Mascara Monday: blinc Kiss Me mascara

Greetings family! I hope that you all had wonderful weekends. I know the big talk was the Oscars but I didn’t even watch it. I’ve never been big on watching award shows. Can you believe that? But did any one catch it and want to update me on who had the best dress or make-up? Whatcha think?

Anywhoovers this mascara was requested a while back. I’ve heard many raves about it. But does it live up to those claims and raves? Let’s see…

Blinc Kiss Me mascara

Price: 4 out of 5 (I got it for $24 from Sephora)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
What it claims:Blinc Kiss Me Mascara is the original tube-technology mascara. It’s invented to form tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes for maximum amplification and hold, rather than painting them like conventional mascaras. Once applied, the tubes bind to your lashes and cannot run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes.” (source)

The truth:
I expected it to do a little more.

What I loved about it:
The wand is perfect for those with smaller eyes and lashes.

What I didn’t like:
I needed a little more “Umph“. I mean it wasn’t bad but after applying it, I looked and the mirror and thought, “That’s it?”

Overall: I took on a different perspective about this mascara when I was sharing my thoughts about it with the lady who worked in Sephora. Our conversation went something like this:

ME: “What do you think of Blinc’s Kiss Me mascara. I have been reviewing it for a while and it just doesn’t seem to impress me. What are your thoughts?”

Sephora Lady: “Kiss Me definitely isn’t one of the most dramatic mascaras out there but it works beautifully on Asian ladies and other women with smaller eyes.”

ME:Ohhh okay. That makes sense. I found that I had to keep applying and applying to even get a ‘decent’ amount of volume and length.”

Sephora Lady: “Right…it probably isn ‘t for you if you desire a LOT of volume and length. What’s great about it is that it is a rich black mascara. It looks very natural but gives a certain pop to your eyes too.”

I pretty much learned a lot more from this mascara and had a greater appreciation for it by talking with the Sephora Lady than from my own experiences using it. This mascara brought me back to one important lesson in mascara reviewing: Everyone is looking for something different. While I am desirous of long and full lashes, some ladies just want a little ‘somethinsomethin‘.

In which case, Kiss Me would work. Oh! I almost forgot to mention….this is a fiber mascara, so you know what that means right? To take it off, all you have to do is wet your fingers with warm water and then gently remove it. Easy! This is probably one of my favorite perks of fiber mascaras. Well, Blinc doesn’t call them “fibers”….they refer to them as “tubes”….hence their motto “Tube your lashes”.

It looks like this!

Pretty groovy (or scary), uh?

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

Would I recommend it?: I would. I don’t think it’s for me but I know that it would work beautifully on other women out there….especially those with smaller lashes.

Have you tried this mascara? A fan? Or not so much?

Have a wonderful Monday!


This Day in Black History:
1979Frank E. Peterson Jr. named the
first Black general in the Marine Corps.

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  • Askmewhats

    another great mascara review! i appreciate this! thank you! :)

  • The Pretty Brown Girl

    Great review, B.

    I think I’d pass on this one. I’m like you, I want drama all about the eyes! LOL! I need more “umph” as well.

    I love the interview w/the Sephora Lady! Awesome! :)

  • Tashina

    I actually prefer for my lashes to have the subtlety that a mascara like this provides. One of my favorite mascaras is Maybelline Lash Discovery-the one with the really thin brush.

    Nice review

  • Anonymous

    I tried the other blinc mascara, and was OK with it. What I disliked is that I curled my eyelashes but the formula was so wet my lashes lost the curl before it got dry. I also felt it was not as quick to remove as other fiber mascaras. I’d use it up (which is a start) but I wouldnt buy it again
    And since I dont do much make up most of the time (just foundation blush and mascara), I like extra extra oomph! LOL, I’ll keep on searching!

  • ladebelle

    i totally agree with you here. i think that my favorite out of all your reviews has been the lash stiletto. since you reviewed it, i’ve been wearing it intermittently with my “bad gal” by benefit and my “too fat” by urban decay and i get the most compliments on the lash stiletto.

  • Shana

    Hey Ms. Brittany! Seems like the Sephora lady was right on point. I spoke to the creators of Blinc at Beauty 360 and they told me that if you want that Tammy Faye Baker-esque/extra dramatic look about the eyes then you would need to use their primer with the Kiss Me Mascara. I use it as a day-to-day mascara when I want to give my HG Maybelline Lash Stylist a break. Just a little definition without being over the top. Great review!

  • Laura

    Hey B!

    How could you have gotten this baby for 10 bucks at CVS? I couldn’t even find this anywhere but Sephora and it was expensive. And I mean in $26 or something like that. You lucky gal!

  • Robyn @ Purely Cosmetics

    Yeah, how did you get it for $10 at CVS??? That’s less than I pay for it wholesale!

    I agree with Sephora Lady. Blinc by itself is ok (I’ve got blonde lashes, so it works), but doesn’t compare to how much better it works with the primer. I’ve got really puffy eyelids, and need my lashes to really stand out to draw attention away. I put on 2 coats of the primer, then their mascara – it makes my lashes nice and long, but still looks natural(ish).

  • B

    Correction: I forgot to change the price for that mascara. I was indeed $24 and I got it from Sephora. Please excuse the error, ladies!!

  • Robyn @ Purely Cosmetics

    Darn! I was getting all hot and bothered, ready to go raid whatever store and buy out the inventory! :(

    Oh well. I knew it was too good to be true, lol.

  • Anonymous

    I wear Kiss Me mascara because I love that it comes off in the shower and I dont have to rub my eyes or use any harsh chemicals. Mascara is all I ever wear but I need it because my lashes are small and blonde. I would like the effect of other mascaras but do you recommend a removal process that doesnt rub or irritate your eyes? I usually get dark eyes for days when I were regular mascara. I would love your advice!

  • Anonymous

    It's true that it doesn't show up much, but I love it anyway because it DOESN'T run, no matter what! I have oily skin and have never found a mascara that stayed put, but this one finally does.

    Since it doesn't do much to thicken my thin lashes, I start with a coat of Prescriptives False Eyelashes (it's mascara, not actually fake eyelashes). After it's dry, THEN I put on the Kiss Me mascara (sometimes even two coats)…. and voila, my lashes look amazing all day and night until I wash it off!

    I also noticed that my own lashes are getting fuller because there's less wear & tear on them when I wash off the Kiss Me mascara. The fiber stuff that comes off is a little weird, but you get used to it and it is sooooo worth it for great looking lashes!

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