FRIDAY FEATURES: CoverGirl's New Total Tease Mascara
I am on the hunt for an awesome go-to mascara.
It's not for lack of options that I'm without a favorite, but I still have yet to find the perfect mascara for me. I have decently long lashes, but they are not very thick or full. When I've tried products that play up the length, I often end up with my lashes looking pretty thin. If I attempt a product that thickens them, I sometimes get the dreaded "spider-y" lashes (I'm pretty sure that's the technical term for clumpy lashes that all end up sticking together).
So when I saw this product ALL OVER my ads on Facebook, I thought I'd give it a whirl. The wand looks different from any I've tried before and could be the trick I've been waiting for. Besides, finding it readily available at Target for under $10 makes it a pretty low-stakes risk.
Obviously, the main thing setting apart the Total Tease mascara is the brush. You can see that in addition to a pretty basic lash-elongating skinny and slightly curved wand there is the lash teasing comb that should be able to get in and really separate the lashes.
I even went to Ulta's website to get some tips on application. They recommended to do two coats with the long teasing brush, making sure to completely coat all the lashes and not forgetting about the lashes on the outer edges of you lash line.
The first coat went fine, but I did have some clumping when it came to the second coat. A review comment on CoverGirl's website replying to a similar woe explained that using the wand in a zigzag pattern from root to tip and help to separate the lashes...I still have to try this trick. For the most part, the long brush is pretty fine, so after initial panic, after a few more strokes the clumps were pretty much gone.
After the two coats (and I could probably do with just one coat), it was time for the teasing comb. I was really surprised with how well it worked! Yes, because it's so fine it forced me to slow down and focus on combing each of my lashes, but it was worth it! Not only did they look way longer, but they definitely looked fuller without looking heavy and clumpy. The teasing comb also helped with any remaining clumps from the second coat.
Overall, I think CoverGirl's new Total Tease Mascara is a wonderful bargain. I'm still just trying it out, but the more comfortable I get the slightly clumsy brush (the teasing comb can totally get in the way when you're just trying to use the brush) the more I really like this product. I think there was definitely a noticeable difference in how long, separated, and full my lashes look. It's a win!
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