So, for the sake of this review, I'm going to review the mascaras separately, as one I loved and the other, eh, not so much. First up is the Buxom Lash Mascara and all I can say is: I don't know how I lived without this mascara in my life for 23 years!
|Buxom Lash Mascara - 2 coats|
The pic above is just a quick 2 coats :) If I had taken a picture of my eyes without mascara on, you wouldn't see any of my lashes, they're so darn fine. I'm typically weary of mascaras that claim to volumize AND define because those 2 concepts just don't go hand in hand - but this mascara accomplishes both somehow. Also, even though it only claims to be for volume and definition, you can see that it gives me killer length as well, SUPRISE!! If you're a lady like me who looks for maximum volume and length but with next to zero clumps, this mascara is for you. My mascara collection now stands 15+ tubes strong, but this has just jumped to the very top of my list! Definite repurchase!
Bottom Line: Amber LOVES<3<3<3<3<3
The Amplified Lash Mascara gets a little more complicated, unfortunately. First, I have to explain how this wand works because it's definitely not your typical mascara brush. When you pull the wand out at first, its in it's "extended" position and in this extended position it is meant to volumize your lashes. Then you can twist the very top of the wand's cap and it causes the brush to "compact" itself and the bristles get closer together to lengthen and define. The initial problem is the mascara doesn't come with a recommendation on which position to apply first so I did each position individually and then one with compact layered with extended and vice-versa. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves
|Amplified Lash - Compacted (Length) position only|
|Amplified Lash - Extended (Volume) position only|
|Amplified Lash - Extended (Volume) applied first/|
Compacted (Length) applied on top
Bottom Line: Amber...could take it or leave it :(
Before I let you go, let me give you a quick cautionary tale. Before making the final decision of which Buxom kit to purchase (there's a number of affordable sets on Sephora) I decided to do some research. Without thinking, I just typed "buxom" into Google image search to just get a broad look at what the brand has to offer...and boy oh boy. The good new is, if you are indeed searching for rather buxom ladies in their b-day suits, Google has an abundant supply of pics for you! If not, a word to the wise, make sure to type a product name after typing the word "buxom" to get actual pictures of products and not, well, you know...:)