ELF Mineral Infused Mascara
My Score: [rating=4]
- Cheap! ($3)
- Completely clump-less
- Easy to layer
- Difficult to remove
Full Review: I was skeptical considering ELF has been a hit or miss for me in the past. However, I was tired of spending so much money on high-end Tarte mascara that I considered average quality. I even considered investing in Dior’s Diorshow Black Out mascara, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it despite hearing so much about how Dior makes the best mascara. I’m usually all about quality versus quantity, but I decided to give this a try as my daily mascara anyway.
What a surprise! ELF Mineral Infused Mascara is the only mascara I have ever used that has actually curled my long lashes and held. I don’t even have to use a curler! Totally shocked. I was even more skeptical after I saw how wet the formula was. I use mascara for volume, since my lashes are already long enough to scrape the lens on my sunglasses (very annoying). Dry formulas tend to work best with my lashes. I applied generously and after two coats of 100% smooth, un-clumpy layers my lashes looked absolutely perfect.
The only con is its difficulty to remove. I have a good cleanser, but not even three washes will remove all of this mascara from my eyes. I may have to finally invest in a remover, if the old olive oil trick doesn’t work.
DIY tip: Olive oil on a cotton ball makes a great eye makeup remover, and will remove most makeup!
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