Bree’s Eye Make up

Sorry for another post that is not my eye, but again, aint nobody got time for this.  Honestly no one looks at these anyway, and I have to do this for points in school.  So my blogs don’t matter.  I’m sure whoever reads this will not enjoy it, and will wonder why I began blogging about my eyelashes.  Well to be honest, I had to, and I hate it.  But, here is another one of my friends’ eye lashes.  She uses Maybelline New York The Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara, Very Black which is around $6.00.  i have posted a picture of my eye before with this mascara on, but her eyelashes look about 10 times better than mine.  My best guess is that her eye lashes respond to the bristles in the brush better than mine do.  I have very odd eyelashes, and most things that I put on my eyelashes don’t work very well.  Bree also has beautifully done eye make up in this picture, which is also why her eyes stand out so much.  I am very jealous of her look, and when I asked how she did it she told me  that all she does is dip it in to bottle once, and never puts the wand back into the bottle.  She just keeps applying it until she gets the look she is looking for.  Good bye for now, have a lovely day, or don’t, whatever you’re feeling you go ahead and feel it.

Brees eye
Sorry this is side ways, I can’t figure out how to flip it to save my life.

Musical Eyelashes

I was recently in a show called Company.  In the show I was a crazed bride who was panicking about getting married.  For the show I had to do my make up as if I were getting married, so this post is more about the whole marriage/ musical look in general.  To begin, I put on some of my eye shadow I had just laying around, and I attempted to create a smokey eye look.  I am going to be honest, and say that I am not very good at that kind of eye make up, so I just kinda get what I get, and I have to roll with it.  Once I was done with the eye shadow, I put a piece of tape under my eye, so it would create a nice and defined line when I put on my eye liner.  I used a gel eyeliner that has a brush and a little cup separately holding the jet black gel.  Once I was done with the lid part of my eyes, I moved on to the only thing I am good at: my eyelashes.  I knew since I would be in the harsh lighting of the musical that my eyelashes needed to be very big so I did not look odd.  I curled my eyelashes to begin with, and kinda just used every mascara I owned one after another just trying to get my lashes as big and bold as I could get them.  So this is what I ended up with… SO if you ever need to look like a bride in a musical, here is a reference of something you could do…

 

Maybelline New York The Colossal Cat Eyes Volum’ Express Mascara $3.56

Surprise, this is not my eye!  Sorry about not posting any blog posts, I have been very busy, and taking pictures of my eyes is the least of my priority, so I asked some of my friends to take pictures of their eyes.  This is of my friend Taylor’s eye.  She uses the Maybelline mascara, which I call the Cheetah Print mascara because of the way the bottle looks.  Personally, I think Taylor’s eye lashes look on point every single day, and they never look clumpy or crumbly under the eyes.  From the outsiders perspective, her lashes are virtually perfect.  I asked what her daily routine is, and was intrigued with a new way to apply my mascara for the future.  She begins by curling her eye lashes once, then adding two layers of the mascara, and waits for it to dry.   Once it is dry she curls her eye lashes again, and adds a third coat.  For a $4.00 mascara, this blows my mind.  her eyelashes are always always always perfect.  I will probably buy this mascara soon, and try it on my own eye lashes for this blog honestly.  Here are the pictures I have for her eyes.

Taylor
The wonderful eye of Taylor!

Taylor mascaraThe bottle and brush.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Curl – Dramatic Volume And Curve Mascara $12.00

By far, this is one of my favorite mascaras ever to be invented.  When I first unscrewed the lid and saw the tiny brush, I became very skeptical.  With such a small brush, I assumed it would not coat my (lovely) lashes very well, but boy was I wrong.  This is the best mascara I believe I have ever used.  I, like always, curled my naked eye lashes first.  But when it came to applying the actual mascara, I applied it a little different than I usually do.  Usually I do one or two coats, wait a little while and then add another coat, but this time the mascara was so cooperative that I could just put layer after layer on top of one another, and it created a full volume and lengthy look.  I got this mascara in a Sephora Collections set, so it was just a sample size, but at Sephora for a full (normal) sized bottle it is only $12.  I am not a person that would waste their money on things like make up, but this mascara works so good that I wouldn’t even feel bad buying it.  The only thing I would maybe consider is looking into buying it in waterproof.  Waterproof always stays more in place through out the day with my eye lashes, although the regular did not seem to sephora curl bothdeteriorate as the day went on with this particular mascara.

