It occurred to me this morning as I was dressing up my lashes with a layer of Too Faced Lash Injection Extreme Volume Tubing Mascara that I could (and often do) spend entire days playing with eye makeup.
A few hours patting primer here, a few more drawling liner there, shadow blending, blending, blending, and then the sun sets behind Novato’s verdant hills in the distance…
Of course, I do take breaks for tabby play time and pasta (of course!).
Naturally, good chunks of time are devoted to applying mascara, since my natural lashes are a little on the uninspiring side, and I feel like my eyes look much bigger and brighter when I’ve lifted, curled and lengthened my lashes.
My latest lash love stars Too Faced Lash Injection Extreme Volume Tubing Mascara.
Whew! Now that’s a mouthful.
Too Faced reformulated their old-school mascara of the same name and gave it a new outfit. It’s $21 and available in a single shade called Black.
If you’re unfamiliar with tubing mascaras, no, they are not named after the popular pastime that usually involves bodies of water and coolers filled with adult beverages. They’re named after the way the formulas encapsulate lashes forming tubes that surround each hair to extend and thicken them.
Brands often claim that tubing mascaras are particularly great for humid climates as they resist flaking and smudging.
I never gave the original Lash Injection a try, so I don’t know how it compares to the new one, but Too Faced says that it’s much improved. Version 2.0 is supposed to stretch and lengthen lashes better than before.
How does it fare? Well, like a push-up bra for my fringe! Two coats of the waterproof formula applied with the included brush (in the style of a DiorShow brush) boosts my lashes with lift and length.
The formula does a pretty good job holding the curl, too, keeping it firm but flexible, and I don’t detect any smears of flakes, not even at the end of the day.
Before (top) and after two coats (bottom)
Lovers of super thick lashes, take note — even though Lash Injection visibly fattens each lash fairly well, it doesn’t quite satisfy my inner drag queen, which is why I’ll probably add a thickening mascara like Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara on top.
Not to take anything away from Lash Injection Extreme Tubing Mascara. If you’re into lash looks long on length, lift and curl, with just a dash of extra thickness, you should be good to go.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and online at toofaced.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,