Revlon Lash Potion Mascara, $5-7
I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for a pretty package. I’m in the market for a new mascara and one just happens to come along in such a pretty coat, yeah, I’m going to buy it.
I have–and will always–declare Tarte’s Lights! Camera! Lashes! to be the best mascara available on the market. However, at $19 a tube, it can get pricey. Especially if you’re like me and keep forgetting to close the tube all the way. Oops.
In the past I’ve used Maybelline’s classic Great Lash mascara in the famous pink and green tube. It gives a lot of a volume but I wanted something that would give length as well. I’ve also tried Cover Girl’s Lash Blast Fusion with bad results, and L’Oreal’s Telescopic which is the wand with the little ball on the end. I like it but I can’t put it on in a rush, which is how I usually do my makeup.
Henceforth, the mascara in the sparkly rainbow tube made its way into my makeup bag after my last Walmart trip. I accidentialy picked up the waterproof version, which actually ended up being a good thing because when I rubbed my eyes it didn’t smear all over the place.
This is what Revlon has to say about Lash Potion:
Magically transform lashes to lush, long and lustrous. A potion with strengthening proteins drenches lashes for volume. Triple-groove wand combs through for clump-free length.
The brush consists of traditional nylon bristles set into a pattern I can best describe as similar to the Mercedes-Benz logo.
The mascara doesn’t have much of a scent, other than the usual sort of earth-y scent that most mascaras have. I found the formula was rather wet but dried quickly. The brush head is somewhat large for a mascara wand which made getting to the inner corners of my eyes tricky.
Lash Potion gave my lashes some amazing length, probably the longest I’ve seen. That, and the anti-smudge of the waterproof are the best qualities of this mascara. The first coat I put on just lengthed my lashes. The second coat added a bit more volume and some clump. The third coat was pure clump. This mascara gave me the worst case of tarantula eyes.
If you like to layer your mascara, then I’d highly recommend this mascara. It does give great length and the waterproof version doesn’t budge. However, if you’re like me and apply your mascara while driving down I-64 on your way into work, I’d skip it.
tl; dr: A high-maintence mascara that is good for length and nothing more.