7th December 2009

Review – Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara

By Get Lippie

I love mascara.  Specifically, I love Lancome Hypnose, and Lancome Hypnose Drama (though the brush on that one drives me a bit bonkers, if I’m being really honest), I’ve tried other mascaras, but for me, nothing really comes close.

Clarins recently ran a giveaway on their Facebook page, and I was lucky enough to win a sample sized tube, and, I have to say, it’s been the only mascara I’ve used since (I’ve toyed with Smashbox DNA which is going in the bin, and Max Factor Lash Extension, which I think is a bit rubbish as well) because, well, it delivers.

Here’s what Clarins say:

“A multi-dimensional, 3-in-1 mascara, that ensures oversized volume, curl and length, with an instant and intense effect. From the first brush stroke, lashes are coated from root to tip with smooth, even, deeply pigmented colour and a beautiful lash look.
3-in-1 capabilities to ensure impressive volume, length and curl.
– Incredibly thick, volumized lashes, perfectly separated, no clumping.
– Infinitely long lashes, highlighted along their base by a superb eyeliner effect.

– Lashes with a spectacular curl that always remain supple.”

And here’s how it looks as compared to my natural lashes (one coat):

As you can see, the lashes on the left there are definitely longer and thicker.  After I add the mascara to the other eye (I’m not wearing any makeup in these pics whatsoever, aside from the mascara) here’s how they look:

I think the product actually delivers on all three claims, which is beyond amazing, and compared to the Lancome (which has been my Holy Grail mascara since the first time I ever tried it) it doesn’t flake or run after about six hours, which has long been a failing of the Lancome though I’ve been loathe to admit it …

I like what this mascara does for my eyes so much that recently it’s been the only makeup I’ve worn besides some lip balm, which, a few years ago would have been simply unthinkable, it’s amazing that a mascara can in itself convince me not to wear eyeliner! I also think it’s down to being happy with what my new skin care routine is doing for me, and I’ll be blogging about that in a bit more detail later on in the week.

What’s your Holy Grail Mascara?  What would make you change products?