Product Review: Kiss Me Mascara
Although I tend to stick to tried and true beauty products, I can be a fickle girl when it comes to mascara. Mascaras only last for about 3 months until they have to be thrown out for sanitary reasons anyway, which provides the perfect built-in reason to try a new brand every time I buy. I've been unfailingly loyal to Cover Girl Lash Blast for the past 6 months, but when my last tube reached its expiration date, I reached for the Kiss Me Mascara sample that I got from Wink Beauty Lounge to tide me over.
Kiss Me promises to form smudgeproof, stay-put tubes around your own lashes to make them look longer and fuller; essentially, it will give you the look of lash extensions without having to go to the salon. The tubes stay put all day until you use warm water and gentle pressure to take them off. I've tried tube-forming mascara before and was unimpressed with the two-step process and how quickly the formula dried out, forcing me to throw it out after only a week.
Kiss Me lives up to most of its claims. The mascara did indeed form tubes around my lashes that slid off easily as soon as I pressed a washcloth soaked in water to my lash line for a few seconds. I liked the fact that it was a one-step application process and the formula didn't dry out in the tube. My lashes looked longer and more fluttery when I used it--in fact, they were so long I could feel them graze the lenses of my sunglasses when I blinked!
The downside? Kiss Me didn't fulfill its 100% smudgeproof promises. Little black lines of dye would wick away from my lashes onto the undereye area and I found myself checking for minute smudges throughout the day. The brush applicator rarely clumped, but when it did, the quick-drying tubes made clumps difficult to comb out. The high price tag (about $24-30) is a bit off-putting as well considering what a short shelf life mascara has. Overall, though, I give a thumbs-up to this product and definitely recommend trying it if you have the chance!
Posted by Lisa