I couldn’t wait to try NYX’s new Le Frou Frou and Pin-Up Tease Mascaras (about $9 each) mainly because of the typography on the tubes. The letter styling reminds me of the phase I went through in fifth grade when I was obsessed with fonts from the 1930s…
Yes, I was/am a nerd.
These are so brand-spankin’ new that they aren’t available for sale yet on the NYX website, but they are a holiday release and should be arriving on shelves soon.
Top pic: naked lashes; bottom pic: wearing two layers of Le Frou Frou on the left and two layers of Pin-Up Tease on the right
My favorite of the two, its fortes are curling and separation. The smooth, non-clumping formula glides along lashes, adding definition and propping up the curl. Results last a good, long while without smudging (all day), but you know me — unless it delivers drag-worthy length and volume, mama ain’t about to get down. I still think Pin-Up Tease is a solid performer, though, and perfect for gals looking for a natural, curled lash look with just a little kick.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Le Frou Frou
Designed for length and volume, jet black Le Frou Frou does plump and lengthen my lashes, but it also causes curls to almost immediately deflate. I love the color, but find myself craving more — more length, more volume and more/better curl hold. If you’re naturally blessed with thick, full, long and curly lashes (lucky!) and just want better lash separation, Le Frou Frou might be a great fit.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Le Frou Frou on the left and Pin-Up Tease on the right
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,