Received this as a gift from work and was over the moon! Couldn’t wait to get home, remove all my eye makeup, and reapply with this! It’s got a really thick brush and super formula, does not clump and is able to be built up for a stunning effect. Very long lasting and didn’t smudge or run while I was at work. It was so good to me that I wouldn’t mind paying $52 for a new bottle next time!
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Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara Review
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara Review
Inspired by the on-set technique of layering a lengthening fiber mascara over a volumizing formula,
• 104% increase in lash volume
• 32% increase in lash length
• 34-degree increase in lash curl
Its a good mascara i like the tick brush.. It brushs on easly it just comes out a lot at a time and can makes blobs of youre not careful and it makes dark marks under your eyes late in the day that i dont like.
I had been saving up my money waiting for a good quality eye shadow palette. I splurged and got myself the Double Exposure palette. In it was a deluxe sample size of this mascara. I enjoy deluxe products because you can try it out before committing to a full size. We all know that most of the full sized high end products cost a lot of money so its always great to test it first.
Smashbox deluxe sized mascara comes in as a miniature version of the full sized mascara. This bottle is black and sleek. It has the Smashbox labelling on it with a red cross going through it. Simple but striking. This brush has small bristles carefully compacted together in a cone shape . This mascara is jet black in colour. No scent at all.
When I dip this wand in it comes out clean. No clumpy bits all over it or little black bits like I have had with other sample sized mascaras. These bristles on this wand cling to my lashes perfectly. My lashes are elongated and emphasised nicely. I managed to get four solid hours wear time out of this . Did fade out but it didn't seep down to my lower under eyes. This is what normally happens with every other mascara I use.
Overall it is priced highly. If I had a never ending cash flow I would definitely buy this again. But I don't . I've had it for a few weeks now and there's still no clumps happening in this formula. I'm highly impressed with Smashbox and I can't wait to try more products from this brand, but I may need to save up for it as it is pricey.
I've been using this for about two months now and I just can't get excited about it. It certainly does a perfectly good job at gliding on without clumps and staying on without flaking, but I think the results are a little too subtle for me and I just like a bit more drama from my mascara. I wear pretty heavy eye makeup on a daily basis and I'm all about the excessive volume and curl when it comes to mascara. My lashes are quite dark and long naturally, so I just don't see much improvement when I use this. The packaging is a very standard black tube with a very standard looking brush. It's one of those good old reliable designs that works. It's certainly not a bad mascara, but it's just not for me. This would probably be great for someone who's looking for a less "made up" look.
I used this mascara daily for the usual "3 month" period. Really like the wand - fat and bristly, didn't clump my eyelashes together which happens to me a lot with other mascaras. Formula was ok - dark pigment but I didn't notice any obvious lengthening or volumising of my lashes. Guess I expected more from this mascara due to the brand and how their other products get rave reviews.
I bought a sample size of this mascara in a Smashbox "try it" kit which has been great for letting me try out Smashbox products before committing to the full size products.
The packaging is fairly standard for a mascara. Nothing about it stands out in any particular way as it's just a black tube with the logo and name printed on it.
The wand (or at least the brush part) was unexpectedly fat and dense. This does make it a little harder to see what you're doing when applying as it completely covers the lash area but it does grip the lashes pretty well.
The formula is nice. I haven't noticed much increase in volume but it does make my lashes nice and dark with a bit of extra length.
The biggest downside to this mascara is that over the course of a day it flakes quite a bit, causing a somewhat panda-eyed effect. It can be dealt with easily if you keep some cotton buds in your makeup bag to wipe the flakes and smudges away but I prefer makeup that I can apply and then forget about for the most part.
I won't be repurchasing. It's not an awful mascara, but I have so many better ones that I prefer to use instead.
Tips: Keep some cotton buds in your makeup bag to easily clean up any stray flakes or smudges while out and about.