This mascara is one that I have has captured my interest for quite a while now, purely because I have seen Shaaanxo use over the years and it always made her lashes look amazing. Long, separated, defined and voluminous.
I got this mascara last summer and for some reason, I kept putting it to the back of my drawer, but a while back I decided to pull it out and give it a shot and was quite excited to try it out and see if it did the same for my lashes.
This mascara claims to be “the be-all, end-all, 10-in-1 volumizing, lengthening, thickening, separating, long-wearing mascara with superior smudge resistance.” Now, if you go by the claims, you expect amazing things from this, well I certainly did.
“Our exclusive ProTwist180 Wand is spiraled 180 to curve around lashes and coat ALL angles with intense black color. Powered by nourishing minerals and quinoa protein complex for outrageous, super-sized volume.” – Bare Minerals
The wand was particularly intersting to me because of how it is curved. I love a curved wand (Benefit’s Roller Lash, for example, I really like). Because of my eye shape I’ve found that curved wands tend to work better for me. The wand on this though, it very hard and quite scratchy, especially on the root of my lashes.
The little spikes tend to hit off my lashline, which is very sore. I’ve had that with other mascaras, but it wasn’t sore, certainl not as sore as this one is. It’s also quite a long wand, it reminds me of the wand on the Catrice Cosmetics Rock Couture Mascara (reviewied here and here).
The ‘superior smudge resistance’, was also interesting to me, mainly because of the word ‘superior’. I’m not sure why, but that word in the descripion jumped out at me.
While this mascara doesn’t smudge or flake throughout the day, if you get it on your skin during application, it does smudge if you try to remove it with a cotton bud, it will smudge. I put this down to the fact that it doesn’t dry down at all, it’s stays quite wet and slightly sticky.
It does separate my lashes, but it only gives a very light, almost barely-there coating of mascara. It doesn’t give any volume or length to my lashes, no matter how much I apply, and if I apply too much, my lashes clump together and look (and feel) weighed down.
If you are looking for a mascara for school, college or work or you just want something that gives a barely-there application then this is worth checking out, but for me, I like volume and lots of it. I also like definition and length and this mascara just doesn’t tick all the boxes I want a mascara to tick.
When it comes to mascara I look for a number of things; I look for volume, longevity, separation, definition, length and no flaking or smudging.
For a mascara that costs £21 / $19 / €24, I want it to tick all (or even most) of the boxes. It’s an expensive mascara and for me, it doesn’t warrant the price.
Have you tried this mascara? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.
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