Covergirl Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the fairly new Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara from Covergirl. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl Canada website]

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

With COVERGIRL’s NEW Exhibitionist volumizing mascara, lashes are full and defined after only one coat. Our volumizing mascara formula glides smoothly onto lashes. Get soft lashes with no flaking or smudging. Show-stopping volume Lashes are full and defined after only one coat Formula glides smoothly onto lashes – soft lashes, no flaking, no smudging 

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I am so very picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are light in colour despite being a natural dark brunette so I curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. And, my eyes are quite sensitive. Add to that the fact that my eyes water easily, so any mascara that I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (or waterproof) or else I’ll be in a huge mess!

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did Covergirl’s Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof +1 point

2. smudge-proof +1 point, no smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 point, no flaking or clumping!

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 point, this mascara is super mega black (yay!)

5. volumizing +3/4 point,  I got decent volume but not amazing volume with one coat, two coats gives better volume, but for daily wear, I tend to stick to one coat.

6. must hold a curl +3/4 point, it held a curl for me pretty well (but not awesomely well), and no droopy lashes.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 point

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

So out of 7 points, I would give this one a solid 6.5!

Have you tried this mascara?

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Disclosure: I purchased this mascara!

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mascara Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mascara from Pacifica Beauty that came in my January Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara

You will fall in love with the long-lasting, nourishing, natural mineral mascara. This amazing formula is infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to hydrate each lash as it lengthens, strengthens and adds volume. Apply for a natural look by day, or layer for more volume with the super plush 100% vegan brush that provides effortless coverage.

I am very picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are light in colour despite being a natural brunette so I curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. To make it even more complicated, my eyes are quite sensitive. Add to that the fact that my eyes water easily, so any mascara that I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (or waterproof).

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did Pacifica’s Stellar Gaze Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof +1/2 point, as the formula is not waterproof. It is slightly water-resistant, but not 100%.

2. smudge-proof +1/2 point, I did experience some smudging, likely due to my eyes watering while out.

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 point, no flaking or clumping!

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 point, this mascara is nice and dark black!

5. volumizing +1/2 point, this is more of a lengthening formula, but I got ok volume with two coats.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 point, it held a curl ok, but not amazingly well. At least it didn’t make my lashes droop!

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 point, this has to be the most gentle eye and lash friendly mascara that I’ve ever tried! My lashes feel so soft after using this, so I’m giving this mascara a bonus +1/2 point for gentleness / lash conditioning!

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara

So how does the Stellar Gaze Mascara measure up? I would give this one a 5.5 out of 7.

If you don’t have watery eyes, and like a lengthening formula, then you will probably love this one. Sadly, my eyes water a bit too much for this one to work well for me. But if they ever come out with a waterproof version of this mascara, I would definitely want to try it out!

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Essence Volume Hero Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I’m reviewing a fairly new waterproof mascara from Essence Cosmetics, makers of some of my favourite mascaras – the Volume Hero Waterproof formulation. [info in italics taken from the European Essence website as I couldn’t find the waterproof version on the Canadian site]

Essence Hero Mascara - Waterproof

The popular “volume hero” mascara for maximum lashes is getting some reinforcement: in combination with a waterproof texture, the new version creates endless lash-volume that can handle anything! The plastic volume brush absorbs a lot of bulk to reach each individual lash.

  • Waterproof mascara for endless volume
  • Plastic volume brush
  • Long-lasting, dramatic look

If you’ve been following me awhile, you will be familiar with my criteria for mascaras. But I’ll repeat them here:

I am very picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are fairly light in colour despite being a natural brunette so I have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I don’t have any eyelashes. AND my eyes are quite sensitive, and a lot of mascaras irritate my eyes. Add to that the fact that my eyes water easily, so my mascara must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (or waterproof).

To summarize, I have seven requirements for mascara:

1. waterproof, 2. smudge-proof, 3. non-flaking / non-clumping, 4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black), 5. volumizing, 6. must hold a curl and 7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes.

