You’ve probably guessed, by the name of my blog, that I’m a little obsessed with mascara. Ok, a lot obsessed. I’m always on the lookout for the next big thing. A way to make my lashes bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever before. And guess what? I found it.
Face of Australia’s new mascara Impact Curl, Extreme Volume & Curl Mascara. Developed in association with a panel of Australian Beauty Bloggers, this little baby is ah-may-zing.
The packaging is purple. (Brownie points because it’s my favourite colour.) The unique hourglass shaped rubber brush means it finds every single one of your lashes; lengthens, separates, plumps them up and curls them out.
I use Black instead of Brown/Black because my hair and brows are so dark. I can’t speak highly enough of this mascara. I love having massive “is she wearing falsies?” lashes that hold their curl all day. It’s smudge and sweat proof and the formula includes a bunch of goodies (like conditioners and keratin) that are great for your lash health too.
One of the first days I wore this mascara was on a shoot day. Our makeup artist came up to say hi to me and looked at me strangely. “What?” I asked. “Are you wearing falsies?” she asked me, closely inspecting my eyelashes. “No,” I replied (internally high-fiving myself) “It’s my new mascara.” The response to which was an enthusiastic “wow!” quickly followed by a query about the name of said new mascara.
I have only one criticism: particularly early on, it stays wet for what seems like a very long time. You’ll need to allow extra drying time and don’t look up while your lashes are drying or you’ll get mascara all over your eyelids. About a minute usually does it for me.
Finally, worth noting is its unusual scent. To me, it smells like rockmelon and vodka. My boy thinks it smells like red wine. In short: fruity, and slightly alcoholic. In any case, it doesn’t seem to have any bearing on how well it works and it doesn’t sting if it hits your skin. Just a quirky little fact. It’s probably one of the first things you’ll notice.
In saying that, neither of those things can dull my love for this wonderful creation. If you’re a lash fiend like me, you are going to ADORE this mascara. It’s got the va-va-voom of a much more expensive brand and at only RRP $11.95, it’s cheaper than a week of coffee runs.
Face of Australia Impact Curl, Extreme Volume & Curl Mascara has just hit the shelves. You’ll find it at Priceline, selected pharmacies and Big W. Run, don’t walk, to grab yourself one now. Trust me, I’m obsessed, I know.
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p.s. this product was sent to me for editorial consideration by the nice folks at Face of Australia. The fact that I didn’t pay for it with my own cash has had absolutely no bearing on my review. I’d be raving about it either way xx