covergirl total tease mascara reviewDude, that brush is CRAY-CRAY.

Girl, have you seen this mascara brush?? It is BANANAS.

Bananas. ?

It’s attached to COVERGIRL Total Tease Mascara and, as you can see, there’s a Venus flytrap-looking thing happening on one side of the brush…but the other side looks more traditional.

covergirl total tease mascara teaser-brushVenus flytrap?

The reason for the Venus flytrap contraption stems (Get it? Plant stem?? Sorry…) from the idea of backcombing, which is when you use a teasing comb to add volume. So, you use the traditional side of the brush to separate and lengthen your lashes from root to tip, then use the little teasing comb in those hard-to-reach areas, like the inner and outer corners (or, in my case, that missing patch of lashes on my right eye), to “tease” those lashes out and make them look longer and separated.

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covergirl total tease mascara wandAll about that separation and lift…

I’ve been all about this mascara lately. That slightly threatening-looking comb (it’s scary, right?) thoroughly combs through each and every lash to completely cover them in mascara. Even the littlest, stubbiest lashes!

covergirl total tease mascara k closeupWearing Total Tease in very black on my upper and lower lashes

Total Tease layers well too (even with other mascaras, if you’re into making your own mascara cocktails), so I can go Tammy Faye-style without any clumping, flaking or smudging. I like to layer it with Chanel le Volume or the new squeezable Dior mascara because it isn’t the best for the volume all by itself. So I’ll do a little Chanel or Dior at the base, then run a couple coats of Total Tease through my lashes for separation and length.

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I think it’s a good deal for $8.99, but it’s also on BOGO right now at Ulta. In addition to the Very Black shade, which is the one I wear, it also comes in Black, Black Brown and a waterproof version.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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