I’m the type of girl who doesn’t care for drama, but I’ll take dramatic lashes any day! If you crave long, can’t-miss-me lashes like I do, get thee a tube of Shu Uemura’s Precise Volume Mascara ($23)! Using it lately I’ve achieved some of the longest, most defined lashes I’ve seen on myself in a while.
Because Shu bills Precise Volume Mascara as a “volumizer,” I expected thicker, fuller lashes mainly at the base of the lash. Instead, two coats seemed to extend the length of my lashes near the tip.
The results look dramatic to me; I feel like I’m wearing falsies, or like I applied some sort of miracle grow lash formula.
Product: Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara Waterproof in black
Use: To lengthen lashes
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
I’m not sure why it appears to lengthen so much more than it thickens, but the effect could be due in part to the included mascara brush, which the Shu website claims has a unique two-way design (wha?) that builds volume from root to tip.
And the formula keeps a curl all day long — a huge plus for me and my naturally stick straight lashes. That, and I found it easy to apply, with no clumping or mess, even if I rush through the application.
If you also need heavy duty waterproofing, Precise Volume Mascara should be up to the task, but I have noticed a little smudging when I’m sweating buckets at the gym.
This stuff dries quickly, too — almost too quickly. When I apply more than one coat, I have to zip through the first one, applying the second coat right away to avoid having to drag the brush through crunchy lashes. I call it both a blessing and a curse.
Shu offers Precise Volume Mascara in a range of colors. I’m using black here, but I’d also like to try it in brown, mauve, blue, purple and green.
It may not be the most thickening mascara out there, but as a lengthener it’s tough to beat, even at the steep price.
Purchase Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara at your favorite Nordstrom store or online.
Happy hump day, ya’ll! Are you hanging tough? If you are, I will too!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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