I probably have over 10 mascaras that I switch back and forth through. I always seems to get them as promotional gifts or with sets and they’re fun to try out. I really love the Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black that I got in a set.
What’s to love?
First I have to say that the wand for this mascara is HUGE so I was a little bit afraid that it would clump or be goopy but not so. Despite the large wand it’s super easy to apply and I was really pleased with the results. I paired the mascara with the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Quad in Rust for a great look.
The Smashbox Full Exposure formula is smooth and gives you volume without making your eyes look over processed. I didn’t apply a second coat, one worked just great.
One of the problems in women over 40 (like me) is that too much mascara or dark eyes can really magnify aging so you have to be careful about going too dark unless of course your going to an Alice Cooper concert, then it’s fine to have really dark eyes.
It’s funny, I read that women over 40 should avoid mascara on their lower lashes but I totally toss that tip out the window. I think as long as you apply carefully it can really enhance your eye.
So Yay! for the Smashbox Full Exposure. This one is going in my “daily use” box.
PS – The one great thing about getting mascara as a sample or as part of a kit is that you’re not getting too much product. I’m completely OCD about only keeping my mascara for a few months, then they get tossed. So the smaller sample tubes work better for me.