I bought the Helena Rubinstein Mascara at Sephora. You can also get it online at a better price. Still, when I pay that much for a mascara, I want to be sure I buy the original product. The product definitely didn’t let me down. On the other hand, I couldn’t rate it first in the review. Why so? Let me explain.
This is a lengthening and thickening mascara. The cosmetic gifts the lashes with volume. The brand promises that the mascara gives an extreme eye makeup, a business card of a modern woman. I’m just wondering if there is a girl who desires an exaggerated make-up. Designed by the brand, the formula is supposed to deliver an intensive thickening and striking extension. Lash Queen Feline Extravaganza has been created for the deep, intense and charming cat eyes. However, coated with the Helena Rubinstein mascara, the eyelashes are not as beautiful as the brand promises.
A black tube with golden, leopard’s spots is what makes the mascara different from other products. Does the wild packaging reflect the wild content? I doubt it. A cheaper version of Lash Queen – thickening and curling – has different colors (golden tube, black spots). Remember that to buy the right product.
Lash Queen Feline Extravaganza is a new version in this line of mascaras. The formula has been enriched with glycerol and jojoba oil that provide very delicate lash-conditioning properties. Too bad, oils may weaken the work of a mascara, which is surely worth remembering.
A very wide brush has been designed for the effect of increased volume after the very first coat. The wand is really easy to operate but – as I’ve mentioned – I prefer silicone brushes and it’s a bit bothersome that Helena Rubinstein mascaras come with soft-bristle applicators. They don’t work well for my lashes; without an extra comb, the mascara leaves clumps. Obviously, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be like that on your lashes. On the other hand, I wouldn’t recommend Lash Queen Feline Extravaganza to girls with small eyes and short lashes – the applicator is really big so applying the mascara seems impossible. That’s all I can say about the wand.
The action of the product is the most important. Effects tell us if it’s good value for money or if we should keep on searching. To me, Lash Queen Feline Extravaganza is not worth that price. Still, my lashes are much thicker after just one coat (which is usually enough, at least in my case). The application of Helena Rubinstein mascara is troublefree; it’s like it coats the lashes with intensely-black dye. Too bad, after some time, I start noticing clumps, smudges on eyelids, flakes on cheeks and fading colour after a day of wear. The effect is quite long-lasting but here’s the bad side – taking the mascara off is very problematic. It’s like removing a waterproof product. Oils, milks and bi-phase liquids fail. My eyes are always wrecked after removing Lash Queen Feline. One must simply get used to some flaws of the product. Or get a better mascara.