No Smudge Mascara
Last Updated:04.06.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

No Smudge Mascara really doesn’t smudge but its performance goes beyond that. You’ll enjoy how quickly this mascara lengthens lashes without clumping, and it provides more thickness than most waterproof mascaras. It stays on all day whether you’re swimming or getting caught in the rain, and doesn’t make lashes feel dry or brittle. Removing it requires more than a water-soluble cleanser, but that’s par for the course. This is one to try if you prefer shopping for mascara at the department store.

Brand Overview

Bobbi Brown At-A-Glance

Strengths: A good cleanser and eye makeup removers; some impressive foundations, with options for all skin types and preferences; very good blushes and eyeshadows (powder and cream); several top-notch mascaras; mostly excellent brushes.

Weaknesses: Multiple moisturizers in jar packaging, otherwise great products hindered with irritating fragrant oils or fragrance components.

It all began with lipsticks. In 1991, New York based makeup artist Bobbi Brown debuted a collection of ten lipsticks at Bergdorf Goodman, expecting to sell about one hundred units in a month. She sold more than that the first day. From there, it's been mostly success after success, as Brown launched her classic foundation stick, wrote her first book, Bobbi Brown Beauty The Ultimate Beauty Resource, and enjoyed continued attention as an in-demand makeup artist and beauty educator.

Today, Bobbi Brown's makeup that continues to excel with superior foundations, true matte blushes and eyeshadows, and with all of the other basics that are essential to anyone’s makeup wardrobe. It isn't the least bit surprising that this makeup collection continues to do so well, because for many it's one-stop shopping that combines classic makeup application techniques with enough fun-yet-functional products to keep customer's interest piqued season to season.

Turning to the skincare collection, there are a few excellent formulas, but unfortunately, many are packaged in a jar, which means their beneficial ingredients are rendered useless due to air exposure (and bacterial contamination from spatulas or fingers). In addition, some suffer from the inclusion of potent fragrant essential oils. Those that should be avoided are noted in their respective reviews. That aside, color is without a doubt Bobbi Brown's strong point—but you will find a few sleeper hits among the selection of skincare products.

For more information about Bobbi Brown, call (877) 310-9222 or visit www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

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Smudges in hours...

This is NOT smudge proof. Within hours I have black smudges under my eyes. Very disappointed. Still on the hunt for a smudge proof mascara. So far, I have not been able to find one.

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Jennifer D
BEST Department Store Brand!

If you must purchase expensive "department store" brands, this is THE BEST WATERPROOF MASCARA ever! Over the years, before I discovered I must live on a budget, I've tried many other brands and they don't even come close to this one. While I now use "drugstore" brands, if I want to splurge on the fancy store experience and service, I pick this one. In my opinion, it's simply a "no-brainer"!

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Jennifer B-G
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