I am a bit of mascara whore at the moment, using one for a week, getting bored the discarding it for something else.
My newest mascara lust is Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Lengthening Mascara (which I will do a full review for later). I saw this on a You Tube video and ended up slapping down £17.50 for a tube of this at my local BB counter.
Obviously, my first thought was how similar it looks to Eyeko’s Long & Luscious Lashes mascara!
Both come in similar tubes – I love the tube idea, means you can control the amount to apply. Both are decently packaged, no winner here.
Quantities – you get slightly more with the Bobbi Brown:
0. 3oz in the Bobbi Brown
0.28 oz in the Eyeko
Very important is the mascara brush. Both of these brushes have a spiral style comb,with wide gaps that tends to put quite a lot of product on the lashes. This is ok….if you have the kind of lashes that can take it and if you have a brilliant formula!
The Eyeko brush is thinner than the Bobbi Brown one. The BB is a bit more bristly than the Eyeko but I found the Eyeko easier to use because it’s that bit smaller.
Color wise, the BB mascara is called “smoke” which implies it’s a dark grey – but it is black. Eyeko’s is black. Side by side they look pretty much the same, both are quite dark and give a decent colour:
Formula is very important of course. Both of these mascara focus on ‘length’ as opposed to volume. Both do lengthen, but one does a much better job in my opinion.
I found that both of these formulas (when new) are a little on the wet side.
I’ve used a photograph of Eyeko from when I first got the bottle (to make it fair as the Bobbi Brown is brand new). So the angles aren’t perfect for side by side comparison, but I hope it is of some use.
2 coats of each mascara:
Eyeko adds a lot of length, it is quite dramatic and nice to use. It also does a good job of holding and emphasising curl which is great for something that is quite a wet formula. I found that the Eyeko starts to go clumpy after about a month.
Hmmm. Bobbi Brown’s formula I found, was heavier and clumpier than Eyeko’s. It added more volume but not enough length. It also weighed down my lashes a lot so there is not way it will hold curl.
I just found the brush quite big and cumbersome – hence I kept getting it on my eyelids.
I am all for posh make up, but in this case, paying more didn’t get me better results – prices: £8 for Eyeko* and £17.50 for Bobbi Brown.
*£8 isn’t really that cheap, I’ve noticed that even drugstore/highstreet mascara’s cost a fortune these days!
I suspected there would be little difference between the two products, there is actually quite a big difference and I would say the Eyeko is far better for creating a clump free lengthening effect.
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