The last item in my December BNT Beauty Box is Catalina GEO's Lash Power Volumizing Mascara*. I was really excited to receive another item from Catalina GEO in my Beauty Box! I previously reviewed their Gel Eyeliner, also sent to me by BNTNews International, and over time it's become one of my go-to eyeliners. Let's see if I'll like their mascara just as much!
Catalina GEO Lash Power Volumizing Mascara in Black
7 g / 0.25 fl.oz
7 g / 0.25 fl.oz
CATALINA GEO LASH POWER VOLUMIZING MASCARACatalina GEO claims: "Gives a 3D volume effect with its excellent volumizing function. A smudge-proof, long-lasting mascara that maintains for 12 hours with just one use. Helps create detailed long lashes by attaching to each eyelash without clumping. Removes easily with warm water."
PACKAGINGThe Catalina GEO Lash Power Volumizing Mascara comes in a shiny golden tube with a filigree design. It is SO PRETTY and feels very classy and luxurious! The tube itself is very sturdy, and comes with a twist-off cap. The mascara wand is quite basic it's a straight brush wand with densely packed bristles, slightly tapered at the end. I personally don't like this type of brush as I tend to make a lot of mistakes with it, especially when applying mascara on my lower lashes. I prefer comb type mascara wands.
PERFORMANCEIn terms of volume, this mascara did give my sad-looking lashes some volume, but nothing super dramatic. Doesn't give me a lot of length though, and isn't able to hold my curl. (But then again, my super straight lashes almost never hold their curl..) Two to three applications of this product made my lashes look only slightly thicker and more noticeable. I noticed that it does tend to clump after the second application, but not always. It helps to always have a comb brush on hand.
LASTING POWERI used this mascara when we attended Comic Fiesta last week. The venue was packed with people, so it was SUPER HOT. My face was so sweaty and oily by the end of the day, but my mascara was still intact. Even though it's smudge-proof and stays on almost the whole day, it rinses off with warm water, just as it claims.
PRICE & AVAILABILITYUnfortunately I can't find any pricing information on the Lash Power Volumizing Mascara, nor can I find any online stores that have this product. I'll be sure to update this post when I find one!
FINAL THOUGHTSFor a long time now, I've been on the lookout for a long-lasting yet easy to remove mascara. I have very sensitive eyes, so as much as I love super waterproof and smudge-proof eye makeup, I always have a hard time taking off mascara. Even though I try my best to take everything off by double-cleansing, there are times that some mascara still remains on my lashes, so I end up with irritated eyes the next day. When I found out that this mascara is both smudge-proof AND easy to remove, I was super excited. I'm a bit sad that it doesn't quite give me the long and voluminous lashes that I want, but I think this would be okay for natural makeup looks. If you're looking for that dramatic falsies-without-actual-falsies look, then this isn't for you.
DISCLOSURE: This product was sent to me by BNTNews for review, but the opinions expressed here are 100% my own. Financial compensation was not received for this post. Please see my full disclosure policy for more information.