A couple of weeks ago I made a mad dash into David Jones in a manner that could only be described as ‘I have run out of mascara and I’m in a massive rush. Help!”
My usual go to mascara, Lancome Virtuose was sold out. Utterly disappointed and with the clock ticking the lady at the counter convinced me to try a ‘wand’ mascara.
A wand mascara is a mascara that has a comb tip instead of the usual mascara brush. It’s suppose to coat and separate your lashes more effectively than usual mascara brush’s.
I was sceptical and not really interested in trying something new but in the heat of the moment I caved. The lady showed me the Napoleon Perdis Mermer-Eyes Mascara and explained that the application technique needed a bit of practice but when I got it right, I would never look back.
One side of the comb has larger bristles to apply the mascara and the other side is smaller and separates the lashes to ensue there is no clumping.
Volume and curve were my main objectives and it promised to deliver this as well as length.
At first the Napoleon Perdis Mermer-Eyes Mascara wasn’t the easiest to apply. If you put the wand to the lash at the wrong angle it placed a line of mascara along your lashes. The bottom lashes were especially hard as I only like to put minimal mascara there.
Once I got the hang of it I was very pleased. Volume, curve and extra length were definitely delivered with this mascara, especially after two coats.
The only down side is the mascara is so effective I don’t wear it during the day so I need a back up. It’s a bit much for my day look.
At $32 it’s not one of the cheapest on the markets but it’s worth the investment to give it a go. And if you’re only using it when you go out on the town, this $32 Napoleon Perdis Mermer-Eyes Mascara will go along way.
Have you tried a wand mascara? Any others that I need to review?
Thanks to Katy Monkman of Monk Photography for the pictures.