Mascara Week: theBalm What's Your Type? The Body Builder Mascara

Ebooks are convenient to read. I don't have to turn the light on and off, and I can lie down on any side, put my arms anywhere. Printed books, compared to stuff I just read on my phone, are inconvenient and prone to murder by a dog who loves paper. Still, I always seem to walk out with something whenever I pass by a book store.

I've read H.P. Lovecraft before and loved his macabre yet awe-inspiring stories. I remember seeing the Necronomicon in National Bookstore many years ago, but I was poor enough (first job!) to feel that P800 was too much for one book. I wanted it badly though; I went back for it a week after. Unfortunately, it was already out of stock! It's one of those books that I just need a copy of. In my hands. Finally got it yesterday!

I also grabbed Neil Gaiman's newest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I've read a few pages and already I can see how this is different from his other works. It starts with a feeling of slow dread. I can't wait to see where it will take me.

Well anyway, we're actually here to talk about mascara. Haha. This time, I'll be reviewing theBalm What's Your Type? The Body Builder Mascara (price to follow, available in Beauty Bar). 

On a side note: I wonder if there's, like, a world competition for crazy mascara names?

It may be too soon to say, but I LOVE this mascara. It's my first time to try a theBalm product for lashes! So happy it didn't disappoint. It lengthens and adds volume to my lashes like you wouldn't believe. One coat looks good already, but two coats and we have a party! It's also intensely black and matte so the individual hairs stand out in sharp contrast to the skin.

I love that this mascara hold the curl of the lashes all day. Most importantly, it doesn't smudge or smear for five to six hours. Even more important than that is the fact that this dissolves with just my water-based makeup remover or hot water. No need to rub. It just unravels once the right remover touches it.

I can not say enough how precious a long-wearing, easy-to-remove mascara is!

I wish these photos were able to capture just how black and big my lashes are!

Downsides, hmm. The brush is larger than I would like but it's not that difficult to use anyway. What bothers me more if that fact that it picks up a LOT of product in one dip; that extra product can easily stick to other parts of my eyes. It also causes the lashes to clump up if I'm not vigilant.

Still, I find that a minor issue. If you're used to wearing mascara on a regular basis, it's not much trouble to exert a bit more control come application time.

Overall, theBalm What's Your Type? The Body Builder Mascara does exactly what it promises and a little bit more: volume, length, and amazing staying power in an easy-to-remove formula. It's a winner for me! I highly recommend it to just about anyone who needs an easy mascara that delivers a lot of drama in two coats. 

Thoughts? ^_^


PS I would super appreciate it if you can help me win at the Virtual Style Awards! You can vote 10 times everday (just click till it's ten) until September 15. Thank you very much!