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Cosmo Editor Tests Mascara: An Honest Experiment
Cosmo Editor Tests Mascara: An Honest Experiment
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We took the most popular mascaras for testing and checked how good they are.

I applied mascara in the morning, took pictures, went to work, led my usual lifestyle, and in the evening took pictures again to clearly show how the mascara "behaves".

On average, the mascara was on the eyelashes for 10 hours.

We decided to evaluate each of them according to 5 criteria: compliance with the declared effect, ease of application, durability, wearing comfort and ease of removal.

This is how my eyelashes look completely without makeup.

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1. High Impact Mascara, Clinique

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What they promise: “High Impact mascara contains a polymer base that automatically adds volume to the lashes. Your look will become expressive, eyelashes are long, fluffy and curled."

Correspondence: 5 points. The eyelashes really become longer, more voluminous and their curvature is very expressive.

Ease of application: 5 points. The brush is quite voluminous, it paints over the eyelashes the first time, does not form lumps, the mascara lays down in an even layer.

Persistence: 4 points. By the evening, a certain amount of mascara fell off under the eyes, but I would not say that it was very noticeable.

Wearing comfort: 5 points, mascara is not felt at all on the eyelashes.

Ease of Removal: 5 points, mascara is washed off simply with warm water.

2. Perversion, Urban Decay

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What they promise: "Super curvy, super black, super seductive lashes."

Correspondence: 5 points. The eyelashes seem to have doubled in size.

Ease of application: 5 points. The brush is very fluffy, and at first it seemed to me that the mascara would lay too thick, but no: the texture of the mascara is light, creamy, and from the first time I painted over all the lashes without any problems.

Persistence: 5 points. By evening, there were no marks under the lower eyelid.

Wearing comfort: 4 points. During the day, the lashes clumped slightly, although this did not make the makeup look messy.

Ease of Removal: 5 points. It is washed off with a special eye makeup remover; it is enough to run a cotton pad over the eyelashes a couple of times.

3. Lash Queen Perfect, Helena Rubinstein

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What they promise: “The unique formula combines creamy texture with long-lasting volume that resists eye rubbing. Instant volume does not weigh down the lashes or lead to clumps."

Correspondence: 5 points. The lashes are fluffy, perfectly separated, long and curled.

Ease of application: 5 points. An elegant brush with a taper in the middle is very comfortable and stains even short eyelashes.

Persistence: 4 points. By the evening, traces under the lower eyelashes, albeit very small, but appeared.

Wearing comfort: 5 points. Completely imperceptible.

Ease of Removal: 5 points, washed off with warm water.

4. Volume Effet Faux Cils, Yves Saint Laurent

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What they promise: "False eyelash effect mascara."

Correspondence: 4 points. My eyelashes have become more voluminous, but not as much as I expected. But they became longer, although this was not promised. Nice bonus!

Ease of application: 5 points, distributed easily and evenly.

Persistence: 3 points. On a hot day, the mascara melts, and the tips of the eyelashes leave marks on the upper and lower eyelids. (In this case, I had burgundy mascara, so the marks are reddish)

Wearing comfort: 5 points, the mascara does not weigh down the lashes.

Ease of Removal: 5 points, washes off with make-up remover in just 1 movement.

5. Le Volume De Chanel

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What they promise: “Instant volume at the first touch. The eyelashes become thick and dense."

Correspondence: 5 points. The eyelashes became thicker, 1 layer of mascara was enough, and painted over from the very roots.

Ease of application: 4 points. A plastic brush requires a certain skill, from the first attempt I did not succeed in applying the mascara evenly, since I did not think to “remove” the excess from the walls of the bottle.

Persistence: 5 points. Even when I rubbed my eye, the eyelashes stuck together a little, but the mascara did not stain my fingers or crumble.

Wearing comfort: 5 points, you instantly forget about mascara, eyelashes remain light.

Ease of Removal: 5 points. Washed off with make-up remover in one stroke.

6. X-Rated, Smashbox

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What They Promise: “The X-Rated Mascara formula contains triple Tripod fibers that envelop each lash and create volume. The unique Thiple Threat brush with three rows of bristles separates and colors each lash."

Correspondence: 5 points. Eyelashes really look fuller and longer.

Ease of application: 5 points. The brush is comfortable, easy to use, perfectly dispenses mascara.

Persistence: 4 points. By the evening, traces are noticeable under the eyes.

Wearing comfort: 5 points, eyelashes are not weighted and do not stick together.

Ease of Removal: 4 points, washes off with makeup remover, but I had to wipe my eyelashes three times.

7. Noir Couture, Givenchy

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What they promise: “The gaps between the three spheres of the brush are instantly filled with mascara for an immediate volumetric effect. The bristles are of different lengths to cover the shortest and hardest-to-reach lashes, stretching them indefinitely."

Correspondence: 5 points. The lashes do lengthen and thicken, but still retain their natural look.

Ease of application: 5 points. The three-ball brush looks unusual, but easy to use.

Persistence: 5 points. By the evening - not the slightest trace of mascara on the skin.

Wearing comfort: 5 points. The mascara does not weigh down the lashes and is not felt.

Ease of Removal: 5 points, with one stroke of a cotton pad dipped in makeup remover.

8. Wonder Perfect, Clarins

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What they promise: "Universal mascara" 3 in 1 "evenly paints lashes along the entire length, from roots to tips, giving them volume, lengthening and curling as much as possible."

Correspondence: 5 points. And the volume, and the length, and the bend - at the level.

Ease of application: 5 points. The wide brush distributes mascara perfectly to the tips of the lashes.

Persistence: 4 points. In the evening, the ink crumbles a little.

Wearing comfort: 5 points, lashes stay light and don't stick together.

Ease of Removal: 5 points, washed off with a cotton pad in one touch.

9. Sensai Mascara MSL, Kanebo

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What they promise: "Mascara cares for lashes, improving condition and promoting their growth. Resistant to sweat, tears and moisture. Washes away with warm water at 38 ° C and above."

Correspondence: 4 points. Turned out to be not as persistent as stated.

Ease of application: 5 points, comfortable wide brush and light texture.

Persistence: 3 points. Traces under the eyes appeared by lunchtime.

Wearing comfort: 5 points, not felt on the eyelashes.

Ease of Removal: 4 points. Mascara is really washed off with warm water, but you will have to wash your face for about a minute.

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