Confession: my eyes can't tolerate eye makeup. :(
.....yeah that's probably important to know.
OK OK, WELL, for the longest time I would blame my three year old mascaras (DON'T JUDGE ;-;) for the redness it would cause my eyes, but when I finally tried new mascaras (Almay, Maybelline, Rimmel, Benefit, Guerlain, e.g), the results were still the same--red, irritated eyes after a few hours.
I recently told a friend about this situation (hi Iriss!), and she asked if high end mascaras made a difference. I said it didn't, but after that, I randomly decided to re-try using Clinique's 'High Impact' mascara for a day.
And you know what?
Huzzah, minimal redness! :D
(Oh yeah, birthday dinner photos and the whole shebang under the cut!)
This tube is actually a sample size I got with a Clinique purchase. The actual, full sized mascara retails for $19. This mascara does not claim to be waterproof. The formula is wet, and applies with a bristle brush.
I used Almay's waterproof version of 'Get Up and Grow', one of my favourite mascaras, to compare against 'High Impact' to demonstrate the volume, length, longevity, i.e. overall peformance and effect both mascaras have on my eye.
Almay's line is also designed specifically for sensitive eyes, so this gives you an idea of how sensitive my eyes are.
Don't ask me why I only did one coat of Almay. I don't know, man. Also, I am tres terrible at putting mascara on. :(((((
And truth be told, the Almay one looks better in my opinion :( (WHICH IS WHY IT'S ONE OF MY FAVOURITE MASCARAS)
But as you'll see, I can't wear Almay 'GUAG' for extended periods!
Alright, not sure if you can tell, but both eyes are slightly red (I'm not on drugs, I swear!). The eye with Almay is a tad bit redder though (You're just going to have to trust me!).
Almay did perform better today, as there is less redness than usual, but it did transfer onto my lower lash line, despite claiming to be waterproof! Clinique does not claim to be waterproof, but it did not transfer onto my lower lash line, and honestly, I've been taking advantage of this! It's not waterproof but it does not budge throughout the day until I'm in the shower! I just hop into the shower with 'High Impact' on and it's gone when I get out. I'M SO LAZY, YOU CAN'T EVEN DENY YOU'D DO THE SAME. It's so hassle free to remove I can't even.
A very derpy face; overall view of the mascaras. Two coats of 'High Impact' on your left.
TL;DR: CLINIQUE'S 'HIGH IMPACT' IS TRES BIEN/BUENO + ME GUSTA/DA BOMB DIGGITY. Fantastic for my very sensitive eyes and hassle free removal; shame about the $19 CDN price tag though.
Definitely one of my new favourite mascaras, but if you don't have sensitive eyes, I can't tell you how much I love Almay's 'Get Up and Grow'.
SO YEAH. ANYONE ELSE WITH SIMILAR EYE SENSITIVITIES? Have you tried either mascaras?
BIRTHDAY DINNER YAY.
|Jacked this photo from ~Iriss~|
Special thanks to Iriss for gifting me this Ariel x Sephora compact! I was basically flabbergasted throughout the entire night because I've been lusting this compact since it was announced. Cannot thank her enough!! CAN WE JUST ADMIRE THIS COMPACT TOGETHER BECAUSE UNF
And of course, wonderfully cheesy cards :')
And thanks to you guys who wished me a happy birthday! (Even though it's like, 2 weeks past LOLOL)
Suggestions on an instagram username? (Pls don't say 'THErealbigsexyV')
YEAH I'M GOING TO LET YOU GUYS GO NOW, BECAUSE I'VE TURNED THIS POST INTO A ~BIRTHDAY~ POST INSTEAD OF A MASCARA POST.
BUT YEAH, ANY MASCARAS I SHOULD TRY?