Mascara Monday: Smashbox Hyperlash mascara

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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  • Askmewhats

    Never tried Smashbox mascara, thanks for this review!

  • Nezer

    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. :(

  • Stacy

    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.

  • Lola P.

    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!

  • WooHoney

    Cool post. Think I might try this one.

  • Keener

    @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.