Today I’m going to talk about my FAVORITE make up product and that is mascara. I wear mascara 85% of the time while I wear make up 30% of the time. My recent instagram live moments with my Rafiki look probably gave you guys an idea of how quickly I remove my make up after doing my looks. While it’s true I can’t really rock a rafiki look in public and expect the respect of total strangers, I usually don’t keep make up on for more that a few hours except for special occasions. But I digress, let’s get back on topic MASCARA!
In this post I will review: Too Faced Better Than Sex, Clarins Supra Volume, Almay One Touch, Benefit They’re Real and Idun Minerals EIR Ultimate Volume Mascaras. Firstly, let me preface this by saying a received the Too Faced better than sex mascara as part of my ipsy subscription, the Clarins Supra Volume Mascara and Idun Minerals EIR Ultimate Volume complimentary through Octoly, and the Benefit They’re Real mascara was a gift from a friend. Most of my life I used E.L.F. Cosmetics mascara or my mom’s clinique because I was a broke college kid and I preferred to spend my money on travel rather than make up. I have been blessed with thick full lashes so I was unaware of the power of mascara. After 4 years au natural and starting back to wear make up in the era of Instamakeup where everyone uses false lashes I needed to make an Effort.
I bought the Almay One touch mascara because I came across in the store and thought oh I’ve missed macara, why not. While it did coat my lashes and make it bolder it is very clumpy. Very often when I use this I need to use a clean mascara brush to separate my lashes so it doesn’t look like a hot mess.
This is why I was thrilled when I finally tried my Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara from ipsy. Honestly I had no idea what Too Faced was or the greatness that this bottle contained. I continued using my Almay for about a month until I couldn’t find it and needed mascara. I am lucky my Almay one touch was momentarily misplaced because WOW this mascara is amazing. I won’t say it’s better than sex but it’s almost as good. Whenever I use this Mascara, it looks like i’m wearing false lashes which is great! The applicator is great at coating each lash and keeping them from clumping together. This was my awakening moment to the power of mascara. You can purchase yours here from Too Faced Cosmetics.
For a while I thought that the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara was the holy grail of Mascara and that no other mascara could match it’s lash transforming powers. This was a pretty bold assumption considering I had only used 4 mascaras before (Clinique, Elf, Almay and Too Faced), so clearly I was a mascara expert at this point! I recently received the Clarins Supra Volume Mascara and it was a humbling experience. While I expected great things from this amazing French brand, what I got was so much more. From the cute red box to the elegant and luxurious gold tube and the size of the tube. Really after having used the Too Faced for a month, I felt like I was holding mom’s Mascara. Size does matter even with product packaging. The actual product itself was great. It has the same effect as the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara when it comes to lengthening my lashes and making them bolder BUT there over all look was neater. With the Clarins Supra Volume Mascara my lashes looked smooth and naturally bold. This is now my go to Mascara, but when I travel I pack my Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara as it is smaller. You can grab your Clarins Supra Volume Mascara here and try it out for yourself!
After such pleasant experiences I was quick to try the Idun Minerals EIR ultimate Volume and the Benefit They’re Real mascaras as soon as I received them. This benefit mascara has been the best selling prestige mascara in the US for several years and has won awards from: Allure, Temptalia and Glamour. With all that hype you can expect great things and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. From it’s unique packaging and amazing brush design to its flawless application. What I love about this applicator is that it is not brushy like most other mascaras. The length of the applicator strands are significantly shorter than most others which means you can put on your mascara without smudging it unto an hour’s work of blending eye shadow. Everyone really should have one of these!
With such great experiences, it is a tough line up for Idun Minerals to follow. While this mascara does not give you the same bold look it is a buildable mascara. Which means you can layer it up for a bolder and fuller look without it getting clump. The formula is very smooth and gives a natural looking and flawless coat. This one I would most likely use when applying false lashes or not wearing make up and I’m not in need of dramatic eyelash transformation. You can get your Idun Minerals Mascara here, they have a 20% off promotion through the end of June.
Keep those lashes bold and clump free!