Hello, everyone. I hope you’re doing well.
While the typhoon, Haiyan/Yolanda, has been on its way out of the Philippines, it has left devastation in its wake. If you feel like you want to help out affected families and regions, click here for the post I made earlier. I’ll be making it a sticky post for about a week or so, for easy access. Buttons for donations to various organizations are on my sidebar as well.
I hope you don’t think it callous of me to be posting during this tragedy. Most of these posts are pre-planned/pre-written, so I am not writing them on the spot. I have been doing all I can, as of now, to help out.
Anyway, thank you for reading this little announcement. Every little bit helps, and we need all the help we can get.
I’ve always been someone who has two, maybe three, mascaras open at a time. And then I stopped being that person. Yikes. In any case, these mascaras are presented in the (wrong) order in which they have been opened. The LMdB mascara should have been placed before The Rocket. Nevertheless, I’ll give my brief thoughts on each.
L-R: Majolica Majorca Lash King, Eye of Horus Natural Mascara, Maybelline The HyperCurl, FairyDrops Volume Burst, Maybelline The Rocket, Le Métier de Beauté Anamorphic Lash, Benefit They’re Real!
Majolica Majorca Lash King — One of my earliest mascara exploits (my mama gave it to me since it was on a buy 1 get 1 deal), Lash King is a fiber-wig mascara, which means that it has a ton of little fibers (or hair) in the formula that is meant to lengthen your lashes. It is one of my favorites since it gives great definition and length without separating the lashes too much, which I find happens more often with another Majolica Majorca mascara, Lash Expander.
Eye of Horus Natural Mascara* — I quite like this one, even with its weird hourglass brush, though I have to note that I do not like how it looks on curled lashes. Or, more accurately, I prefer it on uncurled lashes. It definitely lives up to its name—use this for a more natural, “just defined” look!
Maybelline The HyperCurl* — AHHH. Love at first swipe. This is an excellent mascara for holding a curl, and I use it a lot for layering with other mascaras, although it does really well on its own, too.
FairyDrops Volume Burst mascara (film type) — I was super excited for this mascara and waited months before I opened it (as per my 2-3 tubes rule), but was let down. It does its job, but there is a fine line between AWESOME VOLUMINOUS LASHES! and GOOPY SPIDER LEGS with this one. I do like it a lot—especially at the removal stage—I just have to get the hang of it.
Le Métier de Beauté Anamorphic Lash Mascara — I got this sample from a GWP that Sarie managed to get for me. This is a great, natural mascara similar to Eye of Horus, though I love this a bit more. This is perfect for a no makeup makeup look because it gives your lashes natural definition that makes it look like you’re wearing nothing on your lashes, but still giving it that extra oomph.
Maybelline The Rocket* — I got this in a subscription box and it was calling my name… so I opened it. And it was, again, love at first swipe. This gave my lashes beautiful volume and held its curl—a problem it has with heavier mascaras like Fairy Drops.
Benefit They’re Real! — Again, I got it as a Sephora GWP. I’ve been meaning to try this a lot and initially, it didn’t impress me as I was still swooning over The Rocket at the time. When I reached for this when I came back home from vacation, though… that’s another story. This is a beautiful mascara, and I can see why it gets the hype that it does.
My recent exploits have yielded mostly favorable results. I don’t think there’s a particular dud in this bunch, although I do have to say that I don’t really have great expectations when it comes to mascara because my lashes are short + don’t stay curled. Still, these mascaras delivered in different ways, so I’m pretty happy about all of them.
Taking into account animal testing status and effectivity, I would re/purchase Fairy Drops and Le Métier de Beauté. I’m still looking to fill in the gap of both Maybelline mascaras… I love them, but they are not cruelty-free, so I am trying not to repurchase them. I have two pending mascaras, so let’s see what I find. For now, I’m off to finish these off!
Because, because, because, because, because…
* PR Sample
For more information on how to help Haiyan/Yolanda victims from outside the Philippines, a post by Huffington post.