Last week, I found myself hovering by the Catrice section of Dis-chem (the only drugstore/pharmacy that stocks the brand in South Africa). While there, I eyed their mascaras and spotted one with the sticker ‘new’ on top. I whipped out my phone and proceeded to Google search for any reviews on this mascara. Unfortunately, most of the reviews that I saw were in either in Dutch or German. Btw, does anyone else search for reviews on products while make-up shopping?
That’s when I decided that it was my duty to buy it and review it for the benefit of English speakers everywhere! You’re welcome.
The mascara was retailing for R79.95. Slightly more than your average Essence mascara but still cheaper than a similar offering from Maybelline.
1. Waterproof deep black mascara for extreme volume, length and curl
2. for an edgy catwalk look that lasts all day
3. Removable with waterproof eye make-up remover
4. Opthamologically tested
Sjoe! Those are some tall claims. Extreme volume, length and curl?
I quite like the packaging. It is a black tube with turquoise writing. The mascara’s lid has little engraved studs (how rock and roll!). The studs have the added benefit of letting you recognise the mascara by touch in your vanity bag if you’re in a hurry instead of searching among your other mascaras.
The brush is narrow with short spikes. Something about the brush grips and combs through the lashes quite well, thus separating them. Don’t you just hate those mascaras whose idea of giving volume is clumping each third of your lashes into three thick lashes? No man!
The formula, like most waterproof mascara formulae, is on the drier side. Dry formula = probability for flaking shoots up. And flake, it sure does…
The mascara gives a lovely wide-eyed look as you can see in the picture above. It also looks great paired with a dramatic cat eye or simple winged liner.
I would recommend curling your lashes before applying this mascara. Waterproof mascaras hold the curl better. For a straight-lashed girl like myself, a lash curler is a must for optimum results.
I have watery eyes which tear every time I yawn. Strange, right? Exhaustion is emotional. Anyway, that happened while I was wearing the Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara. The end result was a tear down my cheek but no unsightly black streaks!
The Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara excels in separating, lengthening and adding volume and staying intact despite the addition of water. However, curl is not automatic nor extreme and the flaking throughout the day undermines the ‘24HR’ promise on the tube.
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