Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara Review

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara Review
I've been interested in Charlotte Tilbury's Full Fat Lashes since the brand launched a few years ago. I love big lashes, and with a name like Full Fat Lashes, it's hard not to be enticed - though to be honest I used to think it was called "Four Fat Lashes" (I find Charlotte very difficult to understand - forgive me, I'm half deaf). According to the brand, this mascara "will give you curl, separation, volume, length, and drama. The five-grooved brush deposits the optimal line of mascara along the lash line, pushing your lashes up and out. It features fine-tipped bristles that catch every lash—no matter how short or fine—coating them from root to tip in the glossy black formula. The buildable formula creates voluptuous lashes that don’t dry up and fall onto your cheeks and a three-dimensional flutter that is ideal for finely separated, naturally-defined eyelashes." This mascara contains 8ml of product and retails for $45AUD ($29USD/£23). Charlotte Tilbury is a cruelty free brand that's working towards becoming entirely vegan friendly. This mascara was made in Germany.
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara Review
Charlotte Tilbury's packaging style is the definition of elegant, and Full Fat Lashes' tube is no exception. This mascara comes in a dark brown tube, decorated with the golden Charlotte Tilbury logo on one side, and the product name on the other. Charlotte makes a big fuss about this mascara' "specially designed brush", but honestly it seems like a classic tapered brush to me. The brush is easy to use, reasonably sized, and holds just the right amount of product - it's quite nice, but not as revolutionary as Charlotte wants it to seem.
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara Review
Full Fat Lashes seemed like exactly the kind of mascara I love. This mascara leans towards the dry side, and builds equal amounts of length and volume slowly, coat by coat, creating a thick, long, dramatic lash look with a deep black finish. Full Fat Lashes holds a curl nicely without feeling heavy or crunchy. Beautiful. If only it lasted more than a couple hours. Wear was problematic from the get-go, Full Fat Lashes flakes off even under the best conditions. I can kind of forgive a mascara for smudging on a hot day, but Charlotte Tilbury's mascara doesn't last longer than three hours even on a cold day spent at home. I don't have particularly oily skin or watery eyes, I can't figure out what triggers this poor wear - I think the formula just doesn't agree with my lashes. If you manage to keep this mascara on throughout the day, its easily removed with any cleanser or makeup remover you choose to use - even water should take it right off.
Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara Review
I'm glad I tried Charlotte Tilbury's Full Fat Lashes, my curiosity has been quelled, but I definitely wouldn't repurchase it. I'm supremely disappointed by this mascara's flakiness, it'd be beautiful otherwise. I can't say that I'm in a hurry to try anything else from Charlotte Tilbury's line, especially after my experience with Full Fat Lashes. If you're willing to drop $30+ on a mascara, Pür's Fully Charged or Marc Jacob's Velvet Noir are much better options.


Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Iron Oxide (Ci 77499), Acacia Senegal Gum, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax (Oryza Sativa Cera), Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Polybutene, Triethanolamine, Palmitic Acid, Vp/eicosene Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Copernicia Cerifera Cera), Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Black 2 (Ci 77266), Propylparaben, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cellulose, Pvp

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