maybelline website here.

The Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara has a smooth formula and a good brush for catching all of my lashes. The brush is curved so it fits better to your eye, and it combines short and long bristles so it can catch each lash.

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara

This mascara claims to offer a full-fan effect, and I did find that it defined and separated my lashes. I got some added length but not much additional volume. I do like a thing fanned out lash look some days, so for a more natural look this mascara is a good choice. if you’re looking for thick voluminous lashes then you might want to layer it, but for a fanned out fringe this one did deliver.

Overall this is a good pick for a pretty, everyday mascara, and I will be using it for my typical work day makeup. For a special event or evening look I might layer something thicker over top of this one, but it still makes a good base for defined lashes and extra length.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara

Happy Holidays to all of you beauties! I hope you each had a great holiday and spent some quality time with loved ones. I can’t believe Christmas is over, but luckily there is one more holiday coming up soon. New Year’s Eve is only a few days away and I am already planning my outfit and makeup!

One of my favourite beauty products is a bold mascara, and I have a great one to show you guys just in time for the new year! The new L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara is a new take on the other Voluminous Butterfly mascaras, and this one has a double wing brush to coat all of your lashes.

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara

The L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara has a brush that looks like an arrow, with a tapered tip and wider base. The bristles are quite stiff and made of plastic, but that means they grab each lash and separate them for intense volume and fullness. Since there are so many bristles they catch each lash and fan them out for extra volume and definition. The formula is dark and easy to apply, and with only two coats I had dramatic bold lashes.

I Got So Many Compliments on the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

For the past few weeks I have been wearing one of my favourite mascaras and I have gotten quite a few compliments on my lashes. The L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara delivers dark, full, fluffy lashes that makes people take a second look! You can check it out on the L’Oreal Paris website here.

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

I usually apply two coats and they go on easily. The brush is pretty basic, just a straight tube shape with no curve. The bristles are pretty stiff but I like that and it allows every lash to get coated in a solid layer of mascara.

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

One person said that my lashes look like little feathers, another said they looked very fluffy, like fabric, and a lot of people just said my lashes looked good. I don’t hear these things often and those are totally the kind of compliments I like to hear about my mascara.

Fluffy and feather-like is right! This mascara gave me a full and soft looking fringe, with a super dark formula. I wear the waterproof version so it stays on extremely well and gives me intense eyelashes. I love how dark and voluminous my lashes look, and the name is really accurate – Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara.

Mascara Monday: Two Products I Love For Perfectly Defined Lashes

This past weekend I did a mini-cleanup of my makeup drawers (yes, all 7 of them) and I came across a few of my favourite mascaras that I recently finished off.  These mascaras are both pretty great and I rotated them throughout my makeup routine until they ran out. Now I have another couple (more like ten) that I am switching around this season, but these past favourites will always have a special place in my heart.

One of the most well-known mascaras out there is Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara, and I can absolutely see why. I had a little travel size tube that I completely ran dry and I fell in love with this mascara. This mascara was my no-fail choice that I reached for so frequently. I knew that I could swipe on two coats of this and get perfectly defined long lashes that looked so good they could be mistaken for falsies. This mascara got me tons of complements and it was perfect for an everyday full fringe. I definitely fell in love with the travel size one and I don’t know what is taking me so long to buy the full size. At almost $30 it is a little steep for my student budget but I love the results so much that I might make the plunge. You can check it out here at sephora.ca for more info.

Two Great Mascara Brushes L-R: Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! and L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions

Two Great Mascara Brushes L-R: Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! and L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions

The second mascara that I have run dry recently is the L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions mascara. This mascara has a very defining brush and offers precise lashes that are long and defined. This one only costs around $10 so it’s got a price tag that makes my wallet much happier. The brush has 200 bristles so every lash gets coated and lengthened. For a clump-free formula and affordable price tag, this mascara is great option for an everyday lash look. You can check it out here at lorealparis.ca or look for it at your local drugstore.

Both of these are great choices for long lashes that are separated and stylish. No clumps or flaky formulas to be found, these two picks are perfect for defined lashes any day of the year.

Revlon Jet Set Into Fall: Get The London Look

Revlon Jet Set For Fall: The London Look

All of the products needed for the Revlon Jet Set For Fall: The London Look

Revlon has a bunch of great (and affordable) makeup products but sometimes it can be tricky to pull it all together into a look. Luckily for us the awesome Revlon team has come up with some city-inspired looks that can give you the hottest trends for Fall in just a few simple steps. The looks are themed after famous travel destinations like London, Paris, and New York. I have the London look to share with you today, and it’s definitely something I can rock anywhere I am this season!

The cutest 'Get The Look' ever courtesy of Revlon Jet Set For Fall: The London Look

The cutest ‘Get The Look’ ever courtesy of Revlon Jet Set For Fall: The London Look

Be a London Lady

To get the London Lady look it’s an intense smokey eye paired with a natural lip. This is a trend that never goes out of style so you can rock this long after Fall. The products featured in this look are the following, and I have reviewed each one individually:

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal: These shadows come in little blocks that can be linked together to create your own custom palette. The shimmer in both Onyx and Gunmetal is to die for, and although they don’t last for hours the colours are really great. I would recommend a primer underneath to make these shadows stick around, but these shades are probably two of the best ones in the ShadowLinks lineup.

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal

Swatches of Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal

Swatches of Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Gunmetal

Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner: For a super thin eyeliner this is the one to try. It has a tapered tip that pffers precision and fine lines, so your smokey eye will be perfectly defined.

Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara: I just reviewed this one last week and am still in love with how quick and easy it is to apply. This makes a great everyday mascara but can be amped up with the rest of the smoky eye look to create more dramatic and dark lashes. You can read my full review on the mascara here.

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in London Posh: I’ve tried these in a few different shades, which you can check out here. London Posh is a gorgeous peach shade that has a subtle gold shimmer to it. It feels smooth and soft on the lips and offers a hydrating stain with lots of shine.

Swatch of Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in London Posh

Swatch of Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in London Posh

To add to your look you can try the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polish in High Stakes, a bright teal shade, or All Or Nothing, a pretty soft pink.

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polish in High Stakes and All Or Nothing

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Polish in High Stakes and All Or Nothing

The recommended London look is a bold smoky eye and neutral lip, which is a classic combination no matter where you are. Day or night, Fall or Summer, London or Paris – this look is one that I will be rocking all the time thanks to Revlon!

Try This Mascara For A Quick Everyday Lash Look: Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Mascara

I feel like I try a new mascara every other week. For the past two or three weeks I have been hooked on the Revlon Bold Lacquer Length & Volume Mascara.

This mascara is pretty basic but it does the job really well. It coats my lashes quickly and easily, it doesn’t smudge, and it delivers a little bit of everything. There’s some added length, a nice full fringe, and dark, defined lashes. It isn’t dramatic or too crazy, but it’s a great everyday option.

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