Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blinc Mascara: Tube Lashes for the Win!

blinc mascara before and after photos
There's another new beauty shop on the block, in case you haven't heard of BeautySak yet. Actually, they've been around for a little bit, but are under new ownership, revamped and now I think they have a pretty great (and highly curated) collection of beauty products from brands like Kai, Glam Glow, Gloss Moderne, Molton Brown, Blinc and Kevyn Aucoin. They wanted to partner with me for a few features, and I'm starting with a review of Blinc Mascara. The mascara that I've meant to review for years, but somehow haven't?? I'm not sure what I've been thinking. You'll see the mascara pop up I'm sure in some looks, and keep your eyes open for my review of Marula Oil, which I'm now carrying in my pocket everywhere.

As for the Blinc Mascara, this is the "tube" mascara that came out a few years ago, it caused a big rush at Sephora, though I haven't found it there for quite a while. Blinc provides a more natural look than I usually sport on my lashes (I'm the girl that wants to have amazing natural eye lashes), but it does give really good length.

Blinc applies just like a regular mascara, but as it dries it creates little tubes around your lashes. They're almost like plastic, and these babies will. not. budge. The tubes stick around all day without smudge or flaking, and they're water and rub resistant. To get them off, you need some warm water (more than when you're crying, so even though it's water resistant instead of proof this stuff is good for a wedding), and you need to lightly "roll" your lashes between your fingertips. Just a little pressure, roll a tad, and then you can pull them right off. Without remover.

You can see that while this mascara didn't give me a lot of volume, it was a very pretty and natural looking lash, but as soon as I looked up... BAM! Great length. At the end of the day (about 14 hours later) my lashes looked identical (I'm not sure why they looked longer, they weren't), there was absolutely no smudging or creasing. Everything was exactly the same.

Blinc is the mascara that I use for things like working out (the once or twice a year I do that...), days at home with my toddler, and it would be great for those that have contacts or flaking issues. It can be hard to find, but BeautySak has it!

BeautySak

4 comments:

Courtney K. said...

I've been a huge fan of Blinc Mascara for years, I love to use it as the final layer over a volumizing mascara, it REALLY keeps it all together.

Jessika Barber said...

I have been a fan of blinc mascara for a few years. I like to wear it in the spring when my allergies go haywire!

A said...

it is 100% still at sephora! It lives on the mascara favorites display. :-)

Anonymous said...

Another mascara that does EXACTLY the same is the one I swear by - Clinique Lash Power. Love your blog x

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