I tried to make a video review today, but the lighting is soooo DARK! It's raining a pretty good amount.. AGAIN! But at least it wasn't freezing today. I had to walk in the rain across campus just to get to my car! UGH, my hair was soaking wet too! Well, everything was wet. Even worse, I think I did really bad with my chemistry test too :( I'm kind've bummed but then again, I didn't study as hard as I did with my other test I had in chemistry.
Anywho, onto the review! ^_^ I've had this mascara for almost 3 months now and it's time to throw it out. It's also time to throw it out because the lettering has faded on the tube!
Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula
"Vows to look pretty for 24 hours without a smudge or smear. One stroke and these pretty lashes last through rain, sweat, humidity, tears. Yet the formula removes easily with warm water. Unique brush reaches and beautifully lengthens even the tiniest lashes. Ophthalmologist tested, too." -Sephora.com
This mascara really doesn't come off for 24 hours! I fell asleep before wearing the mascara and it was still on in the morning! I mean, my lashes were kind've retarded looking because I sleep on my side, but the point is that it's still on! Lash Power is a tubing kind've mascara meaning that it washes off with warm water and it comes off in little tubes (more like lines). If you're stuck in the rain like I was today, your mascara won't smudge, smear, or begin to look like it's washing off because of the formula to this!
I love the brush on this! It's super small meaning that I can actually use it on my lower lashes and not make a complete mess as I would with ordinary wands. See how thin it is? And I get a crapload of mascara on my face when I don't wear any eyeshadows because I end up spending way too much time trying to make my lashes look long and defined but with this mascara it's so easy to come off!
The only thing is really don't like about it is that the tube is shorter compared with my other mascaras. I guess it's a love hate relationship because it's easy to just throw it in my makeup bag and it won't take up a lot of room.
Product: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4.8 out of 5
Where to buy: Sephora, Clinique.com, and Clinique counters
I tested it out with primer and without primer. Of course I'm using the Clinique Lash Building Primer as I'm trying to stay consistent with my mascara reviewing.
Here's the first trial with the primer.
The mascara went on easily because of the primer already coating my lashes. I didn't have to work with it much even though my lashes are being stupid today because they're not going in the same direction! You can see that it's not clumpy looking and it's consistent. I didn't use primer on my lower lashes, just combed the wand through them to give it some color ^_^
The final result with primer:
Moving onto the one without primer:
I had to work with this side more because my lashes were bare. I first had to put some on to evenly coat my lashes and make them "wet". I went back in to define and separate them but the lashes were already drying due to the formula and it was on the verge of making little clumps. It did separate and lengthen my lashes but I think it did better separating with the primer on versus none at all.
The final result without primer:
I think the mascara did good with or without primer because from a distance you won't really notice the separation. You'll only notice the length which seems to be equal in my opinion. I like this mascara for more of an everyday, natural wear. And with the easy removal, it'll be less tugging on your eyes for that last hint of mascara!
If you've got the extra bucks I'd recommend picking it up to try it out because it's not totally pricey. And if you don't like it, you could always just go ahead and return it. Hope you enjoyed my review and if you've tried it out I'd like to hear your thoughts about it :)