Lash(es) Out! Sante Magic Volume mascara review!

 

 

 

 

 

Just before #NoBuyJanuary, December 31 to be precise, I made one last purchase for the year : a black mascara.
I’ve been using Ilia’s mascara in “Macao” (which has a copper hue) for the last couple of months and I love it, but I needed to get a black mascara after running out of the Dr. Hauschka one. Sante is one of the very few brands I can pick up in my local health store, hence why I own quite a lot of their products. This mascara is part of another limited edition called “Michalsky StyleNite-Look” ( Michalski’s a German fashionbrand and I read that Sante is their official makeup sponsor) So let’s start with the intriguing name : Sante Mascara Magic Lashes (10ml) volume + define
With such a pompous title, I could only have high expectations 🙂

Close-up : my lashes just after one application
Impressions:
The +
– The brush is convenient, gliding smoothly on the lashes, coating them well from base to tip.
–  Provides some nice definition.
–  Does what it says : it brings a lot of volume, which is why I bought it in the first place. I’ve never tried falsies, but using this mascara really brings out my lashes.

–  The cost ( I think it’s much cheaper in Europe, as it’s a German brand)
–  Vegan, lactose-free & gluten-free
–  During the cleansing, the product slides off very easily without leaving any dark residue

The  –
– It has a slight tendency to smudge.
– Doesn’t dry instantly, so I strongly recommend to wait a
little bit for the mascara to dry after the application.
– It’s not a 24-hour formula, but that’s hard to find though. You might have to reapply once or twice during the day.

Ingredients : (CTFA/INCI) Aqua (Water), Alcohol*, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Sorbitol, Algin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Parfum (Essential Oils), Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Acacia Senegal Gum, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Lycium Barbarum
Fruit Extract*, Linalool, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

The bottom line: Overall it’s a great volumizing mascara, it surely adds lots of volume and it’s quite affordable – at least in Europe – it’s 11.95 Euros, approx £ 8 and 16$.
However, it has a tendency to smudge and takes some time to dry after application.
I’ll continue to use this mascara until it’s empty, but  RMS beauty very recently announced they would launch a mascara, so I’ll definitely be on the lookout *flutters eyelashes* 😉
What about you? Have you found a great natural mascara?
Take care,
Liz
Liz

Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I'm on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

8 Comments
  1. Great review! 🙂 I really like one from Benecos, it gives great lashes but it also smudges through the day..so annoying because otherwise it's the best natural mascara I've tried 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you Jana! 🙂 I heard great things about the Benecos one, a shame most smudge, but at least they are quite affordable. I'm not ready to splurge on a Kjaer Weis mascara for instance haha. xx

  2. C'est très difficile de trouver un bon mascara naturel, et les avis sur les blog sont rares. Merci pour ce blog post!

    En ce moment, j'utilise 100%pure et je suis très impressionné!

    1. Je suis tout à fait d'accord, c'est loin d'être simple de trouver un bon mascara naturel, qui soit à la fois "waterproof" (ou alors du moins longue-durée) et qui donne du volume, sans pour autant coûter une fortune :/ Merci pour la suggestion, 100% à l'air très sympa! 🙂 xx

  3. I love hearing about new natural mascaras, as everyone knows, good ones are not easy to find! I can't wait for the new RMS one, I have high expectations 🙂 x

    1. Thank you so much Amber! I'm glad you like the layout, I still need to figure out a few html things, but it's more or less what I wanted 🙂 If you try RMS, let me know, I would love to hear your thoughts about it 🙂 xx

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