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Friday, March 20, 2015

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara + Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara + Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara Review & Swatches

The last three mascaras I tested, had some problems! HaHaHa I could've blogged about them separately, but it would've been a waste of blog space and time. Below are my thoughts on each one. Out of all that I tested last week and this week, Urban Decay's Perversion really impressed me. I'll test luxury end mascaras like Dior, Chanel etc. later this year (and I also made a note of the one's you guys suggested...thank you!). Have A Great Weekend Everybody and Happy 1st Day Of Spring!



Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast - Not Sweet
I want to hit Soap & Glory over the head with this tube. This stuff is horrible. It promises SUPER VOLUME. It promises long, full and thick lashes. Ummmm, NO! Don't waste your money!

Really cute name! Sophisticated packaging! But the performance (no pun intended lol) is just ok. This is just a little better than everyday mascara. I'll give it a clap or two, but no standing ovation from me.

Very close to UD's Perversion, but not as clean! Smashbox is always giving away samples of this mascara! Either with a product of theirs or samples from Sephora or Ulta. It really impressed me with the amount of volume and lengthening. The problem is the more you swipe, the more clumping and spider effect you'll get (see the tips of my lashes in the picture below). So keep it to 1-2 swipes. There is a waterproof version. I just think Urban Decay's Perversion gives a cleaner look. It also does a better job separating eyelashes.

Urban Decay Perversion (Just to help you compare!) Full review below

Thanks for sticking with me through my mascara testing! It's been fun, but ready to move onto something else. LOL Most of these mascara's were samples! Don't be afraid to ask a sales lady if a brand has a sample or even a travel size. You pay less for both (some you can even get for free). This allows you to test and see what works for you! I'm finding that sample and travel sizes (smaller) work better than full sizes. I don't use mascara everyday, so having a smaller quantity helps. Especially since you're suppose to throw mascara away after several months! LOL
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30 comments

  1. Interesting Reviews! It is hard to find a good Mascara :)

    Happy Friday Kim ,kisses

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  2. I love the smashbox mascara :)

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
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  3. Oh goodness, I got the Soap and Glory Mascara free in a magazine and was so glad I did because I wouldn't have paid for that, shame you didn't like it either, my lashes looked the same and it kept clumping. Shame the others were crap as well, will give them a miss. Mascara is tricky for me, I never like ones I buy, hahahaha!! Happy Friday doll xx

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  4. This is so helpful Kim and thank you I know is not easy to do this type of review. You made me laugh cute name I will give a a clap or two lol. Now I want to try the Urban Decay due to your honest review. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Now, I really must get Perversion! Kim, your reviews really are a big help. So awesome that you share these with us, coz really, I'm just too lazy to try out stuff:D Have a fab weekend!

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  6. The Smashbox is the only one Id try, the effect is very cute and natural, the others disappointed me! Happy Spring Kim, enjoy the weekend too! xo

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  7. Shame they weren't right for you, but at least you know so you don't have to waste money on the full size ones! :)

    I'm the same as you, I find I can't even use up a sample tube of mascara before I have to throw it out (is it 3 months or 4?) so samples or travel sizes are best for me. I do buy full size tubes now and then, and use them for probably a bit longer than I'm supposed to, just to 'get my money's worth' ha!

    Away From The Blue

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  8. I loved mascara week Kim! I hope you do more post series like this with other products because this was fun! I can't wait to see the luxary ones you'll be reviewing later because I've never tried any. I use to really love the tarte lights camera lashes but it hasn't been working for me lately. The smashbox ones looks nice on you though!

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  9. Thanks for compare each of these products for us and really giving us an honest opinion on the quality of the products. I was actually really surprised with the results cuz a lot of what u chose were hyped up products

    BCfactor.blogspot.com

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  10. I am a mascara addict so I have been seriously loving your mascara posts, Kim. Bring on more pleaseeee! LOL!

    I actually like the Tarte one, it gives my short and sparse lashes a good length and some volume. I do have to use another mascara beforehand for curl but other than that, it's okay.

    I have that Smashbox mascara but only used it once and it was just okay. Really need to dig it out and try it again today. Will report back how I find it.

    Hugs girlie, hope you have a fantastic weekend!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  11. Sounds like you have been on mascara overload, haha.Thanks for putting your thoughts all in one place, it's helpful. Have a wonderful weekend. <3
    Fringe Style

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  12. I use a mascara almost every day but I rarely find a really good one (I've already said that). Sorry to hear these were crap (except for the last one). The good thing is that they were samples!

    sunandsany

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  13. Well at least one these managed to get a Sweet rating from you. You're the best for testing all these mascaras and give us the full breakdown Kim! Happy weekend!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  14. Hi Kim, thanks so much for taking the time to do all of these mascara reviews. I totally enjoyed them all! You do such a great job testing them out and then even showing us what it looks like on your eyes! Thanks.

    Hope you have a nice day and weekend!

    Jukie xo

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  15. Do you know I have tested loads of mascaras, and it is so difficult to find a good one. Thanks for your review Kim, now I'll have aloof at the one you recommended. Happy weekend,
    Ax

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  16. I am amazed by how many mascara you've tested lately, Kim! I'm definitely the type of person who just sticks with what they like :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  17. You do well with these reviews. Sad some of these didn't work out.

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I have used the tarte mascara before, and I really like it. It does dry out really fast, though. You really reviewed a lot of mascaras!
    xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

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  19. Just by looking at the pictures of before and after I immediately saw that Smashbox was the sweetest one ;) Coincidentally I am currently using a Smashbox mascara...

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  20. I love the smashbox mascara on you. Great review as always and happy weekend.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  21. Great post! I am loving all of your mascara posts/comparisons lately!

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  22. These up close reviews of the higher end mascaras have been super helpful! I really like how the Urban Decay mascara turned out - you're right, that's the best one.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  23. Mascara is my favorite of beauty products!! Love and appreciate your reviews.

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  24. Hate you didn't like Tarte's mascara because its one of my favorites.

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  25. Your impressive knowledge of make up products usually make me feel like I need to go for a make up lesson in life but I can finally comment on one of the products you've reviewed, Kim :) The smashbox mascara, although I liked it when I used it, I found that when cleaning it off it was troublesome because I looked like I had raccoon eyes which I really didn't enjoy.. x

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  26. The Smashbox has a more dramatic effect on you. You definitely had fun reviewing them.

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  27. I really like thr look of Full Exposure by Smashbox! Even better than perversion! Thank you for the comparison Kim!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  28. I just started reviewing 3 products in the same post myself. I think you did a wonderful drop with the post. Fantastic review as usual.

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  29. must be why i usually hear good things about smashbox and urban decay! i rarely hear youtubers raving about soap & glory or tarte mascaras. thanks for the reviews, kim!

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  30. I love what Smashbox's mascara has done for your lashes - amazing! I always find it so hard to find a good mascara especially because I have monolids!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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