Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mascara Recipe for Volumizing and Lengthening Eyelashes

When it comes to makeup, there's always that one tube of mascara that you can't just seem to let go. You can't quite live without it because it just makes your eyelashes the star of the show for some reason. In my case, I happen to have two tubes of mascara that always complete my whole makeup look. I have different mascaras that can give me enough volumized, curled, and lengthened eyelashes but I just love the combination of these two mascaras. Both are drugstore products - the other one's from Europe and the other one is, I think, the best local mascara in the Philippine makeup market.

We all have our different makeup recipes; blush recipe - like what are the cheek products that you love to combine, lip recipe - what are your favorite lip products to mix, etc. When it comes to mascara, I love mixing the Essence Get Big! Lashes Volume Curl Mascara and the Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara. Watch this very short video wherein you'll see how I use the two:

I have very thin and short lashes and I love how the Essence Get Big! Lashes Volume Curl Mascara volumizes and curls them. It just makes my eyelashes appear fuller and thicker and I love it because that's my frustration. That's why I love clumpy mascaras because they make my lashes appear thicker. However, this mascara from Essence is not waterproof and considering the shape of my eye and my very oily lids, I need to always wear waterproof mascara because non-waterproof mascara usually smudges around my eyes. To seal in the Essence Get Big! Lashes Volume Curl Mascara, I like using the Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara. It doesn't just keep the mascara from budging, it can also lengthen my eyelashes twice its original length. So, its name, Double Up, is the perfect name for that tube of mascara. It does a good job in lengthening and separating my eyelashes. It's one of the bests!

In this photo, I only coated my right eyelashes with the two awesome mascaras so you can see the difference from my natural eyelashes.

With the very affordable price of the two, I see no reason why I shouldn't repurchase them. Of course, I may find better mascaras soon and might discover another mascara recipe but this is just my favorite combo for months and I'm still loving it up to now! Recommended for girls who are tight on their budgets! :)

I have already reviewed both mascaras.
Click here for the Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara review.
Click here for the Essence Get Big! Lashes Volume Curl Mascara review.

What about you? What's your favorite mascara recipe? :)

Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)


  1. I have the same short and thin eyelashes dilemma. Thanks for sharing your mascara recipe! Will buy Essence mascara real soon :)

    I just want to ask, is the Essence+Fashion21 combination better than Maybelline The Falsies mascara (used alone)?

    Thanks in advance Bing! <3


    1. Haha! Ang hirap, no? You're welcome. You should really try out the Essence mascara. :)

      Actually same lang sya ng effect with the Maybelline Falsies, however, with my mascara recipe, if you want to add more thickness and volume, you can do so by just using the Essence mascara. If you want to add more length, you can just add more Fashion 21 mascara. With the Maybelline The Falsies kasi, pag nag-add ka ng nag-add, parehong madadagdagan yung length and volume e. So, ayun. I hope you're getting what's my point. Haha! :D

  2. I love mascara recipes! Mine is Maybelline's Hyper curl then L'oreal telescopic mascara (sometimes fashion 21). Haven't tried that particular Essence mascara yet. But will definitely try it out sometime.

    1. Ako naman I'd like to try the L'oreal telescopic! Is it good? Where did you buy??? Haha! :)

  3. Wow Bing, I love this recipe a!
    Ganda ng effect! :)

    - Steph

  4. Lovely lashes! I want to buy that fashion21 mascara.

    May I know what lipstick you are using? I love the color!