|10 hour wear||held up|
|Jogging||held up some|
|Doing everyday chores in the home||held up|
|Running outside errands||held up some|
Sitting in a steamy bathroom
(to simulate humidity)
|held up some|
Clumping: Yes, especially for the Black Tea shade. The wand loads up and deposits a lot of the product onto your lashes. While the Dark Chocolate doesn't load up as much as the Black Tea, it still applies heavily, leaving lashes somewhat clumpy.
Smudging: Some, mostly near the bottom lashes.
Curl: It doesn't actually curl; however, if you curl your lashes separately, it does hold the curl.
Length: Not by much.
Volume: Very little.
Longevity: Lasted most of the day, but in humidity, I did notice some smudging. Also, for Dark Chocolate, if there was any moisture near my eyes, the Dark Chocolate formula would sting my eyes.
Ease of Use: Because the wand loads up with so much product, it's a little difficult to put on without getting product on your eye lids. I had to do some clean up after application.
Pros: Smells divine, and the Black Tea pigmentation is very dark. The Dark Chocolate shade is nice for someone with light colored lashes.
Cons: This is a very wet formula. I even noticed at times that it dried up in small beads.
End Result: I really wanted to love this mascara. The packaging is super cute, and it smells so nice. But I was very disappointed in the formula. Very wet, sometimes dried in beads, and makes my lashes stick together, making for a clumpy look. The Dark Chocolate shade also stings the eyes if moisture is near the eyes and when removing the mascara.
Caution If you suffer from cocoa allergies, avoid the Dark Chocolate shade. A volunteer with cocoa allergies tested it on a small patch of skin, and it caused an allergic reaction.
Ingredients: Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, tocopherol (vitamin E), Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Oryza sativa (rice) bran wax, coconut stearic acid, pantothenic acid (pro-vitamin B5), Fucus vesiculosus (seaweed) powder extract, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Passiflora alata (maracuja) seed oil, extracts of Aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice) leaf*, Oryza sativa (rice) germ powder, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) powder, Coffea arabica (coffee beans) seed, Origanum vulgare (oregano) leaf, Thymus vulgaris (thyme) flower/leaf, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower/leaf/stem, Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), Passiflora alata (maracuja) seed, Lonicera caprifolium flower and Lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, vegetable glycerin. May contain iron oxides.
Mascara review by Yisell Santos. Born and raised in NYC, Yisell has been in the industry since 2004. Her portfolio includes work in print publications, TV, film, music videos, and bridal. Visit Yisell at yisellsantosmakeup.com.
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