Friday, June 27, 2014

bareMinerals Lash Domination 10-in-1

The last little review to summarise my thoughts on the bareMinerals Seductive Eyes Kit! 

Again if you missed my previous post about the bareMinerals Seductive Eye Kit (click here) or my review on the bareMinerals READY 2.0 Eyeshadow in The Perfect Storm (click here) and the bareMinerals Lasting Line in Absolute Black (click here) then be sure to read back and have a little catch up. This will be my last post on what was included in the kit and my thoughts on how brilliant the products are and what a great bargain it is! 

bareMinerals describe this mascara as 'the be-all and end-all' which is a HUGE claim on a mascara especially labelling it with 10-in-1 benefits! Is this mascara truly the be-all and end-all? 

The mascara itself benefits from an exclusive ProTwist180 wand which is spiralled and spaced out very evenly to insure that it grips and curves around each lash allowing the mascara to coat all angles with the pigmented black colour that is nourished with minerals and quinoa protein. 

The 10 benefits the mascara boasts are; 

1) Volumizes 
2) Lengthens 
3) Thickens 
4) Separates 
5) Lifts 
6) All-day wear 
7) Mineral fortified 
8) Smudge-resistant 
9) Resists clumps 
10) Fights flakes 

So does it? 

Here is a bit of background on my lashes. They are not the shortest but they are in no means the longest and I find it extremely hard to find a mascara that gives me great length without having to build up millions of clumpy coats. They aren't very dark in colour and they go ALL OVER the place and often do not behave when applying mascara and even curling them doesn't work sometimes. 
I will do it in numerical order like I did above as a check list for what I think it does for my lashes. 

1) Volumizes - YES! I definitely find that it volumizes my lashes without having to layer on many coats in order to get them looking black. 

2) Lengthens - YES, YES, YES AND MORE YES! This is one of my favourite aspects of this mascara due to the fact that I have never seen my lashes look so long and fanned out with the exception of Benefit's They're Real which I adore too! 

3) Thickens - I find this ties in with the volumizing effect and I find them the perfect thickness for me as I don't like the clumped together look. 

4) Separates - HELL YES! I love how well it separates my lashes and even when they are misbehaving this mascara seems to sort them right out! 

5) Lifts - I never have this problem with mascara but I notice it helps keep the curl in my lashes without making them feel like they are so weighed down with product they could snap. I find the wand lifts them straight from the base which is great. 

6) All day wear - They last my whole day and the longest I have worn it for is 18 hours and it was still there at the end of the evening 

7) Mineral fortified - There is no way for me to test this but I assume from the ingredients that this is a benefit. 

8) Smudge-resistant - As much as a non waterproof mascara can be, I rub my eyes a lot and they water a lot and I have had no problems with smudging after this has dried. I will say that when taking this off with my Ultra Bland Cleanser from LUSH that this makes a royal mess around my face just like my Benefit mascara does but at least I know it is all coming off!
9) Resists clumps - definitely! I have no complaint about any clump action going on. 

10) Fights flakes - Again, yes. I would say this is a good all-rounder mascara as I have used it on my bottom lashes and it doesn't flake off during the day. 

Here is a picture of my lashes with 2 light coats on! This was on first use when the formula was very wet and now that I have learnt how easy it is to use it only gets better every time I use it! 

I absolutely LOVE the finished look on my lashes and it really does open up my eye shape and gives me a very natural 'false lash' effect. As you can see in the above picture, I wear contact lenses and I have not had a problem with any sensitivity or pieces falling off into my eyes like some mascaras do. 

I never thought I would find a mascara that I love as much as my Benefit They're Real Mascara and my YSL Shocking mascara but I now have 3 brilliant option to choose from! I would 100% recommend this mascara and urge you to try it! Especially if you are thinking about getting the same kit because with all 3 of the product within the kit being winners, you really cannot go wrong! 

I love bareMinerals 'greener' approach to make-up and find that the ingredients they use to create their products are definitely worth paying the extra few £'s on. If you go by the motto that your skin is an investment then bareMinerals is definitely a brand you should be checking out.

What do you think? Have you tried the Lash Domination?