I’ve misplaced my last tube (sadly, it was the Motives Lustrafy one too).
I was bummed, but consoled myself by thinking I have to have another one buried in my makeup stash. Negative.
I haven’t been out of mascara in a long time, so I made a pit stop at not-so-unfamiliar territory: Sephora (aka Shyema’s happy place).
The problem is, even though you can try the mascaras there before you buy, I’m really particular about eye makeup. Plus, using their hygenic disposable ones doesn’t seem to give the real effect since so much of what makes a mascara good or bad are the brushes.
SO, I visited their little mascara wall — for those of you who don’t know, they put their best mascaras on one shelf with a guide on the best for volume, lengthening, curling — or all three. I oogled the vibrating Estée Lauder Turbo Lash, which I’m equal parts curious and frightened over. I considered Benefit’s BadGal, but finally decided I’d give their own Sephora brand a go.
They promised their Atomic Volume in Ultra Black ($16) “blows all other mascaras away” giving lashes major volume, length, AND is super dark, enhancing your eyes. I figured that sounded good enough and had an interesting bristled brush so I bought it.
Ok, so now here’s something I don’t do all too often, and that’s telling you about a product that I turned out to be not super crazy over.
Let me break it down for you:
I can’t tell how ultra the black is because my lashes are already dark, so that’s not something I can fairly evaluate.
Who it’s good for: If you’re looking for lots and lots of volume and separation.
I like mascaras that are volumizing and clean but not super intense — something good for everyday that you can layer on for the evening. Sadly, this one just wasn’t my cup of tea.
So yes, I’m still on the hunt for a new, fabulous mascara. I have my favorites, but I’m in the experimenting mood, so if you guys have any suggestions — drugstore or prestige — do share!
I’ll be shopping as soon as tomorrow…