If you are looking for some basic defining mascara, this could be the one for you. This time round of mascara that I’m trying would be SEPHORA COLLECTION Outrageous Volume – Dramatic Volume Mascara. A mascara that I would think works averagely on me but I would still pick this among my mascaras recently.
‘What it is:
A volumizing mascara that delivers pumped-up, glamorous lashes.
What it does:
This mascara’s unique triple load brush intensely coats lashes in one easy stroke for a full, luscious look. The thick, Ultra Black formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid—an ingredient recognized for its moisturizing properties. Use the brush’s reservoirs to intensify lashes from root to tip, separate lashes with the “spiked” areas, or achieve a curved effect by pressing the brush lightly against the tips of the upper lashes.
What else you need to know:
Tested under ophthalmological control, this mascara was found suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
Proven to be 82% effective according to a scientific test that measured volume after 6 brush strokes were administered to 64 false lashes.’
The spiky brush helps very well in grabbing each of my lashes and the tip goes well over the lashes at the inner corner of my eyes. However because the brush is so straight and the formula, there are times I had accidentally smudge it on my face. Nevertheless, applying this mascara can be tricky at times.
Here is a comparison of before and after, it lifted my lashes quite a bit as well as well to darken it. Though it claimed to be outrageous volume, I longed for it could not witness the expected results. It seemed to define my lashes as the mascara brush was able to grab my lashes well (even the tiniest) and separates them evenly.
The mascara does contain alcohol and do remember that a little alcohol in the product is fine for bacteria killing and sanitizing purposes. However, if you do have weak lashes or sensitive skin, I would not suggest to use anything that contains alcohol. It does contain castor oil that helps to nourish lashes and they are also known to promote lash growth.
I love the mascara for the fact that it dries quickly despite of it’s wet formula and I do find that it gives better lash definition as well as length to my lashes. The pigment is opaque enough to darken my lashes. I do face challenges during the application because of the length of the spikes from the brush where it happens to touch on my skin. However, the tip was useful in reaching out tiny lashes at the both inner and outer corner of the eyes. This smudges at the lower outer corner of my eyes but it wasn’t very bad, it looks as though I have light black eye shadow applied. This happens when I wear the mascara for more than 10 hours and it doesn’t happen at all under 9 hours. Also, removing it was never a fuss at all. It comes of easily with my cleanser.
Availability: Sephora stores nationwide
- Better lash definition
- Great lash separation
- Lengthier lashes
- Quick dry formula
- Dark pigments
- Last up to 9 hours
- Easy removal
- Smudges by the 10th hour
- Tricky application