For this month, i have just picked out 3 categories that i personally tested...
For curling lashes:
Splurge: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
-curls perfectly without pinching the lashes
-pros: works great
-cons: after you have used the extra pad, you have to buy another curler
Save: Fanny Serrano Eyelash Curler
-curls without pinching the lashes
-less than $5
-cons: needs to do a few more clipping to get the right curl; might not be available internationally
The first one is the lash curler, i tried Shu Uemura before & i thought that i can't live without it...up until i lost the extra pad & was forced to let her retire..*sigh*...good thing i saw the Fanny Serrano Lash Curler on a magazine & decided to give it a try & im satisfied with it that i decided to dispose my Shu Uemura since i won't be able to use it anymore.
For removing makeup:
Splurge: Lancome Bi-Facil
-removes tough waterproof mascara easily
-pros: gentle enough to be used for contact lens wearer
Save: L'oreal Dermo Expertise Gentle Lip & Eye Makeup Remover
- its even suited for sensitive eyes because of its gentle formulation
-pros: dirt cheap for the quantity you pay for
-cons: the smallest bottle is still too bulky
I did a post about Bi-Facil & L'oreal Dermo Expertise a couple of days ago, & i think that they work just fine. I can't actually see any major difference when it comes to removing stubborn makeup so i decided that i guess its ok to include it here. XD
For volumizing mascara:
Splurge: Lancome Hypnose
-evenly coats each lashes which gives it that full lash look
-pros: even works as a lengthening mascara
Save: Maybelline Volum' Express
-it has a curved brush that makes it easier for application
-pros: available everywhere
-cons: may cause clumping if not applied correctly; can also flake a wee bit
I love Hypnose, but at the same time when it comes to volume i think Volum' Express did a good job too. It makes my lashes seem like im wearing falsies especially if i really take time in curling my lash & applying this product. True to its promise, it volumizes your lashes making it look full...making your once puny & short lashes into a va-va-voom type of lashes...except for the cons that i have listed here....this is a good candidate for a good mascara for me..though not quite yet...
Thanks for reading!
See ya on next month's Splurge & Save Corner!