Skin Type: Normal to dry, tans easily, rarely breaks out. Skintone: LLL (olive skin tone) Haircolor: Changes frequently Right now, Light golden brown with caramel and beige blonde highlights and warm dark brown lowlights. Eye Color: Espresso brown.
I have a love hate relationship with mascara. I love trying different formulas, but I hate my mascara obsession. If I could find a nice formula, I would quit searching. Yeah, right.
This is a cake mascara that I love. I thought Longcils Boncza had stolen my heart in this arena, but no. This one has overtaken the top spot. Why do I like this mascara? Well, many reasons.
First of all, the formula is great. Like Longcils Boncza, it does not clump. It does not smear. It does lengthen and thicken with some patience. It looks like sexy and seductive lashes.
Second, the formula is great. Did I mention that already? This formula is more refined than Longcils. While Longcils takes pride in there old fashion formula which is really soap based. Diego moves forward. It has combined technology and the past together to make a cake mascara that surpasses many regular types.
Third, the formula is great. Ok, I will stop mentioning this. :p I usually squirt 2 drops of water and swirl the brush around in the cake. The compact includes two types of brushes, one that is like your normal cake mascara brush and the other that is like a mascara wand. I find I can use my MF foam wand with this mascara too! So, I swirl the brush around and saturate it. This formula is thicker than Longcils, it doesn't splatter. I apply from roots to tip many times. I am the type of person that likes to put many layers. The more the better with this mascara too! The first coat immediately sticks to the lashes then glides on to the tips. The second coat will thicken and lengthen without flaking or clumping. The third and fourth coats do the same. No clumping, smearing, or flaking.
Fourth, I won't mention the formula, but it is great! What makes this mascara stand out from Longcils Boncza and even other regular mascaras? HEAT!! I have recently bought a heated eyelash curler by Panasonic (which will be reviewed in the future). This mascara is heat resistant! I have used my heated eyelash curler AFTER application. WOW! The formula stays on without melting and the curl stays all day! I have tried the after application heat method with other mascaras, cake and regular, all it did was remove the mascara.
Fifth, the removal. It is so easy, just wash your face. It comes right off without any difficulty.
So, what can I say? I really love this mascara. I admit it does take some time and practice, but who cares if the formula is great!! BTW, this comes in a mirrored compact and in 2 colors: Black and Brown.
Ingredients: Peg-8 beeswax, sodium stearate, xantan gum, stearic acid, dea cetyl phosphate, carnauba wax, lecithin, nylon-12, pvp/hexadecane copolymer, triethanolamine, lauroyl lysine, methylparaben, propylparaben, sorbic acid, dehydroacetic acid, edta, tocopherol, ascorbic palmitate, trihydroxypalmitamidohydroxypropyl myristyl ether. May contain: Titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarines, manganese violet, carmine, chromium oxide greens, chromium hydroxide green.