I recently purchased this mascara and featured it in my “Drugstore and Forever 21 Haul” post. Anyone who’s met me knows I love natural and organic beauty products. I do my best to use natural skin care products, but it is harder to keep to this practice when using makeup. A lot of natural cosmetic lines don’t perform well enough for me, and many don’t offer a good range of shades to suit various skin tones, including mine. So when I heard of the Organic Wear line released by Physician’s Formula, I was wary and curious. I wanted to love it, but would the products endure my high standards? Today we’re going to find out if 100% Natural Origin mascara passes the test (physical, not written).
The company website says “Revolutionary 100% Natural Origin formula contains the purest ingredients and provides 5x Lash Boosting for lash length, volume and & definition naturally”.
Did it provide 5 five times last boosting? Let’s take a look.
Wearing the mascara:
There is an improvement in the thickness and length of my lashes, and they felt soft instead of hard, as is the case with a lot of mascaras (the dreaded spider legs). One problem I did have was with smudging and lack of staying power. I got teary-eyed while watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, (yeah, yeah, I’m a major sap) so I dabbed a tissue at the corner of my eye to catch the moisture. I always do this carefully to avoid smudging my makeup. I pulled the tissue away and saw a huge black spot on it, like an ink dot on paper. The mascara came off at the slightest hint of moisture.
I did not like the brush very much. Here’s a photo of it:
|CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FRUIT WATER*, GLYCERIN, IRON OXIDE, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, WATER, BEESWAX*, JOJOBA ESTERS, TAPIOCA STARCH*, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX*, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*, CELLULOSE GUM, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT*, GLYCINE SOYA (SOYBEAN) OIL*, HYDROLYZED ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) PROTEIN, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT*. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE *PRODUCED FROM ORGANIC FARMING.|
Pros: Nice black color, attractive packaging, natural ingredients, reasonable price ($10, and it’s sometimes on sale), does not harden lashes.
Cons: Wipes off easily (not for rainy weather), hard-to-use brush, tube is a little thicker than the average tube (only a problem if you have a small purse).
Available at pharmacies like Rite Aid, CVS, Duane Reade, and on Amazon.com