Natural mascaras. Which ones work the best?
I’ve known girls who prefer to wear organic makeup, however cheat on the mascara because they don’t believe that there is one that can live up to the performance of the conventional, toxin-ridden ones. Unfortunately, in my experience this is true. I’m sorry to tell you this, but I have not yet tried a natural mascara that has the same endurance as their mainstream counterparts. This does not deter me from wearing only natural, toxin-free mascaras because, well I like to wear a lot of makeup and if I’m going to do that, I’d rather do it with products that won’t absorb harmful chemicals into my eyes, and to me that’s worth the minor hassle of touching up every now and then.
Over the past few months, I’ve tried the three natural mascaras pictured above. Here are my thoughts on each one, concluding with what I think is the best.
W3ll People Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara: This is my most recent natural mascara purchase and the one I am currently using. It applies beautifully, and the brush is amazing for building up voluminous fluffy lashes. While it creates luscious looking eyes when first applied, it starts to leak within an hour and pretty often after. Also, I find that my lashes don’t stay curled with this one, and fall flat and stringy. It pains me to say this but this is my least favourite natural mascara. I do however, love other products from the W3ll People brand such as their Nudist ColorBalm and Elitist Mineral Eyeshadows. I’ve also heard that their Bio Extreme Lip Gloss is amazing, and while I don’t own one, I know from the testers at The Detox Market that it smells really really good like minty cinnamon.
RMS Beauty Volumizing Mascara: This one doesn’t apply very fluffy on the first coat, as the bristles are very small, and needs to be built up for volume. If I curl my lashes after application, it remains that way and nicely for a while. The mascara does start to shed a little after a while however, and gets worse the older the tube is. It doesn’t leak and shed as bad as the W3ll People mascara however and the touch-ups are minor.
100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Mascara Black Tea: With this one I was impressed with how fluffy and long my lashes looked with only the first coat. I liked to apply one layer, curl my lashes, then apply another one for a really dynamic, dramatic look and my lashes would stay this way for basically the whole day. This mascara sheds the least out of the three and looks the best. The touch-ups were a very minor hassle, however it is not water-proof, so it is best to avoid the rain or crying. This is definitely my top choice out of the three, and one I would recommend purchasing. I also would sometimes use this mascara as an eyeliner, which worked well.
Have you tried any of these mascaras? What natural mascara is your favourite?