Australis Mega Lash Mascara ★★★★
About: fragrance-free thickening mascara designed to create dramatic, voluminous lashes. Available in Black and Electric Blue. Packaged in a black mascara tube.
Review: When I first tried the Australis Mega Lash Mascara I felt ripped off, because it didn’t generate very noticeable results that I demand from my mascara, especially since my lashes are quite fair, short and straight. I was thrilled to receive Mega Lash Mascara in a vibrant ‘Electric Blue’ shade, because as a person who likes to explore with coloured makeup, I’m fond of brightly hued mascaras, instead of the standard black, brown or more common neutral tones. Despite my initial disappointment with Mega Lash Mascara, I persisted using the mascara daily for a week and during this time I mastered how to achieve better end results, which I will explain to you in this review.
Housed in black plastic packing with hot pink lettering featuring the brand and product name, the Australis Megalash Mascara tube is large in size, with a budget price tag that promotes plenty of ‘bang for your buck’ in terms of value. The brush is a classic design, of average size, tapering at the tip to easily separate individual lashes and reach the inner corners, coating even the finest of hairs. The creamy, lightweight formula has a thin, runny consistency that applies with minimal fuss and no clumping. Initially I was shattered after the first application because it didn’t boost my lashes and they weren’t fuller or longer at all……until I started applying extra coats. Due to the smooth, wet formulation, it is buildable and therefore layers easily to present visibly plumper, longer lashes, for natural-looking appeal that’s not overboard. The highly pigmented colour is incredibly rich and bold, yet it’s not blatantly obvious, unless the lashes come into contact with light. In spite of numerous layers, my lashes remain flexible and soft to touch, unlike the stiff effect some mascaras create. The staying power is exceptional and it won’t budge all day, thanks to the waterproof, tear-proof formulation. My lashes look fresh at the end of the day, there’s no fading, flaking or smudging. The mascara still washes off thoroughly with a normal cleanser, hence no need to invest in a separate waterproof eye makeup remover.
Mega Lash Mascara delivers a soft natural focus, with a striking splash of funky colour to instantly brighten my eyes. It’s not my first choice for dramatic lashes, as it doesn’t pack enough of a punch for my taste, although it’s ideal to use in conjunction with a decent eyelash primer for a more pronounced look. Don’t be intimidated by how loud the blue shade appears, because it’s definitely wearable and I receive complements that the flattering hue makes my eyes ‘pop’. To ensure your lashes look their best you will need to apply at least two coats of mascara. Whilst my experience has been mostly positive, I’m awarding this little darling with 4 stars because I would personally prefer if my lashes were amplified to a greater extent.
Tip: The consistency is quite fluidy so be patient and let it dry before continuing your makeup, otherwise it will run.
Reviewed by: Melanie Kuziemko, Yeah Yeah ... Ragger Ragger.