Essence Hero Mascara - Waterproof

So how does it measure up? The first time that I tried this mascara, I didn’t love it. But by the third use, my opinion started to change. It ticks all the boxes for me, and I would give it a 6.5 out of 7, with half a point taken off as it can get clumpy if you aren’t careful. I find that cleaning the brush end off before using does help to reduce the clumping risk.

This mascara is super black and adds volume to my lashes and holds a curl for my stick straight lashes. All in all, I like this one.

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I paid for this!

Empties – December 2018

Empties December 2018 - Lily De Mai, Harmony + Blossom, Essence, Hurraw

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As per usual, I’ve kept my empties for the month. I did not manage to finish up very many things in December, but since my goal is to use things up, any empties are progress in my quest to not let products go to waste.

Let’s take a look, and I will link to reviews and let you know if I will be repurchasing or not.

Empties December 2018 - Essence, Lily De Mai, Harmony & Blossom, Hurraw

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara (Waterproof) – I’ve purchased this so many times, this is my HG waterproof mascara. I always go back to this or the Get Big Lashes one after I test out others. Original review is here.

Lily De Mai Bliss Transformative Moisture Mist – I absolutely loved this facial mist and I’m sad that it is empty. I’m putting it on my wishlist as I have a few facial mists in my stash to use up. Original review is here. (PR sample)

Harmony + Blossom Cleansing Clay – This was a super gentle exfoliating clay cleanser. I have a bit of a cleanser stash to work through, so I won’t be purchasing this right now (even though I liked it a lot). Original review is here. (PR sample)

Essence The False Lashes Mascara – This is my fave non-waterproof mascara because it adds volume and holds a curl and I’ve purchased it several times. It even manages to hold up pretty well when my eyes water from laughing! I’ll purchase this again once I finish up another mascara in my stash. Original review is here.

Hurraw Lip Balm (Earl Grey) – I loved this lip balm. It smells like earl grey tea (bergamot). I’m a lip balm addict and just got a ton of new lip balms in my stash, so I won’t replace this just yet. I’m still using the Hurraw Moon Lip Balm at night (when I’m not using my Bite Beauty Lip Mask). Review is here.

Empties December 2018 - Lily De Mai, Harmony + Blossom, Essence, Hurraw

Were you able to finish up much in December?

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Disclosure: All PR samples identified. Please see original blog post for details.

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Review

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Waterproof

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Covergirl has recently become cruelty free, earning their Leaping Bunny certification! This leads me to hope that more brands will start to do the same! I needed a new mascara, as I’m fairly vigilant about replacing them regularly, so I decided to try out the LashBlast Volume in the Waterproof formulation in the shade Very Black [info in italics taken from the Canadian Covergirl website]

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Waterproof

I am pretty picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are fairly light in colour despite being a natural brunette so I basically have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. To make it even more complicated, my eyes are quite sensitive, and lots of mascaras irritate my eyes. Add to that the fact that my eyes water easily, so any mascara that I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (or waterproof).

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Waterproof

I have seven requirements for a mascara:

1. waterproof

2. smudge-proof

3. non-flaking / non-clumping

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black)

5. volumizing

6. must hold a curl

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes

Get a blast of bold, volumizing mascara – rain or shine! LashBlast’s patented volume-boosting hypoallergenic mascara formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big-lash look. In original, non-waterproof, too!

It claims to give 10X the volume, which is much more reasonable the claims than some of mascaras have for 500X the volume.

The wand has rubber needle type bristles, which I’m generally not a big fan of. I prefer the chubbier or curved bristle style wands normally.

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Waterproof

Ok. so how does it measure up? It checks the boxes in terms of being waterproof, smudgeproof, non-flaky / non-clumpy, and it a nice deep dark black, and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes. I do find it to be a little less awesome in terms of volume and holding a curl. My lashes have some volume and some curl. Overall I’d give this mascara a 6 out of 7, with 1/2 a point taken off for volume, and 1/2 a point for curl factor. It is a good mascara, but it isn’t a great mascara for me.

