Review: SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume – Dramatic Volume Mascara, Lasting Up to 9 Hours for Definition and Length

If you are looking for some basic defining mascara, this could be the one for you. This time round of mascara that I’m trying would be SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume – Dramatic Volume Mascara. A mascara that I would think works averagely on me but I would still pick this among my mascaras recently.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume - Dramatic Volume Mascara 2

‘What it is:
A volumizing mascara that delivers pumped-up, glamorous lashes.

What it does:
This mascara’s unique triple load brush intensely coats lashes in one easy stroke for a full, luscious look. The thick, Ultra Black formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid—an ingredient recognized for its moisturizing properties. Use the brush’s reservoirs to intensify lashes from root to tip, separate lashes with the “spiked” areas, or achieve a curved effect by pressing the brush lightly against the tips of the upper lashes.

What else you need to know:
Tested under ophthalmological control, this mascara was found suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Research results:
Proven to be 82% effective according to a scientific test that measured volume after 6 brush strokes were administered to 64 false lashes.’

SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume - Dramatic Volume MascaraThis mascara is quite bulky in size and comes with quilted design which definitely reminds me of Chanel bags where it portrays luxury and elegance.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume - Dramatic Volume Mascara Brush
The brush is spiky especially over the tip of it. It is not scary at all, in fact it is very useful throughout the application process.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume - Dramatic Volume Mascara Application

The spiky brush helps very well in grabbing each of my lashes and the tip goes well over the lashes at the inner corner of my eyes. However because the brush is so straight and the formula, there are times I had accidentally smudge it on my face. Nevertheless, applying this mascara can be tricky at times.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume - Dramatic Volume Mascara Before & After

Here is a comparison of before and after, it lifted my lashes quite a bit as well as well to darken it. Though it claimed to be outrageous volume, I longed for it could not witness the expected results. It seemed to define my lashes as the mascara brush was able to grab my lashes well (even the tiniest) and separates them evenly.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume - Dramatic Volume Mascara Ingredients

The mascara does contain alcohol and do remember that a little alcohol in the product is fine for bacteria killing and sanitizing purposes. However, if you do have weak lashes or sensitive skin, I would not suggest to use anything that contains alcohol. It does contain castor oil that helps to nourish lashes and they are also known to promote lash growth.

Above all…

I love the mascara for the fact that it dries quickly despite of it’s wet formula and I do find that it gives better lash definition as well as length to my lashes. The pigment is opaque enough to darken my lashes. I do face challenges during the application because of the length of the spikes from the brush where it happens to touch on my skin. However, the tip was useful in reaching out tiny lashes at the both inner and outer corner of the eyes. This smudges at the lower outer corner of my eyes but it wasn’t very bad, it looks as though I have light black eye shadow applied. This happens when I wear the mascara for more than 10 hours and it doesn’t happen at all under 9 hours. Also, removing it was never a fuss at all. It comes of easily with my cleanser.

Price: MYR72.00

Availability: Sephora stores nationwide


  • Better lash definition
  • Great lash separation
  • Lengthier lashes
  • Quick dry formula
  • Dark pigments
  • Last up to 9 hours
  • Easy removal


  • Smudges by the 10th hour
  • Tricky application

My Rating:4.7/5


Traclyn Yeoh

New Beauty Trend by CLIO Salon De Cara, Korea First Salon Brush Mascara Launched in Malaysia

One of Korea’s most innovative and top cosmetic brand, CLIO has officially introduced their new mascara invention incorporated with salon technology and formula, Salon de Cara – Korea’s first Salon Brush Mascara. This mascara has been launched in Korea, China, Vietnam, US and now in Malaysia just last week.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch

The launch took place at Watsons Store in Pavilion, started with three models coming through from the above escalator parading Salon de Cara.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Models

In Korea, CLIO received overwhelming response and was endorsed by Sandara Park from 2NE1. Salon de Cara comes in three different types hence three models showcasing them.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Ribbon Cutting

The launch was poised by Ms Jace Tan, Director of Asian Beauty Corner Sdn Bhd, Mr Kulvinder Birring, Managing Director of Watson’s Personal Care Store, Ms Caryn Loh, General Manager Trading Watson’s Personal Care Stores and Mr Andy Ho, Director of Andy Ho Haute Coiffure.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Hair Demo

A demo was performed  by Ken, Senior Hair Stylist from Andy Ho Haute Coiffure in conjunction to the ‘salon’ concept from Salon de Cara during the launch.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch 2NE1 Sandara Park
Salon de Cara will be providing an ease for our makeup junkies with volumising, ultra-curl and long lash effect to set natural looking eye lashes. Salon de Cara uniqueness includes,

  • First salon style brush mascara in Korea adopting salon technology
  • Salon oriented formula volume effect
  • Waterproof coating that will easily wash off without irritation
  • Salon ingredients using ceramide and Argan Oil, which provides strong moisturizing treatment to prevent eye lashes from being damaged.

CLIO Salon De Cara Launch Mascaras

Salon de Cara comes with three different types and you can simply identify them from it’s neon tube colors.

Roll Brush Cara (Curling x Volume)

With ultra-fine roll and network of resilient curl of imposed from hair perm setting. Roll Brush Cara gives you the gorgeous volume of “C” curl, perfect long lasting effect and smudge-free.

Hair Roll Cara (Volume x Volume)

With a 15mm cylindrical roller brush, just like hair rollers. Hair Roll Cara gives you the complete volumise eyelashes and oriented light volume formula from Ballon Hallow Powder.

Finger Brush Cara (Long Lash x Volume)

Feel of the professional artist finger of 228 finger brushes, sticky wax in the 5mm cellulose fiber helps maximize your lash volume. Finger Brush Cara gives you the neat, dramatic long and stunning eyelashes effect.

