As you know from my recent post Physicians Formula released a new Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara for Spring 2013. This promises a false lash-like effect with added volume, length, and curl.
Along with all the bells and whistles you could possibly want from a mascara they also give it a 24 hour wear formula. This is also 100% natural origin and 70% organic with a formula free of harsh chemicals, parabens, etc…
Is it great?
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara is one of those mascara that you wish would work better than it does.
The market it as a 24 hours wear mascara that won’t smudge, flake, or clump. That’s a big claim. On top of this it not only volumizes but curls, and adds length.
Well, fact is, it’s not TO do bad a performing mascara but there are a few quirks.
This comes with a Lashblast-like applicator. You know, those rather big plastic club style applicators with smaller spikes that allow the mascara to comb through lashes easily. I have to admit I’m not always comfortable with applicators like this as I’m scared I’ll poke an eye with them. Thankfully I didn’t have to many issues coming through my lashes.
My first several uses with the mascara produced nice volume and length but along with those benefits I ended up with a few clumps. To avoid this just make sure there isn’t a ton of mascara on the applicator also curling lashes prior aids the brush to stroke through lashes without clumping product up. The texture of the mascara does dry down a little stiff especially if you build up a few layers.
As for the 24 hour wear….mmm…probably not happening. I didn’t have smudging issues on my drier eyes nor did it flake but I suspect oily lids might experience some smudging. It’s just that kinda of formula…!
Overall, Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara performs quite well if you take enough time and attention to apply it. Don’t expect perfection first swipe, there seems to be a slight learning curve to avoid clumps! It’s so rare that I run across a mascara that actually delivers both volume and length I’m willing to overlook some of the other problems. It’s not going to win any awards for best mascara of the year but it isn’t the worst either.