Sleek Makeup has released their Lash Out Mascara, pitched as both a volumizing and lengthening mascara with an innovative brush to give you lush, long lashes. What, a new mascara? You know I'm all over it like white on rice!
The Lash Out Mascara comes in a long, pink tube, with black print. It also comes in a pink and black box. Pink and black? Me likey.
The mascara wand on the Lash Out Mascara is pretty small. I'm used to big brushy wands, so to me, the size of the wand doesn't really matter (ha, ha, I know what you're thinking at this point. I'm talking about mascara here! :P). Some of the mascaras that have worked better for me, in fact, have hugeass wands, so I think I've pretty much mastered the art of using a big wand on my tiny, puny Asian eye and lashes. It's a skill, you know. Still, I appreciate a small wand that allows me to rotate, move, and maneuver the wand. The wand has tight, short nylon bristles.
So far, so good. But the real test of mascaras comes when you actually test them out. And particularly if you test them out on my puny, tiny, bald Asian eye with sparse, short lashes, that grow pointing DOWN (you have to see it to believe it). I kid you not. This makes me possibly the most demanding mascara user ever to have walked the planet. And I'm not shy about it - in fact, one of my most popular blogposts of all time is this post in which I ranted lyrically (by my assessment, of course) about how this famous Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara, which was "the" mascara product at the time it was launched, really sucked. I know that darn mascara was getting rave reviews everywhere, but on me it was a smudgey mess. (For the record, I continued using the mascara up until it dried up a few months later, and no, my lashes didn't grow either.)
So anyway, where was I? Oh yes, my lashes. They're short, sparse, pointing down, and just generally wimpy. Here's a photo of my lashes with no product on at all, from not one but three angles, so you can see what I'm talking about.
Now, here's the "After" photo. This was two coats of mascara. One coat didn't really seem to have that much of an impact on my lashes, so I didn't bother with one-coater photos. I think it's just me though, I don't think I ever can get away with just one coat of mascara. And have I mentioned that my lashes are special and demanding? Now you see what I mean. This is what the much-raved-about Lash Out Mascara looks like on me:
As you can see, the Lash Out Mascara is alright on me, but not all that fantastic. I appreciated that it did lengthen my lashes and gave them more definition and volume. Overall, it seemed decent, but it wasn't really anywhere near the effect I had seen and read about on other blogs. To be honest, I felt a little underwhelmed, since almost every single review I've read on the Lash Out Mascara (except mine) has been overwhelmingly positive, and some reviews had really awesome "after" photos. I guess I'm just the odd man out when it comes to mascaras.
And as I've said this in my previous mascara review/rant, most mascaras don't work on me. Only 2 or 3 mascaras out of the many I've tried have made me happy, and it's not even the "Wow this is GREAT!" type of happy, just the "this seems to be the best I can find for now" kind of happy. This makes me kind of sad, because I don't ever think I'll find the perfect mascara. But based on my experiences, my take is that this mascara would give you good length, a good amount of volume, and some ability to hold a curl.
(Product was sent for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with/compensated by the company.) Share | | |