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How to Clean your Makeup Brushes Daily and Weekly

How to Clean your Makeup Brushes Daily and Weekly

  How to Clean Makeup Brushes It’s always super hard to remember to clean your makeup brushes but its also very important! The first reason you should clean your brushes is that it expands their longevity. Makeup brushes can be expensive so it’s nice if […]

Sephora VIB Rouge is not just a Status but a State of Mind

Sephora VIB Rouge is not just a Status but a State of Mind

About Sephora Sephora is a French company that started in 1969 and continues to grow rapidly spanning across 33 countries with over 2,300 stores. They carry upwards of 300 brands including their own which I have tried and thouroughly enjoy. Sephora carries beauty products, makeup, […]

Best Mascara Brands Review Experiment and One Secret Tip

Best Mascara Brands Review Experiment and One Secret Tip

Best Mascaras Brands Review Experiment and One Secret Tip

Masacara Sephora Favorites 2016 Limited Edition Lashstache Gift Set Mascara’s in Review
0.1 oz/ 2.9 mL Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening & Volatizing Mascara in Black
0.1 oz/ 2.9 mL Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
0.2 oz/ 5.91 mL Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
0.34 oz/ 10.05 mL Estée Edit The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara in 01 Black (full size)
0.10 oz/ 2.95 mL NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon
0.14 oz/ 4.14 mL Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
0.10 oz/ 2.95 mL Tarte tarteist lash Paint Mascara in Black
0.13 oz/ 3.84 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara in Black
0.13 oz/ 3.84 mL Urban Decay Perversion Mascara in Black
0.169 oz/ 4.9 mL Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effect Faux Cils Babydoll in Fetish Black (full size)

Mascara Differences

Have you ever wondered the difference between mascaras and which one is best for the look you want to achieve or which has the most benefits? It’s hard to test them all out in the store because along with eyeliner it’s the hardest makeup to remove. You may have gone along with a suggestion from a beauty consultant and tried one mascara on your left eye and another on your right, then chose between the two. Is there really that big of a difference between mascaras other than packaging and their specially designed brushes? There is actually a lot to consider!! I’m here today writing to tell you the specific differences between some of the top mascaras. The main

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Objectives to Consider When Choosing Mascaras:

 Brush Design

Color of Formula

 Product Ingredients

Overall Apperance

The following mascaras are from the Sephora’s 2016 Mascara Favorites that is no longer available on Sephora but you can grab it here on Amazon . Similar Mascara kit also at Sephora.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

Bobbi Brown Mascara and Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara & Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer

What I think about it?

I really enjoyed this mascara duo. I randomly picked a mascara to try with the primer. I’m not fully convinced that you need eyelash primer, but for some people with light lashes I could see that it would help.

Ingredients:

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara:
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM
AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL
ARACHIDIC ACID
BEHENIC ACID
Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)
Blue 1 (CI 42090)
Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)
CAESALPINIA SPINOSA GUM
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Carmine (CI 75470)
BEESWAX\CERA ALBA\CIRE D’ABEILLE
Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289)
Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)
Cichorium intybus (chicory) root extract
copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax\cera carnauba\cire de carnauba
Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)
GALACTOARABINAN
helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed wa
Iron Oxides (CI 77492)
Iron Oxides (CI 77499)
Manganese Violet (CI 77742)
mica
myristic acid
Nylon 6/12
OLEIC ACID
palmitic acid
Phenoxyethanol
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Propanediol
stearic acid
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
TRIETHANOLAMINE
Ultramarines (CI 77007)
Water\Aqua\Eau
Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer:
WATER\AQUA\EAU ,
GLYCERYL STEARATE ,
BEESWAX\CERA ALBA\CIRE D¿ABEILLE , GLYCERIN ,
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX\CERA CARNAUBA\CIRE DE CARNAUBA ,
STEARIC ACID ,
PVP ,
HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN , TRIETHANOLAMINE , HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE ,
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ,
PHENOXYETHANOL

Where can you buy it?

Bobbi Brown :
Sephora,
Smashbox Photo Finish Lash Primer
You can purchase a .30 oz tube for $22 at Sephora.

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Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

What I think about it?

The purpose of this amazing mascara to is to achieve high volume, dramatic, and fuller intense black lashes. It’s perfect for the weekends or special events! The only con I could find with this mascara is that it flaked off onto my cheek as you can see in the below photos. This is not a major issue and can be solved by wiping the spots with a dry Q-tip

Ingredients:

Water/aqua/eau,
Synthetic Beeswax,
Paraffin,
Glyceryl Stearate,
Acacia Senegal Gum,
Butylene Glycol,
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax,
Stearic Acid,
Palmitic Acid,
Polybutene,
VP/Eicosene Copolymer,
Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Aminomethyl Propanol,
Glycerin,
Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Disodium EDTA,
Polyester-11, PVP,
Cellulose,
Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer,
Propylene Glycol,
Acacia Senegal Gum Extract,
Potassium Sorbate,
Dextran,
Acetyl Hexapeptide-1.
May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266), Ultramarines (CI 77007). *Vegan-friendly *Formulated without parabens

Where can you buy it?

