Product Type: Lush makeup
Newest Review: ... 4-6 of most mascaras, meaning that it is recommended for those with sensitive eyes. Eyes Right is suitable for vegans and contains wheatg... more
Right for my eyes?
Lush Eyes Right
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Lush Eyes Right
Advantages: Gentle, creates a pretty natural look
Disadvantages: Not waterproof, expensive, not dramatic enough
I was intrigued when my favourite store, Lush, introduced a new makeup range. Called 'Emotional Brilliance', it included a kaleidoscope of lip and eye colours alongside other essentials such as face powder and mascara. I've tried a few of these items, and today I'm going to review the mascara - named Eyes Right.
Mascara is a makeup essential for me. I have naturally pale eyelashes, and without mascara they are difficult to see, which can look odd particularly with my dyed dark brown hair. I have several mascaras already but this one really stood out.
Firstly because of the packaging. It comes in a small glass bottle with a rubber top, which reminds me of those old-fashioned apothecary bottles. Secondly because it contains only one preservative (methylparaben), as opposed to the 4-6 of most mascaras, meaning that it is recommended for those with sensitive eyes.
Eyes Right is suitable for vegans and contains wheatgrass, an ingredient full of vitamins and minerals which help to condition and nourish the lashes. While it is not claimed that the product is waterproof, it does contain Japan and carnauba waxes which help it to set. As the ingredients list is so short, I have reproduced it here:
Fresh Wheatgrass Infusion, Water, Japan Wax, Stearic Acid, Talc, Triethanolamine, Carnauba Wax, PVP, CI77499, Methylparaben
The mascara costs £12 which is a little expensive, especially for such a small (5ml) bottle. However, I'm willing to pay this for a good product.
The mascara is slightly tricky to apply, owing to the very short wand which often comes loose from the lid. I think I've pretty much mastered the technique now, but I would still prefer a longer wand. The mascara itself has the same texture and properties as any black mascara and applies in much the same way, swept over the eyelashes. The actual brush itself is a standard mascara brush, and once applied my lashes appear longer, thicker and defined.
The mascara looks good on and it doesn't flake; I like the way it makes my eyelashes look although it doesn't do anything dramatic like make them curl or appear massive. I think it produces a lovely natural effect which is ideal for daytime.
I do find that this mascara can smudge slightly in the rain or if my eyes water. To be fair it is not claimed that the mascara is waterproof, however my other non-waterproof mascaras don't smudge at all. On the plus side, it is very easy to remove with cleanser or eye makeup remover.
My conclusions on this product are mixed. On the one hand, it is a good quality mascara for natural lashes, and it is very gentle. On the other, it does smudge a bit and it isn't as dramatic as I'd like for a night out. I'd recommend it for those with particularly sensitive eyes, but for everyone else I think there are better (and cheaper) alternatives available.
Summary: Mascara from Lush