Review: Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara – 01 Extreme Black

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My dear friend Ani Stephens who is an experienced Freelance Aesthetician/Beautician gave me this fabulous mascara to try out a few weeks ago so I’ve been wearing it every day since for work. Ani has just joined Instagram you can follow her here.

The Product Promise: To create outrageous volume, lift and curves for a false-lash effect. Eyes look brighter, wider, more seductive!!

The Formula: The Extreme Bold Volume™ formula is a blend of three high-volume fibres in a mousse-light base. Fortified with conditioning Lash-Advancing Vitamin Complex.
The BrushComber Extreme™ has two types of bristles: flexible fibres to carry maximum formula; solid fibres to comb and separate for clump-free definition.

My Verdict: The packaging is as you would expect – gold, glossy and luxurious. The product consistency is quite thick and in my opinion dispenses too much on the wand. Application is good, the wand is large but a great tool for adding volume. The special fibres in this mousse-light base is what I most like about this mascara as it means your lashes are still flexible when they dry and not crispy. To me this means that they look slightly more natural and feel more comfortable. The colour is a nice intense black. I do really like this mascara but unsure if I would repurchase it at £24 a pop! I will continue to use this one until it’s finished.

My Top Tip: After applying and before they dry sweep a second clean wand through your lashes to remove any excess product and even out for flexible full lashes.

Have you tried this mascara or are there any other luxury brand mascara’s that you can’t live without?

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My Make-Up Bag Staples

Being a bit of beauty junkie I like to try out new products however, there’s a few products that live in my make-up bag all year round that I use on a daily basis that have become my staples.


1. Lipstick: Mac Ruby Woo Matte

2. Mascara: Eyeko Fat Brush or Benefit They’re Real

3. Powder: No 7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder in medium

4. Brows: Barry m brow kit or Benefit Brow Zings

5. Tinted Moisturiser: Nivea BB cream in light

6. High Lighter: Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

7. Cuticle Care: OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go

What are your “go to” products? I’d love to hear about them.

Secondblonde x 

  

REVIEW: eyeko LONDON Fat Brush Mascara – Big & Bold

Eyeko was established in 1999 re-inventing mascara with it’s no waste squeezable tubes. The brands focus is on eyes only, and with Alexa Chung as their creative consultant since 2013 the brand has been going from strength to strength collecting a loyal fan base.

Eyeko are best known for their amazing mascaras and stay put all day liquid liners.

I was given an eyeko mascara tester a while ago “Black Magic Mascara Drama & Curl. It was ok, I’ve been curious about trying out the others on offer so recently decided to get the “Big Fat Brush Mascara big & bold” 



  
I’m instantly in love with the packaging particulary the squeezey tube. The wand is indeed very FAT and larger than what I’m used to.

It sweeps on my lashes with ease with no clumsiness or gloop just beautiful fibre enhanced keratin conditioned long lashes! I wouldn’t say this is the most amazing mascara I’ve ever tried but it does deposit dense carbon black colour which stay’s put all day without rubbing off around my eyes. The effect on me is long and spidery lash as apposed to thickness or fullness. I like it but personally think it’s more of a daytime wear mascara for me.

The image on the right is before and the image on the left is after 2 coats on the top and 1 coat on the bottom.

I picked mine up at Selfridges, you can buy online eyeko London £15 

Have you tried any of the products of the this iconic brand?

Secondblonde x 

 

They’re Real!

THEY’RE REAL by Benefit courtesy of my June 2013 issue of Elle Magazine, perfect! I was looking to try out a new mascara and had heard great things about this one.

20130530-193213.jpgPackaging is eye catching, although I have a travel size the shape of the bottle is comfortable to handle and the lid just the right size to hold.

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20130530-195800.jpgThe wand is the spiky rubbery type and has a spiky ball at the tip which is a clever little tool to reach all outer and inner lashes, the result is a glossy black even coverage. I’m lucky to have long lashes naturally but this mascara really does accentuate my lashes giving that oh là là effect!

20130530-200427.jpgThe only downside which is more personal preference is that my lashes feel quite crispy, but on the upside this mascara dries instantly when applied and does not smudge and lasts the whole day!

I will definitely consider re-buying.
View Benefit Cosmetics here

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