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Mascara Wars: Day 3 – Sephora Atomic Volume

Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara

Sephora – Atomic Volume Mascara

Color: Black

Brush: A round brush with comblike bristles all around.

Consistency: Medium.

Application: The comb separates the lashes with each stroke. A lot of mascara goes on very quickly.

How It Looks: They’re not kidding when they say this mascara has atomic volume. My lashes mushroomed to theatrical lengths.

Removal: I had to wash twice to get it all off.

Reaction: Wowed.

Notes: Get in and get out. This mascara goes on quickly. It’s easy to apply too much. I wouldn’t want to miss and hit my eye with that spiky comb. But the effect is dramatic.

Mascara Wars: Day 2 – Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash

Make Up Forever Smoky Lash Mascara

Make Up For Ever – Smoky Lash Mascara

Color: Extra black

Brush: Tapered brush with uneven bristles. Handle is beveled for easy grip.

Consistency: Light.

Application: Because of the way the bristles are shaped, there appears to be a lot of mascara on the brush. But it does not go on clumpy. It goes on nice and even and doesn’t weight down lashes.

How It Looks: Professional. My lashes look long, curled, and without too much mascara on them.

Removal: Easy. And it does not stain, so you can easily repair mishaps.

Reaction: Impressed.

Notes: It is so light that it does not feel like it’s working until you realize you are done and the effect is lovely.

Mascara Wars: Day 1 – Vincent Longo

Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara

As promised, here is the first of my mascara reviews.

Vincent Longo – The Curl Mascara

Color*: Black, highly pigmented

Brush: Small, tightly packed curved brush

Consistency: Light. Either it’s very thin or there isn’t much in the tube.

Application: Not much mascara ends up on the brush so it takes time and layering to apply to my liking.

How It Looks: Thin. My lashes still look like lashes instead of thick and clumpy, which is a plus. But they don’t look very long. And the promise of curl did not happen.

Removal**: Easy

Reaction: Unimpressed

Notes: Perhaps this sample has been sitting around for awhile?

* all of the mascaras in the test are black
** removed with Bliss Labs Lid & Lash Wash

Try Every Mascara In The World

Sephora Lash Stash

Well, almost. Ok, just 10. But, hey, that’s a lot.

The Lash Stash – $35 at Sephora

Sephora has put together a sampler set of ten travel-size black mascaras from some of it’s best-selling brands.

Set includes:
Smashbox Bionic Mascara
Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara
Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara
Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara
DuWop Lash Venom Mascara
Korres Deep Colour Mascara
Cargo Texas Lash Mascara

What a great idea.

I’m going to order the bundle and review each one. Stay tuned.

Speed Painting With Mascara

I found this impressive video on youtube.com. It’s someone painting a portrait of Bette Davis with a tube of mascara. The music is annoying so I suggest you mute it. But watch the video to the end. It’s pretty amazing. And to think that I can’t even curl my eyelashes.