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LashBlast Mascara by Covergirl Review | Volumizes & Lengthens for the False Lash Effect

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

CoverGirl LashBlast MascaraThe Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara is devised to volumize lashes giving you the false lash effect.

Covergirl has had the formula ophthalmologically tested. It is hypoallergenic and suitable for use while wearing contact lens. This mascara is also available in a waterproof formula.

LashBlast is available in 4 colors: very black, black, black brown and brown. The wand is a new design that Covergirl says it has 50% more bristles than the standard brush. This is to make sure very lash gets coated with the formula and to prevent clumps.

Users Conclusions

I have summarized ladies opinions of the mascara from their reviews on the Covergirl site.


  • Doesn't clump
  • Gives lashes volume
  • Lengthens
  • Natural looking
  • Easy application
  • No smudging or flaking


  • A lot of formula comes out with the wand
  • The tube gets very messy over time
  • A bit clumpy (one user found)


Petroleum Distillates, Polyethylene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Copernicia Cerifera Wax (Carnauba), Trihydroxystearin, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Tall Oil Glycerides, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides, May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Talc.

To Sum Up

There are mixed emotions when it comes to this mascara with most ladies singing its praises and some barely whispering!

The majority of users found it worked well for them and gave them volumized, natural and clump free lashes.

However, others found it to be a little messy and clumpy to use and didn't think it made much difference to the appearance of their lashes.

It is only $6 which is a bargain if it works! Could be worth a try seeing as most people found it worked wonders for their lashes.

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Lash Stylist Comb Waterproof Mascara by Maybelline Review | Very Black, Thickens, Curls & Lengthens Lashes

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Maybelline Lash Stylist Comb MascaraLash Stylist Comb Mascara by Maybelline has a waterproof formula that is devised to thicken, lift and sculpt the lashes.

This mascara comes in a very black shade and has a comb like applicator wand which is quite unique. It is designed to comb each individual lash to provide maximum coverage and separation.

Maybelline have had the mascara tested by an ophthalmologist and it is safe to be used when wearing contact lens.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the lists below from the reviews of ladies using the mascara:


  • Adds volume
  • Applies evenly
  • Great brush
  • Lengthens
  • Long lasting


  • Difficult to remove
  • Clumps (a couple of users opinions)
  • Creases

To Sum Up

Lash Stylist has very good reviews on amazon and makeupalley with the majority of users commenting on how much it lengthens and thickens their lashes without clumping.

Some users have said they find it very difficult to remove but unfortunately this is the downside to most waterproof mascara's. One fan did say she found it easy to remove with a little baby oil.

Maybelline lash stylist mascara retails for a very reasonable $8.58 considering some brands can be nearly double the price.

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Dramatic Supershock Mascara By Avon Review | Long Lasting Defining False Lash Effect in Black or Brown

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

avon supershock mascaraAvon Supershock Mascara has been created to expand, plump lashes for a false lash effect and is available in black or brown.

The wand and veil is devised to give up to 12x more volume with one dip. The teal plastic fine combed applicator picks up the maximum amount of formula possible to coat all lashes evenly with one sweep, according to Avon.

All Avon mascaras are always hypoallergenic and opthalmologist-tested, so should be suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

Supershock mascara won the SELF Health and Beauty award in 2008. Self is a magazine that once a year since 1999 has picked out the strongest product from a variety of brands. If you are interested in the results take a look at the site:

Avon is an ever growing popular brand that is starting to spread its seeds all over the world. I like the brand as its usually cheap and effective.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the list below from users reviews from


  • No clumps
  • Long lasting
  • No raccoon eyes
  • Wand separates lashes
  • Thickens


  • Not waterproof
  • The wand doesn't taper in to reach the small inner lashes



To Sum Up

All in all a very popular choice of mascara with most patrons relishing how it separates and thickens lashes.

There was one user that pointed out a obvious minor floor to the applicator. It doesn't taper in at the end like most wands, so it makes it harder to coat the small inner lashes without making a mess.

At $3.99 for a .35oz veil it is a very reasonably priced mascara, considering most are at least double that price.

