Thursday, December 25, 2014

Origins GinZing Mascara

I purchased this Origins GinZing mascara after reading some great
reviews about it. I love Origins as a brand and think that their
products are amazing, but i was hesitant to splash out on the makeup.

This GinZing mascara is formulated without parabens, phthalates, mineral
oils, petroleum, paraffin or a number of other noted scary 'chemicals'.
It has no synthetic fragrances or animal ingredients. Mascaras with
great formulas like this are hard to come by and often very pricey and
while this Origins mascara is up there with the most expensive mascaras
i've ever bought, i can fully say it's 100% worth it.

For once i'm finding a product is actually living up to it's hype. Thank goodness for that! 

I have naturally quite long, full and thick lashes, they are also fairly
curly. Not to blow my own trumpet but i think they are one of my best
features and i often get a lot of comments on them (some people even
think i have extensions - don't). So for me i like to show them off to
their best, and mascaras are so key in doing so and therefore are quite
important to me.

I usually wear a thick bold wing on my eyes which makes my eyes look
bigger but can detract from my lashes, but as they are so long i usually
am able to get the balance to get the big eyed long lash effect i like.
For this review i though it would be much better for you to see a clear
true result of the mascara without the effect of the wings (in honestly
not wear my wings makes me feel weird and pretty naked, the things i do
for blogging!) i also kept my eye shadow totally neutral for the same
reason. So excuse the crazy eyebrows because i'm lacking the rest of my
makeup to balance them out! 

This mascara is fabulous not only for it's healthy clean formula but
also because it makes (in my humble opinion) my lashes look mega! Super
long, extra black, bold and lovely and thick! It seriously gives my long
lashes massive VaVaVOOM! 

The formula doesn't clump or look gloopy and is incredibly buildable.
One coat gives a bold but natural effect and two coats - which i'm
wearing in the photos- make them look really Pow, without being
spiderleggy or clumpy. Three coats (oh yes i love my 3 coats!) creates a
fluttering dollylash look, perfect for a bold eye and a great night out
look. I would say the colour is a good true black that doesn't fade or
look ashy grey.

As for the curl, as i said my lashes naturally curl right up on their
own and pretty much touch my eyelid (this sounds great, but its a
serious con when trying to wear sunglasses or use microscopes -science
class was always a nightmare) and most mascaras have little or no effect
on boosting curl, or the really bold ones can sometimes weigh them down
a bit. Origins GinZing doesn't weigh my curls down at all and helps
enhance the look of the curl very nicely and give them a bit of a lift,
just like they claim! I don't and haven't used eyelash curlers here (or
ever! - they freak me out!) Application is easy and smooth and as i said
before isn't at all clumpy or gloomy.

The brush is pretty big but after first thinking it was a bit scary I
found it actually very easy to work with and it coated my lashes evenly
with little tugging and i was able to apply the mascara from root to tip
as well as still being able to reach the little lashes in the tricky
corner of my eye and even my bottom lashes. I was worried with my bottom
lashes it would be too big and leave a mess under my eye but it didn't
even with my bad application skills. The formula also lasts all day on
both my top and bottom lashes and as I discovered the other day is quite
resistant to smudging and accidental eye rubbing! And so far it holds
up in the rain pretty good too!

They only product on my lashes is two coats of Origins GinZing Mascara. No extensions, fillers,  falseies or curlers have been used. 

Also worth a note too- here i am also wearing the Origins Quick Hide
Concealer, which is also great but i shall save that for another post!

Have you tried any Origins Make up - what do you think of it?