It comes in a .27oz tube for $24 or .17oz for $12 from Sephora.

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest

What I think about it?

This was my second favorite out of this mascara review because of it’s fine tooth comb! The brush grabs your eye ashes and makes it feel as if you were brushing your hair with a comb while separating your lashes perfectly. I love the formula as it made my lashes look more full.

Ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau,
paraffin,
glyceryl stearate,
synthetic beeswax,
acacia sesegal gum,
stearic acid,
butylene glycol,
oryza sativa (rice) bran wax/ oryza sativa (rice) bran cera,
palmitic acid,
polybutene,
ozokerite,
VP/eicosene copolymer,
hydrogenated vegetable oil,
cera carnauba/copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, phenoxyethanol,
stearyl stearate,
aminomethyl propanol hydroxyethylcellulose,
tropolone,
sodium nitrate,
iron oxides (CI 77499).

Where can you buy it?

You can get a .32oz tube for $23 from Tarte Official Site, Ulta or
Sephora.

Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest Mascara

Tarte Tartiest Mascara

NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

What I think about it?

NARS was a little thicker than Bumox and they’re real by benefit, however this would not be my first choice for going out on the weekend or special events. I noticed halfway throughout the day that NARS Mascara was starting to flake off and my eyelashes felt very dry. This mascara would be great to go shopping in or casually hanging out around the house.

Ingredients:

Water,
Tribehenin,
Peg-40 Stearate,
Vp/Eicosene Copolymer,
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate,
Sorbitan Stearate,
Vp/Vacopolymer,
Acacia Senegal Gum,
Glyceryl Stearate,
Acrylates Copolymer,
Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil,
Butylene Glycol,
Sorbitol,
Cetyl Alcohol,
Mannitol,
Phenoxyethanol,
Panthenol,
Dimethicone,
Candelilla Wax,
Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate,
Caprylyl Glycol,
Potassium Sorbate,
Sodium Dehydroacetate,
Ascorbyl Palmitate,
Sodium Hydroxide,
Tocopherol,
Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate,
Sodium Polyaspartate,
Hexylene Glycol,
Methoxy Peg-10 Propyltrimethoxysilane, C11-15 Pareth-7,
Mica,
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891),
Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

Where can you buy it?

You can pick up a .32oz tube for $26 from Sephora, Nordstroms, Ulta, Saks Fifth Avenue, or $12 from Amazon.

NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon Brush

NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon

YSL babydoll Mascara

YSL babydoll

What I think about it?

This mascara blows me away with how good it smells! It has a subtle hint of perfume essence to it. That alone really makes it stand out to me. I love to put my Chanel primer on that smells amazing and then the YSL babydoll. It’s very therapeutic and spa like. I also love the consistency and color of the formula.

Ingredients:

Water,
Paraffin,
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate,
Acrylates Copolymer,
Cera Alba/Beeswax,
Copernicia Cerifera Cera,
Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Steareth-2,
Cetyl Alcohol,
Phenoxyethanol,
Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Acacia Senegal,
Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer,
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite,
Sodium Dehydroacetate,
Silica, Caprylyl Glycol,
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil,
Hydrogenated Palm Oil,
Fragrance,
Disodium Edta,
Magnesium Silicate,
Sodium Hyaluronate,
Panthenol,
Tin Oxide.

Where can you buy it?

You can get a .2oz tube for $32 from Sephora, Nordstroms, Saks Fifth Avenue, or $27 from Amazon.

YSL babydoll Mascara Brush
YSL babydoll Mascara

YSL babydoll Mascara

YSL babydoll Mascara

Buxom Mascara

Buxom

What I think about it?

I’d have to say this was unfortunately one of my least favorites of the ones I ace reviewed. I did not think it gave length or volume to my lashes, but I did like how the brush separated my lashes.

