Monday 27 January 2014

A Review Of The Glo-Minerals Water Resistant Mascara*

Hey Guys x Today's post is one of those catch up posts that I promised. I received this product a couple of months ago, I had the best of intentions use it solidly for a few weeks and then review it for you - simples, but life never works out that way, does it? Several CFS flare ups, an eye infection and than a torrent of bad light all meant that this post was put on the back burner - I'm sorry :( Last week though I got myself into gear and for once the weather played along so here is my long awaited review of the Glo-Minerals Water Resistant Mascara.

I'm a huge fan of mineral make up but Glo-Minerals as a company were new to me. Founded in 2002 all of their products use pure pharmaceutical grade earth minerals combined with vitamins A, C and E and Green Tea. They produce a wide range of make up products and skin care products all of which are talc, paraben, dye, and perfume free.

A few months ago now I was given the chance to try a product from their extensive range. As you know I'm a bit of a mascara junkie so I was delighted to received the Glo-Minerals Water Resistant Mascara in Black to try out.

The Glo-Minerals Water Resistant Mascara contains extracts of Bamboo and D-Panthenol to prevent moisture loss and help to maintain healthy lashes.

This water-resistant mascara promises to add length and volume to the lashes, without smudging or clumping.

The mascara comes packaged in a plain black, chunky tube. The spoolie is just a basic bristle one nothing overtly different or unusual - If it ain't broke don't fix it!

Texture wise it's quite a thick mascara but at the same time it feels and looks quite wet. It applies to the lashes quite easily, and as long as you give it a few moment to dry you don't get any smudges or transfer. When it's wet though it does have a tendency to produce those familiar little dots so give it about a minute to be on the safe side.

How about some befores and afters




I think this mascara does pretty much what it promises finish wise. The pictures aren't the best but this is just one coat and already you can see the difference in the length and fullness of the lashes. I have to be honest and say that this mascara  despite it's claims does clump a little bit. I haven't combed my lashes here but I would definitely recommend combing it through once the lashes have dried for a polished look. As I say this is just one coat but you could build it up even more by layering it up allowing it to dry between each coat and combing through.

This mascara is water resistant not waterproof so you can't got swimming in it or wear it in the shower but it holds up pretty well to everyday life surviving a bit of sweating, some boiling pasta water and a little bit of horizontal rain without budging too much. For a water resistant mascara it's also pretty easy to remove, I just held a cotton pad covered in eye make remover over it for about 30 seconds to break it down, and then it probably only took one more pad to remove it all.

Like all mascaras that claim to be water resistant or waterproof it does feel a little drying and stiff on the lashes but when you remove it the mascara your lashes don't feel dry or uncomfortable in the slightest.

Overall I think that this is a pretty decent mascara that does pretty much what it promises, I did find it a tiny bit clumpy but I can deal with it. I'm not sure I would repurchase more down to the price than anything else but I'll definitely use it up and enjoy the results. 

Glo-Minerals Water Resistant Mascara comes in the one shade and retails at around  £16.00 and is available from the Glo-Minerals website and various other retailers.


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