Over the past week or two, I’ve been trying several products from LUSH’s new “Emotional Brilliance” cosmetics line. (You can read my previous posts about Emotional Brilliance here and here.) One item I’ve been enjoying is Eyes Right Mascara, a simple but innovative mascara that contains natural ingredients and a minimum of preservatives.
Like the other makeup in the Emotional Brilliance collection, Eyes Right is packaged in a recyclable glass bottle with a screw-top cap. The cap holds a traditional, bristly mascara brush on a short wand. Eyes Right is available in one shade, basic black. And, again like the rest of LUSH’s products, it was developed without animal testing.
Eyes Right has a relatively short list of ingredients: wheatgrass infusion, water, Japan wax, stearic acid, talc, triethanolamine, carnauba wax, PVP (a polymer for thickening and adhesion), CI77499 (black coloring), and methylparaben (the one preservative in this formula). It’s fragrance-free and deeply pigmented (see my amateurish attempt at a swatch, below).
As I’ve said before, I’m fussy about mascara. I have relatively dark and long lashes, so I just want a little extra “oomph” without caking and flaking. Eyes Right fits the bill. It applies smoothly with minimal clumping—I comb through with a lash comb afterwards, just because I’m obsessive—and its lasts through my day without any smudging or fallout. I actually prefer shorter wands, since I feel like they give me more control (I’m a bit clumsy), so that’s a plus for me, too. And you get 5 grams of product in this bottle, which will last a long time.
Eyes Right darkens and defines my lashes while still looking natural, which is just what I want. (If Kim Kardashian is your beauty idol, you’ll probably want to look elsewhere—or, of course, you could just stick on a pair of spidery false lashes and be done with it. Then again, if that’s your style, you’re probably not reading this.)
Eyes Right Mascara sells for $18.95 in LUSH shops and on the LUSH website.
Disclaimer: this product was provided as a press sample for consideration/review.
Images: portrait of the Countess of Castiglione by Pierre-Louise Pierson (c. 1863-66), via Wikimedia Commons; product photographs by Tinsel Creation.