Did Too Faced Lashlight Mascara Light Up My Life?

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too faced lashlight mascara review

Do you also have those dreams where you look in the mirror and see yourself with Terminator eyes?


Thanks to Lashlight ($25), the newest mascara from Too Faced, “futuristic cyborg” can now be your face of the day.

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My right eye looks like it’s about to shoot lasers… Spooky!

Something tells me Too Faced didn’t have flesh-covered robots bent on the destruction of womankind when they designed Lashlight, but they still outfitted it with hella upgrades!

I think it should be noted that the LED lights in the base of the wand also make this mascara the *world’s best* for finding your house keys in the dark.


The way Too Faced creative director and founder Jerrod Blandino explains it, he got the idea for the LEDs from the times he struggled to apply mascara to clients in dimly lit (but oh so glam!) locations.

NOTE: I’ve never had to apply mascara in the dark — trapped, say, with a shirtless Ryan Reynolds — but, thanks to Lashlight, I find it comforting to know that I could. 🙂

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Picture taken in my darkened bathroom… How Blair Witchy is this?

Too Faced also claims that “liquid crystalline particles” in the Lashlight formula act like microscopic mirrors, brightening up the eyes by reflecting light off and around the lashes.


I’m always looking for ways to brighten up my eyes (blast you, dark circles!), but I’m bummed to say that I couldn’t see a noticeable difference in that regard.

I did, however, see noticeably longer, plumper lashes after two coats, and they kept their curl until …

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No mascara!

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One layer

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Two layers

… the smudging and flaking kicked in toward the end of the day. It wasn’t terrible, but I expected better behavior from a $25 mascara.

I think Lashlight’s a pretty good mascara — above average in terms of lengthening, thickening and curl hold — and I love how glossy and dark it makes my lashes look. I just wish it were a little less expensive. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-

Thursday, schmursday!

I had a hard time staying motivated today. I just wasn’t in the mood for anything productive, but on each of my breaks I snuck in quick dance breaks in the name of “artistic inspiration.”

I think they helped. 🙂

On DJ Karen’s Thursday playlist: La Roux’s Bulletproof


… and Shakira’s She Wolf!

How was your day? What are you up to tonight? I’m looking forward to watching the latest episode of Glee on Hulu, yay!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Citrine says:

    Haha, the way they positioned the light bulb totally reminds me of those Rimmel underground glosses (a tube of very sheer drugstore gloss for 10 bucks at least) I guess it would be nice to have if I wake up in the middle of the night, I can just play with some makeup, instead of reaching for that bag of chip I store under bed…

  2. u are too cute karen.. really testing tat LED light. i have too faced lash injection and i love it to bits..
    .-= Blovet Beauty’s last blog post… Canmake Nudy Glow & Mascaras Scans =-.

  3. Marisol says:

    Glee was so good! I caught up with some TV tonight (Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy & Bones) and now I am just catching up to my Google reader.

    It seems to me that mascaras with gimmicks are mostly craptacular.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… My other fear besides cats… =-.

  4. Glosslizard says:

    I always love your “Nekkid, one coat, two coat” mascara progressions! 😀

    OMG! I just got reeled in by Hulu! I watched the premiere of “V” last night and I am totes going to start watching Glee when I can! Help me, I think I’m falling….!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Glosslizard,

      What did you think of V? I wanted it to be scarier…

      Glee is so fab! When I first started watching it I didn’t really like it, but once I gave it a chance I really got into it. 🙂

  5. amy says:

    Next time I need to touch up my mascara during a black out I will be reaching out for a flash light mascara too. The mascara makes your lashes nice and long.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… LOTD Fun Ways to Wear Medusa’s Makeup Mineral Eye Dusts: As Lipstick/Lipgloss! Pink Edition =-.

