Dr. Hauschka • Mascara • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This mascara is not going to give you the most dramatic volume or length, but it's gentle on sensitive eyes and gives a polished natural look. It doesn't clump and visibly improves the look of my lashes. For a very thorough review with pictures, go to: www.sensitastic.blogspot.com
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've used this for years because I switched to this brand as it's natural. However, due to this reason you won't get much coverage with this mascara and in fact it's so unnoticeable I don't even bother taking it off at night it just wears off. I like the fact it's not clumped or glued to my eyelashes like some heavy mascaras are but I guess then you don't get coverage. I have also the volume mascara which is much better if you want a night out but you will need makeup remover to take this off. Nearly every one I have bought the wand has broken and wobbles. They did say when I phoned this seems to be a problem. All in all, I still won't switch back to a heavily chemical mascara with a nasty smell. It's a bit pricey though!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Preserves itself in the tube for a long time
Takes several applications to make anything happen, does not lengthen or add volume in any way. Looks almost too discreet and natural. Unless you have some already hefty lashes to apply this to, don't expect much difference other than some colour.
I really like most Dr. Hauschka products that I've tried, but the mascara isn't my favourite. Perhaps I should try the Volume Mascara next time?
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this is 03 Aubergine. It's a high-quality, German-made mascara in subtle dark purple that doesn't scream garish '80s, but works with Urban Decay's Rockstar pencil to bring out the green in my blue-green eyes. I'd have given it an overall rating of 5 *if* I didn't feel the need for Lancome's Cils Booster as an undercoat. Colour is great; staying power just fine, and it doesn't clump. But for gentlemen-start-your-engines length, you'll want that undercoat. BTW, for the same price, this handily beats YSL's Faux Effet Mascara in Violet. Absolutely worthwhile.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought this mascara because it was the most readily-available of the natural, less-toxic mascaras.
My favorite mascara (before I learned its horrible ingredients list) was Maybelline Full n' Soft. Dr. Hauschka has a much more runny, liquid-y formula than my previous favorite, and the wand doesn't distribute very well at all. The formula takes a lot longer to dry than the Maybelline, and the wand leads to clumping. I've taken to using my old wand that I loved so much with the Dr. Hauschka and that fixes the problem somewhat.
I agree about the crappy packaging. Any $25 mascara should be perfect- I expected better for the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
What a nice, basic mascara! No drama here, just jet black, glossy, natural looking lashes. It is very similar to Clinique's Naturally Glossy mascara, the difference is, that Hauschka is purely natural.
I will buy it again and again, but I would be very happy if Hauschka did something with the crappy packaging. Whatever I do, the wand just keeps breaking in half after a few weeks of use. Very disturbing, because you either throw it away, or try to use it with a tissue or something. Ridiculous for the price.
Oh, and it is NOT tearproof, no, no.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is my absolute favorite mascara.
It really moisturizes your lashes, never clumps at all, and never ever gets dry or flakes. It leaves your lashes with a shiny, almost wet look that is very pretty. It washes off very easily. The wand separates each lash better than any other I've tried, giving a very natural delicate look. Its so much different than other mascaras that I have actually asked 2 random people if they were wearing Dr. Hauschka mascara, and they both said yes.
Con: It is not water or tear proof. Will run if you cry or have watery eyes. However, it comes off of your skin so easily, its not much of a problem to wipe off if this happens. And it takes a little while to dry. After you apply it, just don't sneeze. ;) Can be a little pricey!
My lashes are so pretty when I use this, that the pros completely outweigh the cons. If it weren't for the cost, I would've given it a 5.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am actually really impressed with this mascara! Being a bit of a mascara addict- I tried loads of department store mascaras, and this is the softest, most lush brush i've ever come across-the only brush i've used that comes close to this would be the Dior Blackout one. 'Brittle' is the last word you would use to describe this mascara, its goes onto the lashes almost feather light and dries quickly without making your lashes look all crunchy looking. This mascara feels different to other mascaras i've put onto my lashes, it doesn't feel chemical and make-uppy at all. The only thing that doesn't make this the HG mascara, for me, is the lack of drama and volume it gives to the lashes- I would class this as more of a casual day-time mascara (though a nice one at that), and i still prefer GA's Eyes to Kill for when I want a high powered and glamorous look.
UP-DATE: I have been using this for a good while now and even though I liked it before (gave it 4 lippies) I now literally can not live without it! When I use it underneath other mascaras, as a base, it gives the ultimate 'False lash effect' making my lashes look incredibly long!
This mascara is great alone for a daytime natural look or as a mascara base to make your mascara go that bit extra. Now 5 lippies!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is an organic mascara that conditions the lashes and doesn't irritate the eyes and those three points are worth high marks in my book. It doesn't clump and is easy to apply. If there is a smear whilst applying, a simple swipe with a tissue will remove it. However, it is quite thin and therefore doesn't volumize. As others have already mentioned it is more like a lash tint than a mascara. I am quite happy with that as I am not looking for volumizing or curling action, just some colour on the lashes that won't irritate my eyes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
After leaving a review for Dr. Hauschka's Volume Mascara I have to leave one for the original as well.
This is by far one of the best mascaras I own and will continue to repurchase. The formula leaves my lashes soft (not stiff and crunchy to the touch) and patent leather shiny! Someone always asks what I have on my lashes when I wear this, without fail! :P and if that is not the ultimate testament of a good mascara, I wouldn't know what is...
I will say this mascara isn't for everyone. I am very concerned with the health of my lashes and my health overall, so I am an addict for natural and holistic products.
The cons are the scent -- very earthy, some people will not appreciate it, the cost ($25.95 at my local market), and the formula is not waterproof (I don't usually buy waterproof anyway) so it may smudge on the lower lashes.
:) The Pros outweighs it for me. My lashes are healthy and separated and fluttery and glossy with this mascara. Basically everything I look for in my mascara.
(ps: For some reason I cannot get a good picture uploaded for this review, but the small one up is not very accurate. The brush on the regular original mascara is very standard, getting thinner at the tip, and works really well!)