Do you have a fave Covergirl mascara?

Thanks for reading.

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara. I got it in an Ipsy bag back when I had a subscription (Oct 2017), but never got around to trying it out until recently!

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

Just a reminder – my lashes are long and stick straight, so I have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I don’t have any lashes. As well, my eyes are sensitive so many mascaras irritate my eyes. My eyes water easily, so smudge-proof mascara is a MUST.

I have seven requirements for a mascara:

1. waterproof

2. smudge-proof

3. non-flaking / non-clumping

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black)

5. volumizing

6. must hold a curl

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes

What it is: A lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara. 
What it does: Tarte lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara could be considered a dramatic makeover for your lashes. This high-performance formula is proven to increase the appearance of lash volume by 330 percent—creating strikingly thick, sexy lashes. 

This mascara is not waterproof, but I did not have any problems with smudging, which is a miracle! I also did not have any problems with clumping of flaking. My lashes looked super black and super long, but I don’t think that the mascara was over volumizing, and definitely not 330% more volume! How do they measure that? It held a curl ok, not amazingly well, but my lashes didn’t revert to their normal stick straight. And finally, this mascara did not irritate my sensitive (and allergy prone) eyes.

Overall, I would rate this mascara to be a 5.5 out of 7 for me, with 1/2 a point taken off for not being waterproof – but despite it not being waterproof, it did not smudge on me, and 1/2 a point off each for volume and curl holding requirements. All in all, this mascara is pretty good. It won’t replace my holy grail ones from Essence, but I’ll use it up anyway.

I have to say that this is one of the most difficult mascaras to photograph! You would not believe how many photos I took, and only ended up using two of them – so frustrating!

Disclosure: This came in an Ipsy Glam Bag back when I was paying for a monthly subscription.

 

Weekly Recap Feb 26th to Mar 4th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, Feb 26th – Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara Review

Wednesday, Feb 28th – Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions February 2018

Petit Vour February 2018

Friday, Mar 2nd – Empties February 2018

Empties Feb 2018

I finally had the energy to get back to doing yoga a few times this week, yay!

Hope you all have a great week ahead! Thanks for reading ❤

Disclosure: All products purchased by me!

Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara

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Today I have a review of the Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara that I’ve been testing out. Here’s what it says on the tube:

Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara

Power volume – smudge proof & intense black

Mascara for an extreme volume boost effect. Innovative fiber brush for an instant volume result within seconds. Opthamalogically approved.

Essence Mascara2

My lashes are long and stick straight, so I have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I don’t have any lashes. As well, my eyes are sensitive so many mascaras irritate my eyes. My eyes water easily, so smudge-proof mascara is a MUST.

I have seven requirements for a mascara:

1. waterproof

2. smudge-proof

3. non-flaking / non-clumping

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black)

5. volumizing

6. must hold a curl

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes

Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara

How does the Instant Volume Boost Mascara measure up for me?

It is not waterproof, but is definitely smudge-proof. I haven’t had any problem with flaking, but if you don’t wipe the excess mascara off the brush before applying, it can get clumpy. I always remove the excess, so clumping is not a problem for me.

The mascara is super intense black, which is awesome, and I find it to be fairly volumizing and holds a curl. And, most importantly, it does not irritate my sensitive eyes.

Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara

I would rate this mascara as being on par with the False Lashes Mascara from Essence (reviewed here), which I gave a 6.75 out of 7.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this.

 

Weekly Recap Jan 15th to 21st (2018)

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Just a recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, January 15th – Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra Natural Mascara Review

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Mascara

Wednesday, January 17th – True Moringa Lip Whip Review

True Moringa Lip Whip

Friday, January 19th – Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream Review

Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream

I’m still carrying on with the Yoga with Adriene Yoga True (30 Days of Yoga). I’m really liking this year’s series of practices, and am so proud of myself for sticking to it thus far!

I got a Fitbit Charge HR for Christmas, and I’m kind of obsessed with tracking my steps and sleep.

Hope you all have a great week! Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All products came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.