In Our Makeup Bag: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash
Is it just me or is there another “revolutionary” new makeup product introduced every freaking day?! Just walking into Ulta or Sephora (or even Walgreens!) sends many chicas into fits of hysteria, reaching for the nearest brown bag to regulate their breathing. It’s all so overwhelming. So how can you know which product – among the sea of thousands – is the best? Which does what you need it to do? Which ones are worth the extra money? Let me help. I don’t know every beauty product out there, but I’ve tested a lot of them and I’ll let you know which are worth the money and which are not.
(Disclaimer: This product was purchased by me for review purposes. Because I can never have too much makeup!)
What it is: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash
Why this should be in your bag: Most girls I know wear mascara every single day, however, that practice can be pretty damaging to your lashes. I’ve noticed that when I use certain brands of mascara, my lashes end up suffering, becoming weak and brittle. This creates a vicious cycle, as I’m applying even more mascara to hide the damaging effects. Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash is made with natural ingredients, leaving out a lot of harmful chemicals. I discovered it by accident and have never looked back! I walked into Sephora one day, and asked about some eyeshadow. The salesgirl asked if she could do a whole eye look for me, but when she pulled out the mascara, I begged her for something that wouldn’t damage my lashes. She whipped up the Buxom Lash and once she was done, I was amazed. This mascara truly transformed my eyes and looked 100% natural.
How to use it: I ALWAYS curl my eyelashes before applying mascara. Curling them creates a beautiful shape and then the mascara holds it all day. Apply the mascara (I use the shade Blackest Black), beginning at the outer corner, using a zig-zag motion while combing through your lashes (move your hand back and forth as you lift all the way up). This deposits lots of product without clumping. Move to the inner corner of the eye. I usually wait for the first coat to dry, then apply a second if necessary. If you apply a second coat of this right after, it will clump up.
(Two coats of Buxom Lash)
Spend the cash or simply pass? Spend, spend, spend away! I wholeheartedly LOVE this mascara and $18 is totally middle of the pack as far as price goes. It hits all the marks: it gives you length and volume without clumping, plus it doesn’t damage your lashes! I use this one literally every day and it lasts me about 6 months, so let’s do the math. $18 divided by 6 months (180 days) = 10 cents a day! Not bad at all! If you’re looking for a great day-time mascara formulated without any harsh ingredients, Buxom Lash is perfect!