Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara – You want this!

Most of us have a holy grail mascara. I used to. My all time favourite was a tube mascara by a Japanese cosmetics company, but I stopped using it as it became way too expensive. I was devastated. I have used many mascaras over the years and I love many, but none ever came close to ‘the one’. Until I discovered the new Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara.

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara – You want this!

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara Pretty Please Charlie

This is what Revlon has to say:

Desire oversized lashes and multiplied benefits? Introducing Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara, our breakthrough formula combines buildable fibers and 360º tubes to deliver mega volume and extreme length for an oversized lash look that won’t smudge or smear!

Revlon’s unique approach combines fibers and 360º tubes in one step for plumped and extended lashes that get noticed.

TUBE TECHNOLOGY

Unlike traditional mascaras, Revlon’s tubing mascara features a polyurethane copolymer base with the benefits of waterproof mascara without the tough removal, as it removes easily with warm water. Upon application, the copolymer binds creating an adhesive encasement around each lash (also known as a “360º tube”) that won’t wear off or flake.

FIBER FORMULA

Fiber formula provides additional volume and length, and when combined with tube technology, lush lashes are instantly flake-free and smudge-proof in one step.

Revlon takes Mega Multiplier Mascara one step further by using two uniquely shaped microfibers, triangular and heart, for a formula that gives you an oversized lash look with both volume and length.

When I received the press release about Revlon’s new mascara, I freaked when I read the word ‘tube’. I immediately phoned my mom to tell her about it and I couldn’t wait to try it. Why you ask?

Because tube mascaras are AMAZING!

The tube that forms around each lash does not smear, smudge or move until you remove it with warm water. Do you hate waterproof mascara because it’s such a pain to remove, but you still prefer waterproof as non-waterproof makes you look like a raccoon at the end of the day? Then this is the mascara for you!!

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara will not budge until it gets in contact with warm water. This also means that it is the perfect summer mascara as you can go swimming and your mascara will still look great. Yes, I wear mascara when I go swimming. I always wear mascara. I’m pretty sick of being asked why I look so tired so these lashes are always done.

Revlon sent me one of these beauties to try and within a day of using it, I went out and bought my mom one. My mom has extremely sensitive eyes, and as she recently had eye surgery, she didn’t want anything but a tube mascara to touch her lashes. Great timing Revlon! My mom loves this mascara too.

Has my lashes ever looked better? Honestly, they have. There are other mascaras that give me slightly better definition and volume, and I sometimes have to go back in to remove a few clumps, but the pros of Mega Multiplier outweigh the cons 10 fold.

Plus this fab mascara retails for only R169.

In summary…

  • It’s ideal for sensitive eyes.
  • It removes gently (with only warm water!).
  • It does not smudge or smear.
  • It does not budge.
  • It’s sweat, tear and pool water resistant.

Well done, Revlon. Your Mega Multiplier Mascara is freakin’ fabulous!

xoxo

I had my eyebrows microbladed!

Microblading has been the buzzword over the last couple of years and when the kind people at Skin and Body Renewal asked me if I wanted to try it out, my answer was HELL YEAH!

Microblading

Microblading is an eyebrow enhancing procedure where tiny scratches are made in the skin using a manual handheld tool that implants permanent makeup pigments into the upper layers of the skin. The aim is to create hair-like strokes that mimic natural hairs to give you fuller-looking brows and/or alter the shape of your brows.

I only learned exactly how microblading is done a day before my procedure. That tells you a lot about the faith I have in Skin and Body Renewal, hey? From my experience, all Skin and Body Renewal staff and therapists are highly trained and skilled, so I wasn’t very stressed.

But I strongly advise that you do not make the decision to have your brows done without doing your research. It is still a tattoo. On your face!! And it’s permanent. You want to make a 100% sure that the person you entrust with your brows, knows what they are doing.

I’ve seen a few Youtube videos where people DIY this procedure at home… rather save your money and have it done by a professional. I beg you!

Today I want to answer a few questions you may have and also show you my before and after pics that were taken on the day of my first procedure. My touch-up is scheduled for 12 August and after that’s healed completely, I will do another post with pics.

I had my eyebrows microbladed!

On the 23rd of June, I had my eyebrows microbladed at Skin and Body Renewal in Stellenbosch.

The first step was a brow tint as my brows are very light. The therapist then applied a numbing cream and whilst that was doing its job, I had a little while to relax.

Microblading prep Pretty Please Charlie

Then followed the most time-consuming part of the whole process… getting the exact shape that I wanted. Luckily my brows were already in a good shape (roughly) and all I wanted was for the gaps to be filled and for my brows to appear a little fuller above the current hairline. The therapist even used an App to ensure that she got the perfect shape. How awesome is that?

Microblading Pretty Please Charlie

Then it was time to get tattooed. And yes, this is a tattoo and it IS permanent. There is no such thing as a semi-permanent tattoo (the Chinese symbol on my back is proof of that). Permanent makeup does tend to fade much quicker than a ‘normal’ tattoo as a different type of ink is used and there are many different factors that contribute to how fast this happens (think UV exposure, skincare products and treatments, lifestyle, health, etc.). Anyway, back to the procedure…

Microblading is done using a manual tool (and not with a tattoo gun/machine as I initially thought). The tool is made up of individual needles soldered together, and even though the technique is called microblading, the tool is not a blade at all.

Now you’re probably wondering if this technique of opening the skin and impregnating it with colour hurts? Uhm, yes it does. I was actually surprised as I have quite a few tattoos and they didn’t really hurt. And then I realised that I am a complete sissy when it comes to pain on my face. It also hurt when the therapist plucked a few stray eyebrow hairs. So to answer your question again…

Is microblading painful? Only if you can’t handle a little discomfort on your face. Like me.

Microblading Brows Pretty Please Charlie

The process didn’t take too long and I was super happy when the therapist showed me my gorgeous ‘new’ brows. What do you think??

Microblading before & after Pretty Please Charlie

Microblading before and after Pretty Please Charlie

I had the procedure done a little more than 3 weeks ago and the skin seems to be healed. The colour is now lighter than in the pics above as the true reflection of the colour can only be assessed 4 – 6 weeks after treatment.

It is extremely important to take great care of your new brows during the healing process, especially during the first 10 days. Those first 10 days were a bit of a pain as you have to avoid water. And as someone who likes to wash their face, I found the cotton rounds and cleansing wipes a bit irritating. I think my brows started to flake around day 7 and a little itchiness set in. But both were not really noticeable and the aftercare ointment I received sorted that out within a couple of days.

I will give you my final verdict after I have my touch-up, but I can say this…

Is it worth the trouble? YES.

Is it worth the discomfort? YES.

Is it worth the expense? YES.

If you have your procedure done at Skin and Body Renewal (which I highly recommend!), it will cost you R1 250 for your first microblading session and R1 100 for the touch-up.

xoxo

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