Salon de Cara is now available in Watsons Store nationwide retailing at MYR65.90 each. For the latest fuzz buzz over CLIO, give them a like over their Facebook below.


Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Fell In Love From The First Try

Isn’t the name of the mascara catchy? No worries, rest assured that this review is still meant for all ages and no inappropriate graphics. I have always been a mascara junkie and this mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara attracted my attention on the first time trying it before I grabbed it.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara

‘Take home our Better Than Sex mascara and all your desires for lush, incredibly intense lashes will be fulfilled. One application of our collagen-fueled formula and touch of our specially shaped brush will leave you begging for more. One coat and lashes are full, defined and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and they’re reaching unbelievable heights of drama. Three coats and you’ll believe in magic.’

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Description

This was the description on the back of the box where it is slightly different from the above description I found in their website. Also there were a few ingredients highlighted that forms the function of the mascara.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Tube

This is the tube of the mascara where on the outer later is made of metal with satin-like finish, pretty heavy in weight for a mascara yet sturdy.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Brush

The hour-shaped brush makes the mascara fit onto eye shape and wraps around the lashes much easier. The mascara formula seems wet by the first look at it, wait till you see on my application of this mascara.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Ingredients

From the ingredients listing, this mascara is free from alcohol, silica and paraben.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Application

I definitely like the shape of the mascara brush as it fits better over my eye shape, however there are times I am worried that the tip of the brush may touch onto my skin. For as long as I’m using it, I was careful enough to avoid any blunder from happening even though I’m in a hurry. The best part about this mascara is no matter how many times I have layered over my lashes, it did not clump at all and it doesn’t dry to harden lashes.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Voluptous Volume Mascara Before & After

I did not curl my lashes before applying mascara, it’s just my naked lashes. It is quite a difference after applying the mascara as my lashes look much darken, better volume, going high sky rocket with no clumps.

Above all…

I fell in love with this mascara on the first day of trying it. Upon owning it now, I love it even more though it’s slightly pricey from the mascaras I normally have.If you don’t mind splurging, I don’t see why not this mascara? I love the shape of the brush, no clumps upon multiple layers, no smudges throughout the day and can be easily removed even with makeup remover wipes. The application was effortless and delivers quite an impressive result. This mascara cares for the lashes whereby it has collagen and acacia senegal tree extract to nourish them. It doesn’t leave my lashes hard when I have the mascara on and it is friendly to my lashes because the ingredients doesn’t contain alcohol, silica or paraben. I wouldn’t want to comment over the name of the mascara as it is very subjective.

Price: MYR79

Weight: 8ml/0.27fl.oz

Availability: Sephora stores


  • Shape of the brush fits better over eye shape
  • No clumps with multiple layering
  • No smudges for the entire day
  • Easy to remove
  • Lift, darken and volumized lashes effortlessly
  • Does not harden lashes
  • Contains alcohol and acacia senegal tree extract to care for lashes
  • No alcohol, silica or paraben


  • Slightly pricey

My Rating: 4.9/5


Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Giving You Great Lash Separation and Smudge-Proof Up To 12 Hours

I’m always a mascara junkie and never miss it. This time I will be trying on Benefit They’re Real! Mascara and I believe they are also known as Beyond Mascara too. Mascara is the best to flatter my lashes as I do have quite long lashes, thanks to the inexpensive lash serum that I have been loyal for many years.

Benefit Beyond Mascara

‘They’re real! lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts & separates. Our jet black, long-wearing formula won’t smudge or dry out. A specially designed brush reveals lashes you never knew you had!
What else you need to know:
saw dramatic length & volume*

90% saw base-to-tip curl*
94% saw visible lift*
100% saw long-wearing results*
*Results observed in a consumer panel survey’

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This mascara comes in a handy shiny dark grey tube which gives a very classic and luxury. The designation is modern, slightly different with the vintage packaging that Benefit would normally come out with. Benefit Beyond Mascara Brush

Here is a show of the mascara brush that has evidently pointy bristles which promotes great lash separation during application. It has custom-domed tip which able to reach the lashes at the narrow corners as well as bottom lash line.

Recommended application from Benefit: Position wand horizontally & wiggle brush from side to side, base to tip, to achieve maximum volume, length & lift. Hold wand vertically & stroke upward to curl & separate. Layer generously as desired.

Benefit Beyond Mascara Ingredients

This mascara is free from paraben and alcohol, thumbs up for it. Also, this mascara is made in France with the life span of 6 months upon opening.

Benefit Beyond Mascara Application

I have always love to layer my mascara to achieve the best result from it. I enjoyed layering with this mascara as it didn’t clump as I went on with 3 layers. In fact, I did notice that my lashes were lifted even higher and darker.

Above all…

This mascara is one of my current favorite as it didn’t clump when I use it with a few layering and yet it doesn’t feel heavy on my lashes. As a result, it gives quite a good lash separation and I believe the mascara brush has contributed to achieve this effect. For as long as I wore it up to 12 hours, I have not face any problem on smudges though it is not mentioned that it is smudge-proof or waterproof. With this effect, I would recommend for those who wants to achieve great lash separation, definition and lengthy lashes. It didn’t give much volume on my lashes for the amount of layers I have applied. Even though I have layered quite a bit of the mascara, I didn’t find much trouble to remove it with my makeup remover sheets.

Price: MYR90

Weight: 8.5 g/ 0.3 oz.

Availability: Benefit counters, Sephora

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  • Great lash separation
  • Lengthy lashes
  • No clumping after layers
  • Easy removal
  • Smudge-proof and waterproof up to 12 hours


  • Not much of volume

My Rating: 4.8/5


Traclyn Yeoh