I'm excited to review Anastasia Beverly Hill's Lash Genius product this week! This is long overdue, but I finally got the perfect opportunity to wear 'Lash Genius' Waterproof Topcoat by Anastasia Beverly Hills this weekend, when I went to Hong Kong Ocean Park's Halloween Bash 2013. It was all haunted houses, bloody heads, scary wigs, girls with flashing outfits, freakishly tall (and handsome) guys in wolfskin hats, wielding axes and refusing to take photos with poor girls like me.
On to the review - it was a hot Sunday evening, so I wanted to coat my mascara with Lash Genius so it wouldn't smudge and wear off. 'Lash Genius' Waterproof Topcoat by Anastasia is a clear topcoat that instantly waterproofs, refreshes, and protects any mascara all day, without drying or clumping.
$21.00 only! This new formula "glides on smooth, dries quickly, and gives your lashes a touchable, soft lacquer finish that lasts all day."
So, to test it's claim that mascara will not be damaged by water or any externalities, I applied eyeliner, mascara and then took out the beautifully packaged Lash Genius from the black box. I have to say it is packaged beautifully, as with other Anastasia Beverly Hills products that I have reviewed before. It also came with a funny, glossy book that explains how this product suits the needs of us
girls in everyday situations, like going on a date or enjoying a day on the beach.
So, after applying the Lash Genius, I was ready to go out in the hot sun and PARTY with the ghouls of the Halloween Bash. I didn't even feel the product on my eyes at all - it isn't heavy, or clumpy, but it was very clear and lightweight. It felt like nothing was on - the product's designed so you don't feel anything on your eyes and it did not smudge the existing mascara at all.
So what happened at the end of the night was that... my mascara miraculously stayed un-damaged and was not ruined by my night's running around the theme park, sweating and screaming in all the haunted houses that were there. I was surprised - usually makeup smudges, and mascara gets in the way if I rub my eyes. This time - it actually stayed on. Even though I got sprayed by water in one of the Haunted houses, my mascara didn't smudge. Great!
And ladies, the BEST PART IS even after I've washed all my makeup off, my lashes stayed really long and perky that night and the next day! Check out some photos of me, makeup free, below. An added bonus of this wonderful product that they don't tell you on the site.
I really loved this product - it is definitely a keeper and worth getting if you're an outdoors kind of girl, and someone who loves to have fun outside, or go to theme parks and outings. If you sweat during the day, this product will definitely help your mascara stay put. Apparently it also works if you swim or exercise!
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
I would like to once again thank Anastasia from Beverly Hills for giving me this product. It is definitely for keeps and do visit her website, which sells all kinds of makeup, lash kits, eyebrow kits and glosses of different color.
Did I mention how much fun was the halloween bash ? I have been rather anti-social these days and yesterday was the day when I had the most fun in a long time.
Do let me know what you think - of both your opinion of mascara and lash-proofing! (note: I've recently launched my first giveaway ever, to thank you all for reading and leaving me kind messages, and exceeding 300 followers, I'm going to keep blogging up and at least once a week, so enter here for a free tee!)