Ingredients:

Water
Beeswax
Butylene Glycol
PVP
Copernicia Cerifera wax
Sucrose polystearate
Acrylates Copolymer
Stearic Acid
Tribehenin
Behenyl Alcohol
Polysorbate 80
Triethanol amine
Peg-800
Rosa Centifolia Flower Water
Rhodochrosite Extract
Tocopheryl Acetate
Squalane
Sorbitan sesquioleate
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Disodium EDTA
Bisabolol
Sodium Dehydroacetate
Sodium Hyaluronate
Hematite Extract
Hexylene Glycol
Ethylhexylglycerin
Caprylyl Glycol
Phenoxyethanol
Potassium Sorbate
Mica
Titanium Dioxide
Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide

Where can you buy it?

You can grab Bumox in a .37 oz container for $20 at Sephora .

Buxom Mascara Brush Buxom Mascara

Buxom Mascara
Buxom Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion

What I think about it?

Urban Decay’s Mascara Perversion made my eyelashes look longer and fuller in a dark black shade. The brush did a great job of separating my lashes. It takes a little bit of time to dry so you should be careful to not touch your eyelashes that could cause possible smudging, I feel that this helps in eliminating any possible flaking. The best part of this product is it’s ingredients that help eyelash growth.

Ingredients:

Hairdensly: is a complex blend of proteins and amino acids that help to stimulate lash growth

Sea Idrolized Elastine: helps to stimulate hair follicle for lash health

Honey Extract: provides deep nourishment

Marine Collagen: helps to protects eyelashes

Aqua (Water/Eau),
Synthetic Beeswax,
Acacia Senegal Gum,
Stearic Acid,
Palmitic Acid,
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnuba),
Butylene Glycol,
Glyceryl Stearate,
Polybutene,
VP/Eicosene Copolymer,
Aminomethyl Propanol,
Pentylene Glycol,
Phenoxyethanol,
Caprylyl Glycol,
Sodium Dehydroacetate,
Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Soluble Collagen,
Myristic Acid,
Arachidic Acid,
Behenic Acid,
Glycerin,
Propylene Glycol,
Oleic Acid, Mel (Honey/Miel) Extract, Sodium PCA,Hydrolyzed Elastin,
Glycogen,
Serine. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)].

Where can you buy it?

Urban Decay’s Perversion can be purchased in .13oz tube for $10 and also .04oz for $22 from the following link at Sephora.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara Brush
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

THE ESTÉE EDIT – The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

What I think about it?

Out of all of the mascaras I reviewed this one has my full attention and recommendation! It gave my lashes some serious volume and length compared to all the others. This mascara come with double sided with two different brushes! The bristle brush creates volume, while the molded brush helps lift lashes for 13 hour wear time. It is water proof and smudge proof.

Ingredients:

Coming soon!

Where can you buy it?

It comes in .34oz tube for $24 from Amazon, Estee Lauder Official Site, or Sephora.
THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara Brush

THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

Benefit they're Real! Mascara

Benefit they’re Real!

What I think about it?

My favorite thing about this mascara is the brush! It’s a fine toothed brush that really grabs your eyelashes and makes it feel comparable to brushing you hair with a comb. It does a great job on lengthening and separating lashes.

Ingredients:

WATER (AQUA),
PARAFFIN,
POLYBUTENE,
STYRENE/ACRYLATES/AMMONIUM METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER,
BEESWAX (CERA ALBA),
BISDIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE2,
C1836 ACID TRIGLYCERIDE,
PALMITIC ACID,
STEARIC ACID,
TRIETHANOLAMINE,
VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER,
ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE,
PHENOXYETHANOL,
TETRASODIUM EDTA,
BUTYLENE GLYCOL,
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL,
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,
SODIUM LAURETH12 SULFATE,
GLYCERIN,
POTASSIUM SORBATE,
SERICIN,
CALCIUM CHLORIDE,
SODIUM HYALURONATE,
TILIA TOMENTOSA BUD EXTRACT,
CITRIC ACID,
BHT,
SORBIC ACID.
[+/: IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)]. N° 05827/N

Where can you buy it?

It comes in a .3 oz tube for $24 Sephora, Benefit Official Website, Amazon, or Ulta.

Benefit they're Real! Mascara Brush
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Mascaras Biggest Hidden longevity Secret?!?

Eye Drops!!!

Eye drops help to keep your mascara moisturized which protects it from drying up. It truly brings your mascara tube back to life. My favorite part of using this nifty trick is that it helps to get every last drop of product out! Well I lied, the actual best part is that it is already safe for your eyes!

Round Up!

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

Urban Decay Peversion Mascara

THE ESTÉE EDIT - The Edgiest Up & Out Double Mascara

Smashbox photofinish mascara primer

Bobbi Brown Mascara

Tarte Tariest Mascara

YSL babydoll Mascars
NARS Mascara
Buxom Mascara
Benefit they're Real! Mascara

Leave in the comments below which one of these mascaras is your favorite and why!