In keeping with my theme of mascara obsession lately, here’s another I’ve tried recently…Smashbox Full Exposure mascara.
Smashbox says this mascara is inspired by the technique of layering fiber mascara over volumizing mascara for lashes supposedly 104% bigger. Which sounds really scientific and all, especially the bizarre figure of 104%.
The first thing I noticed is that the brush is absolutely huge. This is the head of the brush compared to a full size Essie polish:
Now I’ve got pretty big eyes, but this mascara brush is enormous. It’s cumbersome to use. The wet formula that smudges + a giant, hard to use brush = a mess.
And you know what? This mascara does nothing. It tinted my lashes black. No length, no volume. Just nothing.
And! It gets better… I’m allergic to it. I don’t have any pictures of it on my lashes because I normally wear a mascara a few times before I take pictures and review it. But not this one. My eyes swelled up so badly I couldn’t drive in to work the day after wearing this mascara. It was awful.
The mascara retails for $19.50 at Sephora, and even allergic reaction aside, I wouldn’t recommend it because it just doesn’t perform.