October 30, 2009

Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara Review

This Muse is going to party like it’s 1999 with the new Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara.  Is it just me or is that like the coolest name ever?  You whip it out of the purse and tell your best mate, “Heys, just let me get some of my Extreme Party Mascara on before we go out!”  Is that too corny?

Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara 1

Ok, well fact is I adore the name.

Question is do I adore the mascara?

Jump for it!

I always feel terribly guilty when I don’t like something that Bobbi puts out. It’s like I’m dissing on my best friend. I’m sorry Bobbi don’t be upset but I really don’t dig on your Extreme Party Mascara.

Here’s the deal, all you folks in Internet-land that like softer, fuller, more natural looking lashes will absolutely adore Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara. It creates full lashes, has a rich black formula that’s almost gel-like in consistency, and does deliver plenty of lenght. It doesn’t fade, flake, or smudge and it has a rather nice full, bushy brush for application.

Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara 2

Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara 3

The results after use aren’t as dramatic as the name. I mean hello Extreme Party I was thinking awe aspiring lashes. But that’s not the case. It creates a softer, fuller, natural curl minus drama of any kind. Weird as the formula is quite rich so I expected a bit more of insane curling action and dramatic, crazy looking lashes.

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Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara 14

If you love a softer more natural curl you’ll absolutely adore this. However, if you’re looking to bring the drama you might want to skip it as I didn’t really get the full on party experience from it.

Likes it, doesn’t loves it.

Anyone try yet?

Want to?


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  • lindsay

    Dang, I was really hoping for a party in the tube. Is this after one coat or multiple?

    • the Muse

      hey lindsay!

      curled lashes and two coats 😀 I was hoping for a party too mmmm it’s more of a natural look for me.

  • Jen

    Hmm… kinda boring, I think. See, I prefer wicked lashes ALL the time, even in the daytime at work, so this certainly wouldn’t be something I’d pick for a night out. I probably won’t even get it for a day in….

  • mary_in_wonder

    THAT’S IT?????? Is that supposed to be Extreme Party????? You know Bobbi, party is about volume and fake lashes….and something with “extreme” label should top it off!!!!

    Bleah…this is exactly the typical everyday use nude lashes mascara I’d never spend my money on T_T

    • the Muse

      lol Mary! I tried it again this morning but still it’s a soft look. Just wasn’t feeling the extreme or the part in this one 😀

      • mary_in_wonder

        aha! Another example of expensive not worth of the price tag…..and the brand name

        • the Muse

          hey mary.

          Just wasn’t too impressed with this one. I’m sure if anyone who likes softer lashes would love it but for me it was a meh 🙂

  • Melissa

    Nordies has a whole display of these but I dunno I just wasn’t digging the brush.. glad I passed- Seems too tame for me.

  • Christy

    Great review! At least I know I won’t try this one out. I like lashes that almost look like faux lashes. It sounded like it would, but clearly it is not.

    • the Muse

      I’m the same way Christy, I like alot of drama. It’s a weird name…I tried it again today in hopes I’d have different results but about the same…very soft curl.

  • gio

    The mascara looks great on you but I was hoping it’d give a more dramatic look.

    • the Muse

      hey gio totally wanted more drama 🙂 but it was not bad…just not drama 😀

  • Charlene

    I came across this site looking for reviews on this mascara. Only because I wondered if it was only me that was not impressed. I bought it and thought the same as you. ‘That’s it?’ I could of gotten that with a cheap drugstore brand. The upside is YES you can apply another coat in the evening and the previous coat ‘reactivates’ or whatever and you can apply more before you go out. Not a priority for me really. And I found it did flake initially, but once it dried not too bad.
    Thanks for the review. Glad I’m not the only one who thinks this one didn’t quite work out.

    • the Muse

      hi charlene

      sorry for the delayed reply. It really isn’t a party is it? 😀 I mean it’s ok but not one of Bobbi’s best 😛 My pleasure! You’re not alone hun 🙂

  • Nia

    So, I tried this one as well and I have to admit that I do not like it either.
    No spectacular lashes, it’s just a normal mascara.
    And, under no circumstances, none, should you get it wet. It runs like crazy. I was walking around with it in the snow (not my choice, but it is after all winter) and came home to find the mascara all under my eyes.

    But, like you said, no flaking etc. And the BB MA said it is their best mascara. So BB mascara might just not be for me.

  • Mesha

    Do you think this mascara is oil based or water based? I have lash extensions, if it gives off the natural look you say, it might be perfect for what I have on my lashes. Except, I can only use water based mascaras.

    • the Muse

      umm not sure mesha I’m sorry. Wish I knew. I honestly don’t know if it’s oil or water based. If I find out will def post 🙂

  • Mari

    Does anybody know of other good mascaras with the same 38-formula like this, witch actually gives that wow-feeling? I´ve tried Clinique lash power mascara long wearing formula, Kanebo 38˚C, L´oréal beauty tubes. I like the last one best, but I´m still not satisfied.

  • Nadya Sadri Mulok

    *browse*click*browse* ooooohhhh

    Finally got this. My cousin got it from London for me.. Pretty feathery lashes, lengthened yes, separated yes, volumised yes, smudge proof yes.. Oh so pretty!