Beauty Reviewed: Blinc Mascara

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I have really sensitive eyes. I didn’t realize that actually until I started using Blinc Mascara. Before, my eyes would water and were constantly irritated. I attributed it to allergies, however, the past week or so that I’ve been using Blinc, I haven’t had one issue!

The famous pioneering, tube-technology water-resistant mascara.What it does: Blinc Mascara is the original tube-technology mascara. It’s invented to form tiny water-resistant “tubes” around your lashes for maximum amplification and hold, rather than painting them like conventional mascaras. Once applied, the tubes bind to your lashes and don’t run, smudge, clump, or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes.What else you need to know:This mascara adds both volume and length, to give you

I’m not going to lie, I was slightly nervous about the whole tube concept. I hadn’t a clue what that meant. I also was worried about taking those suckers off. What I can tell you is that I completely over-reacted. It’s not terrifying at all! :) Here’s how it works:

This mascara adds both volume and length, to give you a radiant natural look that lasts all day. Neither water nor pressure alone will remove Blinc Mascara. Only the combination of lots of warm water and gentle pressure (no need for harsh makeup removers) will slide the tiny tubes effortlessly off your lashes into your hand. Upon removal, you will actually see the tiny tubes slide into your hand.

As I said before, I haven’t had any irritation! Heck, I can rub my eyes and I don’t have to worry about anything coming off. LOVE! The downside though is that it really doesn’t provide a lot of volume or curl. The drugstore brand that I had been using prior made my lashes so long that they would hit my glasses! Blinc mascara doesn’t really seem to provide that same lengthening effect. In fact, I have to curl my lashes prior to applying. Also, if applying more than one coat it can be a little tricky, as it tends to dry quickly. It doesn’t so much as clump, but once you have a coat on it’s a little difficult to add another. I also wasn’t a huge fan of the brush, as it doesn’t do a great job of separating the lashes.

A trick I did try was applying my drugstore brand mascara first and then Blinc mascara. That way I had the length, volume and curl, as well as the smudgeproofness of Blinc. Another tip I tried was turning the brush vertically and applying that way. That seemed to work well, it just takes a little longer. However, for the fact that, after 8 hours my eyes are irritated or burning, I’ll spend the extra 2 minutes applying mascara any which I can.

On the downside, a tube of Blinc mascara costs $26. On the plus side, it’s totally worth the investment.

Have you tried any tube mascaras? What are you thoughts?

 



2 comments on Beauty Reviewed: Blinc Mascara

  1. Jenni Weinacht
    December 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I love tube mascara and have used it for years! I started with Blinc but now use the drugstore Loreal one….I just love how it doesn’t smear!

  2. Kris
    December 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I love Blinc and use only it. I have found it now and again at Costco for $15. Also they just came out with Blinc amplified. I haven’t tried but it is to add volume and lengh.