Hi everyone! Hope all of you are doing well. It’s the holiday season already and I am one of those who starts prepping for holiday season early 😛
Canada agrees with me too, now that the holiday decor is almost everywhere! Hudson’s Bay & Saks Fifth officially opened their iconic holiday windows, the holiday cups are out at all coffee shops and there’s a nip in the air that constantly reminds me that Christmas season is what I LIVE FOR! Can you tell I am obsessed with the holiday season? 😀
Now getting to the exact reason as to why I am writing this blog post 😛 Yes, we have been seeing the NARS Climax mascara everywhere the last few weeks and when I saw this at Sephora, I couldn’t resist picking it up. I have been using it for two weeks now and here’s my review on it.
Product Name: NARS Climax Mascara in Explicit Black
Availability: It is available at NARS online and at all Sephora, Shoppers Drugmart stores!
Product Description by NARS:
An innovative mascara that delivers buildable volume and intensity in a lightweight, flexible formula without clumping or smudging. Don’t stop. Keep going. Reach your climax with explosive volume. Exclusive ribbed bristles load up with whipped, blackened pigments for hardcore lift and a softcore feel, all with a featherweight touch. Its Lash Moisture Complex goes all the way—from roots to tips and back again—for buildable intensity without clumping or smudging. Just the way you like it.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Paraffin, Glycerol Stearate, Synthetic Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Palmitic acid, Polybutene, Rice Brand wax, VP/Eicosene Polymer, Ozokerite, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hydrogenated Vegetable oil, Stearyl Stearate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tropolene, Phenoxyethanol, Iron oxides
My take on NARS Climax mascara
Packaging: I have been using NARS Climax mascara for two weeks now and my first impressions about the product was that the packaging is very unique! I feel like the packaging is designed in a way that gives you more grip & control during application. The NARS Climax mascara wand has ribbed bristles that actually coats each lash and gives instant volume. One coat gives such insane volume!
Formula: The formula of the mascara is creamy because of Lash Moisture complex that is present in this one. I hate when mascaras go on clumpy and the NARS Climax mascara doesn’t do that at all. Definitely clump-free and feels soft on the lashes! Even when you have two or three coats of the mascara, you wouldn’t feel that because of how light the formula is.
I like the fact that NARS Climax mascara is free of parabens, sulphates & phthalates.
Results after using it for two weeks: NARS Climax mascara can really build more volume with every coat I apply and lifts my lashes. You can see it in the picture below of me with the mascara on. On the left, I have no mascara on and the one on the right is with 2 coats of NARS Climax mascara.
I have had the NARS Climax mascara on the entire day and haven’t seen it flake or smudge through out. As far as flake-free & smudge-resistance is concerned, I would say it is 90%. I say that only because this isn’t waterproof. For example, if the cold wind outside gives you teary eyes and you try to wipe your eyes, you might see some flakes & the mascara does smudge when in contact with water. But that’s only because the mascara isn’t waterproof.
Honestly, I prefer mascaras that aren’t waterproof because they aren’t harsh on my lashes. If NARS comes out with a waterproof version, I’m sure it will be 100% flake-free & smudge-resistant. 🙂
Pros of NARS Climax mascara
- Creamy formula that results in clump-free lashes
- Instant volume in just 1 coat
- Lifts my lashes & curls them if I hold them with the wand for 30 seconds
- Love the packaging. Gives more control over application
- Paraben-free, sulphate-free & phthalete-free
- Stays put for long hours. Doesn’t flake at all!
- The mascara wand with ribbed bristles delivers equal application on each lash
Cons of NARS Climax mascara
- If you are looking for a waterproof mascara, you would probably give this a miss
The Jeromy Diaries Verdict
My final verdict on the NARS Climax mascara would be that it’s definitely a must try! I’m not a fan of waterproof mascaras so this fits what I look for in my mascara. If you are looking for a mascara that gives full and maximum volume, try this one out!
On our TJD score card,
|A+||Excellent, MUST buy!|
|A||Very good, worth a try|
|C+||Go on, take a risk|
|F||EPIC fail! Stay away!|
NARS Climax mascara scores a Grade A+
How many of you have tried the NARS Climax mascara? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