LASH QUEEN MASCARA – SEXY BLACKS WATERPROOF
“Push-up volume, provocative curves.” – Helena Rubinstein
PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
PRICE DETAILS: .2oz. $36 (Gold tube with 3D lace detail)
QUICK REVIEW: Not sure if its worth $36, but its the prettiest mascara tube ever made – with a solid waterproof formula and unique brush.
the REVIEW (04/24/2011): Hello, my name is Monster and I have a mascara addiction. This is the second $36 mascara I’ve purchased over the last few months. The DiorShow 360 was the other which was a monumental disappointment. Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Sexy Blacks Waterproof caught my eye on a recent shopping trip at the Waikiki DFS – its beautiful brushed gold and black lace packaging is gorgeous and very unique. Here’s the catcher – Helena Rubinstein’s parent company is L’Oreal. So what we’re looking at are similar formulas to those put out by L’Oreal Paris (Voluminous $7.29), Lancome (Hypnose $25) and Armani (Eyes to Kill $30).
So the question isn’t “Is Lash Queen a good mascara” but rather “Is it worth the inflated price?”. Here are some comparison photographs:
Lash Queen held the curl fairly well and did not smudge or fade throughout the day. I really liked the hourglass shaped brush and it was easy to apply without getting it on my eye lid. While it did a fair job separating my lashes, they did have a more spiky look – and wasn’t completely clump free.
Maybelline Volume Express One by One Waterproof
The cheapest mascara I had in my stash at the time was Maybelline Volume Express One by One Waterproof mascara which is one of my favorite drugstore products. It also does a great job holding the curl, separating and was relatively smudge resistant.
the VERDICT: Amongst my favorite mascaras, Lash Queen holds its own but while it performs well and looks spectacular on a vanity, it can’t justify the price. Still, its my current favorite and is kept immaculate by keeping it in its box when I’m not using it. It more than likely will not be a repurchase since I can get a similar effect for much less.
HELENA RUBINSTEIN LASH QUEEN SEXY BLACKS WATERPROOF MASCARA DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “Dress up your lashes with push-up volume and indecent curves for an irresistibly desirable look. Inspired by the daring of voluptuous feminine curves, the patented «90-60-90» brush, generously coated with a silky waterproof ultra-sculpting formula, envelops lashes with push-up volume, shaping them into outrageously provacative curves.” – description on box.
HELENA RUBINSTEIN LASH QUEEN SEXY BLACKS WATERPROOF MASCARA INGREDIENTS: ISODODECANE, CERAALBA/BEESWAX, CERACARNAUBA/CARNAUBA WAX, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, AQUA/WATER, ALLYLSTERATE/VA COPOLYMER, ORYZA SATIVA CERA/RICE BRAN WAX, PARAFFIN, ALCOHOL DENAT., POLYVINYL LAURATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, PROPLYENE CARBONATE, TALC, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, PEG-30 GLYCERYL STEARATE, CANDELILLA CERA/CANDELILLA WAX, METHYPARABEN, PROPLYPARABEN, PANTEHNOL, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARUL DIMER DILNOLEATE COPOLYMER [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/IRON OXIDES, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE]. CODE F.I.L B41854/1 (From packaging. Cosmetic Monster is not responsible for misprints).
Helena Rubinstein is available at select Duty Free shops and travel retail outlets. Store locater available HERE.
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