Project foundation turned out to be ongoing series, so we would be waiting for a long time to start new one if we waited for the first one to end.
Mascaras are another beauty product group that could use little bit more in-depth review so Project mascara was born.
I have very sensitive eyes, which means that non-irritant mascara is my first goal. It doesn’t matter if everything else is wonderful if I get puffy eyes, heavy eyelids … Because of my sensitivities, I use mascara for approximately 3 months and then throw it away. Some can last up to 5 months, but those are more exception to the rule. At any given time I have at least 3 different mascaras in circulation so if you add that to short usage time, you get main reason I don’t buy very expensive mascaras.
My eyelashes are long enough, so what I’m primarily looking is thickness/volume. As I have dark brown eyelashes I’m not picky about color itself, the only thing I expect are dyed lighter tips of eyelashes.
The real “problem” is that I have hooded eyelid and straight eyelashes which tend to drop down. Chemical eyelash curling scares me to death, which means eye-curler is a must have and so would be curly holding/making mascara if those would not be one of the major irritants for me.
Here is spooky photo of my bare eyelashes … and pretty much everything else if you don’t count the foundation to cover up most of the redness.
- no spider/clumpy lashes
- no panda effect
- no irritations
- noticeable volume
- curl effect is plus
- don’t really care about the brush type as long as it gives me the effect I’m looking for
Once again Bourjois is the brand I most often go to if I’m in the mood to experiment. I rarely have problems with their products, so they’re my first stop if I’m shopping for foundation or mascara. So far I had non-irritation problems with Essence and Catrice mascaras + they’re not really expensive so I didn’t spend a lot of money in case I dislike the effect.
I wished to start off the series with 2 of my favorite mascaras – Bourjois Ultra Curl and Volumizer, but they are being discontinued. I was speechless for a minute there when I read email from our importer. What?!? Those are my favorite mascaras. They sent me two of the new ones for testing and now I have opposite problem – I adore Beauty’ Full Volume and don’t really feel the need for other mascaras. Luckily for this series, I have less than 2 months of usage time left. :D
I probably won’t write about all the mascaras in the photo, but I hope to review at least some of them.