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Chanel Inimitable Mascara Volume Length Curl Separation Review | Waterproof Brown or Black Formula

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Chanel Imitable MascaraChanel Inimitable Mascara is formulated to give lashes volume, length, curl, great separation and it should be waterproof too.

Apparently it has a unique brush design that helps deliver all the above. Personally I can't see any difference from this brush to any of the standard ones. Chanel just says it's unique but doesn't go into detail about how it's unique. An important detail that maybe it should remember to add in.

Users conclusions


  • Lasts all day long
  • No smudging
  • Gentle for sensitive eyes
  • Dark black


  • Expensive
  • No better than cheaper brands


A great way for applying mascara quickly but flawlessly is to put the wand as close to the bottom of the lashes you can, then pull up slowly while twirling the wand. This should give an even coverage without having to do another coat.

Also, when dipping your mascara in the tube don't pull in and out to coat with formula. This just pushing air in coursing mascara to dry up quicker. Just twist the wand around a couple times while in the vile to coat.


I was unable to find the ingredients contained in this mascara other than that it contains Pro-Vitamin B5.

To sum up

On the whole users found that it worked reasonably well, but considering it can cost up to $60 they didn't think it gave them the wow factor that Chanel promises. You can get it for $10 or under on ebay.

A few people did love it though and found it worked for them. So I suggest if you are thinking of buying it, test it in the store to see what you think first. After-all it is a lot of money to spend on a mascara that may not work!

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Givenchy Phenomen Eyes Mascara Review | Defined & Lengthened False Lash Effect

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Givenchy MascaraI find this Givenchy Phenomen Eyes Mascara quite interesting. The ball shaped wand is a unique design, it is supposed to reach every lash and adapt to all eye shapes.

Phenomen Eyes Mascara is designed to hold the curl of the lash and leave them evenly spread for a "panoramic effect", says Givenchy.

Miss L. Chin says Phenomen is the "Holy Grail" of mascara's. Many ladies from think this mascara is fabulous. It lengthens, separates each lash and also manages to reach even the tinniest lashes. Many users also like the very dark black color.

There are some people that aren't so happy with the results of this Givenchy mascara. Cosmonautte from thinks there is a default in the formula as it takes ages to dry. Quite a few girls have had trouble using the wand and say it leaves smudges.


Water, Paraffin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Polybutene, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Acacia Senegal (Acacia Senegal Gum), Hydroxyethylcellulo Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Edta, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium, Cetyl Phenyl Ether Disulfonate, Potassium Sorbate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Edta, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, BHT, CI 77266 (Black 2), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

Phenomen Eyes Mascara by Givenchy retails for $28 and comes in black or brown. Yet another very expensive mascara on the market.

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Maybelline Unstoppable Mascara Review | Very Black, Long Lasting & Smudge Proof

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

maybelline MascaraMaybelline Unstoppable Mascara is designed to make the lashes 50% longer, last for 12 hours and to be totally smudge proof.

What do the ladies using it think?

Well from reviews on makeupalley it does 2 out of 3. Most ladies found that it lasts and doesn't smudge.

Unfortunately most users found it didn't make their lashes look any longer. Basically most users just thought it was a O.K mascara but nothing to write home about. One lady said it actually made her lashes look shorter, which really sucks!

To be perfectly honest Unstoppable sounds rather dull. I don't think I'll be rushing out for this one.


Water, Hydrogenated Stearyl Olive Esters, Carnauba Carnauba Wax, Cera Microcristallina Microcrystalline Wax, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolyme, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Palmitic Acid, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspol, PVP, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenoxyethanol, Rayon, Methylparaben, Polysilicone-11, Isoceteth-20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Simethicone, Disodium EDTA, Poly Toluylene Co Trimellic Amide Imide, Isopropylparaben, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacry, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Propylparaben, Lecithin, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Laureth-4, Tocopheryl Acetate.

To Sum Up

So, this mascara might be worth while to some of you lucky ladies that have naturally long and thick lashes, as it does seem to last and not smudge.

However, if you expect it to make your short lashes look irresistibly long and luscious it is probably worth trying something else.

