My eyelashes are everything you don’t want the lashes to be – light, straight, and short. Finding a good natural mascara that would bring the best out of them is kind of a challenge. I’ve recently been trying this duo from Real Purity – Clear (Prime & Lengthen) Mascara* and Black Mascara*. If you haven’t heard about Real Purity before, it is a family-run company that strives to create natural quality products for women. They have a large selection of skincare, haircare and cosmetics products on their website and each of them is created with love and care.
Clear (Prime & Lengthen) Mascara is a mascara base, designed to prepare your lashes for a mascara by giving them extra lengthening and definition. Although called “clear”, it’s actually white in color and creates a slight white cast on the lashes, which is easily covered by any color mascara.
The brush of this mascara primer is pretty dense but easy and convenient to use. You only need a few swipes to cover all the lashes. The primer provides visible length and makes the top coat mascara last longer. However, too much of this product might stick your lashes and make a mascara look cakey, so be careful not to get carried away with an application.
Black Mascara is one of Real Purity’s best-selling cosmetics items. It promises to lengthen and darken eyelashes without clumping or flaking. Like the primer mascara, this one has exactly the same medium-sized dense brush.
The application is a breeze, the mascara doesn’t stick or clump. I like how accurate the description of the product is, so you know what you’ll get without any false expectations. This is a natural-looking mascara that won’t give you a lot of volume or any dramatic results, but it will darken and lengthen the lashes. The longevity is good. It stayed in place all day and started to crumble a bit towards the evening like many mascaras do.
The mascara is easy to remove with a cleanser or makeup remover.
Here’s how the Black Mascara looks on my lashes with and without the Clear Prime & Lengthen Primer. It’s obvious that the primer adds to the length and density but it can also stick the lashes together if applied too much (one coat of the primer is more than enough).
Have you tried Real Purity mascaras?