Essence Voluminizing Lash Powder ($1.99) has proven completely out of my reach. I have an Ulta located about, mmmm, an hour away from me? If you’re from New York you probably know the one I mean. The only way I get there is when I head to Woodbury because it’s just too much of a bother just to go there to hit up Ulta.
Ulta carries Essence but anytime I go there I never find cool products like the Voluminizing Lash Powder.
One of the best parts about blogging beauty is you meet and become friends with so many fantastic people. This review wouldn’t be possible without my fellow geeky gamer Cult of Taupe. She gifted me with this recently, completely unexpectedly.
Let’s take a peek at this!
I’m quite eager to get to the review.
As you know I’m in LOVE with Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Nylon Lash Extension. I actually used up ALL the fibers it came with. I said it before, I’ll say it again, Too Faced, start selling them separate dude.
Luck would have it Crystal sent over Essence Voluminizing Lash Powder and they aren’t nearly as nice as Too Faced’s version but they are a close second to awesome.
These are mere two bucks…seriously, two freaking dollars. How awesome is that?
So what are they?
Well, they are basically little pieces of cotton fiber. The concept is pretty much the same as what Too Faced offers but it’s a little messier during application.
It comes as a set that includes a pigment jar of fibers and a spiral mascara wand for application. You simply apply any mascara you like and proceed to follow up by dipping the spiral mascara wand into the fiber, swiping them on lashes, and following up with more mascara to set. Simple!
I’m always terribly scared of fiber mascaras or primers, etc…because I feel like I have an eyelash in my eye after using them. I had no problems with these at all. They have a natural, weightless feel that doesn’t leave my eyes itchy or feeling uncomfortable.
My issue with them is the fact they kick up a fair bit of dust during application. Unlike the Too Faced version which feels kinda like a spider web texture, these have more of a powder puff like consistency that’s quite loose. This wouldn’t be an issue if they came in a tube of some sort. Housing them in a jar and dipping into them with the mascara wand does cause you to lose a fair bit of product as it tumbles out of the jar.
Outside of this problem they are fantastic.
They add a good deal of volume as well as length to every mascara I tried them with. If you have whimpy, shorter lashes you’ll love how this adds extra fullness and length to your look. It kinda takes old boring mascara to a new level.
I think Too Faced proves the better option in terms of packaging and formula but at $1.99 these are brilliant and work just as well.
Muse Approved for purchase.
I believe Crystal got them at Ulta. I haven’t personally seen them there or online for that matter but check out your local store and see if you can find them.
Well worth a pick up!
I’d love to hear what you thought!
And do post where you located them, it might just help someone in your area!