I am a girl who always does a thorough research before splurging on a makeup product. If I see a new lipstick that’s under $10, I will buy it on the spot but if I am going to spend $20, I have to know what I am getting to make sure I am not wasting my money.
However, recently I learned that spontaneous purchases can turn out great! A few weeks ago I stopped at a Sephora inside a JC Penney store, just to browse around and see what’s new. I wanted to get a new mascara but I wasn’t exactly sure what to get. I stopped by a BUXOM display and there it was- a big tube of a waterproof mascara with a simple name of Buxom Lash Waterproof Mascara. I checked out a brush, it looked nice. The price- $19. Not bad. I decided to give it a try and a shiny silver box came home with me.
Nothing fancy. A simple silicone hour-glass shaped brush with very short bristles, which surprisingly enough coats each and every lash flawlessly. The short bristles also work great on lower lashes and I don’t have to worry about accidentally smudging the mascara under my eye.
What it does.
The box reads: “separates and defines every single lash and intensely volumizes”. Check, check and check. With the first coat, the lashes are evenly covered and noticeably longer. The second coat allows me to build up volume. Since I wear glasses I do like to apply a few coats of mascara to make me lashes stand out and this mascara does make an impact.
The most important aspect for me is being water-resistant. My eyes are very sensitive and water easily and a regular mascara smudges on me within minutes. Not this one. One of the first days I wore I had a small emotional meltdown (my sister’s birthday was coming up and I was thinking of all the memories we created together and I realized that there are really not that many more memories to create with us living on two different continents) and I started crying, putting the new mascara to test! Through tears and rubbing my eyes, the mascara was still pretty intact and no panda eyes were reported.
Also, the formula is pretty wet, which means it doesn’t clump or make my lashes look dry and spikey-straight. All I see is a lot of volume and a ton of length. I feel like my short lashes are at least twice as long with two coats of Buxom Lash.
All in all, my spontaneous purchase turned out to be a score! There is nothing I don’t like about this mascara and I can’t believe I am going to say that, but Maybelline The Falsies, I am sorry but your heyday might be over!
Have you tried any Buxom mascaras? If so did you like it? What mascara is your favorite at the moment?
Till next time!
the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.