About a year or so ago I received a Flower Beauty Shadow Quad in an Ipsy bag. Ever since I have been trying to get my hands on anything Flower Beauty to review, however, the line is only available at select Walmarts so it’s been rather difficult. So when the Hubs and I stopped by a new Walmart and they had a whole section devoted just to Flower Beauty, you know I had to get something to review.
Of course with it being inside of a Walmart, swatching was not an option so I wanted to stay away from anything that might require that. Drew Barrymore, creator of the line, has done a great job of offering a good amount of variety in both product types and varieties of those products. After taking out products that required swatching there were still quite a few products I could choose between. Ultimately I decided to go with the Volumizing Mascara not only because it’s part of their new Fall 2015 line but because that wand just drew me in.
Let’s talk about the general look of the wand for a minute. The Flower Beauty Volumizing Mascara wand has three parts that each have a function; the black side, the pink side, and the ball at the top. While I like that they were that in depth with wand, my first thought on seeing it was if you would be able to tell the difference between the two sides once mascara was on the wand.
So what do each of these sections do? Well starting with the black side, this side is used to apply the mascara formula to the lashes and start giving volume to the lashes. If you are the type of mascara applier that likes to do more than one coat you would use this side ONCE, move to the other side, and then come back for the second coat. You would not want to use this side right after each other.
The reason that you do not want to use the black side right after using it the first time is because the pink side is used to, essentially, comb out the lashes. If you were to allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second coat the pink side would not be as effective as it’s meant to be. The last part of the wand is the ball at the top. This particular part of the wand is used to add intensity to areas of the lashes. If you were wanting to add more volume to the inner corner area of the lashes, you would take this part to pump that section up just a bit more.
Once mascara was applied to the wand what I was afraid of happening did, unless you’re looking closely you can’t really tell a difference between the two sides. Other than that I really enjoyed the Flower Beauty Volumizing Mascara. The formulation was great and added great volume, the wand did a good job of combing out the lashes (when I paid attention to the sides of brushes), and what I loved most was the selection of colors! Flower Beauty Volumizing Mascara comes in Black, Brown, and my favorite Black Cherry which made my blue eyes pop!