I am someone who really likes to keep my makeup simple & fuss free. I don’t use foundation or eyeshadow, ever. But I still really enjoy adding bits of colour into my looks, especially blue! I bought my first blue mascara last year – Inglot Color Play Mascara, you can even see it in action in this Get Ready With Me video, where I paired it with a saree & blue lipstick. While I definitely purchased it mainly for the colour, it promised a lot of great things – thickening, great volume effect & other that the blue, it delivered on none of those things. Sure it wasn’t a bad mascara, but I definitely expected more for ₹800!
When I recently heard that Lakmé was launching their own Blue Mascara, I was ecstatic. It sounded promising, is easily available & most of all, pretty affordable. But is it any good? I’ve been using it for a week now, & here’s what I think of it-
Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara – Royal Blue
₹ 350 for 9ml | Buy Online: Amazon / Nykaa
What they say: Giving your eyes an edgy makeover is one of the hottest new trends seen across international runways, and now it’s your turn to don the trend! This season, liven up your eyes with the deep colour pay-off of the new Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara in Royal Blue.
This new mascara is packed full of color and gives your eyes a vibrant and distinct appearance. The shade is bold, extremely versatile and will glam-up any kind of look, making it a definite makeup must-have.
The Royal Blue shade enhances and also intensifies the colour of your eyes, making them pop. The mascara is equipped with a smart curl brush for easy application and is completely smudge-proof, waterproof and long lasting. Go on, give your eyes an Eyeconic makeover.
First Impressions / Packaging
Mascaras either promise length, volume, curling or a combination of all three. This one, as the name suggests, focusses on the latter. The packaging of this mascara is exactly the same as the regular Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara (black) which has been around for a few years. In fact, if you have the original one it might be difficult to distinguish at first sight, although there is a colour coded sticker at the bottom. I never tried the original one though, as I tend to go for thickening / volumising mascaras most of the time.
My natural lashes with no added product. Please ignore the less than perfect liner application.
The brush is the typical shape that I see on all curling mascaras. My lashes are fairly straight & do benefit from curling, but I am too lazy to use an eyelash curler most of the time. This did give me some ‘lift’, it didn’t really compare to what a curler would do, but obviously better than nothing.You do have to take some time to see that the lashes are properly coated, but the final effect is quite stunning & very visible.
I quite like the effect of this mascara. Like my Inglot one, it doesn’t do much to enhance thickness, but it does lift. The Blue is vibrant & bold, & it shows up pretty well even on naturally dark eyelashes.
On some days when I want very voluminous lashes, I’ll use a very thickening mascara first (I’m currently crushing on the Maybelline Barbie Big Eyes mascara) & layer this on top. However, when layering on a jet black mascara, the blue doesn’t stand out as much.
I’m really happy with this mascara, & if you’re looking for an affordably priced blue mascara in India, I would defintiely recommend it! I secretly hope they release more shades too, like purple! You can buy it online here. x