Party Lashes: Lash Extensions, Ginormous MascaraDecember 4, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Posted in Makeup, QVC | 2 Comments
Tags: Ginormous Mascara, lash extensions, Mally Beauty, Mally Roncal, Volumizing Mascara
Big sexy lashes are all the rage! And holiday festivities are the best times to get glam with false lashes, lash extensions or super lengthening mascara — the longer the better. I tried Ginormous Mascara by Mally Beauty, while my friend and guest blog contributor Joy “got lashed” with extensions.
On a trip to Vancouver, B.C., Joy visited Noir Lash Lounge for a set of lash extensions. Noir offers 7 levels of lash personalities — such as “Perpetual Pretty” and “Addict to the Dramatic!” Joy opted for long, yet natural-looking lashes…like you’re wearing mascara but aren’t. Speaking of which, do not use mascara, oil based shadows or eye makeup remover with extensions as they release the bond.
According to Joy, her lashes looked “flawless and much better than natural” for 3 full weeks. “I was traveling so it was nice to wake up and head out the door without mascara. I loved the look and see how people can get addicted,” says Joy. I also noticed a black liner effect where the lashes meet the lid, so Joy’s eyes always looked really put-together.
When the extensions start getting brittle and stiff — about 2.5 to 3 weeks — it’s time for removal. Hold a cotton pad soaked with an oil based eye makeup remover on the lash line for several minutes. Next, carefully wipe the extensions off. You will lose some real lashes in the process, so be gentle.
Application of lash extensions at Noir Lash Lounge takes about 45 minutes for a full set and costs $75.
Mally Beauty’s Volumizing Mascara on QVC is a best-seller (plus a My Ray of Beauty Top 10 Must-Haves). The line added Ginormous Lash Secret Mascara earlier this year. I picked up a tube on a recent trip to the Q Studio Store. Here’s how the two compare:
- Volumizing Mascara: Lashes are super thick and long; all day wear; some clumping
- Ginormous Mascara: Lashes are long; all day wear; minimal clumping
The Verdict: I find myself using Ginormous for everyday because it goes on so beautifully without clumping. For party lashes, though, Volumizing Mascara is my go-to. Sets of two Volumizing or Ginormous Mascara cost about $28.
BTW, check out this link to a Mally Beauty video tip on how to apply mess-free mascara.