Mascara Monday: Smashbox Hyperlash mascara

| June 21, 2010 | 6 Comments



Just in time for summer, Smashbox debuts their newest mascara. Let’s see if this baby is worth packing for your summer getaway.


Smashbox Hyperlash mascara

Price: 4 out of 5
Packaging (Brush Wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 3.5 out of 5


What it claims:
“Rev up your lashes with this high intensity all-in-one mascara that lifts, lengthens, volumizes and defines. The unique dual applicator has a brush on one side and a comb on the other for beautifully full, amazingly long, clump-free lashes in seconds. Naturally derived peptides and antioxidants help protect and repair, while rich pigments bind to lashes for an ultra-dramatic look. “ (source)

The truth: Not bad. I am totally loving the wand.

What I loved about it: Check out the amazing wand!

While the teeny tiny bristles may be TOO tiny, I think they are perfect for separating and elongating the lashes.

What I didn’t like: I would have liked a little more volume and length before it got a wee bit clumpy.

Overall:  Mind if I vent for a quick sec? A light bulb recently went off when a YouTube subscriber left a comment saying something like “I don’t know why people complain about a mascara clumping when they’ve applied 3 coats.” By george, this is true! Not all mascaras are build-able and are meant to have more than 1 coat. Such is the case with Hyperlash.

First, let’s talk about one of the things that I love about Smashbox.

Enough said. Very rarely do we run into a higher-end brand that gives us paraben free products; namely mascaras. The majority of their products are gluten-free and they are a brand that consistently supports organizations like Food for the Poor and Children’s Miracle Network. Yay to them! If you are looking for a green-conscious, world lovin’ brand that makes great products, Smashbox is it!

Back to Hyperlash…I think it does well. I think the comb wand performs beautifully but while testing it, I had no idea that it had 2 functions.

I was confused at what I was supposed to DO with Step 1 and Step 2 but I think it does provide a good amount of volume. Length? Hmm….not as much. This is a great mascara for someone looking for a natural lash look. It’s perfect for long wear because it does not flake or smudge throughout the day.

But don’t overdo it with more than 1 coat. You may be able to get away with 2 but a 3rd coat will definitely send you packin’ over to Clumps City.


Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 1 coats of mascara

You can purchase this baby for $21 at your nearest Smashbox counter or online.

Would I recommend it?: I do if for none other reason than it’s paraben-free formula. I do wish it gave more length but it’s a great mascara for ladies who don’t desire a whole heap of lash drama.

Any Smashbox mascara lovers?

A crazed mascara reviewer,



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  1. Askmewhats says:

    Never tried Smashbox mascara, thanks for this review!

  2. Nezer says:

    I got this a little while ago because I was working at a makeup store. The brush was great, but reminds me of the Rimmel Lash Flirt wand which is awesome. I hated the formula. I didn't like the Smashbox DNA formula either. It seems like the same formula with different wands. I feel it's like a thin gel, if that makes any sense, and it dried really hard. It clumped my lashes and not in a good way. I ended up with alot of flakes. I did like that the black color is really intense.
    On the other had, i've seen it work great on others. I have a very tight natural curl to my lashes so maybe the formula doesn't stand up to that? I really don't know why. :(

  3. Stacy says:

    No matter how great it is, I just can't bring myself to pay the big bucks for high end mascara. You can only use it for 3 months and I have NEVER used an entire tube of mascara before tossing it out. The drugstore mascaras work just fine for me and I will continue using those even if I hit the lotto one day and can afford the finer things in life. High end mascara will never be on my list of must have makeup items.

  4. Lola P. says:

    b, i luv this mascara. im a huge fan of Smashbox and love products that do not have parabens in them. Smashbox also has a really great lipgloss.

    stacy, u do not have to knock b for reviewing this mascara. she reveiws all kinds of mascaras just not drugstore friendly. just because u dont like to spend over a certain amount, doesnt mean others are as cheap as u. next time maybe keep your feelings about a mascara u have not tried or not intersted in trying to yourself.

    keep up the great work, b!

  5. WooHoney says:

    Cool post. Think I might try this one.

  6. Keener says:

    @Lola P. – I don't think Stacy was knocking the review or the mascara at all. I think she was just expressing her opinion that she can't bring herself to purchase a high end product when the cheaper brands does what she needs it to. For a lot of people that justification is enough. I don't understand the attack or attitude to her post at all. Take a step back and re-read her post, there's nothing said that is disrespectful to B or intended towards any other reader, in my opinion.

    Let's keep it all civilized. We're all here for two purposes, love of all things beauty-related and for this blog.

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