Hank and Henry Slick With It
I received this mascara in a subscription box and I was intrigued. I haven’t tried a Darth Maul lightsaber mascara since the 90s and am not familiar with the Hank and Henry brand at all, however the interwebs state that it’s 100% vegan and cruelty free. The thicc brush is meant to add volume and length and the thin brush for lower lashes.
Would I repurchase? For starters, even if I wanted to repurchase I am not sure where in Canada this fella is available. This was one WAF (wet ass formula) that never seemed to dry down. Because of this it transferred and smudged really badly and I actually ended up tossing this one before it was completely empty tbh.
Covergirl Full Lash Bloom
Remember when comb brush mascaras really entered the scene? I’m not saying that Covergirl invented the first comb brush mascara, I’m just saying that their Lashblast Volume Mascara was the first one I remember ever seeing. For years I have opted for a comb brush because I found it to to give the most separated and natural looking lashes. If I ever run out of mascara and have to buy a new one I usually will gravitate towards ones with brushes that look like this.
Would I repurchase? I would! I don’t know if it’s leaps and bounds better than other comb brush mascaras I’ve tried in the past but I like how soft and full this one made my lashes look. It never felt brittle and overall the look was my lashes, but better.
L’oreal Voluminous Primer
Do you think lash primers are just a money grab? Hard to say, I do think they help lengthen lashes but I can’t say for certain if it helps with longevity, curl or volume. Most brands don’t offer a priming base for lashes and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a beauty guru recommend it. Gimmicky? Seems like it.
Would I repurchase? I would not. Not only am I skeptical of its effectiveness but I am a little less low maintenance than I used to be and don’t need the extra step in my routine.
L’oreal Lash Paradise
This mascara was the IT product when it came out. Not only is the brush and the packaging similar to the more expensive version (Too Faced’s Better Than Sex) – it’s constantly is quoted as the best drugstore mascara available.
Would I repurchase? I would, but I don’t necessarily think it’s a game changer. Is it better than the Better Than Sex mascara? In price, yes, in quality I would say they’re the same. I don’t think this mascara is anything special but I don’t think it’s bad either.
Essence Volume Stylist
If you haven’t tried Essence yet, what are you waiting for? Cheaper than drugstore prices (this mascara is less than $6!) this mascara adds some serious definition. This is a fibre formula meaning it actually has little fibres that stick to and add some serious length. I did find the formula applied a bit wet to begin with and I had to be patient to let it set without smudging.
Would I repurchase? Definitely! It’s such a great value and it performs well. It’s a bit of a bitch to remove, but definitely worth it considering the payoff (plus it’s budget friendly!)