It’s no secret that I am a bareMinerals girl through and through. From every day make-up to skin care, I love the brand and everything they stand for. With a collection designed to not only cover-up, but also nourish your skin, bareMinerals are renowned for their magical skin healing formulas, perfect for girls who love to feel as if they’re wearing nothing at all…
Over the years, I’ve tried and tested pretty much every drug store mascara, in fact Maybelline’s Lash Sensational featured in my 2015 beauty favourites. Plus, I’ve fallen in and out of love with ones by Chanel, Christian Dior, YSL and Lancome to name a few.
However, since it’s release, for some strange reason bareMinerals’ Lash Domination seems to have always got lost on the way to my make-up collection. THANKFULLY, Father Christmas, a.k.a my Mum, came to the rescue, and to make up (<–wow, comedy genius or what?) for lost time, she bought me the gift set which included a travel-sized mascara too!
bareMinerals have specifically chosen a spiral wand to aid the application of their formula, and for best results, you need to blink into the wand as you slowly twist it. This is perhaps, the only drawback, as for optimum results, you do have to be extremely patient (something I am not very good at!) and take great care when applying, otherwise you can risk some serious smudging, which is never a good look.
However, I am COMPLETELY besotted with the finished look. It gives the false lash effect without the glue, drama of cutting them to the right size, and ensuring that they don’t find themselves half way down your face on a night out…haha what a way to lower the tone Charlotte!
No, seriously, if you’re looking for a dramatic, volumised effect this is The One. While I’ve read on other reviews that some girls have had problems with clumping, I’ve been lucky, but if this is the case, a simple eye lash brush will definitely smooth these out, ensuring that your lashes are picture perfect.
I’ve also found that the formula, although initially quite wet when applied, (hence the need for a steady hand, patience and that open mouthed concentrating mascara face – you know the one girls…) it is extremely long lasting. There’s been occasions when I’ve applied my make-up at nine in the morning, and come through the door close to midnight and although my eye-liner has smudged beyond belief, my eyelashes are still just as dramatic.
Finally, despite this being a trait of any mascara, I genuinely love the contrast between the thick, dark lashes and the white of my eyes, giving a sharp, bold look.
I don’t usually apply much mascara to my bottom lashes as I wear pencil liner on my lower lid, and have done since I was 13! So it may be up to you to decide whether you like the look on your lower lashes, but here’s the look after and pre-application, what do you think? Let me know in the comments! 🙂
If you’re a fan of bareMinerals products too, or maybe you’re looking to treat yourself to something a bit different, you can read my complexion rescue review here.