Review: IsaDora Stretch Lash Mascara

IsaDora is a brand that I’ve always heard good things about, but until recently, it had been a long time since I used any of their products. You may remember however, a few weeks back they relaunched in Ireland and I was very kindly invited along to the launch party to discover some of their latest and greatest products.

At the event we were given a goody bag of products, one of which was their Liquid Lip Cream which I wore on Day 275 of my Simply Lippy challenge and loved. And another product we were given, was this new Stretch Lash Mascara which I also am loving.

The brand describe this as a ‘mascara with a twist‘ and when they say with a twist, they mean it quite literally! It’s unlike any mascara I’ve used before because the applicator head twists and expands to give both a long and a short brush for a very precise application.

First things first, the brush head is silicone with very fine needles, and over the past while, I’ve become a big fan of this kind of mascara brush. I find product doesn’t clump as easily on the finer needles, and it also helps to distribute the product thinly and more evenly over the lashes. So straight off, that’s a big plus for me.

But what I really love about this, is the volume it gives. I start by extending the brush to it’s longest length and applying all over the lashes. Then, after leaving it for a couple of seconds to dry in, I twist the brush to it’s shortest length and go over my lashes a second time.

The shorter brush allows you to cover every single lash, giving more volume to the root and thickening your lashes in the process. What’s more, you can then use the shorter brush to cover your bottom lashes without worrying about the product transferring on to your face.

The pigment is very black, exactly the way I like it as I don’t tend to wear mascara in any other colour. The formula itself is light enough that you can easily build up the mascara, which in turn allows you to have either a natural coverage or full, dramatic coverage depending on what makeup look you’re going for.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this is gimmicky, but in all honesty, it’s really not. It works so well and has become a go-to for me over the past few weeks.

Sorcha x

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 342 | IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick in Shade 66, Mulberry

Mulberry; a word that brings sweetness to my ears when it comes to lipstick! I’m sure most of my regular readers already know how much I adore a berry lip, and today’s lipstick choice is no exception.

I first tried an IsaDora lippy a few months back in the most stunning warm red shade, Loving Red, which I loved for so many reasons but mainly, because of the insanely good pigment.

Today’s lippy, though from a different range, has equally good pigment with brilliant colour pay off. The shade is bold, rich and just gorgeous, and I absolutely loved wearing it for my girls Christmas day and night out today.

The formula is creamy so it applies and blends very well, and though my lips are quite dry and cracked at the moment, the colour didn’t flake or drag at all.

It kept my lips feeling soft and smooth while I wore it, and while I did have to reapply it after dinner, the lasting power was still pretty good regardless.

The finish is a satin finish and because of that, I also loved the slight shine it brought to my lips during the day.

For me, it’s the perfect party lippy shade for the silly season and I’ll definitely be wearing it again in the future.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 275 | IsaDora Liquid Lip Cream in Shade 14, Loving Red

Last week I was invited along to the relaunch of IsaDora which I was very excited about as it’s been a long time since I’ve tried any IsaDora products. I’m not sure why, but the brand kind of fell off my radar for a while so I’m very excited that they are now back with a bang.

As part of the relaunch, I was kindly given some goodies to try out, one being this gorgeous liquid lip cream which I am loving. I had never tried an IsaDora lippy before but let me tell you, I think it might be one of my favourite of the year so far.

The shade itself needs no introduction; it is a warm orange-toned red which I absolutely love! Those of you who have been following my challenge for a while will already know that this is my favourite kind of shade, and the pigment in this particular lipstick is amazing.

The formula has a very creamy, vinyl feel to it but is incredibly light weight, much more light weight than I was expecting. Because of that, it glides on the lips like a dream and gives a gorgeous opaque coverage.

It has a super high shine, gloss finish which isn’t usually my preference when it comes to finishes, but I really loved how this one gave such a dramatic look to my lips. I was also pleasantly surprised by the staying power for such a high gloss which was really very good too.

Now that winter is on its way, it’s dark in the morning when I get up for work, and equally as dark by the time I get home so I’m not sure the light does the lippy any justice at all.

But one thing is for sure, I will definitely be trying out some more of these lipsticks in the months to come. I just loved wearing this today!

Sorcha 💋