Monday, 23 December 2013
Eye of Horus Goddess Mascara
I'm a big fan of mascara. Forever trying to find that 'holy grail' product that not only lengthens, but adds a lot of volume while holding a curl. That's a lot of expectation from a little tube of pigment, but I'm convinced it's out there. Being a contact lens wearer can also be a real issue when choosing eye products, there's a lot more sensitivity there which can mean irritation if ingredients don't mix well. Currently I used two mascaras to get my desired effect, so when Eye of Horus was brought to my attention I just knew I had to give it a shot.
Eye of Horus researched natural waxes and oils from the Ancient Egyptians, who used them in their eye products. Now they have the perfect base for natural, non-irritating, nourishing and sensitive cosmetics that strengthen and lengthen lashes. The Goddess Mascara is created with Moringa Oil, a rare and precious oil found in King Tutankhamen's Tomb that contains Vitamins A, B, C & E, fatty acids and 1700 antioxidants. If that isn't going to help your lashes, I don't know what will! Upon application I could really get into the root of the lash by wiggling the flexible plastic wand left and right. I was so impressed with how light weight my lashes left after applying a few coats, and very happy to see how easy it was to build up the product. One coat and it was perfect was lazy days at home and popping to the shops (something I did straight after), a second coat and you're ready for a day at work and then a third and final coat was just the right amount for a night out. Most mascaras tend to clump after building up the layers, but my first thought was how separated and defined each individual lash was. The longevity was another surprise, an entire days worth of wearing and there has been no flaking or fall out and, best of all, no smudging. I'm forced to be the kind of girl that constantly looks in her pocket mirror for dreaded black smudges as my bottom lashes are so long, but no more!
A massive selling point for me was that this mascara doesn't contain parabens and is not tested on animals. A very hot topic and something I'm becoming increasingly passionate about, especially with the recent uproar over Topshop and their Angora products. I can't find fault with this lovely mascara, aside from thinking it doesn't curl as much as stated but this is easily remedied with a quick squeeze from my trusty Shu Emura Eyelash Curlers. A firm favourite for the festive season, and will see me through into the new year for sure!
Have you tried any of the Eye of Horus cosmetics? What is your favourite mascara of all time?