The Body Shop Big & Curvy Waterproof Mascara and Shiseido Eyelash Curler

Being someone who is not blessed in the eyelash department, and not very experienced in false eyelash application, I’m always on the lookout for a great mascara. Yes, I’m one of those bloggers that stops you in the street to ask what mascara, lipstick, foundation etc you’re wearing.

I work with the lovely Chloe, who has amazing eyelashes to start with. She has told us all the story about how she accepted a dare, as a teen, to cut all of her eyelashes off and she did so with a pair of scissors while sitting in class at school. She swears that when they grew back, they were much thicker and longer than before!

OK, so we won’t be doing that, but while we were all laughing at her story Chloe let it slip that she does have a few secret weapons to enhancing her lashes.

She ALWAYS uses an eyelash curler. The one she swears by is the Shiseido eyelash curler. I hadn’t realised that their eyelash curler was so amazing, but I did some research and found that it compares to the very highly regarded Shu Umera eyelash curler. In New Zealand this retails for $26.00 and can be found at Farmers, or you can just link here to have a look.

Her new holy grail mascara is from The Body Shop and is called Big & Curvy Waterproof Mascara. It’s a very wet formula, which isn’t what I usually go for. I tend to buy a mascara and let it age or dry out a little bit, but I may be converted here.

Just have a look at Chloe in the pics down below. We curled one of her eyelashes with the Shiseido curler and then applied The Body Shop Mascara. The difference is amazing. On the pic at the very bottom you can see how much longer they are – practically touching her eyebrow! I know, I know, she already has amazing lashes, but girlfriend if I could add just a millimeter to my stubby ones I’d be on cloud nine!

I haven’t yet purchased either of these, as I’m trying to finish the other ones I have on rotation, but they are on my list for sure!

Big thanks to Chloe for the heads up and for modelling 🙂


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Apologies for the quality of the close ups, we too some quick pics on my iphone while the boss was walking around the office.