I recently got a XO Memebox I’m Mascara in my Pony X Memebox and got quite excited about it. First off, it’s such basic stuff! Basic is good! No club applicator here, no spikes, no plastic, it’s just a really simple bushier applicator. I kinda like the bells and whistles were left off and it just looked like it was going to work out great for me but add in the fact that the color was such an inky pigmented color and I was all about it.
But yeah, it turned into a mess!
Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara is the newest formula to join the Maybelline Colossal Mascara family. The Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara comes to us as part of Maybelline’s Summer 2015 Collection but will remain permanently available from my understanding.
Who approved the marketing ad on this mascara? It displays a model with spidery, clumpy lashes…eep! Not the look I go for when applying mascara but ummm ok maybe Maybelline wants to take a little “creative” liberties with the mascara marketing.
I actually remember enjoy the original and first Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Mascara but since that release there have been dozens of formulations and brush applicator changes that haven’t really caught my attention. I’m all about new and exciting products but the constant stream of “Miss Manga”, “the Colossal”, “Voluminous”, and other releases is not only confusing but so repetitive. As far as I’m concerned most times it’s just about a brush change and not so much a formula one.
Do we need another Colossal Mascara?
I say nay!
L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara joins the Miss Manga Mascara Collection for Summer 2015 and should be arriving at drugstores now. This new formula and applicator promises volume thanks to a 360 degree spiked brush head. Honestly, the displays for L’Oreal Miss Manga Rock and the new Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara are completely off putting to me as they show models with clumpy, spidery lashes. Yeah, so, that’s not really the look I’m going for.
But of course, I had to try out L’Oreal Miss Manga Rock Mascara for myself (even though I wasn’t particularly keen on the original formula).
So here’s some thoughts!
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Tarte Beauty in the Basics Set ($47) is a May QVC’s Today’s Special that debuts May 11th and includes six full size Tarte products including the new Tarte Smoothing Balm Foundation. As always with these QVC sets you’re really getting an excellent value and a nice bang for your buck especially since you’ll be trying out brand new products in the set.
There’s been a lot of chatter though that the Beauty in the Basics Set is a bit repetitive due to the shades of eyeshadow in the palette. I understand, Tarte does in fact do a lot of nude, neutral eyeshadow palettes but honestly, I tried and review the Tarte Amazon Clay of Life Colored Clay Eyeshadow Palette and you might just want to take a chance on it as it appears Tarte has reformulated their eyeshadows for this palette and did a damn good job of it too.
Let’s take a peek!
I haven’t purchased Lancome Mascara in years so I decided to grab Lancome Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara recently to make up for being so remiss with Lancome. For me, sorry, Lancome mascaras are typically a miss. I don’t have an issue paying big bucks for mascara as for me it is a splurge item in all honesty as I’m never very happy with the results of drugstore mascaras. However, it’s when I pay $25 and the formula is rubbish that I rant.
I feel like Lancome Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara is one of those mascara that has both pros and cons but the cons seem to outweigh the pros.
Let’s take a look!