I’ve had this mascara for a while now, and I wanted to really test it out, since at first I was not particularly impressed with it. I love Charlotte Tilbury, I think her makeup and skin care is amazing, it’s innovative, luxurious and genuinely high quality products. Hence why I was rather disappointed with this mascara after having seen all the hype about its launch.
So to start with the positives, the packaging is fab, I adore the rose gold and the font, I think it makes it look super luxurious and expensive. The wand is beautiful, I much prefer the bristle fibre wands to the plastic ones. The brush is huge and covers all the lashes evenly and creates gorgeously, thick, lengthened and volumised lashes. The final result is amazing, almost like wearing false lashes. It dries relatively fast too considering the amount of product that goes onto your lashes. Aesthetically, I’ve never really had the same final result from a mascara before, it’s only really comparable to Benefit’s Bad Gal mascara, which is also a favourite of mine.
Of course with Charlotte Tilbury, there’s a lot of science behind the products, and this is no exception. According to the website, the mascara includes;
Marine Glycogen: a new, exciting hair tonic that is known to stimulate the growth of the hair follicle and the proliferation of keratin cells. It does this by feeding the follicle with energy during its most active period of growth
Tamanu Oil (The Beauty Leaf Oil) has regenerating properties in order to protect, nourish and strengthen the lashes.
A special blend of waxes gives the mascara its elastic texture that glides over the lashes from the root right through to the tip, for false-lash length that feels weightless.
However, contrary to what it says in the description of the mascara, I experienced a lot of fall out, which was so annoying because the finish is just so good! After about an hour I had black under my eyes and under my brows. I’ve tried a variety of ways to prevent this from happening, and the only success was to use a fine, loose powder under and around my eyes. Which is a bit of an inconvenience for those with dryer skin like me, as I rarely wear a lot of powder, especially at this time of year.
Overall I do really like this mascara and think the finish is quite unique and it does last all day. The fall out is a massive con but it is resolvable. I would recommend the mascara with the precaution of the powdering necesity! I use the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder (which I love).
Lots of love,