As you can see in the above hand-swatch, this mascara isn’t the deepest, darkest inky black. Having said that, it is most definitely black, with not a hint of washed out greyness to it.
The formula at the time I received this mascara was what I would describe as quite thin. This worked very well for me as a day-to-day mascara, as it coloured my lashes black without any clumpiness at all. I could put on 3-4 coats without getting spider lashes.
Like all mascara, over time the formula of this has thickened up. I’ve been using this for close to 3 months now, and I prefer to stick with 1-2 coats to avoid clumping.
You can see that naturally my lashes are fairly straight, and very blonde.
As you can see my eyelashes are most definitely black. They are holding quite a nice curl (I didn’t curl them, it’s all the mascara), and they are quite nicely defined.
Ease of application:
Bobbi Brown Intensifying Long Wear Mascara is definitely long-wearing on my lashes. It doesn’t flake at all, and my lashes look as good at the end of the day as they did at the beginning.
I do find that on a hot day, or if I have been sweating I do get some mascara transfer to my brow bone. Unfortunately once it’s on my brow bone, it can be a little difficult to wipe off.
The mascara is so long wearing that it can be a struggle to get off at the end of the day, and in quite an unusual way. Due to my hooded, deep-set eyes I wear either waterproof mascara or tubular mascara at all times. I generally use warm water to remove tubing mascaras, and either a dual-phase eye makeup remover, or a cleansing oil to remove my waterproof mascaras. Neither one works particularly well to remove this mascara and it reacts the same way to all of the above. It starts to break down into the typical little flakes that tubing mascaras do, but it leaves a black residue behind.
If I am wearing this mascara and I want to make sure my lashes are completely clean, I really need to cleanse my eyes so many times that they get very irritated. Now when I wear it, I accept that I will have “tinted” lashes for a day or 2 afterward.
What they say:
Our longest-lasting mascara not only delivers lush, thick lashes but also ultimate lash definition without smudging or clumping. A specially designed brush applicator fully coats each lash for maximum lengthening, curling and volume for up to 16 hours. Best of all? It removes easily with warm water.
Bobbi Brown counters and online.
Launches on Australian Counters on Sunday the 17th of June 2012.