Physicians Formula • Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to give this mascara a good review, but like the post before me, it just runs way too easily. As someone who wears contacts, sometimes my eyes tear up and when they do, this mascara immediately gets all over the place giving me raccoon eyes. It's a very wet formula, which normally I like but it seems to never dry completely. It gives my lashes nice volume and separation, in a natural way, and it comes off very easily when I'm removing my makeup at night, but that's pretty much the overall problem, this mascara comes off way too easily. I have this brands other organic mascara in the all green tube and I like it so much more. It's the same price so you're better off buying that one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am a big fan of both Physician's Formula and organic/natural makeup. I have pretty sensitive skin and eyes so any non irritating and fragrance free makeup is always a bonus in my book! That is precisely why I love the PF line as it is perfect for sensitive skin and works wonders for the most part.
This mascara however is somewhat of an exception to my otherwise very high opinion of the brand. I really did want to like it and on the surface it seems like it would work perfectly for me as it is marketed towards those with sensitive eyes however it smudges like CRAZY. It goes on nicely, provides decent volume and lash enhancement and doesn't clump up yet the minute the slightest bit of moisture touches the eye this mascara will smudge and give the much loved raccoon eyed look. During a conversation with my best friend I started laughing which made my eyes tear up and the next thing I knew I looked like I had 2 black eyes.
I couldn't keep using this and can't endorse it either.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Lawdy, someone pissed in your cereal today huh? *cough cough* sweetfart
ANYWAYS, I love this mascara. I don't really care about the ingredients being natural in my mascara, I only care about natural skincare and haircare, but the ingredients are just the icing on the cake.
I like this because it does the same job my Maybelline the Rocket did (lengthens, thickens, curls, no clumps, even the wands are pretty similar) EXCEPT it doesn't pull out my lashes when I remove it at night! I have also seen my pulled out lashes grow back since using this for a month!
I did take off one star though, for the only con of this mascara: the formula is water-based, which is what makes it so simple to remove, but that also means that if your eye gets the slightest bit wet, it will start to come off. It's not a huge problem for me because I rarely wear mascara on my bottom lashes, but for people who wear it on the bottom lashes, it does start to run a bit under your eye after about 6 hours. It's easy to clean up with a simple swipe under your eye, but still. For the price ($6 on sale at Ulta) I would definitely repurchase this :D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
This mascara is the exact reason why I don't buy into all this "organic" and "all natural hype." Such products are simply crap in quality compared to their chemically inclined competitors. I don't care if it's healthier on the lashes, this stuff looks worse than when I don't have mascara at all (and THAT would be the healthiest way).
Usually when I write about review about a mascara, it's the brush that's the perpetrator of the problem. But in this case, it's the formula. The formula clumps upon two swipes, it's NOT buildable at all (either clumps like crazy or slides right off the lashes). It smeared throughout the day. It also felt very heavy on the lashes and I didn't even layer that much. Does absolutely nothing to starch a curl, and my lashes went flat within a few hours. The brush is not great at separating the lashes, but the formula doesn't help that either. This is an all around awful mascara.
If you insist on something less harsh with chemicals, you can lookup youtube vids on DIY homemade mascara. Don't waste your money on this gimmicky all-natural crap. Organic cosmetics would be nice IF THEY ACTUALLY DID THEIR JOB but they don't. Don't wear makeup at all if you're that afraid chemicals.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Goes on smoothly, light to medium coverage, moderate lengthening and no thickening of lashes. A good daytime, all-purpose look, but unfortunately it melts off throughout the day, so not very long-wearing at all.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Unfortunately this smudges very terribly on my eyes. I only used it on the upper lashes and had lots of smudges on the lower part of the eyes. Alice Cooper Style.
I live in a hot and humid climate though, maybe that's the reason. It's a pretty bad mascara for me, smudging is the last thing I need.
The look it gives is fairly natural and unobtrusive, nice for a clean and no fuss look if it doesn't smudge on you.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Medium Eyes: Green
This mascara is lovely, it is Paraben free and claims to be Organic. It is more suited towards those who are looking for a natural, no makeup makeup look. It defines the lashes, makes them very dark, and lengthens them. I like this a lot, but if you want a dramatic look, try the other Physician's Formula Mascaras. They give a lot more volume.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
UPDATE: Just like I said, it started to dry up pretty fast after a couple weeks use, and it started to give me a bad irritation like my eyes would hurt and water and because of that, I would rub them and yes flake city! But I have never had a mascara bother me EVER. Weird, so much for "organic". Back to maybelline!
This mascara is interesting. The formula is very different from any others I've tried. It lasts really long, you know other mascaras by the end of the day, the tips of your lashes are not as long? This one doesn't do that, it dries to almost a very matte finish and the definition is really great. I think tho, its not for dramatic looking lashes as since it dries really fast, its hard to apply a lot to get a really dramatic effect, the brush is nice and it separates each lash for me, making a very feathery lash look, similar to the buxom mascara I've used. And no clumps! Also not experiencing any flakes. I'm scared though because it dries so fast, am I going to trash it in a few weeks? Usually most new out of the package mascaras are really wet, a couple of weeks go by and the consistency is better, then it dries out in 2 months, I'm worried this mascara might dry up given its already pretty dry after I took it out of the package. I will update if this happens. Overall, nice mascara for day/work look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this mascara! This is actually the only mascara that my eyes will tolerate. Great mascara for sensitive eyes and it doesn't smear or flake at all. Plus it looks very natural, great buy :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
While shopping for eco-friendly and organic mascara options this one really stood out (maybe it's that lovely metallic leaf wand). While the wear is not amazing as far as plumping up my lashes with fuzzy eyed glamour it does a decent job and is easily built upon.
I only use regular mascara - waterproof mascara does a number on lashes and unless you're on a soap opera or doing a photoshoot at a waterfall I recommend you go for the non-waterproof as well. Protect those hairy babies! :D
Smudges? Flakes? Not that I've noticed in an excessive amount...maybe a little flaking here and there but it seems to wear pretty well while I'm on my bike (windy, sweaty, hair in face, etc.) and running around at work for a good 4 hours.
For a more dramatic look in the evening I just reapply :)
For the gals that may be experiencing flakes...perhaps it's the humidity of their environment? I try not to touch my eyeballs after makeup application - though the occasional dramatic moment does befall me...thank goodness it's easy enough to clean up and reapply :)