If you are interested in trying this mascara it retails for around $3.99 on Amazon.

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Blinc Kiss Me Mascara Review | Thickens, Lengthens & Its Waterproof

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Blinc Kiss Me MascaraBlinc Kiss Me Mascara is not oil based like most other mascaras, so it should be less likely to smudge, run clump or flake. This makes it a good choice for people with sensitive eyes or who have to wear contacts.

It forms tubes around the lashes, they are designed to make the lashes look thicker and to give them more length. Even though it is waterproof, Blinc is easily removed with water. Just saturate the lashes with water then rub gently. It should come off easily and not cause any lash loss, which is a huge plus.

Most of the reviews on Amazon are very positive about Blinc mascara and say it does thicken and lengthen lashes with no smudging.

Although there are a few ladies who weren't impressed by the mascara. They say that it does thicken but doesn't lengthen. Some even found it to clump and give that dreaded spider leg effect, which we all hate.


Water (Aqua), Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

If you want to give Blinc Mascara a try the cost varies from $15-$25 depending on where you purchase it. which is expensive compared to a lot of other brands.

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MAC Zoom Lash Mascara Review | Defining, Lengthening & Long Lasting

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Mac Zoom MascaraHey girls!

Most of my makeup is Mac, I just love there products. But! That's why I can't believe I'm going to say this, "Beware of Macs Zoom Lash Mascara".

While I was doing my makeup course at beauty school I got a full Mac Makeup kit. Well, like any girl I was thrilled. There was just one thing missing, a "Mac mascara". My Teacher had changed it for a Maybelline one instead.

I asked her why we didn't get Mac mascara, she said Mac mascaras are never that good. Now I can see why she opted for another brand after reading reviews on the Zoom!

Macs Zoom Lash Mascara is supposed to leave your lashes looking volumized, but from the reviews I've read all it seems to leave is a smudged mess!

It seems that a lot of ladies don't like the Zoom, according to reviews on They say the wand isn't precise, it builds up product and clumps. Some users have even commented on the bad smell of the mascara.

Although there are some ladies that have found it works for them and leaves their lashes full, lengthens and defined.

If you want to try Mac Zoom Lash Mascara for yourself it costs $9.99. Which is a very reasonable price.

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Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara Review | Long Lasting Lash Thickening & Lengthening Effect

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Dior MascaraDiorshow Mascara by Dior. This mascara is supposed to give you thick, long and curled lashes for that desired false lash effect. Apparently Makeup artists all over the world use Dior to create "show stopping lashes".

The Mascara comes in 3 colors black, brown and blue.

I'm sure everyone knows the name "Dior". It's a pretty good well known brand, that unfortunately has obtained the high price tags we could all live without.

Is Diorshow Mascara worth the high price tag?

Well that would be for you to decide. A lot of the reviews on Amazon and are positive. Most Dior enthusiasts think the mascara is amazing and definitely worth the money. One Dior fan even said, "Spending $24 on mascara is a sin, but I don't care... I am going to hell with *gorgeous* lashes!!!".

Although there are quite a few ladies who think it's not any better than the cheap drug store brands, so not worth the high price tag.

Dior Diorshow Mascara is expensive at $24 a pop, considering you can by other good brand mascara's for half the price. Although if you shop around you can pick it up at a lot lower price.

Diorshow Mascara Pros

  • Full amazing lashes
  • No clumps
  • Gives a false last affects with 2 coats.
  • Helps hold the curl
  • Lasts all day

Diorshow Mascara Cons

  • Check ingredients for allergies, can course allergic reactions.
  • Very runny
  • Wand is too big
  • Doesn't lengthen lashes
  • Leaves black flakes around eyes


Aqua (Water), Glyceryl Stearate, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearic Acid, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Silica, Glyceryl Stearate, Isostearic Acid, Shellac, Myristic Acid, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Hydrogenated Rosinate, PVP/VA Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Diazolidinyl Urea, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Geraniol, Citronellol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde. +/- May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, 77492, 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens).

To Sum Up

I'm personally in 2 minds about this mascara. I want to try it because most reviews are good, but the price is quite high so that holds me back. Good luck with your decision!

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