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theBalm® cosmetics Tall Dark and Handsome Mascara theBalm® cosmetics Body Builder Mascara

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For a sultry nighttime look, combine one of these flirty mascaras with a swipe of theBalm®’s Schwing black liquid eyeliner.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars, based on 74 reviews 74 Reviews Write a Review
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Staying in a long-term relationship with a mascara has always been a challenge—our wandering eyes have trouble committing to a single formula for too long. Go ahead and play the field with theBalm®’s handsome duo. Take your pick from two fabulous formulas: “tall, dark, and handsome” adds dramatic length to sparse lashes, while “the body builder” boosts volume for a full, luscious fringe.

How it Works

Both jet black mascaras give you instant drama and hours of long-lasting wear. Made with natural olive and rice wax, “tall, dark, and handsome" lengthens, while its tapered brush separates lashes for extra definition. On the other hand, “the body builder” has a smudge-proof formula that pumps up the volume while also nourishing lashes with vitamin E and bamboo.

How to Use

Pick your mascara of choice. Holding the wand horizontally, wiggle it from base of your lashes to the tips. Apply two coats for an extra oomph.

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Nah.

I have long, straight eyelashes. It did not keep them curled and they flaked. Not cool dude. I will stick to Maybelline - 'Cause it doesn't flake and keeps curls. Also, not happy about spending $26.00 (including shipping to Alaska) for a mascara.

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Great for small eyes
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Tall, Dark & Handsome goes on well for those with small eyes and lashes that can be hard to reach. It lengthens and does add some volume too.

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pump up the volume

The body builder is certainly my type so naturally I chose him for my eyes, and can I just say...He really measures up!! I am a big fan and plan to stick with him for a long long time!!

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Great Mascara
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I got the body building mascara. One love the packaging ! to be honest, that's why I bought in the first place. Thought it was very clever. Turns out the mascara is good too !

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I hate to admit it...
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... This mascara is not my fave. I was reeling by their adorable marketing and taglines, but found the product fell short. Flaky mascara is pretty much the worst, and it's no fun futzing around with something that's stuck on your eyeball in the middle of your day.

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Love it!
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I bought this on a whim and am glad I did! I got body builder and it does a great job! It makes my lashes long and thick!

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Does what it says
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I was looking for a mascara that would serve as a comb for my lashes, since most thick brushes don't get in-between my lashes enough, and this one looked promising. It does comb through the lashes very well and adds a lot of length. If you're looking for length alone this is the perfect mascara! I've never seen such length added before. However, with mascara I need more length and separation than body but I still need some body.. and this didn't provide that. I can't complain. It does what it says. I just wouldn't like to have to get both this and the body builder to get the results. I think I'll stick to They're Real! by benefit because it lengthens, separates, and adds volume.

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The only mascara I'll use!
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I got a sample of the body builder and loved it so much I bought two more! I've tried many high end brands and this is by far my favorite! It makes my lAshes so thick and long, and the effect lasts all night as well. It's a nice formula that doesn't flake, smudge, or burn my eyes!

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LOVE
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This is my absolute favorite mascara!! The only one I don't care to splurge and pay that much for! I almost don't even want to use it all the time because I love it so much. The one I get is the Body Builder.. It's so awesome!

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Makes My Lashes Look GORGEOUS, Hard to Take Off
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I got the Body Builder type. I already have pretty long lashes naturally, so I got the volumizing mascara and it makes my lashes look perfect. If I curl before applying (which I don't always do), it almost looks like I'm wearing falsies. The downside is it takes multiple cotton balls of eye makeup remover per eye to remove and then occasionally I'll still wake up to find some I missed.

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