Monday, 26 January 2015

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara



Is anyone else a complete mascara fiend? Apart from a few that I love I never seem to able to stick to one mascara and I am forever chopping and changing my mind. My collection of make up is so full of dried up mascaras that I've either forgotten about or loved for about a month and then went onto something else. Luckily I have quite long lashes anyways so I normally try to look for a mascara that creates volume and definition rather than length.

I've been using the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara ever since I bought it on boxing day and despite being unsure initially I have actually grown to love this. I love that the brush has bristles rather than plastic and is nice and chunky as I always find these are what add lots of volume to my lashes and to add to this there is no denying that this is the blackest of the black in terms of pigment. However, I think if you have quite short lashes you might struggle to like this mascara. My reasons for this are that despite being an all round good mascara this doesn't do much in terms of length.

What I really loved about this product was that despite wearing it for around 12 hours a day it never seemed to crumble off my lashes, never smudged onto my brown bone, and just generally held up so well against my average working day. It also gives the lashes really great definition which I loved as theres nothing worse in my opinion than when lashes are so coated in mascara that they all become merged together.

Generally speaking I think this is probably a really good mascara for every day wear or if you like a natural look and will look great on anyone who has naturally quite long eye lashes. However, because this is a little pricey I'm not sure I would buy it again as although it has a really great formula and looks pretty good its just not that 'special' for me to justify spending that kind of money.

Have any of you tried this mascara? Which are your favourite mascaras?
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  1. You're so lucky that you have naturally long lashes! It looks great on you! I'll probably be giving this one a miss though!

    Dusty Foxes Beauty

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  2. So jealous of your eyes/eyelashes! The mascara looks great! Maybe I should start investing in better ones than my £1.99 go to mascara ;)

    www.alicatlife.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha if that's what works for you own it ! ;) xxxx

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  3. This looks so good - I love this style of brush! My current favourite mascaras are Thick & Fast by Soap & Glory or Bad Gal Lash by Benefit for every day, then when I'm going out I love YSL Babydoll - I haven't worn false lashes since discovering it! x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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    1. Haven't tried baby doll but it's definitely been on my 'things to try' list for a while now :) xxxx

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  4. I love your new design blog design :D. This looks lovely on you, non clumpy either. I'm currently trying out the Max Factor Clump Defy mascara it's okay I just haven't found the one yet I don't think xx

    http://www.rinicawrites.com/

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    1. Aw thanks ! Yeah just wanted something a bit more me and easier for you guys to navigate! Oh I can't wait to see your review of it !! Xxxx

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  5. This looks lovely, but I'm not sure if it would be worth the price for me ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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    1. Pricing can be an issue when you are unsure about products xxx

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  6. I love this mascara also! I received it as a deluxe sample, and while it's a great product, mascara is the last beauty product I splurge on!

    xoxo
    www.becksbabyy.blogspot.com

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    1. That's true it's so good but there are so many good drugstore mascaras out there !! Xxxx

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