Friday, January 17, 2014

Product Review: Silkygirl Lash Prism Waterproof Mascara in 01 Blackest Black



At a Glance:
Price: RM15.90 (approx. US$4.81)
Weight: 4ml / 0.34 Oz.
Made in: China
Likes: Lengthens well, rich black color, easily removed, cheap, easily available.
Gripes: Heavy formula that weighs down my lashes, clumpy, smudges, ineffective mascara wand.
You would like it if: You're looking for an affordable lengthening mascara and do not have oily lids :)
Repurchase: No
Availability: Watsons, Guardian, Caring, some supermarkets.


Product Description:
Enriched with unique Gel Flex Polymers to lengthen and volumize lashes from root to tip. Its 360° Cross Fiber Hook Brush is designed to deliver clump-free lashes and ensure ease of application.

Ingredients:
NA


Color & Pigmentation:
The shade I got is Blackest Black, and it is really, well, the Blackest Black! :D It's really dark and JET BLACK! :) It also comes in three other colors - Brown, Blue and Purple.


Texture & Scent:
This mascara is rather heavy, a lash comb is definitely a must because it can get quite clumpy! It weighs down my (already) poker straight lashes too, no fun!!

I also find the formula rather "wet" - while that makes it go on easily, I find that it takes longer than the average mascaras to dry completely.

This doesn't have a strong chemical scent, whoots! :D


Packaging:

^ Brand new in plastic! :D

This mascara comes in a typical tube with the applicator attached to the cap. It fits right into my palm:



The applicator is a oblong gourd shape with stubby bristles - I find that it is not long enough to coat each lash thoroughly:




Time Test:
This mascara weighs down my lashes almost immediately after application. Sadly, it also smudges from the 3rd hour onwards.


Price & Availability:
This mascara costs RM15.90, and is available at all Silkygirl displayers at Watsons, Guardian, Caring and some supermarkets :)


My $0.02:

This was going on sale (buy 1 free 1) when I bought it - so I only paid like eight bucks for it! Lol! :D

It's been ages since I last bought anything from this brand. Methinks that they have quite a few drugstore gems in their offering - I was quite into their (now discontinued) Silky White Magic Face Powder, which is a local dupe for my Holy Grail Pond's Magic Powder. I also adore their Blushes and Eyeshadow Duos. And oh, I used their Funky Eyelights Pencil to death too! :D

So, going into testing out this product, it's a mixed bag of emotions for me. On one hand, I have *some* sort of expectations for this, as I have so many good experiences with the abovementioned products! On the other hand, I won't be surprised if it doesn't really work for me because it's so cheap! :D

So, did this work for me?

Sadly, it did not! :( While it gives beautiful length and I love how pigmented it is, it also weighs down my lashes and smudges easily too (despite being labeled as a waterproof mascara). The formula also takes longer than usual to dry.

As usual, here's a bunch of pics for you to judge for yourself:










And side by side for comparison:


After 3 coats.


As you can see, it weighs down the lashes even from the very first coat. It does add quite abit of length to my lashes though, so all is not lost! If I have the time, I would try to make this work by thoroughly combing them through and perhaps fixing them in with powder or a makeup fixer, because I like the length it gives to my lashes. However, I can't get over how this weighs my lashes down, so I won't be repurchasing this (shame - if only all mascaras were THAT affordable!).


Have you tried this mascara before? Did you like it? :D


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2 comments:

  1. What a shame it didn't work for you. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Most welcome, Gio! Yeah it is... it held such great promise! :(

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