Finally picked up the Kai Mascara Guard & Lash Comb the other day.
Read on for a detailed review.
I've been looking to purchase a mascara guard for a while now since I often accidentally swipe mascara onto my eyeshadow. Finally found Kai's version at Mitsuwa the other day for $4.99. Hurray! I immediately threw it into my shopping basket.
Here are my bare lashes:
Here is the mascara guard held over my right eye:
Applying a couple coats of mascara: Tarte & Majolica Majorca:
Seems like I need to apply mascara with less of a heavy hand. I was easily able to swipe off of the mascara guard onto my eyeshadow. :/
I tried the mascara guard for my bottom lashes too:
Worked out pretty well:
My Tarte mascara is getting old. It dried super quickly and one of my lower lashes got stuck to the mascara guard. :/
I tried the Kai Mascara Guard again with my left eye and things turned out a lot better. I applied mascara with a lighter hand and not once did I get any mascara on my eyelid.
My Thoughts: Granted, I can't always achieve as much volume as I'd like while using the mascara guard since it prevents the mascara from reaching the back of my lashes but I love that it keeps mascara off my lids where it doesn't belong. After using the mascara guard to create a base layer of mascara, you can always gently swipe your lashes a few more times without the mascara guard to give it a little more va-va-voom which is what I ended up doing with my right lashes. The gentle post-mascara-guard swipes won't end up on your eyelids cause you're already created the necessary base and you'd just be worrying about touch-ups and little add-ons of volume. Make sure to clean your mascara guard each time so that the dried clumps of mascara don't end up on your lashes the next time you use the mascara guard.
Verdict: Love it! Will be purchasing again if ever this one broke or anything.
I haven't been able to try out the lash comb yet but will update this review if I do.
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