Today I’m reviewing LOTUS HERBALS maxlash botanical mascara. I’m very fond of Lotus Herbals products where it is skincare or makeup and after having a more than satisfactory experience with the lipsticks, compact and glosses, I decided to pick up the mascara since I was in need of one some time back. The only mascara I had used prior to this was Maybelline colossal volume mascara and while I liked it very much, I wanted to explore more. Sadly though, Lotus herbals MAXLASH mascara did not fulfill my expectations. Read on further to know why…
Price: Rs 245
Quantity: 4 g
What the packaging says about the product :
(I’d opened the package in a hurry to try it, hence the torn packaging )
Ingredients listed on the outer covering : (see pic above)
My take on the product:
It comes in a black tube packaging with a slighter thicker mid section with silver band. The packaging is neither very attractive nor too bad. The brush on the other hand is NOT good. For one thing it picks up too much product which accumulates on the lashes while applying giving a clumped look. It does lengthen the eye lashes significantly though.
The brush is not too dense like other volumizing mascara, it has tiny plastic teeth spaced at a moderate distance. The brush is flexible and can bend (as shown) to fit the contour of the eye lashes. The concept is good but it doesn’t really bend like that and application doesn’t feel very different from that of a non-flexible brush.
Formula: The formula is too runny. I prefer gel like formulas that don’t look too wet on the lashes and dry fast. This one takes a while to dry. The first time I applied it, I did not realise it was so wet and I applied compact on my face with a big brush and some of the mascara transferred to my skin. The good part is that you need to wipe it with a cotton/tissue and it gets removed easily without messing up that area of the skin. The runny formula and the brush together manage to clump my eye lashes together and then lengthen those clumps to give an open look to the eyes which looks nice when seen from far but close up it does not look good!
It is waterproof and stays on all day and gets removed very easily with a mild cleanser. I don’t like using oil based cleansers and prefer Cetaphil on makeup removal as well. This one comes off easily with Cetaphil 🙂
The GOOD about Lotus herbals MAXLASH botanicals mascara-
1. Lengthens eye lashes significantly.
2. Color is jet black.
3. Waterproof, stays on all day.
4. the brush and formula are not perfect but make it easy to apply
5. Removes easily with cleanser without tugging or pulling.
6. Very reasonably priced.
7. Contains botanical extracts.
8. Feels very comfortable on lashes.
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lotus herbals MAXLASH botanicals mascara-
1. The brush picks up a lot of product and clumps the eye lashes together.
2. The formula is too runny.
3. Takes a minute to dry on the lashes.
4. Does not separate the lashes, barely volumizes.
Overall Verdict: It is one of the most reasonably priced mascara out there in the market and while it gives a lot of length and decent volume to the lashes, the brush and formula need a lot of improvement. The formula is too runny, taken some time to dry and the brush picks up a lot of product and clumps lashes together. It is waterproof , feels very comfortable on the lashes and comes off easily with a mild cleanser also which is a big plus point for me. Might work for those with very sparse lashes.
I don’t like the clumping but it does feel very comfortable to wear and gives nice length so I’m wearing it on a regular basis but would not recommend it unless you have sparse lashes. Maybelline colossal volume is a better option at around the same price.
Will I repurchase: No
Have you tried Lotus herbals MAXLASH mascara? Which is your favorite volumizing mascara? Share your comments by replying below.