Pop Beauty • Smokey Lash Kapow!!! • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||34%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I received this from Ipsy. I have not heard of this brand so I was eager to give it a go. The packaging is cute and this type of wand works for me. I don't mind he larger barrel of the wand at all. The color is a nice sooty black.
I can't speak to the curl holding ability because I do not curl my lashes. Otherwise I didn't have any problems with application of this mascara. It didn't clump for me. After one coat I was happy with the way my lashes looked but gave a second coat to the tips to add some length and pop them a little. I was pleased with the way this mascara worked at first.
I went to work. I work in an office with an air conditioner set on Glacier. I talk on the phone most of my shift. Nothing strenuous, nothing that makes me sweat or cry. I don't rub my eyes or touch my face. So when I took a little trip by a mirror about 2 hours in and saw raccoon eyes like I haven't seen around my eyes in decades, I was shocked. It was clearly a mascara issue. Not the eyeliner, not my concealer creating problems.
Once upon a time mascaras ran like this all the time. It was kind of a given back in the day you had to check your mascara often to make sure it wasn't running everywhere but this hadn't been an issue in decades. There are too many great mascaras out there now for me to put up with this anymore. I wiped away the mess and kept on top of it for the rest of the day -- felt like I wa back in high school... but I'm tossing this cute lil tube. Bummer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this with a coupon at Ulta, but I wouldn't even use this mascara for free. On the plus side, it holds the curl in my lashes, which every waterproof mascara should do. The downside is that the formula is really thin, and doesn't do much to lengthen or volumize.
An even WORSE thing it does, is that it bends the tips of my lashes in horrible fly legged directions. It looks disgusting and sloppy. I run into this problem with mascaras that aren't friendly to thin lashes, and this is one of them.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Oh wow, this is some bad mascara. I received it in an ipsy glambag. It is a dryer formula with a traditional brush that tapers down at the end. Application was ok. Wore it once for work. I work in an office and don't work up a sweat during the day. By mid-afternoon, I had racoon eyes. I cleaned it up and went to work out. I looked like something out of a horror movie after my workout. Would not buy this. If you decide otherwise, this is a daywear mascara, at most. It won't give you fabulous long, lush lashes to bat for a night out. And it may scare your co-workers during the day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Pop Beauty is a UK beauty brand that made it's way to the States a couple years ago. I received a sample of their new Smokey Lash Kapow mascara in my March Ipsy Bag. Pop Beauty says their Smokey Lash Kapow "fattens each lash to give a maximum volumizing end result. It delivers an ultra black, extra glossy finish that is tear (from crying, of course!), swim (go on, just jump in!), rub (well, you never know), and sweat proof (dancing is such good exercise!). This mascara is fragrance and fiber free, ophthalmologist tested, and safe for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes. I was super excited when I saw this mascara in my Ipsy bag, as yinz know I'm a total mascara addict. The full size of Pop Beauty's Smokey Lash Kapow mascara retails for $18.50 (£10.50 in the UK). Pop Beauty is sold at Ulta in the United States. This mascara was made in China. I'm unsure if Pop Beauty tests on animals or not.
Packaging for Pop Beauty's Smokey Lash Kapow is cute. A black tube with silver flowers and the brand logo printed on it. The product name can be found on the bottom label. I believe the full size tube is different. The brush for this mascara is pretty basic. A classic bristle brush, the bristles are short and even in length, spiraling around the wand. Smokey Lash Kapow's brush tapers into a very slight point. Overall this brush is easy to work with, but nothing innovative.
I'm just gonna be straight forward and say it -its been a long time since I've used a mascara as bad as Pop Beauty's Smokey Lash Kapow Mascara. This is a truly awful mascara. As promised, it "fattens" the lashes, by clumping them together. While Smokey Lash Kapow does a decent job at lengthening the lashes, the length is canceled out when the heavy, wet formula weighs my lashes down and uncurls them. If that isn't enough of a negative, the wear for Pop Beauty's mascara is atrocious. Just sitting here writing posts it was flaking and smearing on my face and glasses. This mascara can barely stay on for an hour. I don't know how Pop Beauty can bill their Smokey Lash Kapow as waterproof when it only only flakes and smudges for no reason, but also wipes right away with water or a makeup wipe.
