Our review of the mascara and brush that deliver killer lashes
I love experimenting with new makeup and since becoming a tester for this fabulous site I’ve been introduced to a slew of products and brands I would never have tried on my own. And while it’s fun to try new things, I still remain faithful to a few choice items. One of those is my mascara; that infamous, affordable mascara in the pink and green tube has been my trusted brand for years. But, I have to admit, I may have found a mascara that’s not only worth shelling out a few extra bucks for, but one that could become a permanent addition to my makeup collection. It’s Peter Thomas Roth’s Lashes To Die For, The Mascara.
Lashes To Die For, The Mascara ($22) is a special formula created to deliver great looking lashes while nourishing and protecting. Thanks to Roth’s background of natural Hungarian skin therapy, his concern for beneficial products not only draws upon those traditional treatments but a variety of advanced and innovative technologies to offer a line of products to make you look and feel good. True to philosophy, with ingredients like bamboo, aloe vera, macadamia nut oil, silk powder, vitamins A, C and E and Pro Vitamin B, this mascara not only conditions but protects against moisture loss and makes your lashes look gorgeous too!
One of the secrets of its success is in the special brush applicator. Unlike a traditional mascara brush, this is like a rounded plastic comb (check it out in the top photo). The applicator has two sets of bristles: the longer for lengthening, separating and enhancing curl, the shorter for coverage and thickness. I found that if I turned the applicator one way I could fully coat my lashes without looking clumpy. Another turn and they were lengthened, separated and nicely defined. I haven’t touched my eyelash comb since using this mascara and my lashes have never looked this thick, long and lush before! And while it goes on smoothly with only a couple of sweeps for full coverage, I can still build up the product for a dramatic look while still keeping my lashes soft and natural looking.
The one issue I did notice is that while it’s advertised as water resistant I found it tends to smudge a bit if it gets wet. I’m actually ok with though, this since I’ve never been fond of the waterproof mascara death grip. So unless you’re standing in a downpour or jump in a pool, this will actually last all day without flaking or running.
Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For, The Mascara’s ability to deliver long, voluminous lashes while using beneficial ingredients makes it a nice addition to my collection. And has it given my go-to brand a run for its money!
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Kari is a Minneapolis based artist who drinks too much coffee and enjoys taking pictures of the strange foods she eats. She’s always running 10 minutes behind despite her clock being an hour fast. You can find her musings on art, music and food at her blog, Tuna Fish Casserole.
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