* This post is sponsored by Honest Beauty and InfluenceHer Collective. All opinions are my own.
If you’ve been a long-time part of the lil’ thoughts with jen community, you would already know that I love anything related to mascaras. Being the first makeup item that I dabbled into, it was quite the entry “drug” into the amazing and addicting world of makeup. I wanted to try every kind the market had to offer and now I am making the conscious choice of choosing an option that is backed by clean ingredients.
What is Natural or Clean Beauty?
The term natural and clean beauty are used interchangeably throughout the industry and even amongst consumers in regards to beauty products that includes only safe and natural ingredients. These products usually have minimal or no amounts of altered or synthetic ingredients, making the products safer to use on our skin and a lot better for sensitive skin types. The products overall are more eco-friendly and reduces our exposure to harmful and/or unnatural ingredients.
What is Honest Beauty?
Honest Beauty is a name the majority of makeup fiends have heard of. Jessica Alba changed the idea of clean beauty products by offering the world a clean alternative that is affordable and really works. They are built on the ideal that people shouldn’t have to pay more or sacrifice quality when makeup companies substitute ingredients in makeup for healthier and safer alternatives.
Enter the 2-in-1 Mascara & Lash Primer from Honest Beauty…
As one of Honest Beauty’s best sellers, the Extreme Length Mascara & Lash Primer is a 2-in-1 product that together works to promote greater length and volume in our lashes.
I have been an avid user of lash primer because of its various benefits. Using a primer can help build volume, add extra length, lengthen the staying power of the mascara, allow your mascara to “stick” better to your lashes and they can even hydrate your lashes before mascara application. With this product, you apply the primer, wait 30 to 60 seconds and then apply the mascara to get the magic lengthening and volumnizing effects that this product provides.
And the best part? This product contains jojoba oil – another favorite of mine because of its endless benefits. Jojoba oil is known to moisturize and condition by adding drawing moisture and adding it if the surface is lacking without causing anything to be greasy. It also helps balance pH levels to prevent bacterial breakouts. It is known to be high in vitamins such as C, B, E and in copper and zinc, together can nourish, promote and strengthen lash growth. It is one of the best natural ingredients to use on our hair and skin.
My Honest Opinion on the Product
My absolute favorite part about this mascara is its ability to separate and lengthens lashes without any clustering. One day I tried to layer on as many layers as I could before I had to head out of the door just to test this and my lashes still stayed individualized. While you won’t get super dramatic lashes with one application, it is definitely a product that gives you a lot of control over how you want your lashes to look. with one application, you get “your own lashes but better” effect and it continues to lengthen and volumnize as you layer. Also, by having two products in one makes it easier to remember to apply both steps, and also super convenient when it comes to your makeup routine and traveling.
A million and one thanks for reading today’s post — until my next lil’ thought then!