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I would like to start this article with saying I am a LASH ADDICT..
I’m by no definition a makeup junkie, but one product I could never live without is mascara. Someone once asked me, “Stacey if you’re on a deserted island and you only have one beauty product. What is it?”
Duh. “Mascara.” I started wearing mascara when I was in the 8th grade. Actually that’s not entirely true. When I was in the 8th grade my mother wasn’t sure yet if I should be wearing makeup so she let me wear clear mascara. I remember applying it after gym one day and the girls in my gym class whose mothers let them wear mascara would laugh at me and say, “What’s the point of that?” My clear mascara wearing days are behind me. But I have developed an obsession with mascara that is so intense that I don’t leave the house without it. I wear it if I’m running to the grocery store, getting a wax and yes on those rare occasions that I do drag my buns to the gym I make sure to have a light coating on my lashes. So without further ado, let me introduce a few of my favorites.
The Colassal Big Shot by Maybelline $6.99 My favorite color is Blackest Black
(MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Drug store brand)
Unleash girl boss lashes with Colossal Big Shot, for fully loaded volume in one coat. 8 out of 10 saw root to tip volume instantly. The Big Shot brush features unique, wavy bristles that cradle lashes, while the collagen formula delivers bold volume. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers. .
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black $7.99
The unique maximizing formula quickly thickens, up to 5X their natural thickness, and builds lashes in a single application for a full and dramatic look. The Volume Maximizing Brush thickens lashes evenly and smoothly, leaving them soft with virtually no flakes, smudges or clumps Ophthalmologist and allergy-tested; suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers Fragrance-free Washable mascara
Diorshow Iconic Mascara in Rich Black $29.50
(MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Department store brand)
What it is:
A mascara with an innovative oblique brush that curls and defines lashes.
What it does:
Diorshow Iconic Mascara is the latest in Dior's dazzling range of bestselling mascaras. Created backstage for fashion shows and celebrity red carpet events, the Iconic mascara features an oblique cut brush that gives an extra lash-curling effect. With its long, skinny teeth, the plastic comb brush allows you to precisely coat each lash one-by-one, creating a long, separated fan of lashes that usually takes the skill of a makeup artist. The extra-hold formula provides a 24 hour-curl with 100% smudge-proof results.
What else you need to know:
Inspired by the tailoring technique of cutting fabric on the bias to create maximum curve, the Iconic brush features soft silicone bristles that spiral around the stem to lift, curl, and separate every lash.
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara $22.00
So intense you might need a safe word, Perversion glides on and gets you sexy in one stroke. (Yet it won't quit until you say when.)
Like a second skin, Urban Decay's ultra-creamy, lengthening, volumizing formula coats each lash with triple-black pigments and a deeply nourishing ingredient blend - for bigger, blacker, badder lashes. It's sick how black it is...the purest, deepest, most intense black color imaginable.
Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that's not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of "pull" so it glides through lashes. The result: Incredible control for insane lashes. Go ahead and pile on coat after coat. Want to apply more before you go out at night? No problem. Even if it's been all day since you applied, more Perversion always means more beautiful lashes. It NEVER gets brittle or clumpy.
Perversion Mascara contains Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids - including marine glycogen, known to stimulate lash growth. Honey extract provides deep nourishment, sea idrolized elastine stimulates the hair follicle, and marine collagen protects.
The twisted trim on the high-tech, volumizing brush latches on to each lash to separate and define; finally, a volumizing mascara with a clean, clump-free finish. It pulls through lashes smoothly and lays down a generous amount of product. No need to wiggle the wand or maneuver it at all different angles!
If you need to apply in public, you'll look good holding Perversion. Urban Decay emblazoned their gorgeous, highly metallized black tube with a big purple "Perversion" and their tagline: "Bigger. Blacker. Badder." .
My before & after pictures with Maybelline Big Shot Colossal.
This is a before & after pictures for DiorShow Iconic.
The 7 Best Sephora Beauty Products to Buy This Week 5/01/2017
1. Murad Hydro-Glow Aqua Peel, $12.50; at Sephora
4. Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Liner, $18; at Sephora
5. Sephora Collection Moisturizing Shower Oil, $17; at Sephora
6. Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat, $18; at Sephora
7. Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant, $14; at Sephora