Glossier’s Lash Slick has been heralded as the next best thing – but does it live up to the hype?
It’s the mascara that’s been eagerly awaited so I was thrilled when my mum agreed to act as a Glossier Mule and bring the Lash Slick mascara home for me from LA. The product has been in design for over 18 months and had what Glossier says over 248 iterations in a bid to ‘deliver what Boy Brow does for your brows, but for your lashes’. I couldn’t wait.
As soon as it arrived I loved the clean and simple packaging that is familiar to all Glossier products. I took a look a closer look at the tapered comb brush, and when I used it I realised it does what they wanted it to. It effortlessly separates and coats each last individually, and ensures no clumping. According to Glossier they used Japanese fibre technology which works to add extra length to your lashes, and shine polymers to make them glossy. My lashes definitely appeared longer, but not noticeably shiner. It made me wonder, is it even possible to make your lashes shine?
The mascara stayed on all day and didn’t smudge, and was easy to get off because although it’s water resistant, it’s not waterproof. One downfall for me was that it didn’t fulfil its promise to curl. As someone with straight-as-an-arrow lashes, this is something I always look for when purchasing mascara. So I ended up having to use the lash curler (which I do with all mascara) to give them a bit of lift.
The verdict? I think it’s marketed correctly as ‘the perfect everyday mascara’ and is a good price at $16 (USD). For me, this is definitely a ‘day’ mascara and I will continue to wear it as that. Even layering it up doesn’t give any more lash enhancement or thickening – believe me – I tried. I like the way it really works to enhance your naturally beauty. However, as someone who has short, stumpy, straight lashes, if I’m doing my makeup for a night out, I will continue to use something with a little more volume and oomph.
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