Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Beauty Review: LashStash To Go.

Mascara is just one of those things, isn't it? If you wear it you want it to be All The Things and there are so many different kinds and who knows if it's THE ONE. And, if it is The One it will absolutely be discontinued and then you have to keep looking.

My current favorite is still FairyDrops Platinum (reviewed here) mostly because it stays on through everything - workouts, eye rubbing, all of it. It's basically impossible to remove but I just deal because it's otherwise perfect. It's also really freaking cute.

That said, my current tube of FairyDrops is nearly empty/dried up so I thought I'd cheat on it with some other options by way of Sephora. I was quite intrigued by this LashStash To Go sample set:

I'd already tried the Buxom and the Lancome but not the other three. Plus, I love mini mascara because you can actually use them up before they dry out. The best part - it comes with a voucher to get a free full-sized tube of your favorite from the set! That's just good math, so of course I bought it.

Now, if I were a good beauty blogger I'd be posting closeups of my eyelashes but every time I've done that they all end up looking exactly the same. My lashes are the saddest. So! Instead I'll just give you my thoughts on each:

BUXOM Lash Mascara  
This one is fine. It's not groundbreaking but it's a decent mascara with one of those rubbery wands. The formula is very black but a little thin, so two coats are crucial. It's fine and I'll use it up but it didn't wow me.

Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara 
This is good stuff! I've used it before and really like it. The wand is pretty traditional and has a curve to it, which I think helps to get that little wing out on your outer lashes. The formula tends to be a bit clumpy (I have to wipe the wand a bit before applying) but it's super black, very volumizing and holds a curl.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara 
This one! Totally my favorite of the five. It's surprisingly great - makes my lashes longer and fuller and the formula is just right - not too thick or too thin. If you're like me and have a hard time applying mascara correctly, this is the mascara for you. It's easy to work with and looks great. My only wish is that it came in a waterproof formula because it ends up flaking off by the end of the day.

Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara 
What a crappy mess this one is. The first time I pulled the brush out it was so super-coated with mascara that I thought something was wrong with the tube! I had to stick it back in and scrape some of it off to even come close to being able to apply. The brush is huge which makes it difficult to apply (forget using it on your lower lashes) and I kept getting mascara all over my brow bone. It's just awkward af. Maybe this is better in the full size but I will never know because I'd never buy it.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes  4-in-1 Mascara 
This one is okay but nothing to get super excited about. I like the formula but it flakes off and ends up under my eyes at the end of the day. Definitely not one to wear if you have a workout. The brush is standard and the packaging is cute.

I am pretty sure I'll use my voucher for the Urban Decay mascara as it's definitely the winner of this bunch. Have you tried any of these? What did you think?


  1. I bought the Tarte in waterproof formula, used it once or twice and thought it was decent. But I don't remember and my teen took it so I'll never see it again.

    I want to try the UD Cannonball waterproof next.

  2. I've been LOVING a small tube of Tarte's Maneater. It's got a million teensy rubber bristles and the formula is very smooth.