Hello everybody 🌹
I’m on a hunt for my perfect mascara. I’ve already got two, which are my absolute trusties but the beauty junkie within doesn’t let me stop, making me try out something new all the time.
So, one day I happened to get the new mascara from Smashbox Superfan collection. Right off the bat, I started testing it.📌Product info:
Made in: Italy
Size: 10 ml
Results: long and voluminous lashes
Super Fan Mascara creates buildable lift, length, and volume that lasts for up to 12 hours. The 360° Precision double-bristle brush loads product from root to tip, while the soft comb reaches, styles, and reveals lashes you never knew you had. The super black formula keeps lashes looking fuller and thicker without any clumping, smudging, flaking, or heaviness.
It would be a crime not to tell you about my lashes, because if a mascara works on me, which are rather shitty, it means that this mascara is awesome. My natural eyelashes are short, downturned, rare and almost invisible. In a word, there’s nothing good about them.
my lashes without any mascara on
It’s a heavy red tube. I mean it! But once you look at it, you can see perfectly well that the product doesn’t cost two dollars. The red glossy tube also reveals the name of the collection given with big letters. And that’s all. But in my book, it looks really posh and stylish. So photo-friendly.
It’s silicone-bristled and pretty thick. Not my favorite option just because it doesn’t go well with my lashes. And we all know that a brush is 50% of the mascara’s success. What do I have to say about it? First of all, the bristles are thick and I find them really difficult to get my lash roots with it. The second problem is also connected with the bristles again. The thing is that they take out too much of the formula all the time. And finally, the bristle issue one more time, you see, there’s too much space between the bristles on the brush and these spaces catch several lashes at a time. Thus, hello clumping. Not the best result, is it?
🎀My eyes reaction:
Luckily, I haven’t experienced any allergic, itching or reddening reactions with this mascara.
If your eyes are sensitive, you’d still better have a look at the list of ingredients:
Water\Aqua\Eau, Stearic Acid, Ceresin, Synthetic Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\ Copernicia Cerifera Cera \Cire de Carnauba, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Sucrose Stearate, Nylon-6, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Rhodophycea Extract, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Ethylhexylglycerin, Simethicone, Methylcellulose, PVP, Laureth-21, Polysorbate 65, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hectorite, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)] <ILNILN44486>.
I have already stated the problem of roots coverage with the formula. It’s still very uncomfortable, but after several mumbo-jumbo moves, I can manage to put on this mascara without ruining the rest of my makeup.
One layer of the product applies well and I get length and more volume. Of course, it was painful to separate my lashes after that. I’ll speak about it a little lower.
And the second layer actually damages all the effects. And here they are - spider’s legs. After that, I always have to comb my lashes a lot.
🎀Consistency and color:
It’s gooey and a tad viscous. I don’t appreciate such textures, because they don’t usually go well with my shitty lashes.
As for the color, it’s saturated black and I can see all its beauty on my eyes.
It’s phenomenal! I can coat my lashes with it in the morning and wear it the entire day, have a nap in my car, cuddling my pillow and there won’t be a bit that will fall out or crumble. The formula doesn’t flake off at all.
Even if you burst with sudden tears, you’ll still look good. Once my eyes were really watery because of heavy wind. The product stayed on for very long.
two coats. Can you see those clumps at the tips?
So now, let’s discuss the statistics, given on the official website:
In a consumer survey after 1 use:
98% said it instantly coats each lash from root to tip.
Well, I wouldn’t say so. It does coat, however, it forms clumps as well.
96% said it instantly lengthens lashes.
Here I agree with them. I can see length, especially compared with the initial results.
94% saw a fanned-out look.
Here it’s also true.
94% said it instantly lifts lashes.
I partly agree because the lift isn’t so visible.
93% said it instantly separates lashes.
No, it clumps them together. No adequate separation from the brush.
93% said it instantly adds volume.
Yes, the volume is here, and it’s good, I agree.
Is this product worth $19? No, it isn’t at all!!!
Is it possible to find a better and cheaper dupe? Yes, absolutely. There are many brands in the market to look at.
Is the wear time solid? Yes, it is. Here, I can assess it with an excellent mark.
Does it make me raving about it? No, it doesn’t. It’s more likely to leave me indifferent.
This mascara is neither perfect nor bad. I assess it with a start between 3 and 4. This will be fair.
Thanks for your attention 🌹