Mascara Top Coats...Do They Really Make a Difference?
You might have seen these products around for many years and a few brands have given them a try, but I honestly wasn't all that impressed enough to feel that these products really made a difference for me to justify the price. A lot of this came from the approach I was taking at the time, which was mostly 'drug-store' brands and products. This isn't always a bad thing...as I've snagged a few choice beauty items that are actually of a decent value and made with true quality and safe ingredients, but that's not generally what you might find in drug-store brands. They tend to be quite the opposite: cheaply made, with ingredients that you'd rather not put on your skin and in your body.
I can attest to the price-points being fabulous in a sense, but you do get what you pay for as well :( That's definitely what you usually find when it comes to this product in particular- it was usually not worth my time or money. Several years later, a makeup artist friend of mine suggested that I use a mascara top coat before applying my mascara and explained that I'd really see a difference in the conditioning of my lashes- in addition to a better application of my mascara and better overall results with my final look. I relayed to my friend my prior plight and she suggested a couple of brands I could try and where I might be able to snag them up; I went online to sephora.com that night and bought the 2 I could remember right off of the top of my head that she suggested and awaited anxiously for them to arrive.
After getting my chance to try them both, I realized I'd made a critical error in regards to my initial judgement on mascara top coats- they were indeed a product that I could actually see that it made a difference! I've continued this trend in later years and picked up some really great brands as a result- which is what I wanted to share with all of you today! This awesome brand is well-known in the beauty world and they also happen to make a fantastic mascara top coat :) Be sure to check out my recommended product review, below:
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Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat
This is one of the best top coats I've come across- hands down! Plus, it also comes in a waterproof formula that won't cause flaking or irritation! What's great about this one, is that you can turn any mascara into a waterproof version that's also tear-proof and sweat-proof :) It won't affect the performance of your current favorite mascara, but it will make it a waterproof powerhouse of awesomeness in under a minute! Plus, lashes are separated, volumized, and conditioned- before you apply your mascara, which means the end results are noticeably fabulous! If you've been on the hunt on a way to step up your mascara game like a pro- then look like an expert in a snap with this waterproof mascara top coat from Cargo Cosmetics!
There's no annoying smell or unpleasant flaking and your mascara will go on smoothly...like a dream! Just be sure to allow plenty of drying time between coats and before applying your mascara. I like to apply this top coat after curling my lashes and then go through my lashes immediately following my first coat of the top coat product- allowing for up to a couple of mins. of drying time before applying my 2nd coat of the top coat. Once I have applied 2 layers of the top coat, I allow for up to 4 more mins. of drying time and then follow my normal mascara application routine.
My lashes not only look fuller, volumized, separated, but I've also noticed that my mascara and set style seems to stay in place throughout the entire day :0 I don't have the annoying flaking or feeling either... as though I'd like to constantly rub at my lashes after I normally apply my mascara [I have super sensitive eyes which water constantly!]. You will really love this one and I highly recommend giving it a try- especially if you've never given a mascara top coat a chance or had less-than-desirable results with others in the past, this is one that you do not want to miss!