What it is: A paraben-free, lash-volumizing mascara. What it does: Bare Escentuals Buxom® Lash Mascara - Blackest Black holds the style of your lashes for a continuous 12 hours with no flakiness. The silky, vitamin-rich formula darkens, lengthens, and thickens from root to tip without ever clumping. Its patented, hourglass-shaped brush is designed to lift and separate every lash while delivering the perfect amount of antioxidant-rich mascara needed for bigger, fuller lashes. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Synthetic Fragrances - Synthetic Dyes - Phthalates What else you need to know: It Intensely volumizes lashes up to 300%.
I love Buxom mascara and use it every day. I lengthens my lashes beautifully without clumping and they still look so natural. If I want thicker lashes, I will apply a few coats for a heavier look, but for a daytime/natural look, one coat is fine. It's not inexpensive, but, for me, this is a product that is worth the price.
I just wish I could justify spending almost $20 on a mascar because if I could (then I could also prolly find a way to justify spending $60 on foundation ;) ) jk if I could I would never allow my stash to be without this product it worx great for me.
I first got this mascara a year ago & it is the only mascara that I have ever repurchased... I'm constantly trying to find something that will hold the curl on my STRAIGHT lashes & give me volume at the same time & this does the job amazingly! This is my go-to-mascara for everyday use. I use it no matter what as a base, I would recommend it to my friends. LOVE IT!
I personally love this mascara, but not everyone I know does! I would recommend it if your lashes are already curly. For some reason they pump mine up without clumping, giving me bambi lashes. My friends who have straight lashes, however, don't like this mascara. They say it doesn't hold the curl (from their lash curlers) and comes right off. While it's not recommended, I keep this mascara for about 5-6 months at a time because it gets better as it dries out. When I have a new bottle I will wipe excess product off on a tissue, then apply. Once it dries a bit it is perfect. If you don't like this product and can't return it, I would say keep it and see how you like it in a month or so. I find that I save a lot of money with this because it lasts so long and never flakes. I typically replace other mascaras every 1-2 months!
The brush definitly takes some getting used to. When I got this mascara for Christmas and I pulled it out of the tube I was thinking 'Are they serious? You expect me to put this near my eyes?' I have fairly small eyes so the size of the brush intimidated me at first but after a few days of practice I came to really like this mascara. It's not one for giving enormous volume but it makes my lashes go on for days and spreads them out to the point where people ask if I'm wearing false lashes. It's a great product and worth the money if you can spare it.