I love trying new make-up. Even when I think I’ve found something pretty perfect, I can never resist trying something new, when it runs out. I think I’ve found my perfect natural mascara, in the shape of Inika Long Lash Vegan Mascara, which you can read about here. But it’s drying out, so I thought I’d try a more budget friendly 100% natural mascara, to see how it compares. So here is my Cosm’etika Mascara review – read on to see how this £12 mascara holds up. I was sent this mascara to review, and as you will see, this does not affect my honesty…
Cosm’etika Mascara Review
Cosm’etika say it’s a “unique natural mascara with luxurious composition… It contains chamomile and salvia flower waters and is antibacterial and helps to prevent eye irritation. Cosm’etika mascara is also suitable for sensitive eyes and wearers of contact lenses.”
Cosm’etika Mascara Ingredients
Aqua water, salvia sclarea flower / leaf / stem water *, glycerin *, cetearyl alcohol (vegetable emulsifier), acacia senegal (acacia gum), brassica campestris / aleurites fordi oil copolymer (wax from rapeseed oil and Chinese wood), glyceryl rosinate (vegetable emulsifier), glyceryl stearate (vegetable emulsifier), oleic / linoleic / linolenic polyglycerides, silica (silica), magnesium aluminum silicate palmitoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein, sorbitan olivate (plant emulsifier), cetearyl olivate (plant emulsifier), cetyl palmitate (plant emulsifier), sorbitan palmitate (plant emulsifier), chamomilla recutita flower extract flower water of chamomile of the right) *,helianthus annuus seed oil *, benzyl alcohol (vegetable origin), dehydroacetic acid (dehydroacetic acid). * Organic farming
That all sounds good, but what do I think?
Firstly the packaging is a little dated for my taste, though I do like the metallic pink detail. The wand has a traditional spiral fibre brush, which I prefer to the plastic ones, as I find it gives better definition.
You may be able to see from the photo that the formula is kind of cloggy.
How Cosm’etika Mascara Looks On Me
To be honest I wasn’t impressed with the look it gives my lashes. They look OK, but nothing special with one coat.
I added a second coat, hoping it would improve the drama: It looks better but still fairly underwhelming.
I thought it’s OK for day to day wear, if you want a natural look. Or at least that’s what I thought, until I looked in the mirror mid-way through the day…
Can you see the black flecks beneath my eyes? And the smudges in the bottom outer corners? Not impressed! You can also see the look has got less dramatic, if you scroll back to the image above.
This was how it looked on another day that I wore it all day:
Yikes! Look how it collects in the inner corners of my eyes. It’s also surprisingly difficult to remove.
So I really can’t recommend Cosm’etika Mascara at all. Cosm’etika Mascara costs £12* and you can buy it here (if you really want to!)
What Would I Recommend Instead of Cosm’etika Mascara?
As you’re reading my Cosm’etika Mascara review, you’re probably looking for a great natural mascara. So I thought I’d point you in the direction of a couple of other natural mascaras you might like instead.
Here is my review of Inika Long Lash Mascara, which as I said earlier, is my current favourite.
And here is my review of PHB Ethical Beauty Mascara, which is also excellent, and water resistant.