So, I received this mascara from Influenster, for being a badge runner up. I literally have no idea what that means. But free makeup is free makeup, so I decided to do a lithe review of what they sent me. As you guys probably know, my favorite mascara is the They're Real by Benefit. But it seems unfair to compare a drugstore mascara to a more mid end one. So I decided to go a little bit easier on it. I also feel like I have been pretty negative in reviews lately so I really tried to be more fair. But as you'll see, that proved to be hard.
Also, please enjoy my more artsy mascara photos. I was working with some strange lighting.
The packaging is okay. It comes in a relatively fat tube with a black and white design. I guess it's a bit retro.
The brush is what I would call a swirly bumpy design. I really can't do any better than that. I actually quite liked it though, it made it easier to coat the lashes closer to my inner eye.
And now for a glamorous before / after shot.
It did volumize my lashes. I do like to put multiple coats on because my lashes are kind of sparse, and they did clump a little bit. But then I brushed them out and it looked pretty good. The formula is also very black.
HOWEVER. I got a ton of mascara on my top lid. And it's not exactly my first time putting on mascara. So that was frustrating. Luckily I was not wearing a lot of shadow so I just q-tipped it off.
Now. All of this is well and fine. But a lot of mascaras are black and volumizing. What I care about is smudging and how well it stays put.
Nope. This is after 6 hours. I had a lot of smudging under my eye and flaking. And I don't even have oily skin or wear foundation.
This mascara makes me look like a drug addict.
*I received all of this stuff complimentary from Influenster and I'm definitely not compensated for reviews. Otherwise, that would be a waste of money for Rimmel.