Posted by Statia on Thursday, February 10, 2011
Given the claims that conventional mascara makes (“Your lashes will punch others in the face with their girth and length!“), it’s no wonder that our reviews of safer mascara are, well, lacking. The majority of conventional mascaras work based on the type of wand (most of the volumizing wands are now made of silicone), and I’m sure it does add some semblance of a “clumping effect” albeit slight, so that it gives the illusion that your lashes are longer and fuller. But no mascara really does that for me so I have no idea what I’m talking about when it comes to science.
Now that my kids are getting older and allow me five minutes to put myself together (not the whole five minutes to myself, and not without a lot of tattling, screaming, and shoving each other, I might add), I’ve slowly been remembering to wear at least a little makeup every day. So, I treated myself to some new stuff, one of them being mascara. And as far as “green” mascara goes your choices are limited and as far as green AND volumizing? Well, Dr. Hauschka’s volumizing mascara is pretty much all that there is.
Dr. Hauschka’s volumizing mascara will not make the same claims that its conventional counterparts will. Your lashes will not precede you when walking into a room. It’s a very simple mascara, and it did give my lashes more volume but realize that I have little nubbins for lashes so anything is an improvement for me and this isn’t a complaint. I take any mascara at face value because I think what mascara promises is ridiculous. It smells fantastic, like rose petals, which beats any other brand in my book (I big puffy heart the scent). Most mascara smells like mud in my opinion. It doesn’t make my eyes itch and it gives me nice pleasant natural looking lashes without making me look like a drag queen.
So overall? If you’re going for a more natural look and you’re looking to green up your mascara? This is a sure winner. The price isn’t majorly expensive (about the same as a good conventional mascara, more expensive than your typical drug store mascara), about $30. If you’re looking for something that will give you more of a supermodel look? Yeah sorry, you’re going to have to stick with Loreal.
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