Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Mascara

I'm kind of a mascara junkie.  But I've been less than impressed with my last mascara purchase - the Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara.  The name is totally misleading as it does not volumize whatsoever.  Every morning I was literally sitting there putting on at least 10 coats and it barely showed.  However, I do love my Laura Mercier Waterproof Mascara because it's so dark and goes on very thick so I'd only need to apply one coat for wear during the day.  Saves a lot of time!  The only thing about that is that it does get a bit clumpy if I apply more than one coat, and then it looks like a 5 year old did my makeup.  Oh and it's very hard to take off, even with my beloved Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil which usually works like magic.

So I was chatting with a girl at Sephora the other day about my mascara issues, and had mentioned that I used to use the Dior Show mascara years ago, and liked it but it dries out way too fast.  She said that that was what most people's complaints are about Dior mascaras, and that if I liked that one, I would probably like the Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash mascara.  It's $22, couple bucks cheaper than the Dior Show, and couple bucks more than the Laura Mercier mascara.  I decided to give it a try.

I got the waterproof version, because I only buy waterproof mascara.  I don't care what the advertisements say, I've never had a non-waterproof mascara not run on me by the end of the day.  I've been using it for a couple days, and quite like it.  It's definitely a huge improvement from the Shu Uemura one I was using lately.  It's not quite as dark as the Laura Mercier one, but it's definitely noticeable and it's the perfect amount for work.  One coat is plenty, but if I wanted to build it up, I can put multiple coats on and it still doesn't clump my lashes.  It's overall a more natural and less dramatic look than my Laura Mercier mascara.  But it's still eye-opening.  I also feel like this mascara keeps my lashes really soft, unlike most mascaras which tend to harden the lashes.  It stays on all day long without running, and I can take it off pretty easily with my cleansing oil without having to pull on my lashes.  Me likie!

So I think that I will stick with this one for the day time for sure.  Maybe get a replacement Laura Mercier mascara for going out at night, and I'll be all set!  Pretty good stuff... makes me a pretty happy camper!


  1. Thanks for this review, I'll have to try out Aqua Lash. I was underwhelmed by Shu's Precise Volume as well and I've been using Shu's Ultimate Expression which I like, but it's not waterproof so it's been smudging throughout the day.

  2. I'll have to look for this item next time at Sephora, although I don't have high hopes. I have Asian eyes, but with more of an eyelid crease than typical, but I alllllllwaaaaays get smudging even if something says waterproof. MUF's supposedly waterproof eyeliner smudges horrendously on me...but that might be because of my oilier skin, who knows.

    I really wish you'd blog more on Lululemon! You're the nicest, most informative & entertaining of anyone blogging re: Lululemon. A couple of the other Lulu bloggers can get kind of mean/caustic, so I always check yours first hoping I'll get a good Lulu review w/ pics. Pleeeaase????

  3. Awww thanks! You're so funny. I would definitely write more about Lulu stuff, I just haven't bought any lately! Hopefully lots of fall stuff will be out soon.


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