My lashes are pretty sad. I've mentioned this in various places, so you may already know that. They are thin, sparse, stick-straight, and light. . . and I want are dark, thick, full, long, curled lashes.
Don't we all?
I've tried a lot of mascaras. A. Lot.
And the one I always return to is Cover Girl Lash Blast. It's the best. I've been using it for years.
But for some reason I picked up this tube of L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes the a few weeks ago. I try to limit my random mascara purchases since they tend to be utter failures, but somehow this made it into my basket at Target.
(this seems to happen a lot at Target. . .)
Well it turned out to be pretty incredible. It's not necessarily the cleanest finish, so it isn't a swipe and go type of mascara. It's a swipe, check clumps or fibers, swipe again slower, etc. Take your time with it.
But it will bulk up even the puniest lashes. Trust me on this.
But even with this new amazing mascara, I still apply two coats of Covergirl Lash Blast first. I found that only wearing Voluminous False Fiber Lashes doesn't give me the same impact, and it's a little bit more difficult to apply--occasionally a new swipe of mascara will pull off a fiber from the previous swipe.
(I know what you are thinking. Can there really be this much to say about mascara? Yeah.)
By applying a non-fiber mascara first, it seems like the fiber mascara sticks better. Plus you won't need as many coats of it since you already created a good base.
Nice lashes, eh?
Since I loved this mascara so much, when I went back to purchase a new tube, I was tempted to try L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara, Black Laquer.
This is not as good. I will save this mascara for my bottom lashes because it did not do the same thing as the original False Fiber Lashes.
I also realized that L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes is really close to Mac's False Lashes Mascara. I may even like it better than Mac's False Lashes, but it's been awhile since I've bought another tube of that kind.
Also, Benefit's They're Real! Mascara? Not a fan. It will give you serious impact, but it is hard to apply. It seems like it dries as soon as it hits your lashes, and results in weird spider-y lashes.
Alright, I think that is enough talk about mascara for one post.
Let me say one more thing though. . .just because mascara works for me, or doesn't work for me, doesn't mean it won't work for you. So if you try L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes, make sure you keep your receipt! You know you can return cosmetics, right? Even if you tried it. I know. Changed my life a year ago when I discovered that.