It cracks me up when some makeup brands get all literal with their descriptions. Eyeko wasn’t like “Massive plumping brush”. They’re all like…”fat brush”. Ha! *snort* It’s the little things, y’all. The little things… Anyway, when I got this to review I just knew I had to share it with the blog fam!
And obviously this wand ain’t little. It’s fat. Didn’t you read the description?
Price: $19 from Eyeko.com.
Packaging (brush wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5
What It Claims: “Our super-sized dense bristle brush coats lashes from root to tip building a volumised full lash fringe. Complimented by our fibre-enhanced Keratin formula to boost lashes with carbon black finish for visibly thicker and defined lashes. ” (source)
The Truth: The wand is definitely on the thick side.
What I Loved About It: The packaging. This is seriously the best mascara wand everrrrr!!!
What I Didn’t Like: While the formula was nice, the mascara’s performance overall was just…eh.
Overall: Man, I love me some Eyeko. It’s been over a year since I’ve tried their Skinny Brush Mascara and I’m trying to figure out what has taken me so long to play with their mascaras again. Eyeko is most known for their innovative mascara packaging but I’ve also heard that their eyeliners are amaziiiiiing.
Also amazing is this mascara’s wand…
Yes, it’s large and in charge (like me, boo!) but I like it. I’m a fan of larger mascara wands. I don’t need to use them often but when it comes to coating the lashes in just a few coats, large wands tend to get the job done. They also make it difficult to get in the inner corners and bottom lashes, but c’mon now, girlfriend. Stop being picky. You can have it all. Application is easy enough but my folx with smaller lids and lashes may run into some trouble.
The good news is, because it’s a fiber mascara, you can take small strokes up to the tips of your lashes for extra long. In fact, I found that to be more effective that attempting to get volume from sweeping the lashes at the base of my lashes. I found the formula to be very lightweight. It was memorable but it wasn’t terrible either.
I think I like the Skinny Brush mascara better because at least you have more control. I think my guys and girls with nice and thick lashes will like a mascara like this because it’ll take their lashes over the level. Those of us who already have puny lashes, however, we won’t see any dramatic differences. Womp.
But the mascara does have some other good specs – it’s paraben-free, contains conditioning keratin and it’s water-resistant.
Lashes after 3 coats
Do I recommend it?: I’d say nay. I think you’re better off with the Skinny Brush mascara.
Soooo is anyone else in love with Eyeko’s packaging?