The Mascara Trifecta

Mascara Trifecta

Mascara Trifecta double closeup

It’s no secret that I like to layer my mascaras. I’ve never been able to find one that does everything I want it to do; my thin, poker-straight lashes need volume, length, and help holding a curl. My current trio of mascaras includes two newbies and an old favourite, and together they’re working wonders on my lashes. Read more!


“Excuse me while I powder my eyelashes…”


We beauty junkies aren’t above doing some pretty strange stuff if it yields results. Read more!

Review: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Packaging

As I sit, enjoying a Santa’s Secret latte and trying out a new face mask this Christmas Day Eve, I thought I’d write up a quick post about a mascara I’ve been thinking about.

It’s Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. The gimmicky, sex-themed mascaras have been hitting the market lately. First was Benefit’s They’re Real mascara, which I didn’t think was super impressive — any mascara that claims that you’ll get a false-lash effect doesn’t usually meet my expectations, because frankly, my lashes suck to begin with and they’re set up for failure.

Too Faced Better Than Sex makes a bold claim as well, but it doesn’t claim a false-lash effect. Maybe that’s why I’m more impressed with it.
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Review: CoverGirl Clump Crusher Extensions mascara

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Extensions

CoverGirl has finally delved into the world of fibre mascaras, and let me tell you, they’ve done it right.

Expanding on their ever-growing Lashblast range, this spring they brought out the Clump Crusher. The big draw with this mascara was that the little rubbery spokes (is that what they’re called?) of the brush were spaced closer together than the average mascara clump, making clumps physically impossible. (If that’s not a practical use of math and science, I don’t know what is.)

Anyway, I tried the original Clump Crusher and loved it. It defined my lashes, added volume, and was just generally lovely. However, it wasn’t the best in the length department, and I felt the need to layer a fibre mascara (namely Maybelline Illegal Lengths) on top of it.

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Extensions wand

With Clump Crusher Extensions, they’ve kept the epic brush but tweaked the formula. The fibres in the mascara are so tiny that you can barely see them clinging to the brush (I can pick one out in the photo above). When you apply it, it adds some serious length to lashes and is fantastic at separating.

The first time I used this, I chucked my old Maybelline Illegal Lengths in the trash (it was due to be ditched anyway, but I was that impressed with this new mascara!). The Maybelline fibre mascara adds length, but sometimes if you try to build the tips too much, you end up with weird, twiggy, spidery lashes. (I’ve experienced this problem with the Imju Fiberwig Mascara too, which I still loved for a very long time). CoverGirl’s amazing Clump Crusher brush and teeny, tiny fibres do away with the twig-spider-leg look and makes lashes look long, separated, and…human.

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Extensions on eye swatch

The only thing is that the formula seems to have suffered in the volume department, but I’m willing to sacrifice that for the crazy length and separation. I’m just loving it.

And I picked it up for $8 on sale! Whee!

If you’re on the hunt for an awesome new mascara to try, CoverGirl Clump Crusher Extensions is pretty fantastic and definitely worth a try!

Layer It On! My Mascara Routine

Mascara Routine edited

So anyone who’s had a beauty-related discussion with me pretty much knows that I am eyelash obsessed.

Honestly, my lashes kinda suck. They’re thin, pretty short, and super straight. Bleh.

Consequently, I’ve been on a hunt – kinda like my HG Lip Balm Quest – to find the ultimate mascara. I want it to define, separate, thicken, lengthen, and hold a curl…but I don’t want it to be too hard to remove.

So far, I haven’t found one that does all these things all in one. Solution? Layer three different mascaras that do three different things!

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