While reading through one of QUILL’s reviews by Mermaid Marissa (ahem, me), the “clean” beauty brand Honest caught my eye. I was in the market for a new mascara for my sensitive eyes and wanted to try something new (and a little more budget friendly) than my usual Clinique mascara. I clicked the link and added Honest Beauty’s 2-in-1 Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer to my cart for arrival the next day, beginning my ~honest~ review ASAP.
My Day Wearing Honest Beauty’s 2-In-1 Mascara and Lash Primer
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Honest is an inclusive and ethical beauty brand founded in 2011 by American actress Jessica Alba.
The company states it is dedicated to “leaving the world better than [they] found it,” and although the ingredients in their products reflect that, I am a bit disappointed the packaging is not very eco friendly. For $17 I thought there would be a little bit more attention to detail to the packaging, too.
While getting ready for my day, I pulled out my brand new mascara and lash primer, and prayed to the makeup gods that it would be a good makeup day. I was a bit skeptical of the very small, soft bristle applicator brushes as I gently applied the primer, but once the mascara was on, I was amazed! Small but mighty, the ability to layer the product for more volume was a definite selling point for me.
After a full day of wear there was not a sign of smudging or eye irritation — a major win. However, I did go sailing that afternoon, and I received a nice salty shower courtesy of the ocean… which the mascara did not take kindly to. It ran like a sieve, and although it was easy to wipe off, it did not fare well when mixed with water — I looked eerily similar to gremlins, or the Wicked Witch of the West.
Even though this mascara became my daily wearer, if I know there is potential to get wet, I use Maybelline’s waterproof mascara as a top coat to help hold everything in place. Now, is this why my eyelashes are stubby and refuse to grow? Potentially. We will research that later.
Honest Beauty’s Mascara: The Verdict
So should you buy this mascara? Absolutely. Should you wear it if you are a mermaid? Probably not, unless you are going for a sea witch look which – truth be told – could be super rad so you do you boo! No matter how you use this product, we hope you share the photos with us! Tag #quillmedia for a chance to be featured!
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I hope this review helped you decide if Honest Beauty’s 2-in-1 Extreme Length Mascara and Lash Primer is for you! Have you tried it? Tell us what you thought below!