Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Gentler Alternative to Beautiful Eyes--Mineral Fusion Natural Brands Lengthening Mascaras and Eye Pencils (Review)--Photos + Swatches

**Disclaimer:  This post has been compensated through a free product (s) or monetary payment.  Opinions are solely mine. All links are "no-follow" links.**
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Mineral Fusion Natural Brands Lengthening Mascaras

My eyes can be sensitive with my allergies.  However, I had great luck with the Eye Shadow Trios I was sent to review from Mineral Fusion when it came to gentleness. Sometimes, mascaras and liners can be more difficult to predict when your eyes are prone to irritation, but I really liked how both of these more naturally formulated products worked for being  kind to eyes as well as enhancing them.
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Graphite Lengthening Mascara

Their Lengthening Mascara comes in two shades of Graphite (a soft black), and Rock (a brown).  I preferred the Graphite color with my dark eyes and applied it with ease with their wonderful brush.  The formula was smooth, creamy, and didn't clump, but went on evenly to give my lashes added volume.  

To pump up the volume further, I will share a great beauty trick with you of how I made even more of this mascara.  Curling your lashes first before mascara with an eyelash curler helps, but heat your eyelash curler first with your hair dryer for a second or two and then see how much better that tool works!  This will open your eyes and result in a gorgeous fringe of lashes.

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Rock Lengthening Mascara
Another tip I want to pass along is how to keep your mascara from drying out.  This is especially important to remember when using a more natural brand, but this advice applies to all.  Never pump your wand in and out of your mascara.  Pulling that wand from the tube back and forth rapidly draws a lot of air into your mascara to dry it out.  The action also is the quickest way to contaminate your mascara with bacteria.
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Volcanic Eye Pencil
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Mineral Fusion Eye Pencils

Furthermore, this formula didn't smudge for me and held up until I needed to remove it.  Being non-waterproof, I found it easier to take off as well.
I also played with two of their five shades of Eye Pencils included in my box of review products.  Rough was a medium brown pencil below.  Volcanic was a deep gray color that is pictured. 


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Rough Eye Pencil
These are great sharp-tipped liner pencils that have a silkier texture.  This formula has chamomile, meadowfoam, and vitamin E  for helping these pencils glide nicely without tugging on your eyelids and do stay put. 

I also liked how the thickness was perfect for sticking into an ordinary size eye pencil sharper.  Did you know that you should sharpen eye liner pencils before you use them each time since bacteria can gather?  This also is something to make a regular practice of doing, especially when using the more natural formulas.  By doing so, you will protect your eyes and keep pencils fresher longer!

Mineral Fusion Natural Brands Lengthening Mascaras and Eye Pencils retail for $14.99 each.  Anyone searching for gentler eye cosmetics that are also 100% Vegan should look into these products because I think you will love them.  Find them online at Mineral Fusion or at Whole Foods Markets and other fine health food stores.

*Disclaimer:  Free products were provided to facilitate this review only--not my opinion.*

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