Ingredients: 3D polymer, vitamin E and jojoba oil

Color: Black

Product Description: Creates maximum volume for Texas-sized lashes.

My Experience: First of all, I like the name and I’m afraid it did have some impact on my purchase. It’s a tubing mascara, which means the polymer creates small tubes around the lashes so the mascara is long-lasting and easy to remove at the end of the day. The brush is fat to allow for heavy application so only one coat should be needed. My lashes are long but thin, so I’m always on the lookout for a mascara that fattens them up. This mascara provides decent volume, but it takes several coats. I applied at least three for the effect in these pictures. If you want something more natural, I suppose you could go with just one, but I like my lashes to be dramatic whether it’s day or night and I couldn’t get that from just one coat. I do, however, like the fact that I can add layers without it clumping or turning my lashes into brittle twigs. The brush is a chubby little number and it sometimes makes application difficult for smaller lashes. My main gripe is this mascara is difficult to remove if you happen to get a smudge or dot of it on your skin. I’ve used tubing mascaras before that required only a gentle wipe with my finger or swipe with a q-tip (or cotton bud for my lovely UK readers). This stuff doesn’t budge, though. I really have to rub it away, and it tends to stain so concealer is then required for touch ups. It holds a curl well and has good staying power without smudging. It flakes a little throughout the day but not much, and removes fairly easily with makeup wipes; I haven’t yet tried to remove it with cleanser but I suspect that wouldn’t be as effective on its own and would leave a slight stain of the raccoon persuasion. The packaging is sleek and simple; the color is truly black without looking dry.

The Skinny: A decent tubing mascara that’s long lasting and thickens lashes. The downside is that it can be difficult to remove and takes more than one coat for a truly dramatic effect.

Cost:

UK: This is very difficult to find in the UK – sorry! – try ebay or Amazon.

USA: $21 from Ulta

Rating: 3/5

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