Product Type: ELF makeup
Newest Review: ... to the point where I simply had to find a new mascara. Anyway I eventually came across this mascara and for ￡3.50 I thought I... more
Pretty and natural looking lashes
E.L.F. Mineral Infused Mascara
Member Name: Jellybeans9
E.L.F. Mineral Infused Mascara
Advantages: No clumps! Cheap! Lasts all day! True to colour! Natural look!
Disadvantages: Doesn't do much for Volume.
I was shopping on the e.l.f website for some cheap but nice quality makeup goodies, and they had an offer of 35% off everything so I thought it perfect time to try out a lot of their stuff. How I came to buy this mascara in particular was that I had been using the Maybelline one-by-one mascara and loved it... For a couple of months. After buying that mascara I realised that I love silicone brushes for the fact they don't have all the clumping you find with bristle wands. In the end I found that the Maybelline one tended to clump after a few weeks, which annoyed me to the point where I simply had to find a new mascara.
Anyway I eventually came across this mascara and for ￡3.50 I thought I might as well try it, after all it had the silicone brush I was looking for. I know some people find the packaging on makeup products really important, I don't. However for the sake of those that do, this mascara comes in a slim matte black straight tube with the name of the mascara written down the side. The packaging seems to be pretty sturdy so shouldn't have trouble with cracking etc.
When I opened the product the first thing I noticed was that the brush on the wand is a lot thinner than I thought it would be. However I don't find this to be a problem as I find the smaller the brush, the less the likelihood of getting it elsewhere on the face. The tip of the brush is also small enough to easily coat the inner lashes, and the bottom lashes without accidentally touching the lid. The colour of the mascara is nicely pigmented, so it is actually jet black and not dark grey like some mascaras turn out to be. This mascara isn't waterproof but I've found it to last well under humidity etc. And stays put all day without flaking. In fact I have to use a facewash to get it off as I think any other way would be too harsh on my eye area. The thing I love most about this mascara is there is absolutely no clumps! Not even when I ad more than one layer to my lashes.
The bad points about this mascara is that it doesn't create any volume or fullness as such. The only thing I think it does do is lengthen them slightly. However this mascara does separate and coat your lashes very nicely to create a more natural look for everyday. So if you're looking for an everyday mascara to enhance your lashes without clamping, then this is for you. Especially if you're on a budget. However if you're looking for a mascara to give a more dramatic or evening look, then I'd suggest looking elsewhere... Or at least buying a Volumising mascara for night time.
Summary: Good budget mascara for creating everyday looks.