I DID IT – I tested some MASCARAS and had a bit of help with testing them. I am not a daily mascara user and I had my issues with several other mascaras before so therefore I am the best judge 🙂 I found all of them for very very decent prices at the parfumcity online shop and I couldnt believe what awesome products they sell there, absolutely worth to visit. ok, lets have a look at different mascaras for different purposes.
- photo credit: pinmakeuptips.com
whats on the menu today?
ASTOR big + beautiful boom killer volume
BOURJOIS PARIS volume glamour
BOURJOIS PARIS volume 1 second
LANCOME hypnose drama
ASTOR big and beautiful boom killer volume mascara
oh wow – yes this mascara makes BIG and BEAUTIFUL lashes. I love the wand and the product stays put the whole day without irritating my eyes.. I hate it when mascaras flake and often the tiny parts end up in my eyes – so thats a BIG plus for that one and actually all the other ones I have tested. not one flaked! another nice thing is that you can either wear one coat for a rather casual look and then later on apply more coats for a more dramatic eyemakeup. 11.75 CHF (mascara 12ml, makeupremover)
BOURJOIS PARIS volume glamour mascara
this mascara promises VOLUME and GLAMOUR and I felt both, the wand separates the lashes and therefore applies more volume the glamour factor comes with the rest of the makeup and the compliments that one gets for her mascara! compared to the ASTOR mascara this one is a bit more decent and less dramatic. perfect for everyday business look. 10.75 CHF (mascara 12ml + kajal)
BOURJOIS PARIS volume 1 second mascara
volume in one second, well that was not true for me as it takes me a bit longer to apply mascara 🙂 but once I was done there was the volume. so far all of the mascaras have held their promises and thats a big PLUS. the 1 SECOND volume mascara has a medium sized wand and separates the lashes like the volume glamour mascara. I felt like this one is a bit more dramatic than the one mentioned before. but still after layering a couple of coats I had a very stunning eye look.
13.00 CHF (mascara 12ml)
LANCOME hypnose drama mascara
the queen among the mascaras and not only due to its prize. I can really see a difference between this high end product and the rather cheaper ones. so in the end you get what you pay. I know, it is not always the case, some cheaper products can do more than other more expensive ones but with the mascaras I gotta stick to what I said. you feel the difference in the consistency and how easy it can be removed. thats a huge bonus because our eyes area are very sensitive and rubbing the eyes with a cotton pad full of eye makeup remover irritates the skin. I got the DRAMA mascara in a set with eyemakeUp remover and I found that a great deal!
40.75 CHF (mascara + eyemakeup remover + eye cream)
so in october 2014 I have told you about the new DOVE hair lines and didnt really describe the products and now I wanna share with you my experiences after using it for a couple of times AND I didnt do this alone – I had help! my gorgeous mom tested the purple YOUTH VITALITY line. first I wanna share with you what DOVE says about the two lines and then I will tell you what we liked about it.
“Dove Oxygen & Moisture with Oxyfusion technology has been specifically selected to add hair volume for fine, flat hair. Oxygen & Moisture shampoo, conditioner and finishing products are pumped with Oxyfusion technology, a new generation of moisture. this system moisturises fine, flat hair, giving you hair volume. breathe life back into your hair with Dove Oxygen & Moisture.”
me: I really liked the OXYGEN line – the shampoo lathers and thats something very important for me 🙂 I hate it when shampoos dont lather. I always use conditioner after washing my hair and I gotta say that I liked the conditioner even better than the shampoo. another very nice thing is the mask which really made a difference to my hair – it made it shinier and healthier looking. the only thing I didnt like was the styling product. I think I will hand this down to a friend that likes to use these kind of styling sprays.
“with age, hair loses essential nutrients and can leave you with dry, brittle hair that is longing for nourishment. at Dove we are dedicated to providing advanced and tailored care for specific hair needs and new Youthful Vitality is a dedicated range of hair care products that helps replenish the nutrients that hair loses with age. Dove Youthful Vitality shampoo, conditioner and finishing products contain nourishing ingredients that give deep replenishment. Your hair will be left more manageable**, revitalised and feeling stronger**. ( *shampoo, conditioner and thickening essence versus flat, limp hair)”mom:
she is a huge fan of the Kiehls shampoos and therefore it was hard to make her stop using the Kiehls for a moment but she did 🙂 and she admits that she also liked the YOUTHFUL collection. she has grey hair and wears a rather short bob hair cut. I asked her if she has a favorite and she told me that she absolutely loves the HAIR BB CREAM.
this is the one product she will for sure continue to re-purchase.
so that is what we have to say about the new DOVE collections and we hope it was helpful incase you were thinking about buying the new products. have a lovely day. x
TOTALLY BAKED TIGI BED HEAD
as some of you may already know I am also blogging for parfumerie24.ch where I review a product every week. I am a huge fan of the TOTALLY BAKED hair styling mousse.
the german reading followers can find a lot of information about the product here >> http://blog.parfumerie24.ch/2014/09/11/i-am-totally-baked
I use this after I washed my hair and I apply it from the mid lengths to the ends and I seperate different pieces and try to form curls – then I either let them dry naturally or I blowdry my hair and wow! it gives me BIG hair and I dont have to wash my hair for at least three days! whenever I go somewhere where I can not wash my hair easily then I will make sure to use this product before my trip!
MATRIX Biolage Volume Bloom and MATRIX Wonder BOOST – lets do something for fine hair! And do you know what, I do got very fine hair.
The Biolage Volume Boost Shampoo and Conditioner contain cotton and no parabens. I used it for the last couple of weeks and I like to switch shampoos that means that I am always having at least 3 products standing in the shower. Like this its easier for me to directly compare the products and effects and also I feel that its better for my hair to have a change every now and then. I previously introduced some other Biolage products, click here >> and I am still using them to this very day!
What can I tell you about these products, other than that they work great for me. They smell amazing, the shampoo lathers and the conditioner makes my hair so smooth and easy to comb.
Let me introduce you to MATRIX Amplify Volume Wonder Boost Root Lifter – another great product for fine hair! How do I use this?
Use on damp hair, direct snozzle applicator close to the scalp or all over, blow dry, set or dry naturally, style as usual. Very simple but very effective! I can compare this product to the Alterna Bamboo Volume 48 hours sustainable volume spray and I can not tell you which one I like more as they both create amazing volume – they will be used up both!
available in Basel:
CH – 4051 Basel
Have you tried these MATRIX products?