Wednesday, November 21, 2012

theBalm The Body Builder Mascara

Swatches & Review

In this review, I will also review two eyeliners:
Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper
&Be a Bombshell's Eye Liner ins Onyx

I received theBalm's The Body Builder Mascara in my October Glam/ipsy Bag and I have been trying it out this week. Normally, I do not wear mascara because it does not hold my curl for me anyway so I feel like it is pointless, I was hoping for theBalm's mascara to hold up, but does it?
In the first photo, I am using theBalm's The Body Builder mascara and Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I purchased the Draw the Line set from Sephora so I decided to try this one first. Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner is a pen liner. It is thin enough to draw a thin line, but I drew a thicker line on to make it look similar to Be a Bombshell's eye liner.
In the second photo, I am using theBalm's mascara and Be a Bombshell's Eye Liner in Onyx. Like Kat Von D's Liner, this is also a pen liner. The tip of this eyeliner was thick, so it was hard for me to draw a very thin line so I made it thick.

Both of the eyeliners look similar in color, so no one can even tell that I am wearing two different eyeliners. Comparing both of them, I definitely like Kat Von D's more because it is thin so I would be able to draw a thinner liner than Be a Bombshell. However, both of them last a very long time, which is good. You will need makeup remover to remove both of these eyeliners.
For theBalm's Mascara, I love that it is not clumpy, it makes my eye lashes look a lot darker. Does it hold up my curl? Not really. I was hoping it would hold up my eye lashes, but it does not. I am not disappointed because I have the hardest time with mascaras holding my eyelashes up, so it was expected. The mascara held up my curl for a good ten minutes until it started to go back to being stick straight. The mascara itself does stay on the lashes for a good amount of time & I have not seen any flaking from it, which is also a good thing. Sadly, it is just not for me.

What do you think about these products? Can you tell a difference between the eyeliners? How do you feel about mascaras? Any recommendations for me? :)


  1. I've been trying all of Rimmel's mascaras lately. The one I liked the best was the Volume Accelerator. It was making my lashes grow, and it didn't smudge or flake. I've been using Latisse, though, so I quit using that one so I could see how the Latisse worked on its own.

    I've been thinking about getting the mascara set that Sephora just released. It's $45, and has a bunch of mascaras in it. I thought it would be a good way to try a lot of them without having to buy full-size tubes of each one.

    1. How is Latisse working for you? It sounds interesting, but it's also pricey D:

      I saw that set! They also have a set exclusively for JCPenney Sephora's which has less than the $45, but since it's less, it's $25 :) I think the $45 set is too much mascara for me to try, but I don't really care much for it anyway lol.

  2. I'm almost to week 16, which is the "full results " week. It's amazing! My little bottle last 15 weeks, rather than just 30 days,because I use a fine art brush to apply it, rather than the brushes that come with it. Those brushes are way too big, and soak up a whole drop for each eye. Using the art brush, I drop one drop into the bottle cap, and that is plenty for both eyes. When you do it that way, you get full results, and it makes it a lot more affordable! I'll have a review post on my blog next week, so come check it out! :-) also, if you're interested, I'm doing a giveaway right now, too, if you'd like to enter. ;-)

  3. I love that mascara! ever since i received in my ipsy bag i just had to get my hands on the full size:)