I've had the Kevyn Aucoin Curling Mascara for almost a year now, but for most of that time it has been living at the bottom of my makeup drawer, neglected and forgotten. The mascara formula is very, very wet, which meant it quickly weighed my lashes down and did quite the opposite of what its name suggests. But sometimes mascaras are like wine - they need time to "breathe" and thicken up a bit. I decided to give this mascara a second chance lately, because although it's been waaaay past the 3-months life span that everyone says a mascara should only be kept for, this tube was barely used and I couldn't bear to just throw it away.
After months of neglect, the mascara still has one of the most runny, wet formulas I've ever tried. However, I'm pleasantly surprised that it now manages to hold a curl very well. I use my Hitachi Eye Crie heated lash curler that I mentioned in my January favorites, and my lashes stay curled the entire day.
In comparison to my favorite Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara, the Kevyn Aucoin one holds a curl just as well. The main difference is that the KA formula is very separating and doesn't add any clumps. It's great for those who do not like the spiderleg lashes effect. I call it my "drama free" mascara, because it's slightly less volumizing than the Lancome one (but still decently lengthening). I've been reaching for the KA one on days I want more natural looking lashes. I also think that the cleaner yet enhanced look it gives is more appropriate for a professional/office setting.
I wouldn't say this is a must-have, but definitely a clean and refreshing one for girls looking for a natural, toned down look. Do give it some time to dry out a bit though!
(Using our Chinese New Year flowers as a backdrop!)
Have you ever given a product a second chance and ended up loving it?