Lately I've been very into nail polishes and grooming my nails. After all the inspiration from so many blogs, I think I've also accumulated quite a few polishes o_o This started a month ago! Yikes.
So I'm here to talk about a mascara that I've been using on rotation. It's really one of my first "high end" mascaras because I normally feel like drug store ones are of superior quality as it is and because you have to replace them so often, I don't see the logic in spending $20+ every few months. That's like 1/3 of my phone bill! ;)
But in any case, I still lust the luxeness of high end mascaras, even if using this simply confirms what I already knew - superior marketing.
I like the shape of this mascara - the hourglass shape is pretty and feels very girly to hold, even though most mascaras are girly anyway. Maybe it's the cursive or the word 'doll' ;) It feels supremely girly.
The wand and brush part is quite elongating. Very simple brush with the idea of coating every little lash.
I noticed that the mascara is very soft and did not make my lashes brittle. The formula is conditioning and very nourishing. It didn't clump for me and definitely defined my eyes. I used a few coats desperately trying to get some color out of it. I didn't feel it was that pigmented compared to my other mascaras nor did it give me any wide-eyed effect. But it defined my eyes in a very subtle way without the shocking pigment or clumpy look. It's a really nice mascara for everyday use however, I usually prefer something a little more dramatic to make up for the lack of lashes i have. Even after 9+ hours of it on, it did not slip or slide nor did it smudge. In terms of that, the formula was spot on.
(btw, I am wearing circle lenses - Lucky Clover Brown see here)
It's my first time wearing circle lenses! O_O
+ Conditioning Formula
+ Pretty Packaging
+ Defines Naturally
- Didn't hold curl for me
- Not as Pigmented and no "dolly" effect
Overall, I think this mascara is pretty and does a basic job. It's definitely more conditioning than all of my drugstore ones and the formula feels more gentle. This mascara retails for $26.00.
What are your thoughts on high end mascaras? Are they worth it?