Happy Sunday everyone! A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a VoxBox from a company called Influenster filled with some free beauty items. Now, you may be asking yourself what exactly is Influenster? From their website: “Influenster is your ultimate shopping companion. Discover reviews from real people like you, exclusive deals, helpful q&a, and your new favorite products!” If you sign for an account and complete badges, you may be lucky enough to receive a “VoxBox” from the company; this is a box that comes from a specific beauty brand that contains free products. I’m not exactly sure how I ended up being chosen for the Lancôme voxbox, but I was super excited to receive it. This particular box contained two products: the Cils Booster XL and the Définicils High Definition Mascara. I haven’t written about these products because I wanted to give them a couple of wears in order to form my full opinion about them. But, tonight I’ll be sharing my thoughts on these two beauty items!
I loved the way in which the products were packaged. They came wrapped very nicely and the box included an informational card, giving me more insight in what the products are supposed to do and how they are to preform on my eyelashes. I was a bit skeptical at first if the Cils Booster XL mascara base would actually make my eyelashes look more full and enhance them since the informational card didn’t show the eyes with much a difference after using both products instead of just using the mascara by itself.
After using these two products a couple of times over the past month, I have to say I really enjoy both of these products. I am not typically one to use a mascara base since they typically make my eyelashes look like spider legs or they end up clumping so badly that the mascara ends up flaking onto my undereye area. With this being said, I have not had this issue when using these two products together. I always have an issue trying to get my eyelashes to hold a curl because they stick out pretty straight naturally, but this product has helped to keep the curl in my lashes after using an eyelash curler. This is amazing in my opinion since I typically never get my eyelashes to stay in this state – they normally droop down or stick out straight after a couple hours of wearing mascara.
The wands are pretty interesting – I wasn’t expecting them to be so small. The mascara that I typically use, which is Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, has a very wide and curvy wand. I didn’t dislike the wands at first, but I was a bit put off by them. However, since they are smaller, it makes it much easier for me to get the mascara and the base to coat each and every single part of my eyelashes without having it accidentally smear onto my eyelid or anywhere else, which I normally end up doing without fail.
A big trick to using the base is to let it dry before adding the mascara. I didn’t do this the first time I tried these product out and ended up with pretty clumpy looking eyelashes. But I am glad I have it another go and tried to use the base in a different way because it really does add a lot of length to my eyelashes. Overall, I do love these products. However, I’m unsure if I would be paying the full price tag ($26 USD for the Cils Booster XL and $27.50 USD for the Définicils Mascara) for both of these products since it is a pretty heft price for both of these products – a total of $53.50 USD. With this being said, I am extremely grateful that Infleunster decided to pick me to be able to try out these products since I do throughly enjoy them. I don’t think I’ll be going back to any of my other mascaras until I’m done using up these two!
Do you have a favorite mascara? Let me know in the comments! Also let me know if you’ve ever been picked to try out a VoxBox and which products you were sent. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you have a great rest of your evening! 😊