Pop Beauty Smokey Lash Kapow is a pathetic excuse for a mascara. It clumps, can't hold a curl, and it'll turn you into a raccoon (and not a cute one). The brush is so plain, which isn't exactly a bad thing, I just think for $18.50 it could be a little more interesting. I'm sorely disappointed by Pop Beauty's Smokey Lash Kapow mascara and now I'm kinda put off of the brand. I've previous browsed Pop Beauty's display at Ulta with a moderate amount of interest, the brand seems fun, but now I seriously doubt their quality. I'd go as far as to say this is one of the worst product I've received from Ipsy. I'm going to toss this mascara right out. I certainly do not recommend Pop Beauty's Smokey Lash Kapow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this product in a travel size to try it out. The packaging was really cute - black with little flowers on it - but that was as far as the wow factor went. I tried using this alone, with eyelash primer, and pairing it with another mascara but no matter what - it still clumped. The wand is very standard which may be part of the issue because it makes it difficult to surround the lash and pull it forward. I do not recommend this partly because it doesn't do a great job and it also not at all worth the price tag.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Got this in my IPSY bag. Tried it and this just didn't work for me. It tends to apply really thick, a little clumpy, and I find myself applying several coats before I really see it making a difference (I do have dark brown/black lashes naturally). The staying power is average but by the end of the night when removing this mascara is it quite flaky and hard to take off without getting small bits and pieces all over my eye and face (even with a makeup remover)---which is my pet peeve with removing eye makeup! I would not purchase this again and unfortunately this product will probably be sitting in the back of my makeup drawer. :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
I do love this product. My lashes are naturally long and curly but blonde. This thickens them and makes them look great! I use Anastasia Lash Genius over it to waterproof it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Bad mascara. Bad, bad, bad. I've never had a problem with mascara smudging this terribly. I'm very good about not touching my eyes when I'm wearing mascara, so I was surprised to see smudges above my crease where my lashes touch my brow bone the first couple of times I wore this. I thought it was from me rubbing my eyes, or because I'd had a long day at work, but no. I wore it today and all I've done is make a short trip to grocery store and taken the dog out. The air is cold and dry. And THIS time it smudged UNDER my eyes. I repeat, I have never had a mascara smudging problem. And it doesn't even do much! It's the crappiest little old-fashioned spoolie-type brush and barely lengthens. Volumization? Forget about it. The worst mascara I've ever tried.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I received this in my ipsy bag for Feb 2013. Overall I am not impressed.I don't mind the packaging as it is typical of mascara. It has a nice fluffy brush applicator that I like, and it applies nicely. Sadly, that's where it ends for me though. It seems to flake off onto my cheeks, giving them a streaked appearance later in the day, much to my horror. I am also not sure if this is approved to use with contact lenses, because when I have worn it with contacts, it has a tendency to make my eyes burn a few hours after application (probably after it starts to flake off into my eyes).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this in my Feb 2013 Ipsy bag. I was pretty happy with my other mascaras and this one is not super notable beyond any others, but I do like it.
This is definitely a lengthening mascara, but it does give some volume. You definitely need to wiggle the wand as you apply as it can make your lashes stick if you do not, but almost every mascara I have every used does that.
It lasts very well. I have had no issues with it loosing shape or flaking. I have only had it smudge one time and I think that may have been due to another product. It does take a little extra to remove, but nothing to cause any issues.
Overall, I really like it and any time I wear mascara now, I usually wear this one. I will probably not repurchase I feel it is just too expensive for something that is quite similar to other less expensive ones I own.