Oh, hey there! So this is my first beauty product review – hopefully the start of many! I promise to be better, I swear. On my last Sephora haul, where I walked in intended to get just one thing – being a new bottle of perfume – I ended up leaving with a few goodies. Because let’s be real – it’s not possible to walk into Sephora and not make it turn into a haul. But I digress. You know how Sephora lines the checkout with products so you can shop while you wait? Yeah, genius. They got me. And while I was waiting, I picked up this mascara sampler (five travel size mascaras – mostly their top sellers – with a voucher to come back and get your favourite). At $30, it was basically a steal.
For years now I’ve been rocking two mascaras on a daily basis. One regular mascara as the bottom coat and one waterproof one as the top coat. For me, the bottom coat one is the most important. I have super thin eyelashes so I am always looking for something that can thicken them and make them fuller. I’ve tried a bunch including a bunch of drugstore brands and higher end lines. This little sampler was the perfect thing for me to find my new go-to.
I’ve heard great things about Too Faced’s ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara and I was excited to find it in my sampler pack.
Texture: It looks a little clumpy on the brush, which would lead you to believe that you’re going to get a fairly poor result after application, but you’d be wrong. Once it goes on your lashes, it thickens them up and lengthens them a bit as well.
Longevity: It lasts my whole work day (which is like, ten hours at least) and then some. It’s not described as being waterproof, which is why it gets ‘bottom layer’ status every morning, but it is ‘smudge proof’. My worst nightmare with mascara is getting ‘raccoon eyes’ and luckily, this mascara holds up all day. And night if need be.
Price: It’s $30 for the full size, which to me is a great price for what you’re getting – comparable to other brands like Benefit, Smashbox, etc. so not much to complain about here.
Packaging: For something like this where I only put it on in the morning and it stays at home in my makeup bag, I’m indifferent about the packaging. It comes in a sleek pink container with a matte like finish on the packaging. I’m pretty meh about it, but if that means a lot to you, on a scale of one to ten, I’d give it an eight.
Verdict: After everything I’ve tried, this is definitely at the top of my list. I’ll be using my voucher to go pick up the full size sometime this week and I can see it being in heavy rotation of my daily makeup routine.
Have you tried it, do you love it? Hate it? Let me know!