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Monday, June 10, 2013

Perfect Mascara Combination: length and volume!

Are you in a mascara slump? Can't find one that does what it claims to do?  Believe me, I've been there and I believe I've finally found the perfect combination of 2 mascaras, that together (drum roll please...) give both length and volume, maintain curl AND doesn't clump. I know what you're thinking...AND yes, it is possible.

And I think I've got it down to a science.

The mascara lineup and their claims:

L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara: L'oreal states:  "enhances your lashes with intense length and unique lash by lash separation. Precision Brush lengthens lashes up to 60%" (via. website) Cost: $ 8-10

breakdown: this mascara is a wetter formula (if you prefer a drier formula ...stick with me!), with a smaller comb-like brush. It is extremely good at lengthen but can fall short when it comes to holding a curl or creating volume, but it really does make your eyelashes a million miles long.

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara: L'oreal states: "soften and build lashes up to 5X their natural thickness, quickly thickens and builds lashes in a single application for a full and dramatic look." (via website) Cost: $ 5-7

breakdown: this is a drier formula (told yah, to stick with me) with your classic bristle-type brush [Dupe alert: also suppose to be a good cheaper alternative to Dior's Diorshow mascara] this brush is good at getting to the root of your lashes to create volume and hold curl. This is why...

TOGETHER they are the ultimate combination of awesome; even for my -mediocre at best- lashes!

Application: (attention: extreme close ups of my eyeball ahead! haha)

to start, my eye without any eye makeup on! As you can see, I have stumpy, barely there lashes!

Before applying mascara remember to CURL YOUR LASHES, this is will make a big difference in the way your lashes turn out!

1st step:

1st step: Applying voluminous and wiggling at the base of lashes!
Apply your first coat using the voluminous mascara, make sure to concentrate on slightly wiggling the brush at the base of the lashes then sweeping upwards, apply a generous coat. (maybe two if you like to apply a lot of coats of mascara, I ain't judgin')

2nd step:
2nd step: 1st coat of telescopic.
Wait until the first coat is tacky (or almost dry) then apply your first coat of the telescopic mascara, again slightly wiggling the brush through your lashes. Make sure to get the sparse hairs on the inner and outer corners of your lash line. This brush is very good at coating all your lashes, no matter how small.

results of 2nd step!

3rd step:

3rd step: applying telescopic again, focusing more on the tips my lashes.
Wait until your second coat is tacky or completely dry (if you find that works better for you) and apply the telescopic mascara again, focusing more on the ends or tips of your lashes. This will add even more length, almost like little false tips to your lashes... it's kind of crazy amazing haha

That's it! Not too hard or complicated, I know it may seem a little time consuming but it should only take a few minutes of your morning routine and it WILL make a difference, I promise!


Thank you so much for reading beauties, I really hope you found this post helpful and will try this mascara combination for yourself! Please share, comment and subscribe! 

xo Leah


  1. I'm not sure if I like the final outcome of the mascara combination, it looks rather spidery to me, but the length is exceptional!

    1. Yeah I knew some people would probably find it a little spidery for their liking! ha I love huge/big lashes so it doesn't bother me, plus sometimes the outcome is even better than the photos! haha You should definitely still get the mascaras if you're interested though, they're great even by themselves! Thanks so much for reading. <3

  2. Love it. Going out to buy both tomorrow and hope to get the same results. Thanks

    1. I'm sure you will! Mine turns out even better when I'm not trying to take pictures of my eyeball WHILE putting on mascara! haha They're both GREAT mascaras alone or together, you won't be disappointed!

  3. Thank you! Looks amazing!

  4. Love it! I always use the combo of two brushes like those (not those particular brand mascaras). But I make sure to use the volumizing I guess bristley brush before a lengthening brush which looks plastic or rubber to me.. with various brands that combo always has great results!

  5. I am looking forward to trying these products on my lashes because they always look like the BEFORE photo. Thanks!

  6. My eyelashes look just like yours without mascara. Your suggestion of these two mascara is terrific, but I would add to that: use a metal mascara comb to avoid the spidery look.