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e.l.f. Studio 3-in-1 Mascara


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Review: e.l.f. Studio 3-in-1 Mascara

by Yisell Santos

Specs

Color: Very Black

Vegan: Yes

MSRP: $3.00

Size: 0.28 oz/8 g

Applicator: Silicone brush

Manufacturer's Product Description: An all-in-one professional mascara that lengthens, defines and volumizes lashes. The uniquely shaped, multipurpose silicone brush has precision bristles to coat every lash for a dramatic look. The maximum performance, long-lasting formula gives all day smudge-free, budge-free wear for gorgeous lashes.


Test Results

  Experiment Result
  10 hour wearheld up some
  Joggingheld up some
  Doing everyday chores in the homeheld up
  Running outside errandsheld up some
  Sitting in a steamy bathroom
(to simulate humidity)
did not hold up

 

Clumping: None

Smudging: Some. Didn't do well in humidity. Both eye moisture and moisture in the air caused it to run a little.

Curl: Not by much.

Length: Pretty good length.

Thickening: Not by much.

Volume: Brush did help in separating the lashes.

Longevity: Half way through the day I had to do a little clean up in the under eye area.

Ease of Use: The unique shaped brush makes it easy to coat your lower lashes with mascara without smudging.


Conclusions

Pros: Good for lengthening and separating but no big pros here.

Cons: Smudged, not as black as is claims to be, crunchy lashes.

End Result: While this mascara did provide me with some length and volume, it just didn't perform well. I found it held up better if I wasn't outside too long or did too much activity. So, if you'll be inside most of the day (e.g., work), then it works fine. But a night out on the town or basic outside errands will make this mascara smudge. I also didn't like the applicator much. The ball tip was nice for the lower lashes but difficult for inner corner of the eye.


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