I tend to try mascaras of every price range, mostly because I LOVE a huge voluminous look, and also because mascara is just fun. I love to layer different brands to see what may surprisingly mesh, and what may turn into a tar-like disaster.
My go-to mascara brand since age 14 has been the impressive L’Oreal. Their Voluminous line has always delivered the results I expect, and for added length I have used good old Lash Out with the classic “teddy bear” brush for my first layers. I am a sucker for new products, so I of course had to try L’Oreal’s newest addition to the Voluminous line, Voluminous False Fiber Lashes. I don’t usually like fiber mascaras, as most tend to be clumpy and flaky for me, but THIS was a dream. Quick separation, crazy easy to build, and my lashes were not weighed down by the formula. All in all I haven’t been this impressed by a mass market mascara in years. This was not the typical fiber formula that I am used to, and it took half the time to build the volume I wanted. I am SUPER stoked on this new mascara! Well done L’Oreal, you have impressed a picky artist.
(Please note this is specifically the Waterproof formula in Black.)
Welcome fellow makeup lovers, writers, nerds, Moms, skate culture enthusiasts, etc.
You may wonder at the interesting name of this site. No, it is not a massive critique of all things in the beauty industry. It takes its name directly from skate and surf culture, the other HUGE part of my life.
A situation that is unbelievable, crazy or downright scandalous.
The above is taken straight from a slang term commonly used among skaters and surfers. I adopted it for use with makeup, because to me everything about it is truly critical! It seemed fitting, as half of my life is dedicated to the makeup industry, and the other is to the skateboard industry.
This site will consist of reviews, general comments, tips and tricks, things I am loving at the moment, hilarious observations, etc. It is what you make of it. And don’t take it too seriously…it is only lipstick after all!