Have you found the perfect natural mascara yet? It’s kind of an eternal quest for me, and I thought I’d found the perfect natural mascara last year, but now I have found a natural mascara that’s even better. So is Inika Long Lash Mascara the ultimate natural mascara*? Read on to find out!
Inika Long Lash Mascara First Impressions
The packaging of the Inika Long Lash Mascara is sleek, matte black with gold writing. The plastic tube is recyclable, as is the black box it arrives in.
The brush is long and thin, and made of natural bristles. This is perfect for me as my eyelashes tend to get tangled easily, so I don’t like plastic bristle brushes. This brush separates my lashes well, but as it makes them so long, I do sometimes have to use a lash comb as well.
Inika call it a “double-Z brush”, because it has a has a unique “Z” shape with two different edges – a lengthening edge as well as a volumising edge. I can’t say I have identified the two edges, but it certainly does lengthen as well as volumise lashes very well.
Inika Long Lash Mascara Formula
The mascara is quiet ‘wet’ but not runny. It takes a little while to dry, so try not to sneeze after applying! It makes my lashes very long, so they normally print onto my brow bones. That means I have to do a bit of tidying up with a damp cotton bud after applying.
One thing I’m not so keen on is that I do get tiny bits of formula in my eye when I’m removing it. I don’t think it has fibres in it but I do get bits collecting in the corners of my eyes. I wear contact lenses, but although slightly annoying, the formula doesn’t irritate my eyes at all.
The other minor downside is that this mascara is not the easiest to remove. I find I need one cotton pad’s worth of micellar water per eye, using both sides. There is still some left over even after cleansing my skin with a cleansing balm and muslin cloth. These final traces are removes easily enough with another cotton pad with micellar water. It’s not a bit deal for me: it does’t need to be rubbed off or anything, it just takes a bit longer than most mascaras I’ve tried. But all these minor quibbles are well worth it, in my opinion, thanks to the amazing way my eyelashes look…
Inika Long Lash Mascara Effect
I’ve taken some photos of my eyes with one set of lashes coated in Inika Long Lash Mascara so you can see the before and after. The photos aren’t great as they are selfies, but they are the best way to show you just how effective this natural mascara is.
I have one coat of Inika Long Lash Mascara on my left eye, and bare lashes on my right eye. The difference is already obvious, don’t you think?
Here, I have two coats of mascara on my left eye, and I think you can see the difference between one and two coats.
This is how they look from above. Inika Long Lash Mascara is so rich and black and builds volume as well as length.
Finally, here are my finished lashes, ta da! They are so long and dark, and also volumised. I get people asking me if they are fake, and take great pleasure in being able to say no.
This mascara isn’t waterproof, so I wouldn’t wear it in the swimming pool. It does stay on really well though, and I haven’t noticed it running or smudging if I’ve been out in the rain either.
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.
Inika Long Lash Mascara Ingredients
Inika say this Long Lash Mascara has a “pure, mineral-enriched formula”. It’s 100% natural, so it’s free from parabens, PEG, phthalates, perfumes and synthetic colours or any other harmful chemicals. This mascara is also certified Organic by OFC Australia, Vegan, Halal and Cruelty-Free.
So as you can see, I’m very impressed with this 100% natural mascara. I think it beats any conventional chemical-based mascara I’ve ever used, and I have tried hundreds.
You can buy Inika Long Lash Mascara in Black or Brown for £23* from Love Lula using my affiliate link.
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