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Pica: an eating disorder characterized by habitual eating of non-food items like dirt, crayon, sand, etc. Once I had a childhood neighbor who loves to chew on rock and mud. I always thought she got it from her mom whom I caught several times snacking on ice and uncooked rice. Granted both of them don’t read this blog, I secretly named this girl “Rocky”. I know that was so mean of me back then but moi just kept it real. C’mon, we’re talking pre-teen years circa- 80s! Hmmm…so what is the connection of pica with today’s post?
Impression, impression. The consistency of Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Masara in Espresso (that’s a mouthful) reminds me of mud, that girl “Rocky” used to eat. It’s brown, muddy, a tad sticky, just overall different from what I’m accustomed to. So I hurriedly checked the ingredients list…
Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Algae Extract, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Cellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Algae Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Tribehenin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Oleic Acid.[+/- (May Contain) Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)]
Algae extract in a mascara? what does it do? According to the company’s website “seaweed lipids help condition, moisturize, and protect lashes”. Wax + Seaweed, okay my burgeoning curiosity was partially addressed.
This mascara is packaged in a squeeze-type tube with standard size brush that picks all the
mud product from inside-out. One thing I learned with mascara application is that you don’t need all the gunk for natural-looking and clump-free lashes. With that said, I had to wipe off the excess first then applied it on my upper and lower lashes starting from the root in a wiggly motion. Did it lengthen and thicken my ever-so-boring lashes? Pictures tell a thousand and one words…
You can see little volume and lengthening but definitely not on tarantula proportion (which I’m not a fan of anyways). I like that it’s smudge and budge-free considering the insanely humid weather this time of the year. I have sensitive eyes so I’m glad to report that I had no irritation of sorts while wearing this mascara. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free.
Over and above, it’s a nice mascara for everyday use, especially if you favor natural-looking lashes. The tube itself looks a bit odd because it’s airy, as if there’s nothing inside. I rarely talk about price because it’s relative but at $33, I want over-the-top drama in one coat. Truth is, I can get the same results with a drugstore brand, if not doubly better. And yeah, I’m still hella iffy with the muddy-icky feel. (Geez! Rocky why are you haunting me up to this day? haha!)
Have you tried this mascara? what’s your fave mascara?