The 6th Mascara up in my review on the mascaras/brow product in the Shoppers Drug Mart - Eye Studio Sampler is the Smashbox - Full Exposure Mascara. 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 here, Benefit - Roller Lash here, Clarins - Mascara Supra Volume here, Clinique - Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara here, and Lancome - Hypnose Drama, Instant Full Body Volume Mascara is 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.
Smashbox - Full Exposure Mascara
Inspired by Smashbox's on-set technique of layering fibre mascara over volumizing mascara for the biggest, longest lashes on camera. Full Exposure Mascara creates a 104% increase in lash volume for scene-stealing lashes at every angle without smudging, clumping, or flaking. (Description taken from the booklet)
Two natural bristle brush mascaras in a row! My favourite wand. The wand on this mascara is huge though, and the bristles seem really deep. Not sure if mine had started to dry out or not but this mascara barely did anything for my lashes other than making them a little darker. I got no volume when I used this, even when I tried using more coats of it, which I am not a fan of doing. Nor did I get any length out of it. What it do a stellar job of was smudging...within an hour. Usually if a mascara is going to smudge it at least gives me a couple of hours before doing it! It was easy to remove at the end of the day, at least what was left of it was, just a little micellar water and it was gone.
If you were wondering, I can only give the Smashbox Gull Exposure Mascara a 2 out of 5. I want my mascara to do a bit more than this one was able to do. It would be great if A-it didn't smudge so quickly, on me B-I only wanted a natural look to my lashes.
Only 1 more mascara to go from the SDM-Eye Studio Sampler and than its time to see if the coupon expired or not...