Seven Days of Mascara: Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara

Smashbox claims that their amino-acid packed Lash DNA ($19) mascara gives you amazing length and volume. This is my first experience with a Smashbox mascara, and I got it as part of the "After Hours" kit at the Nordstrom beauty event. From the Smashbox website: "The unique double helix brush grabs each lash, no matter how small, for the ultimate fanned out effect." So I was pretty excited to check out the wand, as well as the formula.

Whoa. Well, I did want to see the brush, but I kind of can't. I mean, I think I get the general idea of what is going on here. Maybe. But it doesn't stop with the brush - I then take a look at my tube:

Holy crap. THAT is going to make a mess when I go to put my wand back in there. But I don't want to think about that yet. Let's take that wand and give it a whirl.

The end result is some really lovely lashes. Full, long, and inky black. However, it did require some brushing and declumping. I like the effect, but I don't know that most people would want to put the time in to deal with the mess. Would I buy it again? I don't know. Would I recommend it? Only to another mascara junkie.


kellygreen49 said...

Whoa, those are some GORGEOUS lashes. I love the eye shadow with it too! Btw, what camera do you use? You get some really good close up shots.

July 30, 2009 at 9:15 PM
jude8753 said...

Your lashes look great, but I don't think I could handle the mess.

July 31, 2009 at 9:21 AM
Becki said...

Thanks for the review...I'll consider it :)

July 31, 2009 at 10:30 PM
barakais said...

i should add drinking coffee is dangerous for your health

August 2, 2009 at 12:02 PM

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