September 19, 2010

Oriflame Lash Extreme Mascara

A few months back, I came back home and found an Oriflame catalogue in my mailbox. I’d heard of Oriflame, but had never bought anything from them before. The catalogue looked promising, so I called up the consultant (who’s number was on the catalogue, obviously) and placed my order. I didn’t order much. It was a new brand to me and I didn’t want to spend good money on products I might not like. So I ordered the cheaper ones. One of the things I bought was mascara. I used it once before my friend scammed it off me. That was just 150/-. I tried buying the same one, but they were out of stock. So I ended up buying another mascara from Oriflame. This was the Oriflame Lash Extreme Mascara.

According to Oriflame Beauty, the new Lash Extreme Mascara is a high-performance mascara that combines nature and science to visibly plump lashes by 600% in just one stroke. A six-edged brush from Geka Brush allows even more mascara to be deposited in a smooth, clump-free manner, traveling through the lashes one by one, according to the Swedish direct seller. Long bristles separate and lengthen the eyelashes while shorter bristles build extra depth and bold volume. Lash Extreme is formulated with Acacia gum and D-panthenol, which helps maintain moisture levels and generate sheen and luster.
They have the mascara in 3 colors: black, brown and blue.  I bought the brown one. I still haven’t experimented with different colors in mascara. I’ve always thought blue lashes would look a little extreme.

Sooo, coming back to the mascara….

Price: Rs. 329/- for 8ml.

What I think: The packaging is pretty standard. It comes in a regular tube. The mascara has a very creamy texture, like a gooey substance. It just glides on to your eyelashes when you apply it. The applicator is really nice. It allows for a very even application. I can even get to the inner corner. The creaminess does make it a little messy sometimes. When I try applying it on the lower lashes, it ends up smearing on my lower lash line.
If you’re someone who already has very nice and long lashes and just need a mascara to darken your lashes, then this is a good one. It’s more suitable for a natural look. But for the price, I think there are cheaper alternatives to a mascara that does nothing.

The tube:

The applicator:

The Texture:



The Good:
·         Creamy texture.
·         Lasting Power. I used this sometimes to college and it lasted throughout the day.
·         Long Shelf Life. I’ve has this tube for about 4 months now and it has shown no signs of drying up. It is just as creamy as it was the day I bought it. This is definitely a pro since I use it rarely and it won’t end up being a waste of my money. That thing is gonna last forever.
·         Applicator. The comb’s bristles are slightly apart which helps to separate out the lashes. And the brush is thin which makes it easier to get the roots.
·         No clumping.

The Bad:
·         It doesn’t meet up to its promise of volume or length.
·         It’s not waterproof. So crying is out of the question.
·         It comes of pretty easily. I use the oriflame cleansing milk to take it off.
·         Too pricey for a product that doesn’t do what it says it will.

My verdict: It was a complete waste of my money. But since it seems it’s gonna last forever, I’m not that upset. I use it occasionally when I’m in the mood for a natural look.

P.S. I'm sorry if the pictures aren't great quality. My camera battery died and i had to take the pics on my phone.


Sonia said...

Oriflame products are really hit and miss stuff.I have the wonder lash mascara and the wand is really weird.But since I mostly rely on my eye lash curler like you I also use the mascara sparingly.Great Review though.

ladylavendersays said...

Yay.. u're my first comment on my first post on my new blog. Thank you...

And what is you said is totally true. I have a lot of stuff from Oriflame. I get really carried away by the catalogue. I need control. But most of them (read 90%) are definitely not worth the money. The skin care products and the lippies are not so bad. But it's a definite miss when it comes to eye makeup. I bought a gel liner last month and its already started drying up. Any solution to that? I paid 450 bucks for it and don't want it go to waste.

ilovefashion said...

Hey that's a really nice mascara (:
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ladylavendersays said...

hey.. you've got a great blog. and i did follow you back. and thanks.

mary said...

Hey could u please give the phone num or the email id of the oriflame consultant? Please

ladylavendersays said...

sure.. are you from bangalore?

Pooja Bali said...

Oriflame is like a pack of hit n miss.... try the lash explosion mascara.. I am loving it:)

ladylavendersays said...

I haven't tried much from the oriflame cosmetics.. mostly eye liners and lippies. Nothing else. I'm currently in love with my Maybelline Collosal Volume mascara. Will definitely try the lash explosion once i'm done with the current one.

Pooja Menon said...

This is awesome. Not only do we blog on the same thing, but use and dislike the same product as well. I have this same product and didn't quite like it. But yea, there are some other products from Oriflame that I really liked. Btw, nice to have found your blog. Following you. :)

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