The fourth Mascara up in my review on the mascaras/brow product in the Shoppers Drug Mart - Eye Studio Sampler is the Clarins - Mascara Supra Volume. As I had said in my previous posts, I am not sure if there is an expiry date on the coupon for the free mascara of my choice or not. If you want to see my thoughts on the Artdeco - All In one Mascara, you can find it here, Benefit - Gimme Brow is here, and Benefit - Roller Lash right here. There is a new Eye Studio Sampler for 2017, this set contains 7 mascaras as well, but instead of the Benefit - Gimme Brow it has a Stila Eye liner, another great product! If you are interested in seeing what is in the Eye Studio Sampler for 2017, you can check out Stash Matters Epic SDM Haul! It is out of stock online, but if you are interested, try your local SDM!
Inside the box you get 7 mascaras, and 1 Benefit - Gimme Brow, all in deluxe sample size. I love mini mascaras though, I am not the best at remembering when I opened a mascara, so I am sure that I have used full size mascaras past the recommended 3 month period. The deluxe sample sizes last me, if I like it a couple months. Which for me, who seems to have some-timers, (I forgot things sometimes!) is great! That way I am not using an old mascara. You are getting well known brands, Clarins, Lancome, Smashbox, Clinique, Benefit and, for me at least, a lesser known brand in Artdeco.
On to Clarins - Mascara Supra Volume.
The mascara that intensifies and enhances eyelashes, immediately and every day. With regular application, the volume of eyelashes increases due to the 'Volume Boost' complex: +17.6% after 4 weeks of use.
*Clinical study: evaluation of the treatment effect on bare lashes - 30 women - 4 weeks. (Description taken from the booklet)
I don't remember having used a Clarins Mascara before and didn't know what to expect from this mascara. My biggest concern when it comes to mascara is that it can't smudge! I have bad enough under eye circles that I don't need any more help adding to the darkness under my eyes. I liked the brush on the Clarins - Mascara Supra Volume, I do like 'natural' bristle brushes the best. I find that the more natural bristle brushes give my lashes more separation? They tend to look less clumpy when I use a mascara with this type of brush. When I first used the mascara I loved it! The Clarins - Mascara Supra Volume gave me lots of volume and my lashes looked great! Unfortunately for me, when I checked my makeup at lunch, I looked like a racoon! The mascara had transferred/smudged all under my eyes. It was bad! It continued to transfer there throughout the whole day. I did try using different creams/concealers, powders for the rest of the week, but nothing helped this mascara to not smudge. This mascara was very easy to remove at the end of the day....I think because most of it had already ended up under my eyes!
Unfortunately for me, the Clarins - Mascara Supra Volume was a dud. I would give this mascara 2 out of 5. I loved the brush and how my lashes looked for the first hour or so, after that it was all down hill.
Have you tried out any mascaras from Clarins before? Is there a better one that stays on your lashes?!