Mascara is my #1 “deserted island” beauty product – meaning, if a plane gingerly dropped me off on an uninhabited sunny island and I was allowed only one makeup item to get me through the days – I’d be cuddling up with my mascara tube.
I find mascara absolutely necessary. It’s a simple product that can completely perk up your face and make you look more awake. Since I put so much emphasis on mascara, I tend to be a little picky when it comes to finding one I really like. I rarely rave about them, but I am here today to change that.
Enter Urban Decay’s Supercurl curling mascara. This product has blown my beauty brain away for a few reasons. I’m not typically a curling mascara fan, as I find most of them to be a hoax . . . I mean really? Mascara that curls your lashes doesn’t quite make sense, being that the proper way to apply it requires a zig-zag motion; think about that. Anyway, I was really surprised to see that somehow, someway, this product really did help to curl my fringe. My eyes look gorgeously awake and lifted using this. Two and a half stars to Urban Decay so far.
The other two and a half stars go to the mascara wand itself. Years ago I tortured myself using CoverGirl’s Lash Exact, which had rubber bristles that pained me. After my first coat, I’d feel like I was poking my eyes out with a spork. Not cool. I had no idea Supercurl had rubber bristles as well and I was hesitant to once again gouge my sensitive eyeballs out. Suffice it to say you will have zero problems with comfort so long as you’re not shoving the product in your eye. The bristles comb through my lashes leaving a gorgeous, natural look after one coat. After two, I have both length and volume – noticeable length and volume. It dries in about 30 seconds which is pretty average for mascara, leaving plenty of time to build the product to your desired effect.
Removal is a breeze as well. My pet peeve with eye products is their sometimes stubborn nature. Again, sensitive eyes mean no scrubbing or tugging. Soaking a cotton pad with a little makeup remover and gently rubbing Supercurl away did the trick just fine. There were no little flakes on my face the next day, either.
As you see, I sing the praises of Supercurl. This is the best I’ve tried in years. It boasts everything I want in mascara – length, volume, separation (the advantage of rubber bristles), easy removal, and a pretty curling effect. Hats off to Urban Decay for marketing this product to do exactly what it does. It’s rare, but it exists in Supercurl.
Supercurl curling mascara is $20.00 and can be found at UrbanDecay.com or Sephora.com. For more beauty reviews, subscribe to me here and follow me on Twitter @CristineCal. Too lazy to read? I also do video reviews on my YouTube channel, youtube.com/cristinecal.