You know you are getting old when the only time you buy a glossy magazine is when it comes with a worthwhile freebie. Having said that, this month has been a bumper month in terms of freebies. The October edition of Red Magazine comes with a full size Organic Glam Mascara which retails for £21.95. Well worth the price of the magazine indeed.
Organic Glam is the makeup range by Organic Pharmacy. Having liked the skin care I have tried by Organic Pharmacy I was excited to try this mascara. It has is 60% organic and has been 5 years in production. Organic Pharmacy say that it curls, lengthens and conditions in one step. The version that comes with the magazine is the black one, but there is a dark brown available too.
The packaging is simple and sleek, which I would say is in keeping with Organic Pharmacy as a brand. The wand has short bristles, which allows you to coat even the shortest of lashes. However, I personally prefer a softer, thicker wand. I find this type a little scratchy for my liking.
Once applied, I find the formula very nice. It doesn't irritate my eyes, and the consistency isn't too wet or too dry. It applies well and coats my eyelashes evenly. It definitely gives length, but I can't say I have noticed a curl. Perhaps that is my poker straight lashes being stubborn though. I would say it gives me 5-6 hours wear time, and have been pleased that it doesn't flake or smudge.
My overall thoughts are that it gives a nice natural look which is perfect for daytime wear. I was hoping for a little more volume, but in fairness this mascara doesn't claim to give that. For that reason I wouldn't repurchase this, but I will continue to use it for daytime wear.
All the ingredients used in this product (taken from website)
Aqua (Water) , Vitamin A (From Daucus Carrota) , Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate) , Vitamin E (Tocopherol) , Stearic Acid, Silica, Ozokerite, Acrylate/Carbamate Copolymer, Panthenol , Beeswax (Cera Alba), Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica), Glycerin (vegetable)*, Isopropyl Myristate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Glyceryl Stearate*, Carnuba Wax, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Candelia Wax , Dehydroxanthan Gum, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides, Cetyl Alcohol , Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis)*,