Another day, another mascara!
This time the mascara I am testing is from Paula’s Choice; Illicit Lash Maximum Impact Mascara is supposed to create long, soft, dramatic lashes that will not smudge, flake or clump.
It comes with a long rubbery spiky brush.
As you know by now, I have very mixed results with mascara, but I can usually pull a few positive points from most of the ones I try.
The brush is pretty unusual! It’s rubber but also quite a stiff brush- it’s very straight so I found it a tad tricky (well – I ended up poking myself in the eye because I find brushes with some curve easier to use).
Nevertheless, this brush helps with separation. Also – the formula seems to be nicely coated around it. The mascara texture I really like – it’s super rich, a bit almost tar like (I mean that in a good way) so it does instantly add colour and length. It’s a DRAMATIC mascara.
However – the only fault I found with his is that it minimally holds curl:
When I used it with my beloved Shiseido Primer, then curl held a lot lot better:
I don’t think this looks so hot if you layer it but one coat on its own leaves a nice, defined dramatic lash.
I would recommend this for ladies with naturally curled lashes as it’s instant drama – OR if your lashes are straight like mine, it’s great if you are happy for use it with a primer.
I was also sent the Gentle Touch Eye Make Up Remover:
This is a shake before use eye make up remover, which has a oily touch to it to get rid of waterproof make up BUT, it does not feel horrid and oily afterwards. I REALLY like this make up remover. It gets rid of all bits of make up even my tough Japanese mascara.
It’s also fragrance and colorant free which is fab! I usually use Lancome Bi-Facial but since I finished it just a few days ago, I am converting to this Paula’s Choice one for now.