Sunday, 22 September 2013

Bare Minerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara - Review

Bonjour!

This is the latest mascara offering from Bare Minerals - the Bare Minerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara.  You may be aware that Debenhams offers a 'Try Something New Guarantee' on selected beauty products. Basically you buy the full size, receive a sample size to try first and if it doesn't work for you return the full-size (unopened) product within 28 days.  You can always have a look at the Debenhams website here to check out the details!

So...I bought the full size Lash Domination mascara and received a sample to try...been using it for a few weeks now...


The mascara boasts 10 benefits as below...



And here's my little sample - with full size brush inside to try...



The brush is a rubber/plastic one with a twist to it - literally - (called 'Protwist180') which is meant to curve around and coat the lashes from all angles...looks like a weapon of torture doesn't it - just joking! ;)



I'm in a bit of a quandary about this one! The brush looks pretty fierce but is quite comfortable to use once you get the hang of the twisty vibe.  The formula is a thick and creamy consistency and an intense black pigment (intense black is good in my opinion). I've found you need to practise with the brush - it has to be really well scraped of excess mascara - otherwise it ends up everywhere and clumps.  A lot of wiggling has to take place for me to get the desired effect and a comb through with my lash comb at times. I have also experienced a bit of light smudging on my lower lids when I've worn it on my bottom lashes - it wipes away easily enough but I have to remember to check! On the upside you can build up quite a dramatic effect once on if you don't mind  a bit of clumpage, gives the impression of thicker lashes (my lashes are really fine), a good amount of length, holds the curl up, isn't crispy or drying on the lashes and lasts all day without flaking until removed, which isn't too difficult with a decent eye make-up remover.  It's definitely become easier to handle now that it's been opened and dried up for a while.  It's just that I'm not sure I should pay £16.00 a pop when there are cheaper mascaras that may well do as good a job ... or would they...?

Here it is in on with a couple of coats ...



If I had to choose between this mascara and another well known and loved (by many) premium mascara with a spiky brush (you know the one) - then this would be my preferred choice.  As I say - it's good with a little time and patience but not sure it's the one to beat all ones! Is it just me - am I being too picky? Have you tried the Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara?

Jen x


10 comments:

  1. Looks amazing on you!

    www.makeupmonster.ie

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    1. Thankyou! I'm getting the hang of it! :)

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  2. Sounds like a good product - I prefer drugstore mascara though :)

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  3. I definitely don't think you're too picky- I'm just the same Jenny! I still haven't found "the one". This makes your lashes look so long and curly though, but it's a pain if it's difficult to get you there with the clumping etc xx

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  4. I'm so glad you're with me on the picky thing Sasha! It does do the job but just takes a while! xx

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  5. Looks good, but I am hopeless with anything where I have to work at it - I get in such a mess. I think I could do with a mascara training manual! xx

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    1. It's the time factor - always the time factor! xx

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  6. Firstly thanks for the heads up on the Debenhams deal, I didn't know about that! Must've had my head stuck under a rock or something! Hummmm I just don't like the spiky wands so always steer clear but as most mascaras appear to be switching to this type of wand I don't think I can put it off much longer :( x

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  7. It's not a painful spiky wand this one Kay - can just be messy! There are plenty of proper brush wands still out there surely? x

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