Review of Smashbox Bionic Mascara by firecracker41
I was seconds away from impulse buying an entire Smashbox kit that included this product in the blue color when I had an epiphany at the Sephora register that I should maybe try it in my preferred "Jet Black" first. SO glad I did and wasn't saddled with a whole difficult-to-return gift set!
This mascara is a big disappointment. The ingredients seemed beneficial, the tube is sleek and I was initially excited about this purchase. But Bionic did literally nothing for me: no lengthening, no thickening, although really no major flaking nor smearing either. But why bother? I went out to a fancy dinner with a friend a few days after getting this and was actually self-conscious because I looked like I wasn't wearing mascara, despite having applied 2 coats of this.
The final straw came when I wore Bionic during an insanely busy day at work. Although I had combed through after applying and there were no visible clumps, this dried to a stiff consistency with the feel of stuck-together lashes, ew. I obsessively checked my eyes to see if I could fix the problem, but no - there was nothing visibly wrong, it just felt heavy and sort of crunchy on my eye. And ironically, my lashes still looked mascara-less. Despite the fact that I forgot to have lunch that day because things were so crazed, I STILL noticed - and was bothered by - Bionic.
I'm usually a big Smashbox fan but this is going back.