During a recent scouting adventure at Sephora, I decided to randomly poll Sephora employees on their favorite mascaras. One particular mascara was a reoccurring answer in the poll, which told me I must try it. Besides, Sephora accepts returns (greatest thing on earth, oh by the way!) for any reason so you really have nothing to lose!
Introducing Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara:
I'm always willing to try the latest and greatest but you will never catch me trying out a new product on a day where I have important meetings, an after-work event, drinks with girlfriends and especially not when I have a date with The Husband. I tend to try out new products on days when nothing much is going on. When I left Sephora, it was one of those days so I went home and tried my new mascara immediately. It looked great and then I wished I had somewhere to go! The verdict: I LOVE IT! I'm on my third tube (in roughly five months). If that isn't "love" status, I don't know what is. That's like centuries in makeup years!
Brag worthy features include:
First, the large brush. I personally like a wand with a large brush so I don't miss any lashes. I realize this is a personal preference, for example, my sweet mama prefers a skinnier brush. To each, his own.
Secondly, this mascara does not flake. That is one of my biggest complaints about some mascaras. Who wants little black flakes on their face? Ummm, not me! Even worse, someone saying "you have little black specks on your face..." No thanks. Flaking equals no likey!
Thirdly, this mascara is on the wetter side and doesn't dry out your lashes. You know how sometimes you can touch your lashes throughout the day and they feel like they could just break off because the mascara is so drying and caky? Not the case here. When I touch my lashes, they feel soft but they don't look it. Awesomeness!
Lastly, I am a two coats girl for sure when it comes to mascara. However, I think you could definitely get away with only one coat of this mascara. It really stands on it's own. With that being said, I still do two coats just because that's who I am and chances are, that's not going to change! :)
There are tons of mascaras out there that I still need to try but this one is definitely the flavor of right now. As a barometer, my all time favorite drugstore mascara is L'Oreal's Lash Out. It's an oldie but a goodie and I still use it frequently.
If you decide to give Smashbox Full Exposure a whirl, let me know what you think. I'd love to hear your comments! Smashbox Full Exposure can be found at Sephora AND Ulta. I've purchased it at both places. Cheers to pretty lashes! :)