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Fatten Up Your Lashes Naturally: Inika Bold Lash Mascara Review

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Do you want fabulously full eyelashes, without loads of chemicals? I’m testing Inika Bold Lash Mascara to find out if it that’s possible. My Inika Bold Lash Mascara review will let you know if this natural mascara delivers on its promise to “volumise and thicken lashes for an ultra-bold finish.”

Fatten Up Your Lashes the Natural Way- Inika Bold Lash Mascara Review
Fatten Up Your Lashes the Natural Way with Inika Bold Lash Mascara

About Inika

Inika are one of my favourite natural beauty brands and I am already a huge fan of their Long Lash Mascara, which you can read about here. I also love their loose powder foundation and finishing powder, which you can see in action here. So why are Inika such a great brand? There are loads of reasons.

Winner of over 35 cosmetic awards, outperforming even non-organic brands; Inika has smashed the myth that natural make-up has to compromise on performance or fashion.


They are pioneers in Certified Organic ingredients and healthy beauty. All Inika’s ingredients are ethically sourced, natural and derived from botanicals or minerals. They are certified organic, vegan, halal, and cruelty-free. This means they don’t contain petrochemicals, synthetics, mineral oils, parabens, talc, PEGS, gluten or lactose.

Inika Bold Lash Mascara First Impressions

The packaging of the Inika Long Lash Mascara is sleek, matte black with gold writing.

Fatten Up Your Lashes the Natural Way with Inika Bold Lash Mascara
Fatten Up Your Lashes the Natural Way with Inika Bold Lash Mascara

The plastic tube is recyclable, as is the black box it arrives in.

The brush is quite chunky, and made of natural bristles. I don’t like plastic bristle brushes as my lashes are long and they get tangled and stuck together with plastic bristles. This brush separates my lashes well, but I need to use a lash comb when applying more than one coat of mascara.

Mascara brush close up
Close up of the Inika Bold Lash Mascara brush.

The mascara formula does get a bit lumpy around the base of the lash, so I find i have to wipe it back into the neck of the mascara tube before applying.

Inika Bold Lash Mascara Formula

The Bold Lash Mascara is pretty ‘wet’ but not runny. It takes a little while to dry, giving time to comb through if needed. It not only makes lashes fatter, it also lengthens them, making it a great all rounder. Inika Bold Lash Mascara is COSMOS certifies and 100% natural, and you can read all the ingredients here.

Inika Bold Lash Mascara ingredients
Inika Bold Lash Mascara ingredients.

This mascara is quite difficult to remove, so I suggest using a dedicated eye make-up remover before you cleanse your face. I use Neal’s Yard Remedies Eye Make-up Remover, which you can find through this link. It works well without irritating the eye area. Even after oil cleansing with my current favourite cleansing balm, I usually need to wipe over my eyes with micellar water to get rid of all the mascara! I recommend this Mossa Micellar Water as it’s natural, effective and gentle.

Inika Bold Lash Mascara Effect

So how does Inika Bold Lash Mascara look? Pretty impressive, in my opinion! I do have naturally long eye lashes, but they are fairly straight and thin. This mascara really fattens them up, but somehow manages to keep them looking separated and natural.

The effect is great with just one coat, but adding a second coat really gives great lash impact. I do get a little bit of a smudge beneath my eyes by the end of the day, but the lashes themselves keep on looking great all day. You can keep layering additional layers if needed too, without it going too clumpy. It really is the mascara of dreams!

You can buy Inika Bold Lash Mascara in Black or Brown for £27 from Love Lula here. I highly recommend it, and think it may even be better than their original Long Lash Mascara, though that is also fantastic.

Fatten Up Your Lashes Naturally with Inika Bold Lash Mascara

If you want to know how I conceal my dark circles with natural make-up, you can read about it here.

You can read about how I fake fuller eyebrows with natural make-up here. I barely have any natural brows left due to over-zealous plucking in my teens.


  1. Petra Kravos (@BeHealthyFeelGd)

    10th October 2019 at 9:17 am

    What a great review Becky and wow, a really impressive mascara! I am already a fan of Inika Long Lash Mascara and it’s good to see that the Bold version is also great. Inika’s mascaras are definitely one of the best I would say.

    1. Becky Pink

      10th October 2019 at 9:42 am

      Thanks Petra, yeah I don’t think you can go wrong with either of them, I’m happy to use them both, as they give such great results! Xx

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