At the end of the day!
At the end of the day!
This is the full size mascara bottle that costs $12 at Sephora.
This is the full size mascara bottle that costs $12 at Sephora.
After I put the mascara on.
After I put the mascara on.

Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara $20.00

Putting this mascara on, I felt like it took a lot of coats to achieve a normal day look for myself.  This mascara was not a favorite of mine.  It took a very long time to put it on because it was very thin and light looking.  When I put mascara on, I want to achieve the look of bold, dark, full lashes, and this mascara simply did not meet my expectations.  This mascara did give me a more natural look than most mascaras do, but I would not use this very often ever.  If you are looking for a mascara that is not as heavy as most, this is the mascara for you.  If you like the more bold, thick, and long lashes though, I would go for something else.  This mascara is also fairly pricey.  If I pay $20.00 for a mascara, I expect a high quality mascara.  Honestly this mascara was a bummer to me.  I wanted it to work so much, but it just didn’t.  By the end of the day my lashes became more flat, and it was beginning to flake off.  Overall, I was very very disappointed.  And…. here are the pictures for y’all.

At the very end of the day.
At the very end of the day.
The mascara bottle and brush.
The mascara bottle and brush.
Beginning of the day, nothing on my lashes!
Beginning of the day, nothing on my lashes!
Immediately following the application of mascara!
Immediately following the application of mascara!

Maybelline® Volum’ Express® The Rocket™ Waterproof Mascara $5.99

Welcome to the second adventure I put my lashes through.  I have had this mascara for a while now, and it is part of my daily routine, but I had never worn it alone until now!  I again bought this mascara from Target, but it was a little more expensive this time, but not much.  It was around $6, which is a very reasonable price for a bottle of mascara.  To apply the mascara, I first curl both of my lashes, put on one layer, wait a little bit, and then put on another layer.  I forgot to mention that in my other blog, so my bad.. but I didn’t forget this time!  My initial reaction was “AHH my lashes look clumpy!” but the more I looked at them, the less I felt that way.  This mascara gave me a long and thick lash look, which I enjoyed.  My eye lashes also stayed perky all day, never going flat.  I tend to find that waterproof mascaras stay locked in the position you apply them in, while it’s a gamble whether or not regular (non-waterproof) mascara will go flat.  I don’t have much to complain about dealing with this mascara.  The only thing that was slightly irritating was it was a little hard to get off of my face at the end of the day.  It was not any better, or worse than any other water proof mascaras I have used before though.

The bottle.
The bottle.
My eyes with no makeup.
My eyes with no makeup.
My eye immediately after applying.
My eye immediately after applying.
My eye at the end of the day!
My eye at the end of the day!

e.l.f Mineral Infused Mascara $3

First of all, welcome to my blog.  Prepare yourself for a journey for my lashes.  The first mascara I decided to test out was one I think almost everyone can afford.  E.l.f’s $3 Mineral Infused Mascara was put to the test.  I bought mine at Target and with tax and everything it was a whopping $3.22.  Let’s be honest, when you buy $3 mascara you really aren’t expecting much, but this mascara worked surprisingly well!  The brush is plastic and has several spikes that seem to grab the lashes and give you a full coverage look and feeling.  Another thing I really enjoyed about this mascara is the natural look it gave me; my lashes were even flexible.  And now, the cons…  At the beginning of the day my lashes were perky and curly, and by the end of the day they had relaxed, and sort of straightened out.  Also, as you may be able to see in the picture (the end of the day one), I had black under my eyes.  One of my least favorite things about this mascara was probably that it began to crumble a little towards the end of the day.  Overall, this mascara exceeded my expectations, and I would say this mascara produces lovely lashes for a substantial amount of time!  I don’t think I would use this in my every day look, but I would definitely use it as a “I don’t want to put on make up, but I have to” look!

No make up.
Immediately after applying.
Immediately after applying.
At the end of the day.
At the end of the day.