How you doin'? (aka Joey Tribbiani)
Exams are over and we have already started our new courses. I am at least 3-4 hours at uni, and on Tuesdays, I have a 10h class! I hope you can understand that I try my best to update my blog, but sometimes I am not able to function when I come home..
I know I am a pretty bad person: going back on my blog, I realised I didn't include my elf mascara review. I know I didn't review this product immediately because I wanted to give it a shot, but until recently, I totally forgot about this one! And so, I decided to try it out and let you know..
I ordered this one from e.l.f. uk for £1.50/ €1.79/ $2.44.
Let's start with the packaging: This duo mascara comes in a classic, black and white tube, that has two different kind of mascaras on: Regular and Waterproof. It's small and handy, nothing special, but nothing bad about it as well.
The brush is thick, with short "hair" that goes round the brush. Not the classic way of hair that pop out of the brush holder. I guess this is a nice way to give length to your lashes, and as I can see, it really gives length and colour. However, I find the formula really sticky and it doesn't seem to seperate my lashes well, like my other mascaras. To be honest, the mascara can seperate them, but the formula destroys it! The amount that the brush can hold is too much and this is the reason it doesn't give the best result as it always flakes! It's a bad thing, and it's not easy to fix it. I only have one solution to this: Remove the mascara and start from the beginning. And this is not good when you are in a hurry or you don't want to ruin your make up.
In addition to that, I remember that the first time I wore this mascara, it didn't last that long. Soon, I had some
indications of panda eyes. And I was not wrong. As soon as I got home, I saw that the mascara had already started smudging, after only a couple of hours. And when I tried to remove this using a cleansing wipe, oh, that was a terrible thought. It just went all around my eye, making me look like I got punched. You know, you are supposed to remove the mascara off of your eyelashes, not of your whole eye. Yesterday I wore this mascara again, and I have to admit that after three hours it was still in its place. But, it was, once again, difficult to remove.
And the thing is that both the regular and the waterproof mascara have these effects. The only difference between these two, is that the regular gives more colour.
I wouldn't recommend this mascara to you, I really think you can pay some more bucks and get what you want. It would be a good last-minute solution though, or you can just have it in your bag in case of emergency!
*Not tested on animals
*Small-it can fit in your smallest bags
*Gives the colour
*Not easy to remove
Buy it again? Probably not
As you can see, my "pros" list is bigger than my "cons" list, but in my opinion, these cons are really important and the main reason I don't like this mascara, they really ruin every good thing about it!
When I received m package, I also tested and reviewed the e.l.f. mineral foundation. My opinion was quite harsh and after many uses, I think it can work. Of course, I still think that it doesn't give good coverage and it's not the best foundation you can own, but I would rebuy it! As I have said, it works well when combined with a good concealer, and it can also work well under the eyes, giving the matte finish.
So, have you ever tried this mascara?
Are you satisfied?
How was your week?