Archive for 'Mascara'

Smoke and Mirrors with Almay’s One Coat Dial Up Mascara

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Long, dramatic lashes from Almay? The Beauty Bug didn’t  believe one word of that either. After all, they are like the Keds of the makeup industry – they will always be there in the background playing it very safe with very natural, barely-there products.  Until now. So, how does this product actually work? Does it [...]

Smooth Moves with Clinique’s High Lengths Mascara

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Sometimes, unfortunately, life gets in the way and The Beauty Bug is too stressed, too busy, too preoccupied,  and just plain not feeling like Herself (or all of the above) to be able to write and focus…but then a mascara comes along, cheers Her up, and puts The Beauty Bug back on track. Enter Clinique’s [...]

February Favorites

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Bobbi Brown’s Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick – This beachy collection has The Beauty Bug dreaming of fruity drinks with umbrellas, sand between Her toes, and sunblock. Though this is as close as She’ll be getting to the beach for now, The Beauty Bug will take it. It’s no secret that the Shimmer Bricks are what [...]

Battle of the Lash Enchancers: Latisse vs. Neu Lash vs. Rapid Lash

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Check out this recent test that the TODAY Show did to determine which lash enhancer yielded the best results.

Dior Extase Mascara

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

When it comes to mascara, there’s no denying that Dior has the Midas touch. DiorShow, golden. DiorShow Iconic, golden. DiorShow Extase, housed in a golden case – but more silver or bronze. The Beauty Bug has been testing this mascara for about a week now. Let’s just cut to the chase; She’s not completely writing [...]

Smashbox DNA Mascara is a Don’t

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

The Beauty Bug and this new-ish Smashbox DNA Mascara didn’t get off to the best start. She opened the mascara for the first time and stared at the wand. Did the tip break off? Was it damaged? The end looked stubby and She knew She definitely wouldn’t be able to maneuver it into the corners [...]

Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Smoky Lash

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The Beauty Bug just pinched Herself. OK, She’ll  just say it, and She welcomes all your feedback, flack and comments… There is such a thing as a mascara with too much staying power. For all of those that asked for something even more powerful than tubular mascara, your demands have not fallen on deaf ears. [...]

Get Marvelous Lashes from Kiehl’s

Monday, April 13th, 2009

There’s something a bit un-sexy about mineral mascara, no?  It carries a stigma of sorts. Yes, it would presumably be gentle, but how could it possibly yield long lashes? Could the mineral makeup trend expand successfully into the mascara category? Yes. Kiehl’s has answered this question and proved The Beauty Bug wrong. This month Kiehl’s [...]

Drugstore Mascara Showdown, Part 2

Friday, February 6th, 2009

For a part 1 refresher course, click here. Maybelline XXL Extensions – The Beauty Bug hadn’t intended on including this mascara in the showdown, until She stumbled into the bathroom at work one morning and saw one of Her co-workers applying it. The Beauty Bug was drawn to her beautifully long lashes that looked amazing. [...]

Drugstore Mascara Showdown, Part 1

Monday, January 26th, 2009

With more and more mascaras filing up the aisles of your local CVS, The Beauty Bug decided to seperate the “seperators” from the “clumpers”.  Let the show down begin! CoverGirl Exact Eyelights – Were you sucked in by the Rihanna magazine ads? Unfortunately, The Beauty Bug was.  This is nothing but ColorGirl VolumeExact repackaged. No [...]