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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:51 pm 
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I bought the Origins Fringe Benefits today. I haven't used it yet, but I am looking forward to tomorrow morning! I really was impressed by their stuff when I looked at it at Macy's today. The majority of it is vegan and says "made without animal products" on the label, which a clueless person like me really appreciates.


i love Origins products, especially their mascaras. i wish i could afford it..
i will be getting myself a Lavera mascara as a treat tomorrow, i am so sick and tired of bad mascaras.


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:01 pm 
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I'm not really crazy about my Origins mascara (Full Story). It's ok, but it makes my lashes a little spiky (? can't really think of the right adjective here). Next I think I want to try Fresh supernova.


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:40 pm 
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You guys seriously try Zuzu Luxe mascara. My lashes are pretty pathetic without anything on them, and this makes them curl and full and no clumping! You have to put on multiple coats, but that is with any mascara.


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:04 am 
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You guys seriously try Zuzu Luxe mascara. My lashes are pretty pathetic without anything on them, and this makes them curl and full and no clumping! You have to put on multiple coats, but that is with any mascara.


Yep. I try a million and always go back to this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:10 am 
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for the past several years i have been alternating between aveda mosscara and zuzu luxe. i really like them both.

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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
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Is Zuzu only available online? Because I wanted to try it based on your gorgeous lashes on your Cruelty Free Face site, Melisser, but Zuzu's website doesn't show stores?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:34 am 
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I thought the Zuzu was way too clumpy, and it flaked like crazy for me. I am clearly impossible to please! Really I just want to find the vegan version of my pregan favorite, which was perfect.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:52 am 
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You can find ZuZu at Whole Foods, Pharmaca and I am sure some other natural food stores. It has not flaked on me yet, my tube is about three months old. Like I said I have sad lashes, and this stuff really makes them pop and curly. I want to try Origins mascara with their primer (if that is vegan) for extra thick lashes.


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:24 am 
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Yeah, I've tried Zuzu, and it wasn't for me. That may be at least in part because I don't know what the hell I'm doing, so maybe I'm just globbing it on and not properly layering or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
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Darn it, I was just at WF today- I didn't check the PPK before I went! Thanks for the tip, la vie sale. I'll check mine next time I'm there; I hope they have it.

What was your pregan favorite mascara, Amy? I'd love to find my pregan equivalent, also. Maybe there is a niche for someone to fill- figuring out the vegan equivalent for mascaras- it would make life a little easier!

Jordan, do you like the Origins so far?


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:28 pm 
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What was your pregan favorite mascara, Amy?

Maybelline Full 'N Soft. Though, it did take me like 10 years to find it, so I suppose I should be patient this time around. Perfect vegan mascara by 2016! : )


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:29 am 
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Zuzu flaked for me, too. Not a fan. I really like Korres, though, since it gives me more of a natural look and separates my lashes insanely well.

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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:27 pm 
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i will be getting myself a Lavera mascara as a treat tomorrow, i am so sick and tired of bad mascaras.


Lavera was terrible for me! It has the consistency of water and did nothing for my lashes.

I keep returning to Zuzu Luxe, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:22 pm 
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I reallyreally want to try the Zuzu Luxe mascara. Does anyone want to swap a couple of tubes of BarryM mascara (or anything else I can get here!) for a tube of ZL? PM me if so...

(thanks hana for the swap idea!)


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:32 pm 
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jordanpattern wrote:
Yeah, I've tried Zuzu, and it wasn't for me. That may be at least in part because I don't know what the hell I'm doing, so maybe I'm just globbing it on and not properly layering or something.


Zuzu is super thick, maybe too thick, so it takes some patience to get it on. I scrape the excess off in the neck of the bottle as I pull the brush out, and if there's still some gobs left, I scrape it on the mouth of the bottle. Then to apply, I do a simultaneous side to side and twisting motion. Start at the base of your lashes and wiggle the brush side to side to "dig" the bristles between the lashes, then roll the cap between your fingers as you move toward the ends of the lashes. It sounds complicated, possibly because I'm doing a shitty job of explaining it, but it's easy once you get the hang of it. My right eye is easier than my left, too, because the twisting motion is a bit difficult with the wrist bent back.


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:40 pm 
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jordanpattern wrote:
Yeah, I've tried Zuzu, and it wasn't for me. That may be at least in part because I don't know what the hell I'm doing, so maybe I'm just globbing it on and not properly layering or something.


Zuzu is super thick, maybe too thick, so it takes some patience to get it on. I scrape the excess off in the neck of the bottle as I pull the brush out, and if there's still some gobs left, I scrape it on the mouth of the bottle.


Yep, you gotta scrape the excess off, until it starts to dry out a bit, then it's not so bad.

I also hated Lavera. It did nothing!

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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:17 pm 
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I'm so conflicted now. Lavera or Zuzu Luxe?! I can't afford to mess around!

Decisions, decisions...


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
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I'm so conflicted now. Lavera or Zuzu Luxe?! I can't afford to mess around!

Decisions, decisions...


What are you looking for in a mascara?

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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:45 pm 
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melisser wrote:
Bitterbelle wrote:
I'm so conflicted now. Lavera or Zuzu Luxe?! I can't afford to mess around!

Decisions, decisions...


What are you looking for in a mascara?

Volume with no flakiness. Waterproof vs. non-waterproof is not an issue.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:52 pm 
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Bitterbelle wrote:
melisser wrote:
Bitterbelle wrote:
I'm so conflicted now. Lavera or Zuzu Luxe?! I can't afford to mess around!

Decisions, decisions...


What are you looking for in a mascara?

Volume with no flakiness. Waterproof vs. non-waterproof is not an issue.


Lavera just felt watery for me, like a stain with no volume or lengthening.
Zuzu Luxe is like BAM! Thick, coated, longer lashes. It does take a bit of work not to put on too much.

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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
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melisser wrote:
Lavera just felt watery for me, like a stain with no volume or lengthening.
Zuzu Luxe is like BAM! Thick, coated, longer lashes. It does take a bit of work not to put on too much.

This is what i need to know! I've been using this e.l.f. stuff, but it is underwhelming and a stain-type is just not gonna cut it for me. I shall have to look into getting Zuzu Luxe (I don't have WF need me...). Sounds like the key is to apply with care so you don't overdo it and end up with flakiness. Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
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Another vote against Lavera. I was so excited to get it, and I was really, really underwhelmed.

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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:37 am 
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Got Zuzu Luxe yesterday. Tried it this morning. LOVE IT so far. Didn't have difficulty applying it, it looks great, and it is a great day to test out how it holds up (rainy, humid, gross outside) in the elements. Will report back.

Good luck finding your perfect mascara, Amy. That is a positive way to look at it, but I hope you find it sooner!


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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:51 am 
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I still can't find my perfect one. I love the GOSH one I've got at the moment but it's not vegan. :(

I'll probably go back to Barry M after I finish this tube.

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 Post subject: Re: Mascara
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:58 am 
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i have heard tales that two of the clinique mascaras are vegan: the high length mascara, and the lash doubling mascara. i haven't tried either one yet, but i'm kind of tempted.

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