Lashes to Die For The Mascara

by Peter Thomas Roth   To Die For
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Roth's Lashes to Die For The Mascara gives an impressive amount of length, moderate thickness, and a clean, clump-free application to lashes that wears beautifully. The rubber bristle bristles combines stubby and elongated bristles in a pattern than produces drama at the base of lashes and a soft, fringed effect at lash tips. It removes easily with a water-soluble cleanser. It’s overpriced, but you aren't likely to be disappointed by its performance.

Unique in the world of spa and salon specialty lines, Peter Thomas Roth is a large but straightforward line with mostly uncomplicated formulations that, for the most part, are quite good and state-of-the-art. Unlike many product lines, most of the acne, AHA, BHA, sunscreen, and moisturizing products contain what they should to be effective and helpful for skin.

A novel aspect of this line is that there are few (if any) nonsense ingredients. Roth products conspicuously lack the exotic, potentially irritating, sensitizing, and often unnecessary plant extracts and the irritating, fragrant plant oils that show up in most pricey skin-care lines, especially spa lines. Many of these products don't have fragrance, and they lack the long lists of ingredients that are often unnecessarily complicated. Even more impressive are the well-formulated cleansers, sunscreens, AHA products, and skin lighteners. The moisturizers have improved somewhat, and most are now packaged so that the light- and air-sensitive ingredients remain stable. In fact, Roth's packaging deserves special mention because it is exceptionally utilitarian and gender-friendly. No pretty pink bottles, sexy curved jars, or bejeweled caps—all of which reinforce the clinical nature of Peter Thomas Roth. Overall, this line should be admired for its simplicity and, for the most part, for its well-thought-out formulations.

After all that glowing praise there are a few embarrassing missteps to avoid, such as products that contain hydrogen peroxide, which can cause free-radical damage and hurt skin; irritating acne products that contain sulfur; unimpressive masks (odd for a spa-oriented line); and a bumper crop of products claiming to affect expression lines and wrinkles in a manner similar to cosmetic corrective procedures.

For more information about Peter Thomas Roth, call (800) PTR-SKIN or visit

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  1. Carol H.
    Reviewed on Friday, July 11, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Man oh man do I love this mascara. I swear, its making my eyelashes grow - they are getting longer! Granted, it may be my imagination, but who cares! I get beautiful length and separation, even without a lash primer (like I have time for that at 5:30 in the morning). I like long feathery lashes, not the heavy, tarantula leg lashes, and this gives me exactly that with just 1 coat. I put on a second coat sometimes just for extra length. I'm sticking with this one for a while.

  2. Peggy P.
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 21, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Drop Dead Gorgeous
    • I've been able to find this mascara for about $15.00. It has a long, skinny brush with bristles of varying lengths. The brush is fantastic for getting hard-to-reach corner lashes. No clumps, no smudges, removes easily with cleanser. You can apply multiple coats if you wish or do a quick sweep for a natural look. Builds length and volume with two thin coats. I'm very pleased with this mascara.

  3. ERIN C.
    Reviewed on Monday, January 06, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      3 / 4
    The best, so far!
    • Love this mascara. Doesn't clump, lengthens, thickens somewhat. Gives nice, dark lashes that don't look like spider legs like some reality tv stars. Less $$ than some of the luxury brands that don't perform as well.

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