Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Colorbar, Eyes, Product Reviews | Posted on 30-01-2013
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Today I’m reviewing the Colorbar Lash Illusion Mascara Duo which contains a volumizing end and a lengthening end and is one of the best dramatic mascaras I’ve tried!
Price : Rs 399 for 4ml+4ml
What Colorbar says about the Product :
Available in Black, this duo-step Mascara makes the eyelashes look naturally thick and long with its lash lengthening and lash volumizer. It prevents lashes from falling or breaking and is water resistant. The Mascara does not flake or clump and is suitable for sensitive eyes and those who wear contact lenses.
My take on the product
The Mascara comes with 2 wands – a Volumising one and a Lengthening one – one at each end of the tube. To me, the wands seem identical and even the final effect with each looks about the same (comparison pictures later in the post). The wands are quite small and fairly thin so they are easy to use especially on the inner and lower lashes. The wands don’t pick up too much product so there isn’t much clumping. The fibre bristles are densely packed in both the wands.
The formula of the mascara is on the drier side which causes it to flake slightly. I prefer runnier mascaras even though they take time to dry because they coat the lashes very evenly with no flaky bits. The lashes look slightly untidy because of the uneven coating but not majorly so. Since its not a very wet formula, it dries pretty quickly. The formula is water-resistant and it comes off easily with an eye makeup remover (I used bi-phase ones). As far as the effect goes, it adds plenty of drama to the eyes along with a really nice curl. There is hardly any difference between the effects of the 2 wands – both add lots of length and a generous amount of volume. With 2 coats, one gets dramatic long, lush lashes. The one thing I really like about this mascara is that the lashes don’t feel stiff and heavy to touch when the mascara is on. The color is a nice deep jet black which adds to the drama!
In the pics below, you can see that the effect of the 2 wands are not very different. I used both the Volumising and Lengthening wands on the right eye (your left) and 2 coats of only the Lengthening end on the left eye (your right). You can see that the effects are pretty much the same though quite nice and dramatic! In the 3rd image, you can see how much length it adds to my lashes!
The GOOD about Colorbar Lash Illusion Mascara Duo :
- Small wands – easy to handle
- Doesn’t take long to dry
- Minimal clumping
- Adds curl, volume and length giving lots of drama
- Deep black color
- Comes off without difficulty using an eye makeup remover
- Doesn’t make the lashes stiff/hard
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Colorbar Lash Illusion Mascara Duo :
- The dry formula packs on flaky bits on the lashes
Overall, its a good mascara though the 2 different wands are hardly different from each other. It adds volume, length and curl to the lashes with minimal clumping and comes off easily with an eye makeup remover. The formula is on the drier side so there may be a bit of flaking. On the upside, the small wand make it easy to coat the inner/smaller lashes and the formula doesn’t make the lashes stiff. I think its a really good mascara and well priced as well!
Rating : 4.5/5
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