28 June 2016

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Mascara - Full Review


MY OVERVIEW

*Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara 7ml $48 AUD

- Strong black pigment
- Works well layered with other mascaras
- In between a wet/dry formula consistency
- Sleek gold packaging
- Creates long extended lashes
- Noticeable difference in eyelash growth and thickness, throughout the entire month of using it
- Applies evenly and doesn't clump or create spider-leg lashes (2-3 coats)
- Isn't waterproof, however doesn't seem to smudge around eye area/face (unless large amount of water is in contact)
- Contains active ingredients that condition and promote lash growth (Vitamins A, C & E. — Ceramide 1, 3 & 6)
- Doesn't flake throughout the day, quite long wearing
- Easy to apply applicator wand, using the tip of the wand helps get to each lash and root
- Applicator wand picks up the perfect amount of product
- Eyelashes don't feel hard or heavy, it adheres well to the lashes and feels natural and flexible

— 2 coats applied of the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Extending Treatment Mascara on my eyelashes. (Excuse my naked face, I am not wearing any makeup besides the mascara)

MY VERDICT

I've been testing this mascara for a good month now and can safely say I really enjoy using this. I've noticed an incredible amount of lash growth as well as thickness within my lashes since using the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Mascara. I love how it lengthens my lashes so well and wears nicely throughout the day. I do find it doesn't hold a curl as well as I would like it to, though it doesn't make my lashes droop down either. In terms of it not being waterproof, I found throughout the day it doesn't flake or smudge, of course if you cry or have large amounts of water splashed onto your face it will run a little. Other than that it holds and wears very nicely throughout the day. 
My favourite part of this mascara is that it not only helps condition and promotes lash growth (which in my eyes is a definite bonus) but, it also wears so nicely, I really like how it creates long and natural looking lashes. I would prefer a bit more volume to it, but that being said the more coats you apply the more volume you will get — I prefer maximum of 2-3 coats. The great thing is, this mascara layers really well and doesn't clump or create spidery looking lashes. 
What I have been doing on long days where I know it is either going to rain or I have watery eyes, is after a few coats I will apply a waterproof mascara (such as the Fairy Drops mascara). It doesn't budge at all and really locks it in place, while helping to hold a curl perfectly. I found it also makes removing my mascara so easily with the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide paired with a waterproof mascara. Most of the time waterproof mascaras are really difficult to remove however, having a non-waterproof underneath helps with easy removal and it doesn't affect the performance of either mascara. 
I love testing out different mascaras, I'm always on the hunt for the perfect one as I am not blessed with beautiful long lashes. My favourite mascaras that work well for me, is the Chanel Le Volume, Fairy Drops and now the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide — those are definitely my top 3. 
I highly recommend this mascara and it has fast become one of my favourites to wear daily. I think having a mascara that benefits your lashes each time you wear it makes it much more enjoyable to wear. If a waterproof version is released, it would be brilliant, however I do wonder if it would perform the same?

What are you thoughts on the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide mascara after reading this review? Would you try it?


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