When it comes to mascaras, I tend to enjoy all types – volumizing, lengthening, defining – as long as they are not flaking, smudging and irritating I’m happy as a hippo. That being said, I know that depending on your lash condition/color you may have various expectations, which is why I thought I’d compile 6 different mascaras and show you in pictures how they look on. A picture is worth 1000 words 🙂
First in line: Sappho Cosmetics mascara and Dizao mascara.
Sappho Paradigm Black vegan mascara: A vegan mascara, the only one beeswax-free in this round-up(note: the gold mascara of Couleur Caramel is also beeswax-free but not the black one). It’s a good lengthening and defining mascara yet remains super natural-looking and lashes feel very soft. Available on Nuciya, retailing for $30 (CAN)
Its +: the vegan formula, rather unusual in organic mascara as a lot of them still contain beeswax and the natural-looking effect.
Ingredients:Water, myrica pubescens fruit wax, glycerine, Copernica prunifera (carnauba) wax, stearic acid, diheptyl succinate (and) capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, Euphorbia Cerlfera (candelilla) wax, cetearyl glucoside, pullulan, acacia gum, cetearyl alcohol, sorbitan oleate decylglucoside crosspolymer, glyceryl capyrlate, xanthum gum, chondrus crispus (carrageenan) gum, sodium hydroxide, phenethyl alcohol, glyceryl undecylenate, May contain: Iron oxide, ultramarines.
Dizao moisturizing mascara : One coat is enough to get thicker-looking lashes. I bought it on sale, and for that price, it’s incredible. It is thickening and legthening, while remaining clump-free overtime. In the picture below the mascara had just reached the 3-month mark and was almost empty (as you can see it still performs really well). It has a subtle cocoa/coffee scent which I also find really enjoyable. Available on the Dizao website (free shipping and on sale now for the price of 19.90 Eur.)
Its + : the chocolate scent and remains high-performant for three months
Ingredients: Ingredients: Agua (Water), Organic Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Hydrosol, Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba Wax), Organic Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Powder, Organic Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Organic Zea Mays (Corn Starch), Shellac, Organic Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis (Organic Grapefruit) Seed Extract.
As you can see below both are quite similar in effects, Dizao coats the lashes more intensely, but Sappho lifts up and curls the lashes naturally. Sappho’s wand enables more precision to coat lashes individually, which is not something I can do with Dizao. None of these are waterproof nor nap-proof. The only one I’ve found so far to be both is the Pacifica Aquarian Gaze (reviewed here).
Jane Iredale Longest Lash & Couleur Caramel ‘Zanzibar Palace’
Jane Iredale Longest Lash: Hello long lashes! the wand is thick, fluffy, and big (much bigger than most mascaras). It definitely adds volume and length, giving illusion of fuller lashes. However, out of all the mascaras, Jane Iredale’s takes the most time to dry after application and there’s always a little risk of product transfer/fall out on my face if I don’t pay attention. For sensitive eyes, I’d also recommend to get the travel size first as a precaution, even though I had no issues. Available on Naturisimo for the price of £26.
Its +: super lengthening, mini size available.
Ingredients: Water, Algae Extract, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Cellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Algae Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Tribehenin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Oleic Acid. [+/- (May contain): Iron Oxides (CI177489, CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Ultramarines (CI77007).
Couleur Caramel ‘Zanzibar Palace’ lumière double embout mascara: This is more of a defining rather than a voluminous. You can easily access each lash to get the effects that you want. However, I prefer the formula of the gold color, as I found this one to me more dry and clumpy. Available on Mademoiselle Bio for the price of 14.95
Its + : the fact that it’s a duo-color product, the wand for precise application
Ingredients: Aqua (Water) , Rosa damascena flower water*, Acacia senegal gum*, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, Sucrose palmitate, Glyceryl Behenate, Glycerin, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel oil*, Argania spinosa kernel oil*, Candelilla cera (Euphorbia cerifera wax), Coco-caprylate/caprate, Stearic acid, Palmitic acid, Hydrogenated olive oil stearyl esters, Benzyl alcohol, Dicaprylyl ether, Xanthan gum, Dehydroacetic acid, Sodium benzoate, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Tocopherol, Lactic acid, Sodium hydroxide [+/– May contain : CI 77007 (Ultramarine blue), CI 77499 (Black iron oxide), Silica]
The Jane Iredale Longest Lash, thanks to its large brush, coats all the lashes in one application, whereas Couleur Caramel requires several applications. However, out off al the mascaras, Longest Lash was the quickest to smudge for me.
W3ll People Purple Expressionist mascara (3) & Couleur Caramel Zanzibar Palace gold
W3ll People expressionist 3: the original version is my favorite
mascara, because it’s both lenghtening and voluminous, while remaining natural-looking. So I had to try a colored version. I chose purple over blue, because I wanted to see how it compared to Dr. Hauscka’s Aubergine mascara. It’s the same wand as the original, which is great, because I think this oval-shaped applicator is perfect for coating the lashes while giving them a natural lift. In terms of pigmentation, the purple is more noticeable than Dr. Hauschka’s, however the lasting power is not strong enough if you intend on wearing it all day long. After a few hours the purple fades away, but I still benefit from the lengthening and voluminous effects of the mascara. Since I have dark lashes, I’m okay with that but those with a lighter color might need to reapply throughout the day. Also I’m assuming that on blond/ashy lashes, the color will show up significantly more than on mine. For review purposes, I coated my lashes entirely, but I also like to apply one coat of black mascara and then add a purple touch on the tip, this enables the color to last longer. Available on Reina Organics for the price of 26 EUR. & Content Beauty for £20
Its +: gives lashes a natural lift, beautiful color.
Ingredients: Water, Benzyl Alcohol, Cellulose, Beeswax*, copernicia Cerifera Cera/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Caster Isostearate, Beeswax Succinate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Geraniol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Helianthus Annus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, [+/- CI 77499 (Iron Oxide)] * Ingredient from Organic Farming **Eco Certified
Couleur Caramel Or/Gold ‘Zanzibar Palace’: it’s not my first time trying a gold/copper mascara, several years ago I bought Ilia’s mascara in “Macao”. In comparison, Couleur Caramel’s mascara is more pigmented and less ‘sticky’ than Macao. For review purposes I coated my lashes entirely, but I love using it on the tip of my lashes for a luminous look. In terms of lasting power, the color stays put for over 5 hours which is amazing. Those who have blonde/light brown brows can even play around with it as a tinted brow product, the wand makes it suitable for that purpose as well. This mascara is a limited edition so I’m not sure how long it will be in store. It’s also one of the most affordable options in this round-up. Available on Mademoiselle Bio for the price of 14.95 Eur.
Its + : solid pigmentation, can also be used as a brow product.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil *, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Glycerin**, Sucrose Laurate, Carrageenan, Alcohol**, Dehydroacetic acid, Benzyl alcohol [May contain (+/-): Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron oxides), CI 77492 (Iron oxides), CI 77499 (Iron oxides) ]
Let me know if you have any questions about any of these brands, if you’re curious to compare these to others, I can only invite you to check Amazingy‘s mascara round-up featuring RMS, Ilia, Kjaer Weis and HoneyBee Organics.
What is your favorite mascara? Which one would you want me to try next?