Review: Bobbi Brown’s “Smokey Eye Mascara”

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Scheduled for release in late September 2013, Bobbi Brown’s “Smokey Eye Mascara” promises “thicker, fuller, bolder lashes in a single super-saturated stroke.”

We’ll see if this mascara lives up to the company’s claims!

Having received a sample from my local Bobbi Brown counter, the container is smaller than the actual size, but the wand is the same. It appears to be your standard cylinder-shaped mascara wand — no frills here:

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This mascara, in the shade “Blackest Black,” adheres smoothly to the lashes. I disagree with the statement that it delivers “thicker, fuller, bolder lashes” in a single stroke….but it DOES deliver them with 3 coats!

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Very nice indeed! This mascara does frame the peepers with a glorious dark fringe. It delivers volume and length — albeit with 3 coats. Of note, I experienced no clumping, smearing, or fading as the day progressed. “Smokey Eye Mascara” is not a holy grail mascara in my opinion, but it is a very good one — and well worth the purchase. The perfect finishing touch to a smokey eye 🙂

Final Verdict: 4/5 Stars

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Now available at Nordstrom.com for $28. Coming to Sephora and Bobbi Brown counters in October 2013

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Disclosure: Special thanks to Mrs. Donna at my local Bobbi Brown counter for furnishing the sample! 🙂 As always, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Review: Too Faced’s Very Scandalous Mascara!

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I have a scandalous new product to review today!

Shhhhh — it’s our little secret 😉

It’s a mascara from Too Faced Cosmetics…….

….called “Better than Sex.”

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As you can see in the promotional ad above, the sleek pink packaging, with an hourglass-shaped mascara wand, is quite reminiscent of a Victoria’s Secret campaign, continuing the provocative theme.

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Ready to test the product!

Bare Lashes:

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Lashes (with 2 coats of mascara — top lashes only):

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WOW!!!

Very impressed by this mascara. No clumping at all, even though 2 coats applied. It thickens and lengthens lashes to conjure a “false lash” effect, all the while doing a reasonable job separating the individual lashes. As icing on the cake, it lasts very well throughout the day — without a hint of smearing.

For lash drama, THIS IS IT.

This mascara is indeed better than……ice cream 🙂

Final Score: 5/5 Stars

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Available at Sephora, ULTA, and toofacedcosmetics.com for $23

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