Mascara Monday: Korres Provitamin B5 and Rice Bran mascara

Jasmine rice. Check! Brown rice. Check! Rice and beans. Oh yeah! I love me some rice, y’all. This starch just makes me smile. Never would have thought that I would be reviewing a mascara that has rice in it though. Leave it to Korres to come up with such. Ahhh Korres…a brand I have dabbled in and have yet to formally introduce to the Clumps fam. No better time like the present. Introducing….

Korres Provitamin B5 and
Rice Bran mascara

Price: 3 out of 5 ($18.00)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 2 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What it claims:“Lash-strengthening mascara naturally volumizes thin and brittle lashes, while adding length and deep pigment
• Nourishes lashes with a non-clumping buildable formula, providing maximum lash health
• Provitamin B5, a proven natural hair strengthener, improves both the length and number of lashes, treating them while adding drama to the eye
• Rice Bran natural extract expands (just like rice does in water) to provide maximum lash length, volume, and fullness. “(source)

The truth:I am totally impressed!

What I loved about it: Is that volume I see?

What I didn’t like: It has a plant-y smell but this is to be expected from natural mascaras. No big problem but I can see how it may bother others.

Overall: Well, I don’t know what else to say other than I’m impressed. No, really…this is a dynamic mascara. I was sent this mascara some time ago and it sat and sat for months before I even touched it. By the time I went to grab it, it had dried out. Off to Sephora I went to purchase it for myself. I didn’t have high expectations because well…just check out the review of my first natural mascara here. This baby blew me away. I love the volume that it gave me. I didn’t get a TON of length but enough to keep me quiet. My lashes also remained soft and weightless.

Buuuut, if I had to change one thing about it, it would be the wand.

It doesn’t make for the easiest application. Especially if you have smaller lashes and lids. I would love to see this with a lash comb-esque kind of wand. It would make for better separation and enhanced length.

But other than that, I’m sold! Unlike other natural mascaras, this one was able to withstand Floridian humidity without flaking or just oozing off of my lids. Oh…and yes, it does smell funka-licious. It doesn’t bother me though. It’s the price you pay if you’re looking for a natural mascara. Aaaand, it comes in different colors including grey green. Now that’s dope.

Lashes without mascara
(did NOT curl lashes)

Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

Would I recommend it?:I do! I receive a great deal of emails from ladies who are looking for natural mascaras and this is one I would definitely recommend. It works and although the price is a little steep, I think it’s worth it.Has anyone tried this mascara?

Whatcha think?

A crazed mascara reviewer,

  • Askmewhats

    you are seriously a "crazed mascara reviewer" miss! lol :) Thanks for the review, your lashes look super gorgeous all curled up!

  • xphoebelinax

    i love the fact you review so many mascaras! i have a mascara addiction myself! 😛

    that looks like a great natural mascara :) thanks for the review!

  • Lora

    B- that looks great on you! ive been interested in a natural mascara becacuse i've been using waterproof so long my lashes have been drying out, i think i'll have to try this out! thanks for the wonderfu review as always 😀

  • gio

    Thanks for the review, your lashes look amazing!

  • Jennifer

    I got this in last year's version of Sephora's "Lash Stash" (the box with a bunch of mini-mascaras in it)… I didn't expect very much from it, but I was wrong! Like you, I was seriously impressed by it – I got a nice thick fringe that did not clump up on me. It's a great mascara :) I like it better than their Abyssinia Oil mascara, which was in this year's Lash Stash.

  • antithesis

    thats hot! looks as good or better than the chemical heavy stuff

  • Gin

    Love the Korres mascara. I thought it would be another natural mascara failure, but it is amazing. I could do without the scent, but the results are worth it.

  • Queen Wombman

    I will hands down go and purchase this mascara. I am always looking for natural products that are not heavy or clumpy. Awesome job sis!

  • Megan

    I think your lashes look better with this mascara than just about any other of your lash bin mascara pics! Very long, curly, and separated. Just wondered, does the smell evaporate once the mascara dries?

  • B

    Megan—> I forgot to mention that but noooope, no plant-y smell after it dries. :)