MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

BECCA The Ultimate Mascara Review, Photos and Swatches

I don’t like using many mascaras at the same time because they all dry out too fast. So when I’ve finished  two  mascaras  that were in my rotation, I’ve realized that it was time to try a new one. And I’ve decided to open the BECCA one which I’ve got with this set at winter.

You all know how much I love BECCA so I was very curious about their only mascara which is called The Ultimate Mascara and retails for £18. It is described as  “Advanced, water-resistant, micro-tubing mascara formula lengthens and thickens the lashes while a conical shaped brush curls, lifts and separates in one easy coat.”

I have never tried  a tubing mascara  before so I was really excited to!

So how did this mascara work for me?

When I don’t get enough of sleep, and it would be easier to say when I do, my eyes are really watery so most of the mascaras (talking about those that are not waterproof) run on me and this one doesn’t move! Like seriously, it is long lasting and stays on perfectly! I will even tell you a secret… Several times I had a nap with this mascara on during the day and even after 1.5-2 hours of sleep it stayed on really well. So it is true that it doesn’t smudge, clump or melt.

Some mascaras can irritate my eyes and this didn’t, so I would say  it is great for sensitive eyes.

As this is the only mascara BECCA has, one would assume it should be an all-in-one mascara and it is actually nice but it won’t give you such volume as Lancome Hypnose. I would say that it is a great mascara for an every day use without being over dramatic without making your lashes too thick or spidery long.

It is written that the Ultimate Mascara contains “anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals to strengthen lashes and reduce lash loss” so let’s hope it does.

How to remove it?

Here is what is written at the BECCA’s website:

“Forms binding “tubes” around the lashes, enabling fast drying, long lasting wear and ease of removal. Mascara “tubes” disintegrate or slide off of lashes upon removal with water and light pressure from your fingertips, a washcloth, or shower pressure; no need for makeup remover or rubbing under-eye area to remove mascara residue”.

My experience.

As someone who has a very dry skin, I use water on my face only several times per week which means that I have to use water just to remove the mascara. I’ve tried the regular makeup remover which I am using right now and it didn’t really work.

But for others I think it’s only a bonus  to remove a mascara with water, as you save on your makeup remover and you can take off your mascara while you are taking the shower in the evening or washing the face. So convenient and so easy!

I would say this is a great mascara to try, it is long lasting, gives a nice effect to your lashes for an every day look and is easy to remove.

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