Get A Rare Sample of The New Clarins Be Long Mascara!

Last week I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to replenish my Vichy Serum 10 Eye sand Lashes, and the SA gave me a cute little sample of the new Clarins Be Long Mascara. A SAMPLE. Of a MASCARA. You know how RARE that is? It’s pretty much UNHEARD of in my makeup jungles-a legend that I’ve heard, but just never thought was true because I’ve never gotten one. IT’S TRUE you guys. And I didn’t have to beg, plead, or give my left kidney for said sample.

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Clarins Be Long Mascara Sample-shhh!!!! Don’t frighten it as it may get scared and run away!

You gotta get this mascara sample! This is going to be my next high end mascara purchase for sure, after I finally use up all the open mascaras lying around my house right now-which’ll be SUMMER 2014 I think… [emoji winking face]


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Clarins Be Long Mascara($27 CDN) promises instantly longer, curled lashes thanks to a new brush design with an angle that lets you get at every last lash you have. Plus the formula is supposed to stimulate lash growth. I can’t tell you about the claims about lash growth, but I can show you what I can get my lashes to look like when I use it! Take a look!

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Clarins Be Long Mascara

The brush is the key to Clarins Be Long Mascara. I LOVE this brush! For one thing it’s smaller-I’m really not a huge fan of the big HUGE mascara brushes to be honest. Tracy isn’t as coordinated as she leads you to believe and has poked her eye MANY times with huge mascara brushes. Phew-that feels good to get that off my chest! I don’t know WHO they’re making those big ass mascara brushes for to be honest. In 10,ooo years through evolution our eyes are supposed to get bigger [emoji extraterrestrial alien] , but LORDY let’s make brushes for the 21 Century please and thank you? Sigh.

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Clarins Be Long Mascara

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Clarins Be Long Mascara Brush size

I think a smaller brush does a much better job at mascara application because you can really get into the roots of your lashes to get great volume and length. Clarins Be Long Mascara has a supple, flexible elastomer brush that was specially designed in a turbine shape to grasp lashes one at a time, coat them from the root to the tip then gently curve them while also promoting visibly longer lashes.

The Clarins Be Long Mascara formula includes carnauba wax and filmogenic polymers that not only set the mascaraโ€™s really black (or brown) colour, but they also coat each lash for instant, visibly longer looking results and lashes that are perfectly shaped. I gotta say YUP! I love the definition this mascara gives, and I feel like it makes me look like I have 1000 eyelashes on each eye! Theres also a combination of two active ingredients: Matrikine, a peptide that enhances lash growth day after day and Panthenol, which helps strengthen lashes. Time will tell if my lashes will get longer and stronger, but honestly the Vichy Serum has already been doing a great job of that!

It’s not too dry and not to0 wet of a formula-just the way I like it! It does seem to take awhile to dry though, so be careful of that. I experienced no smudging, but a tiny bit of flaking while wearing it. Yeah, it’s a bit pricy [emoji money bag] -but I say go ask your local Shoppers Drug Mart SA for a sample. I KNOW THEY HAVE THEM.

I swear to god SAs hold out on samples. From now on, I am asking if there’s a sample when I’m interested in trying out anything. I mean, seriously-the point of the samples is to hand them out to the public, not HORDE them-right? RIGHT. And it’s kind of been proven that a customer who was given a sample USUALLY comes back to buy the full-sized product. So loosen up ย those sample cupboards SAs!

Do you always get a sample of something before trying it? Or do you take your chances and just buy?ย  [emoji white smiling face]

  • Icaria

    You and your lashes! *sigh* Funny but when I purchased my EL BB cream I got a double whammy sample. Sumptuous mascara on one side and concealer on the other (you know like when you join 2 Avon mark with the black thingy). For the past year I have been asking for samples every time I purchase something & depending on their sizes, some can be reviewed so that’s fun! I like that brush! Simple, not too big and good spacing between the bristles to do a good job. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t think I’ve tired that EL one. That’s a cool sample though! I am ALWAYS asking for a sample for mascara now.

  • Jennifer R.

