Review of Smashbox Bionic Mascara by Mojie
I got a deluxe sample of this from Sephora yesterday and tried it out today. Like other reviewers, I found that it was very dark black and didn't give much, if any volume. *But* that's not a bad thing for me. I like my lashes to look long but natural, without a lot of extra volume to them and that's exactly what I got from this mascara.
I already have long lashes to begin with, so I can't comment on how well it would work on short, stubby lashes, but my lashes looked longer than usual and had a delicate, natural look to them that I really like.
I didn't have any trouble with smearing or smudging (but I only applied one coat), even after rubbing my eyes about 10 seconds after applying to see how it would hold up. It also came off easily with some Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and a little rubbing and didn't leave me with raccoon eyes.
If you're looking for drama, this probably isn't the mascara for you. If you want something that looks natural but better, you might want to give it a try.
While I did say I'd buy it again, I do agree that the price tag is high for a mascara that doesn't have a serious drama-factor. But since it gives me the look I want, I might very well buy a full size container once my sample runs out, even at this price.