You know what they say: two heads are better than one. And with Stila Convertible Mascara ($22), newly released for spring, that’s exactly what you get.
It comes with two brush heads, one on each end of the tube, and according to Stila each serves a different purpose. The fatty thickens and lengthens, and the thin one creates separation.
To test the black mascara and both of its brushes, I coated my top lashes with the fatty and my bottom ones with the thin brush.
And did I find Waldo?
Well, my normally thin, uninspiring lashes looked downright long, full and curly, and the mascara didn’t smudge as the day wore on.
Having the two brushes really helped out. The instructions on Stila’s site recommend using the larger brush for top lashes, and that seemed to work well. It’s designed to thicken lashes, and the smaller brush has thin bristles that make it better for separation.
Unfortch, there’s a catch.
It’s hard as hell to remove!
It’s marketed as a long wearing mascara, which is fab, but I had to use three Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Pads to get it all off … and Almay’s like the Ajax of eye makeup removers!
With a single Almay pad I can usually remove other long wearing stuff like MAC Fluidline, so I was getting a little nervous as I reached for that third pad. “It’s never gonna come off, AHHH!”
But it did. It only took the three pads, LOL!
Of course, I lost two lashes in the ordeal. Yes, I counted.
I love long lasting makeup, and Stila Convertible has long lasting skillz to pay the bills, but I don’t like how tough it is to remove. I mean, three Almay pads?? Yowza.
Stila Convertible Mascara
Use: A long-lasting black mascara with two brushes
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-
If you’re a cheerleader or performer under hot stage lights you might really like this stuff. The formula stays on like a mo’ fo’, but you’ll have to work hard to remove it when the party’s over.
Tabs on TV?
Did you catch Tabs’ big TV debut last night? He won’t admit to it, but I swear I saw him on last night’s 30 Rock. I recognized that fussy face in an instant!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,