With it's bright red packaging which stands out from the sea of black mascaras in my stash, it's one I've been reaching for in the morning. I blogged about my one shadow washes of colour in a recent post and this mascara works perfectly with those or on days where I don't have time to do anything with shadows and need to lash on a layer of mascara and run out the door. The dual sided wand reminds me of Maybelline's Lash Sensational Mascara in that the flat side is used to add length and separation and the arched side gives volume to the lashes.
Whereas Maybelline's mascara was wetter and deposited a lot of product onto the lashes, Scandaleyes Xxtreme has a slightly dryer formula and made layering the product much easier. The tiny bristles made it easy to comb through the lashes and made things much simpler when it came to applying it to the lower lashes. The arched side of the wand gave a decent amount of volume, and while one coat is pictured here in the photos (as I always do with mascaras to maintain a bit of consistency), in real life I tend to apply a second coat using the arched side of the wand to give me even more volume. More is more when it comes to lashes and I need all the help I can get to look wide eyed, awake and ready for the day!
I found that when I was sick recently where sneezes were plentiful that it smudged slightly under the lower lashes. But when I've worn it and not sneezed like a mofo, it stayed put without any flaking or smudging and it has made a great every day mascara.
It'll set you back €8.99 and if I keep using it every day like I have been for the past few weeks, I'll run out of this bad boy. Ooh, that's a thought. I wonder what it's like to actually finish a mascara. Anyone ever done it?