  6. Stephie says:

    I love your pics for this post. Haha. If it illuminates your eye that much in photos I can’t imagine being able to keep my eyes open just to put on the mascara. Shame about the flaking :[
    I’ve been feeling highly unmotivated this week as well. I just got my 60 day review at work and oddly enough while it wasn’t the best on my part I feel it gave me a little kick in the butt and now I kinda have that focused kind of mood. Hopefully I can pass a little bit of it to you through the screen 😛
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… 2 Great Things About Having a Job =-.

  7. Lorna says:

    thanks actually a pretty spiffy idea. if i only i hadn’t just loaded up on mascara i might give it a try…

  8. Christy says:

    Nice mascara, but $25?? It’s $35 CAD!! I saw it today and was a little boggled by the light feature and blown away by the price tag.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… Attention All Sephora VIB’s! 20% off Email! =-.

  9. Alexzandra says:

    Haha, Karen you’re so funny; I like your Blair Witch pic.

    I like that they included a mirror on the side of the tube, but honestly I never touch up my mascara – I guess I just expect it to stay in good shape – so I’m not sure how useful it really is.
    .-= Alexzandra’s last blog post… Chanel Spring 2010: Impressions de Chanel =-.

  10. Megan **** says:

    I doubt I’ll get around to trying this mascara since it’s $25 & I prefer MAC & Dior for my lashes, anyway. Besides, you didn’t say it made you jump up & down with joy & do cartwheels.. So hm, maybe this time I’ll pass..

    Motivated? Ha! That word hasn’t even been in my vocabulary this week. The overcast, grey skies put this hold on me & I somehow end up staying inside all day with my eyes glued to the tv & computer. Plus, the times I don’t have either of those nearby (eg; my bathroom while I get all dolled up for the day) I find myself wasting precious time reading your blog posts on my phone. It’s bookmarked in my Safari so now I check your updates every free minute I find. 🙂

  11. Tavia says:

    Hi Karen! I’m honestly not impressed by a mascara with LED lights. I don’t want a flashlight I just need a mascara 🙂 and I didn’t had to face any situation where was dark and I was in a bad need of 2 coats of mascara 🙂 About the price I can say that is half the price of the Lancome mascaras (at least here in my country) so it’s kind of cheap and I wouldn’t ask to much of it. 🙂
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Bobbi Brown Face Lift – Spring 2010 Collection =-.

  12. Christina says:

    Your take on the LED lights had me giggling. I, too, am comforted by the idea of applying mascara in the dark with a shirtless Ryan Reynolds…

    P.S. Thank you for She Wolf. Makes my morning!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Christina,

      You’re welcome. 🙂 Doesn’t that song rock? I can’t help but dance when I hear it.

      Honestly, Ry-Ry needs to do the world a favor and stop wearing clothes.

  13. gio says:

    That’s a nice mascara, it makes your lashes so long! Shame about the flaking though. And I wish it was cheaper too.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Beauty Dictionary: Beauty Acronyms =-.

  14. Rae says:

    Lol!! You are too funny, Karen 😛 And your right eye (left in the photo) of the first photo TOTALLY looks blue!

    *eerie hand-wiggling*
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Cuteness to get excited over =-.

  15. Solé says:

    I’m not sure why but your comment about a shirtless Ryan Reynolds reminded me of that scene in the beginning of Van Wilder where they show his nekkid butt.

  16. Haha ingenious but too funny. Now this “trapped with Ryan Reynolds” situation…where will you be trapped? haha

    .-= All Women Stalker’s last blog post… 10 Tips on How to Get his Phone Number … =-.

  17. Stephie says:

    Yep, I am still working at Coach. I work on the sales floor and unfortunately I am not a natural seller so there’s defintely things I’m trying to specifically improve on and certain goals I’m trying to set for myself. Wish me luck!
    .-= Stephie’s last blog post… 2 Great Things About Having a Job =-.

  18. lauren says:

    Shakira’s dance moves are the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. definitely appreciate it!
    .-= lauren’s last blog post… Twins: NYC M(AC)arbleyes =-.

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