Last updated on March 6th, 2016 at 01:49 am
While doing some online research for the 20 Day Sustainable Fashion Challenge, I was looking for Canadian sources and I stumbled across a brand from British Columbia called Lush. Lush is a sustainable brand of handmade cosmetics that are not tested on animals, vegetarian, and ethical. I bought four separate items from them which I will review each individually. Two weeks ago, I reviewed Lush’s The Greeench Deodorant Powder and I was happy to report that it was an amazing alternative to your traditional deodorants. Last week I reviewed the Light Yellow Colour Supplement which is a foundation. Today I review their Eyes Right mascara.
List of Ingredients
Fresh wheat grass, Sprout Extract, Aqua, Japan Wax, Stearic Acid, Talc, Triethanolamine, Caranuba Wax, PVP, Iron Oxides, Methylparaben.
*Wheat grass acts as a conditioner for your lashes.
Lush products are either made in Great Britain or in Canada. The Eyes Right mascara was made in Great Britain. Eyes Right Mascara was made by a Lush employee called Kokeb on November 24, 2014. I love that they personalize the containers with this type of information. It shows that it’s made in small batches and it’s traceable.
How To Use
Lush’s website suggests that you coat both side of the eye lashes. They also suggest to use 3 or 4 coats for a full look.
The Eyes Right mascara cost $18.95 CND plus tax one of the most expensive product I purchased from Lush. The bottle is 5 g where most mascaras are 1 or 2 g. The cost is comparable to what you would expect for a mascara in Canada. Considering it’s hand-made with fresh ingredients, not tested on animals and mostly all natural, I think it’s definitely of a good value.
I have mixed feelings about this mascara. I can’t say that I am completely disappointed, but I’m also not smitten with the product like I was hoping I’d be. Here is why.
I love that Lush’s mascara is mostly natural, has only one preservative and is gentle on your lashes. Also, on of my number one reasons for trying lush; it’s not tested on animals. The colour was great and it didn’t clump my lashes together. Since I wear contacts, I find that many brands of mascara tend to dry out my eyes. I’m happy to report that Eyes Right didn’t zap the moisture from my eyes.
I don’t like the brush. The wand is way too short. I found the application with this was very difficult. I also found that the mascara took too long to dry and since I have long lashes (please don’t hate me Shireen) they would leave marks on my eye lids and even on my eye glasses.
I usually buy waterproof mascara and Eyes Right is NOT waterproof. They claim that it won’t smudge in the gym or in the rain. I’ve tested this, and I have to say, I disagree. By the end of my workout, I had faint dark stain under my eyes.
I probably won’t buy this product again. I’ll have to be on the search for another sustainable mascara! I think that I need something that is waterproof, or at least more water resistant than Eyes Right Mascara. I really wanted to love this one.
I wasn’t paid in any way, shape or form to write this review. I simply came across a brand of product that I am interested in and simply wanted to pass on this wonderful information.