Some people pet their pets. I pet my eyelashes. At least I do now, after trying Senna’s new Voluptulash mascara. We could spend a long time discussing what this says about my mental state, but for now let’s just talk about the product.
I’ll be honest, I was majorly disappointed by this one the first time I tried it. My lashes are wimpy. They need all the help they can get, and this wasn’t doing anything for me. But then I came across this video by Senna founder Eugenia Weston, with an unusual application technique. Knowing that sometimes application can make a world of difference (case in point: Majo Majo), I gave it a try.
0:54 for application technique
Applied generously. Appears clumpy in macro mode, but deliciously dramatic in reality. This is as good as my sad little lashes ever get without the help of falsies.
Is this the best mascara I’ve ever tried? Well, maybe? I always hesitate the apply the term ‘best’ to mascaras, since I know I’ll have to say a mournful farewell to them in a matter of months. But I know that I will be very sad when I have to chuck this in the empties bag.
While Voluptulash takes a bit more work than your average mascara, I love the way it stays feathery and touchable no matter how much I apply. I love the fact that it’s easier to remove than all my other HG mascaras, yet only smudges the teensiest bit (and almost everything smudges on me). And while it doesn’t hold a curl quite as well as the curl-holding champion Majo Majo, it still does a pretty good job.
Mascaras seem to be so hit and miss with everyone, so while I won’t say that this is one of the best mascaras you’ll ever try, I will say that I’m completely sold. This is one high-end mascara I wouldn’t mind repurchasing. Loads of volume, non-crunchiness, minimal smudging, and an easy-to-remove formula earn Voluptulash a place of special snowflakeness in my collection. Oh yeah, and did I mention that the packaging is pretty? It’s pretty.
Senna Voluptulash mascara retails at $22 per tube. And guess what? The lovely Elvira of Pink Sith has a $10 off coupon code here (along with a hilariously creative review).
What’s the best mascara you’ve ever tried? Have you ever used this application technique before?
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