Anna Sui mascaras are a long-time favourite of mine – I’ve used up 3 tubes of their Long Lash mascara from a few years ago. They used to have a Volume Mascara, for volumizing, and a Long Mascara, for lengthening. The Long Mascara was also excellent at holding curls, even for my stick straight Asian lashes. Anna Sui recently revamped their mascara line to combine the Volume Mascara and the Lond Mascara into one – the Perfect Mascara.
The Perfect Mascara is really that, an all-in-one mascara for both your volumizing and lengthening needs. I had high hopes for this one, because I loved the old Long Mascara so much. The applicator is a small, thin wand that has short “spikes” in order to get the most product on the lashes. It did a great job at coating every single eyelash of mine, even the small ones in the corners, down to the roots of the lashes because of the design.
I really natural looking bushy lashes with this mascara. While it doesn’t volumize or lengthen as well as a specialized mascara, it did a good job at a bit of both, which makes for a natural-look. I also felt that it didn’t really hold my curl as well as the old one, or even compared to Dolly Wink Long Mascara or Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara, other favourites of mine. All in all, while I like it, it’s not as good as the old formula in that it lacked the the curl-holding abilities.
The Anna Sui Lash Amplifying Mascara is a whole different story. This is a pretty cool concept that I’ve never heard of before (please let me know if you seen anything like this). Basically it is a mascara that you apply on top of your normal mascara to create a false-lash effect. The Lash Amplifying Mascara applicator is like a paint brush, you paint it on your lashes like a top coat. It is very wet and very black, and dries down to a glossy finish.
I tried this on top of both the Anna Sui Perfect Mascara and the Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara, it worked wonderfully on both mascaras to give me long, lush lashes that were very similar to false lashes. The only qualm I have about this is that while the formula is great, the applicator delivers too much product on the lashes, slightly weighing it down but most importantly, makes my lashes clump together. I have to comb them out with a lash comb in order to avoid looking like I only have 5 fat lashes on each eye. Otherwise, I think this is a wonderful product for everyone to have in their makeup bag. You can save a lot of money on false lashes!
The awesome thing about Anna Sui makeup products is the beautiful packaging. Both the Perfect Mascara and the Lash Amplifying Mascara have gorgeous product packaging that will help spice up the look on your vanity.
Both the Anna Sui Perfect Mascara and Anna Sui Lash Amplifying Mascara are priced at $29 each. They are available for purchase at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, and later this month at four the Bays across the country.
On my left eye, I have Clinique High Impact Mascara with the Lash Amplifying Mascara on top. On my right eye, I have Anna Sui Perfect Mascara with the Lash Amplifying Mascara on top.
Up close of the lengthening and volumizing powers of the Lash Amplifying Mascara:
Instructions for applying the Lash Amplifying Mascara:
Ingredients of Lash Amplifying Mascara: