Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Revlon Lash Potion Mascara

IMG_9492Recently Revlon hosted a Facebook #CastASpell giveaway of their new mascara.  Fortunately, I was selected to receive one of their, as of now, unreleased Lash Potion by Grow Luscious Mascara.  I had not received any indication that I had been selected to receive one.  So I was quite surprised when I received this mysterious black package in my mail box; but, you can imagine my delight when I opened it to find a full size tube of Revlon’s new Lash Potion Mascara.
Allow me to first state the obvious, this packaging is super adorable. The combination of green fading to blue, purple then pink has always been especially appealingIMG_9538 to me. This mascara is no exception. Now, down to business.  The package claims Revlon Lash Potion to be a volume and length mascara.  “The formula with strengthening proteins, amino acids and essential vitamins, revitalizes lashes.  The illusionist wand drenches lashes for dramatic volume and combs through lashes for clump free length.” It was difficult to get a great photo of the illusionist wand. This is the best shot I could get of the unique tri-shaped wand made of traditional bristles.  Typically I prefer rubber bristles but the shape of this want works well on my lashes. The color I received was 001 Blackest Black which would be the IMG_9543_1shade I would choose.  This is not a waterproof formula; however, it is available in waterproof. Sadly, since I did not receive waterproof this means that I cannot wear this mascara on my bottom lashes as I have particularly weepy eyes.  Truthfully, I haven’t found any mascara that works for both my top lashes and my bottom lashes. I am convinced that it can’t be made as I have two different set of expectations for my bottom and my top lashes. I found this to be a wet mascara; therefore, you need to take care when applying it or you can easily end up with a black mess all over your eyes.
Naked Eye and Three Coats of Lash Potion
The picture above shoes my naked eye on top and three coats of Lash Potion on bottom. The photos below show a progression of coats.  On the left is my naked eye on top and one coat on the bottom.  The photo on the right shows two coats on top and three coats on the bottom.  I really like the effect on the first two coats.  But once you start applying the third coat it can get a little spidery, meaning that my lashes like to stick together.  The best way to combat this problem is to let each coat dry completely before applying the next coat.  I always apply my eye makeup first, then my foundation and everything else.  This makes it easy to wait in between coats as I am applying other products while waiting.  It also makes it a bit easier to clean any mishaps since you don’t have to worry about disturbing your foundation.  While these photos show just the mascara by itself I prefer to wear a fiber primer underneath this mascara.  I find that with a fiber primer I really enjoy wearing this mascara.   I have been wearing this mascara daily now for about a week and am really enjoying it.

Revlon’s new Lash Potion wears well without smudging, flaking or fading. I am quite content with the volume and length.  However, I do prefer to wear a primer with this mascara and all other mascaras as well.  I find the wet formula a bit tricky to deal with when applying but I am willing to deal with it because I truly enjoy the mascara.  This is the first Revlon mascara I have owned.  Well done, Revlon.  I’ve known your lips and face products were top notch but I was clueless about your mascara. Will I repurchase this mascara? Yes! I can confidently say that there will now always be a tube of Revlon Lash Potion in my arsenal of spell binding makeup!
Thank you Revlon for sending me the Lash Potion free of charge and without  any expectations that I would review the product.  I am willingly reviewing the product as I feel it’s a great mascara!  Revlon Lash Potion will be available in stores beginning May 1, 2013.