How is it almost mid-March?! It seriously felt as if January lasted for 3 months and February lasted for 3 days! I have been on a huge skin care kick since the first of the year, but 2 makeup products that I still get exited over are a great mascara and an ultra-matte liquid lip. That being said, I was definitely excited to be given the opportunity to try out Smashbox’s Superfan Fanned Out Mascara.
Smashbox has been a consistent favorite of mine for some time, so I went into this with already high expectations. Let’s be real, there is nothing worse than your favorite brand putting out a product you are not in love with. This mascara was designed to give you the big three: volume, lift, and length. Thanks to it’s meticulous wand design it does just that. The wand is flexible and streamlined enough to define all those little lashes for precise application, and yet durable enough to really let you get in there and grab on and layer applications for ultimate results. I will say, it gave me a remarkable upgrade from my natural lash, but I did still apply my corner accent lashes because mama loves that extra definition drawing the eye outward.
This formula was great because I did not have any clumping or flaking throughout the day, but I didn’t get quite the 12 hours they boast. It was around hour 10 I noticed some dullness and wearing down of the product on my lashes. Still, that’s a legit full day of wear on the norm! I have thinner natural lashes at this point, so the pigment made a huge difference after initial application, and ultimately what helped me notice how long I was maintaining results. I will also say, that even with such a long lasting wear I was able to remove the leftover bits at the end of the day with my usual skin cleansing routine, and did not have to pull my lashes out to get them clean. I don’t know about you, but that’s a big plus! I hate when mascara is only long lasting because it’s basically welded on to your lashes for all of time.
All in all, I was pleased with the product overall. Normally I am a fan of a big fat wand, but the bristle pattern of this wand allowed me to get the desired results I look for in a mascara. My one down point would be that it is labeled as a false lash look, and while I got some supreme results, it did not completely eliminate my wand/need to accent with some falsies. If you are interested in trying, the price point is not horrible for a prestige brand. You can jump over to http://www.Smashbox.com or head into Sephora and pick this guy up for about 19$, and YES, Smashbox is cruelty-free!!
Have you tried this mascara out? I would love to hear what you thought. If you haven’t, what are your favorite mascaras that deliver the whole package of volume, lift, and length??