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My Review: L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes

I recently found myself at Target standing in front of the makeup – deciding whether or not I want to go with my trusty Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara – or if I wanted to try something new. I decided to give a new mascara a shot. I decided upon L’Oreal’s NEW Voluminous Million Lashes.

For lashes that look a million times multiplied and perfectly defined, there’s only one mascara – NEW Voluminous Million Lashes. The built-in Clean-Sweep Wiping System wipes the brush free of clumps leaving the perfect amount of mascara for an ultra-volumized clean lash look. The Millionizing Brush evenly thickens lashes from root to tip. The result? Lashes look so multiplied, so clean, it’s like seeing millions.

That’s a lot to live up to – no? Well, it was enough to sell me…. I hate clumps in my mascara, but not nearly as much as I hate flaking.

Anyway – so here’s my thoughts.

PRO’S:

  • It does go on beautifully and smoothly
  • The brush is great
  • It does make my lashes look great – but like I’m seeing millions? Not so much.
  • It lasts all day – without flaking
  • No clumps!

CON’S:

  • Even though they market this as a fragrance-free product, it’s absolutely NOT TRUE. It’s very highly fragranced. In fact, it’s the only mascara I’ve ever used that had a fragrance so strong. The smell is a bit off putting, actually.
  • The container is so light – I don’t see how there could be much mascara in there at all. I’m really curious how long this product is going to last. It seems like there isn’t much in the tube at all.
  • It definitely DOES NOT do what it says. It doesn’t make my lashes look multiplied at all. It looks like my eyelashes normally do.
  • This is silly – and isn’t really a huge con, but I was annoyed! When picking out which color I wanted – there were THREE BLACKS to choose from! 3!? Is that really necessary? Black, Blackest Black, and Carbon Black. There were no pictures to show how “black” each one was – so I just picked one – and ran with it. Do we really need 3 “blacks” L’Oreal? It’s so weird!

So here’s the real test… Do I love this mascara enough to switch from Lash Blast? Maybe…. Lash Blast (I don’t know what it is) has really been flaking on me lately. If there’s one thing I hate the most it’s mascara that flakes…it really bugs my sensitive eyes. And for some reason, I’ve noticed that Lash Blast has been flaking more on me lately. So maybe I’ll have to give this one a shot?

If you’ve tried it – I’d love to hear what you think!

$8.99 – retail

Inside Kim Kardashian’s $150,000 Wedding Beauty Prep

The price of beauty!

Kim Kardashian looked flawless at her Saturday nuptials to Kris Humphries, but getting that glammed up didn’t come cheap. The reality star indulged in $150,000 worth of grooming services, albeit free, to get ready for her big day.

The 30-year-old bride got VIP treatment with a late-night brow touch-up hours before she walked down the aisle. Kardashian tweeted a pic of brow pro Anastasia cleaning up her arches in her hotel room at 11:30 p.m.

“She has such beautiful eyes and lashes so I used high arch from my kit, brunette powder to fill in certain areas, and caramel tinted brow gel to make her eyes stand out,” Anastasia told Us Weekly.

As for her wedding-day makeup, the E! megstar enlisted celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic to recreate her signature look: smoky eyes, full brows, pink blush and glossy pink lips. The only over-the-top touch: what appeared to be several sets of false lashes.

“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be a part of such an important and special day in Kim’s life,” Dedivanovic wrote on his blog August 4. “I’ve envisioned what she would look like as a bride ever since I began working with her and I finally get to bring that vision of beauty to life!

And although she had lightened up her brunette locks in July, Kardashian returned to L.A.’s Goodform Salon weeks before her big day to go back to her darker roots. A source tells Us that she opted for a glossy, semi-permanent glaze that was close to her natural color: a minky brown.

MORE ON KIM’S WEDDING!

They’re Real! New Mascara from Benefit!

They’re Real! Mascara is a NEW jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular “out-to-here” look.

This mascara features an exclusive brush specially designed to maximize the performance of the long-wearing, glossy formula revealing lashes you never knew you had! Staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The precision bristles on the custom-domed tip lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. The end result is luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out.

Research results:
-94% saw dramatic length and volume*
-90% saw base-to-tip curl*
-94% saw visible lift*
-100% saw long-wearing results*
-*Results observed in a consumer panel survey

I can’t wait to try it!

$22


How-To: Applying Fake Eyelashes!

Have you been wanting those voluminous lashes you see in the magazines?

Long, dark lashes are blinking out from all the beauty pages this season. And it’s time you got in on this eye-opening experience. Even if you were born with a great natural set, makeup professional Eve Pearl will show us how lash enhancement can take you from pretty to pretty amazing.

All products used by Eve Pearl.

Click here to see the step-by-step tutorial on how to apply false eyelashes.

Want more beauty how-tos? Visit EvePearl.com.

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