Thursday, July 26, 2012

Review: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara

You know when you've made that terrible mistake of purchasing an item but you can't undo it? That crushing feeling of knowing that you now have to haul yourself to a store to replace the bad item that you can't return but you can't give away either. A while ago I had purchased a tube of L'Oreal Voluminous False Lashes Mascara (you can check out the review here) and had it in storage till I was ready to replace my current mascara. Problem was that I picked up Black Brown and well, I'm Brown so it kind of looks like I'm putting on clear mascara. So I decided that in addition to getting a tube of the Voluminous in black (and making sure that it only says "black") that I'd try another mascara.

Given the success I had with Physicians Formula recently (which is somewhat rare) and the desire to have a natural mascara, I decided to give the Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara a try. Plus it comes in a leaf form and I am a sucker for packaging. I know that one of the critiques out there is about how cumbersome the packaging, but I for one bought it alone based on it's packaging. Plus they touted something about 100% Natural Origin and since I left my Sante Naturkosmetik Mascara Endless Lashes № 03 by my boyfriend's place, I needed another one as soon as possible. Might as well stick with the natural trend.

Anyhow, right off the bat the thing that I noticed and that I liked was that it definitely gave my lashes a bit of a lift and looked overall, pretty nice. I wouldn't say that this is a replacement for my beloved Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! but I will say that it's a good contender. It stands up well and delivers the same performance that my Sante mascara does.

How does it stand up to 8 hours? It fares somewhat well. I will admit that by the 7th hour it doesn't quite have the same staying power at Tarte's does, but it's still there holding out.

Overall, I think it's good backup to Tarte or even the L'Oreal Voluminous, but definitely not a replacement. I'm still very happy with it's performance but I honestly wonder what would have happened if my lashes weren't so full to begin with.

Product: Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara
Price: ~$10
Would Recommend? Sort of...
Takeaway: I love this mascara -- I've been using it now in lieu of L'Oreal Voluminous and I like how it works. It gives my lashes a boost, curls them ever so slightly, and just overall, pretty good. It does wear down over the course of a day but there's no flaking. What I do wonder about is how well the mascara would fare on it's own if my lashes weren't already so full -- and that's where my hesitation about it comes in. While it's a good spare, I don't think it would permanently replace my two staples.

1 comment:

  1. I've had this mascara for a while, and I think it does a good job as an everyday, natural mascara and it holds curl pretty well.

    The brush is a problem for me though, it's kind of too big and I often end up with mascara on my upper lid, above my lashes... It's very annoying when you've just spent 10 min working on eyeshadows!



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