Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara
I've seen gurus like Pixiwoo using this mascara in a number of their videos so, I had high hopes for it. One of three Eyeko mascaras (the others being Fat Brush and Curvy Brush), Skinny Brush Mascara is intended for "elongated, eye-catching elegance". Seems like a whole load of jargon to me but, I presume they mean it to have a lengthening, eye-opening effect on lashes.
Each Eyeko mascara has a different wand. The bristles of the Skinny mascara wand vary in length and are dispersed in a double-helical, or spiraled, pattern. I think the brush is awesome just to look at but, in practice, it takes more than a bit of getting used to.
Initially, I found that too many of my lashes were getting caught between each spiral and were clumping together. However, I went back and watched how Pixiwoo used the wand and soon got the hang of pressing it to the base of my lashes and wiggling it from side-to-side in order to evenly space the lashes. The resulting affect is pretty spectacular with my lashes looking long and fanned out.
The new mascara packaging has been a big bone of contention with other beauty bloggers. Personally, I'm not fussed either way. It's a bit different, a bit unique and is quite minimalistic but, at the end of the day, it's what's inside that matters.
My main gripe about this mascara is one which I consider to be quite important. It seems water-resistant, though not marketed as such, and takes a good oil-based remover to get it off fully. I usually take the majority of my mascara off when cleansing my face and then remove any excess with a remover. However, I've noticed that the Eyeko doesn't respond well to water and the mascara seems to go a bit tacky and harden on the lashes, clumping them together and taking time to remove.