Good early impressions. They’re great. Like how Thai Iced Tea is this really beautiful orange color and surprise it also tastes beautiful or how in the early days of rms beauty Defining Mascara, I went in for a 2nd coat and my eyelashes became a mile long. Not even kidding.
First impressions can be kind of a mixed bag though. For the first couple of weeks, this mascara was sopping wet. It would take at least 10-15 minutes to dry before I could re-curl, something I hadn’t encountered before (Juice Beauty and KW were pretty fast-drying), and it would often transfer to my contacts during the day and I would walk around half-blind. I found if I didn’t clean the minuscule mascara brush, while I could get seriously dramatic lashes, I would also get serious clumps (read: wipe the brush off often, unless you dig spidery lashes, which is okay).
Early impressions don’t say everything, of course. With time, the formula dried out and didn’t transfer to my contacts, though it sadly continued to smudge on me (more when applied to upper + lower lashes, less when only upper). I learned to apply my mascara before eating breakfast so I could give it time to dry before another curling, and the best part: I still get the most dramatic effect from this mascara out of any green mascara I’ve tried.
Post mascara, post-curling, I can actually see my lashes above my eyeliner (Insta-proof here). This never happens with my monolids. The crazy, tiny brush coats, thickens, lengthens, volumizes my stick-straight, Asian lashes and makes them look awesome. Of course, #StraightHairGeneProblems, the curl tends to droop during the day, but hey, genes are genes. I’m just glad for a couple of hours, I look like I actually have eyelashes when people look at me face-on.
Things I like about the ingredients: certified organic beeswax and carnauba wax + sunflower seed oil (conditioning and nourishing) – phenoxyethanol (ewg score of 4). Looks like dehydroacetic acid (ewg score of 1) serves as a preservative.
tl;dr I am definitely okay with sometimes looking a bit panda for the dramatic effect this mascara gives me. Lashes a mile long.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearic Acid, *Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Geraniol, Limonene, Parfum (Natural Fragrance). May Contain [+/-]: Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
Gluten Free Formula
Have you tried this mascara? If not, what mascara are you loving right now?
Disclaimer: I purchased this myself from Spirit Beauty Lounge about three months ago. I am not being compensated in any way for my words. All thoughts and opinions are my own.