Price: USD19 at www.benefitcosmetics.com (I have no idea how much it retails in Malaysia. Anybody?)
What it claims: Our deep-blue-violet mascara enhances your eyes: blue appear more blue; brown eyes more golden; and hazel eyes more lush green. It’s new and it’s totally for you. Go big, go BLUE!
Size: 8.5 g 0.30 oz
I got this mascara few weeks ago as a gift from a friend. How generous, lol! OK, that’s not the point. Let’s proceed to the review, shall we?
The mascara looks exactly the same as the pictures provided on Benefit’s website. I might say the size is pretty huge. It comes with a dense sort-of gigantic wand. I have no problem with the wand, in fact, I can easily apply it to my lashes without any smudging, yay for that! Moreover, I didn’t experience any smudging throughout the day. Plus point for that! 😀 This mascara is not waterproof, so it will not weigh down your lashes and you will not find any difficulty removing it afterwards.
Color-wise, it does give out some blue color on my lashes, but mind you, it’s just a subtle blue color which is only visible under sunlight or bright lighthing. So no disco color here ;-). Under normal lighting, I hardly can see any color! On the website itself, there is a suggestion on how to apply it (on the tips only). I tried it once and believe me, it doesn’t really give me any color other than my very own black mascara. If you really wanted it to pop out, apply it alone and put on camping headlight facing right on to your lashes.
For those who are looking for extra feature for their mascara i.e. lengthening, volumizing etc. this mascara simply is not for you as it basically only gives you a hint of blue color. Other than that, nothing. I have different thickness of my left and right lashes and hence I prefer a volumizing mascara. To me, I will never ever buy this mascara as it will not give me anything I want (not to mention it’s pretty pricey too for my wallet). Nonetheless, if you already had a perfect lashes, you might like this mascara 🙂
Plus: Giving a subtle color to your lashes, no smudging, easily removed, easy application despite the giant wand
Minus: No additional features, pricey
P.S. I don’t really like this mascara and I’ve found someone who’s willing to swap her makeups with this. Yay! Oh well, at least I can find a house for this mascara rather than keeping it at the bottom of my drawer.