Monday, March 26, 2012

Final Round: Almay One Coat Nourishing vs Bare Minerals Flawless Definition

Now for the final round of reviews...then it's giveaway time! First up is Almay One Coat Nourishing which I purchased at the recommendation of a reader. It promises a triple effect of added length, volume, and curl. I opened up the bottle to find a unique looking applicator.

The bristles were thick and held A LOT of mascara. Application proved to be a little difficult because of all the mascara the brush held. It went on really thick and it took quite a few wriggles of the brush to smooth it out. Although it went on thick, the formula was workable because it did not dry quickly and it did not remain clumpy. Here are my lashes after application. (Sorry for the scary, super-wide eye!)
There's some curl, especially near the inner part of my eye. Length is definitely improved, and there's some added volume as well. I did notice a bit of an uneven lash separation. Also, as I was removing the product it became apparent how much mascara was actually on my lashes. I'm not sure if that's necessarily a bad thing, but it was a bit of a messy removal. The effects of the Almay are nice, but application and clean up weren't the easiest. It's a nice, comprehensive mascara for someone who has the time and skill to work with it a bit.

Name
Volume
Length
Curl
Application
Overall
Maybelline Illegal Length
3
4
2
4
13
Blink-worthy
Maybelline The Falsies Flared
1
1
2
2
6
Keep your shades on.
Too Faced Cosmetics LashGASM
4
4
3
5
16
Totally battable!
Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender
2
2
2
5
11
Blink-worthy
Almay One Coat Nourishing Mascara
3
3
3
2
11
Blink-worthy







Each sub-section is rated on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the worst, and 5 being the best.
The overall ratings are based on the total of the sub-sections.
Overall ratings are:
Keep your shades on. 4-9
Blink-worthy 10-14
Totally battable! 15-20

4 comments:

  1. I have been enjoying seeing the mascara comparisons. I always have a difficult time picking one out!

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  2. Glad you're enjoying the posts, Jen! I know people have been reading because of the view count but I haven't gotten comments yet, so thanks!

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  3. the almay one actually looks pretty good.. I am surprised :P

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  4. haha, not much luck with Almay, Mir?

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