100% Pure Dark Chocolate Mascara
I discovered Chocolate Mascara a few months ago and have been using it regularly since then. I won’t lie, the fact that the title said Chocolate was initially why I took interest in this mascara. Although I’m not really a fan of chocolate for eating purposes (yes, I realize that some of you are perplexed by this), I do enjoy the scent. And this mascara imparts a delicate fragrance that I find quite pleasing.
The packaging is very nice and probably appeals to many people. It’s a smooth, slim, silver tube that feels nice to hold. However, I stopped caring about a products packaging a long time ago because it really has nothing to do with the product. It’s only meant to entice you into purchasing it. Anyway, for those of you who care, the tube is very nice.
Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate Mascara?
As for the functionality of this mascara, it didn’t meet my expectations. The first thing I noticed when I opened it (besides the wonderful scent of chocolate) was that it seemed very dry. I’ve experienced this with other mascaras before, however, some of them turned out okay. The same wasn’t true for this one though. I found it to be chunky, clumpy and definitely dry. It was incredibly difficult to apply an even coat to my lashes. Some areas were thick and other areas were thin. I let the first coat dry and attempted to smooth it out with a second coat, but no such luck.
Then I decided to add some saline solution to see if it would help. Although many experts will tell you not to do this because of contamination. However, I did it because my solution was brand new and sterile. The solution help a bit, but it was still thick and clumpy. Because I didn’t want to give up on this mascara, I gave it the benefit of the doubt. After all, it may have been a fluke or simply old (I really should have asked for my money back). I purchased another one just in case I was being too hasty with my opinion.
A Second Chance
Unfortunately the second tube wasn’t much better than the first. It wasn’t as dry, however it was drier than a mascara should be. Uneven clumps were still abound. Clear mascara seems to help smooth things out, but now it really isn’t “clear” anymore. It’s now the color of muddy water. At the moment I’m still using both the chocolate and mud water mascaras. Occasionally I’ll use Blackberry Mascara from the same company, however I prefer brown to black.
In conclusion, I took interest initially because of the chocolate and purchased it because it’s clean. But to my dismay, it’s just not up to par. And at a price tag of $25 a pop, I have to give this 2 and a half stars. My search for a chemical-free brown mascara continues.
- Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea)* Leaf Extract,
- Tocopherol (Vitamin E),
- Cera Alba (Honey Beeswax),
- Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Leaf Extract,
- Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Powder) Extract,
- Hydrolyzed Oat Protein (Oat Protein),
- Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Wheat Protein),
- Antothenic Acid (Pro-Vitamin B5),
- Fucus Vesiculosus (Seaweed Powder) Extract,
- Coconut Acid (Coconut Stearic Acid),
- Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter,
- Pearl Powder (Pearl Powder),
- Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Powder,
- Coffea Arabica (Powdered Coffee Beans) Seed Extract,
- Mel (Lavender Honey),
- Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract,
- Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract,
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract,
- Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract,
- Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Extract