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Smokey Eye Mascara
Rating
$28
Category:Makeup > Mascaras (regular) > Regular Mascara
Last Updated:03.16.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

First things first: Bobbi Brown's Smokey Eye Mascara doesn't have anything to do with achieving a gorgeous smokey eye look. That comes from eyeshadow and eyeliner application, regardless of which mascara you use—mascara is the least important element in creating a classic smokey eye design. That said, this is a great everyday option for those looking to boost their lash length and volume.

Smokey Eye Mascara comes with a brush that's a bit shorter and thicker than a standard mascara brush, but it does just as good a job when it comes to coating lashes. The formula doesn't clump (even after 8 coats!) and doesn't smudge or flake, even after a full day of wear. It does a good job of lengthening lashes and adding volume, and doesn't dry to a "crunchy" hard finish. The result isn't a high-drama lash look, but it definitely enhances the eyes.

The only drawback with this mascara is the price, especially when you consider that there are mascaras that perform just as well available for a fraction of the cost. However, if you're in the mood to splurge on mascara, this would be one to add to your short list!

Pros:
  • Doesn't clump, even after multiple coats.
  • Doesn't smudge or flake.
  • Adds good volume and length to lashes.
Cons:
  • Pricey, considering there are similar mascaras available for far less.
Claims

Get thicker, fuller, bolder lashes in a single super-saturated stroke. The secret? This kohl-pigmented mascara delivers high drama thanks to its ability to build volume lash by lash. A thicker brush base evenly combs through eyelashes from roots to ends, while a tapered tip grabs those small, hard-to-reach lashes. The result is dramatically dark, stretched-out lashes in an instant - the perfect complement to a smokey eye look.

Ingredients
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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