    Lol, I always love your reviews! And your lashes look amazing!!!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Jennifer! :D:D

  • Your lashes look so stunning with this one. I almost always receive mascara samples, already have way too many of them, 3 Chanel Le Volume, 3 YSL Baby Doll, 2 Sheido, at least 4 Armani and that many Dior. It seems they send all the mascara samples to Germany LOL. I can go on probably months and months by just using up the samples without buying a full sized mascara.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL so THAT’S where they all are hahahaha! I never see them you lucky duck!

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  • Hey Tracy, HOLY MOLY LOOK AT YOUR LASHES! I’m surprised you’ve never got a mascara sample before! I’ve got a handful and I should probably count myself lucky! I like to try a sample before purchasing mascara/foundation full-size, because you can’t return anything here! I’m the type that usually asks (nicely) though!

  • It’s funny, the SAs at my local shoppers ALWAYS give me samples. I have a bunch of samples of La Roche Posay which is nice for traveling since I already use their products. Maybe it’s because I live in a smaller town?

    Also, isn’t the Clarins Be Long AMAZING? I LOVE that mascara. Seriously in love with the small brush and the amazing formula. Glad you like it too!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Yes it’s great!
      Oh, I get samples of skincare EASY, it things like THIS they don’t dole out!

  • I’m awkward and always feel weird asking for samples, but I waaaaant this. It looks amazing! I too have a huge stash of mascara, but stiill.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      LOL hahaha , I know it’s taking all my might to not run out and BUY this one because seriously I have like SO MANY open.

  • Liz

    Holy smokes, woman. That’s a lot of lash length! I’m going to hunt this down. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I never really have trouble getting mascara samples. The thing is most of them smudge on me, so I actually don’t even want them, but like Dior… when I used to buy nail polish, the SA would throw in mascara samples. I should send you those next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Seriously? Maybe it’s just me that doesn’t get mascara samples! I feel…cheated LOL.

  • Lily

    LOOK AT THOSE LASHES!!!!!!!!!!!!
    But seriously, the name. Be Long? Thank goodness it’s a beauty product for women.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      AHAHAHAHAHA you said it Lily! I was only THINKING it. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • BooBooNinja

    WOAH. Your lashes are incredible. I need a sample of this mascara. The Shoppers SAs always hold out on me. I think I’ve only ever gotten samples of Guerlain Lingerie de Peau. Three sachets in a shade too dark for me. Whah whah whaaahhhh.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Thanks Boo! Right? I get skincare and perfume samples GALORE from Shoppers SAs but never something like this! I’ve never gotten foundation samples either-at least you got that haha!

  • Oh my GOD that mascara! I’ve always wondered about Clarins mascara. Never been offered a sample though. I might have to try and see if I can get one next time I’m out. The only place that’s ever really given me samples besides Sephora is MAC and Lancome. Everyone else has laughed me right out the door lol. And I totally hear you on those huge brushes. I mostly stick to my Lancome Definicils.

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      This is my first try at their mascaras and it’s great! Ok good-I thought I was the only one that never got a mascara sample! I thought I was the freak here haha! Yeah, I’ve gotten one at Sephora as a perk, but not straight up at a counter EVER.

  • holy shit! what a huge difference!!!!!
    and yes im a big fan of try before you buy.

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  • Toya

    OK, I’m all over this. I keep reading rave reviews about this mascara so I’m stomping in my local store tomorrow and DEMANDING a sample. I WILL HAVE IT.

    On another note, I also have 1023838 mascaras that have to be used up before I buy any new ones (I guess *scuffs feet*)…my aunt just gave me 5 purminerals mascaras to try, sheesh!

    • TracyBeautyReflections

      Hahaha I’m the same! I want a full-size, but can’t justify it at the moment either!
      How’s the pur minerals? I just started using the foundation again and LOVE it. So much better than what I remember it being!

      • Toya

        The purminerals mascaras so far are good! She also gave me like 8 glosses so I might just do this massive post on the brand ๐Ÿ˜€

      • TracyBeautyReflections

        Do it!

  • jouziou

    What!? Funny thing, I purchase Be Long Mascara, used it and I’m little dissapointed. So I googled how other girls feel about this product and I found this and WOW! I can’t believe we’re using the same mascara, it looks totally different and I have a rly similar look eyelashes as yours, maybe mine is a lttle longer… I think it’s because brush of your sample size Be Long Mascara is different than my full size. Weird that the sample size gives better look than full size mascara, probably company do it on purpose to make people buy the full size product which don’t give you the same result as sample do.