Thursday, October 10, 2013

My Mascara Sample Stash

Today I thought I'd talk about my current supply of mascara samples.  I got these samples either as a GWP, a Sephora Beauty Insider gift, or in an Ipsy bag (I previously reviewed that service HERE).

I'm not going to extensively review these because for the most part they are all good enough.  By that I mean that they are nothing special so I wear them to work.  I'd also never wear them at night anyways because I HAVE to wear waterproof mascara and samples are usually never waterproof.  Here they are starting from the left and I'm also listing their full size prices:

Pop Beauty Smoky Lash Kapow in Smokey Black - $18.50 - Can't even tell I have anything on my lashes!

Jane Iredale Longest Lash in Black Ice - $33 - Mediocre at best.

Benefit They're Real! - $23 - Ok, this one is pretty good.  I know it's a favorite for lots of you out there but I think it's just "pretty good".  It provides good separation and holds my curl for a few hours.

Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes - $27 - This one is pretty good too.  Same as the Benefit, defines my lashes and holds my curl for just a few hours.  I'm not a fan of the cone shaped wand though.

Pixie Lash Booster Mascara - $17 - This is actually my fave of the bunch which surprised me because I'd never even heard of this brand (it came in an Ipsy bag).  It makes my lashes super dark, separates them and holds the curl for most of the workday.

 It's So Big Voluminizing Mascara - $19.99 - Yuck!  The formula comes out all stretchy on the wand and it doesn't do anything for my lashes.

The Balm What's Your Type Body Builder Mascara - $19 - Like I said above, good enough.  A little clumpy but very black.

It blows my mind that most of these have gotten good reviews online.  Is it possible that sample size mascaras are just not made as well as the full size versions??  I'd be curious to try the full size of Benefit They're Real! mascara to see if it lives up to all the hype.  What do you guys think?  Have you tried any of these and if so, what do you think?? 

I do have several full size mascaras and so far I've reviewed my fave which is the YSL Faux Cils.  You can check that out HERE.

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