What do you think of Kohls? My latest Kohls purchase consisted of Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Thickening Mascara, and little else. I can’t seem to really get into the spirit of that store… I feel like the markdowns are not really markdowns and they should just say the price for what it is. Anyway, Flirt! Big Flirt Thickening Mascara, $12, and the rest of the Flirt! line available at Kohls is, to my knowledge, made by Estee Lauder (the same as MAC and other prestige brands). So, I was eager to try this mascara, knowing that it is an affordable mascara coming from a quality company.
As the Flirt! Cosmetics website describes, Big Flirt Thickening Mascara is “a gentle fiber-enriched formula that fans out lashes, adding length and volume for a false eyelash effect.” I would compare this to my normal staple of NYX Doll Eye mascara. My tube of NYX Doll Eye may be past its prime, as when I apply it now after a while it begins to irritate my eyes, expecially if I rub them. Since they say you should replace used mascaras after 6 months of use to prevent bacteria from forming, etc, I think this makes a nice replacement.
Big Flirt Thickening Mascara comes in a squeeze tube (kind of weird for a mascara) with a large (not Benefit Bad Gal large, but still a pretty decent size) wand. I like that there are fibers right in the one-step mascara to add volume. I also like that this wears very well and does not smudge or smear throughout the day.
This mascara is available in six shades: Black Wink, Brown Wink, Real Teal, Blue Hawaii, Violet Vixen, Fuchsia Fusion. I tried ‘Black Wink,’ which is a deep regular black, but would be open to trying some of the colored shades if I happen to have some Kohls cash left over next time I go there.
What do you think of Flirt! Cosmetics? Have you tried Big Flirt Thickening Mascara? Let me know your thoughts.
Clinique is one of my favorite brands, but I have never had much luck with their mascaras. Granted, I’ve never actually purchased any of their mascaras; my experience is limited to what is provided in their free “gift with purchase” goody bags.
Lash Doubling Mascara in Black was included in one of the latest Clinique GWP bags that I received from a major department store while buying my favorite foundation, Even Better. This mascara retails for $14, and honestly, I wouldn’t buy it for that price. There are so many other mascara options that perform better (in my opinion) and give you greater bang for your buck.
This isn’t the worst mascara I’ve ever used, but certainly not the best. I experienced some smudging throughout the day, particularly if I was rubbing my eyes, and for some reason the applicator wand (maybe this is just in the sample version) doesn’t do much for my lashes. I do like the fact that it is allergy tested and fragrance free, like all Clinique products. I don’t know why any company would feel the need to add fragrance to eye products!
All in all, Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara is an okay mascara that is fine in a pinch. I wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase this.
Have you tried Lash Doubling Mascara? Let me know your thoughts.
I went on a quest for a waterproof mascara recently, and a wise MUA at the store suggested Smoky Lash by Make Up For Ever. I have limited experience with Make Up For Ever products, but out of those I’ve tried, I’ve usually been pleased. I really wanted something that was going to stay put in the melting sun and pool weather that is soon approaching.
According to Make Up For Ever, Smoky Lash (and it’s waterproof counterpart, Aqua Smoky Lash) is said to offer volume, length and intense pigment. I agree that volume and intense pigment are defintely there in this product. It is a bit goopy to apply, but that adds thickness to my sparse lashes, so I don’t mind. It stays put and works beautifully. I wouldn’t mind using a lengthening primer with this mascara, however, because I feel that this mascara does not excel in that field. I would prefer if there was some way to incorporate fibers into this mascara (like my beloved NYX Doll Eye Mascara), but overall I’m very happy with my $22 purchase.
The aforementioned wise MUA also suggested that I don’t wear this waterproof formula every day, as apparently waterproof mascaras are not the best for your lashes. Good to know!
Have you tried MUFE’s Smoky Lash? Let me know!
This mascara comes in a somewhat cheesy, red and black telescope shaped tube. It is trying to play on the “telescopic” angle, but it truly just takes away from a classy appearance. Regardless, that is the least of L’Oreal’s worries here.
The “innovative” brush at the end of this wand is a rubber brush, similar to that of Max Factor mascaras, with the only difference being the size. L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion’s brush is like a little ball at the end of the wand. This makes it harder to control (surprisingly, unless there is a learning curve I don’t know about), and because of the thickness of the brush, easier to make a mess.
I wasn’t really a fan of this mascara. If you can apply it without smudging up, it seems to wear pretty well with minimal clumping or flaking.
What do you think of this mascara? Let me know!
Let’s talk about the good and the bad. First off, as a drugstore find this mascara can’t be beat. The packaging is sleek, black, and comfortably weighty enough for even department store divas to do a double take. Plus, with the new every few months rule, how can you afford not to give this mascara a try?
As far as results go, Extra Volume Collagen’s washable formula works very well without flaking, clumping or smearing. The brush feels like it grabs lashes and allows you to apply multiple coats with ease.
If there is a downside, it would be that this mascara is not waterproof. Also, the effectiveness of the collagen attribute could be questioned. But as far as mascaras go, I think this is worth a shot.
Have you tried this L’Oreal product? What did you think?
Kim states, “I swear, I literally need one coat and my eyelashes have so much volume and curl. Usually I feel like I have to keep applying coats to build up volume, but this mascara is perfect!!! It has hard waxes and synthetic polymers in that help build lashes to give volume.”
Sounds awesome to us!
Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara is available at the salon, Nordstrom, and Sephora for around $22!
Have you tried Anastasia products? What is your favorite lash building mascara?
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