I can be rather forgetful when it comes to reviewing mascaras. The truth is that I haven’t really been excited by a mascara in a while. The past few I’ve tried have been generally categorized as ‘okay for everyday use’. Which is a fine designation for a mascara. I do after all wear mascara everyday. I don’t use false lashes so my lashes rely on mascara to help them look their best.
I actually like the look of false lashes, but I’ve had some allergic reaction with a few of the adhesives before, plus I ended up ripping out several of my natural lashes with them which I didn’t like. The biggest reason I don’t wear them though is that it doesn’t matter how outlandish or natural looking the false lashes are, they always make my lid feel weighted and like i am half asleep. which isn’t a feeling I liked. So I like the look, I just don’t like wearing them.
Hence my love of mascaras.
But like I said as nice as the every day mascaras are, they aren’t terribly exciting. This Milk Makeup Rise mascara is exciting. It is described as …
An award-winning everyday mascara that weightlessly lifts, lengthens, curls, and adds subtle volume for the most natural-looking lashes possible. This product is 93% natural, vegan, clean, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free.
Normally I don’t smell mascaras because most of them just smell the same and it isn’t a terribly pleasant scent. Seeing the fragrance free in the description I had to then smell the mascara. It smells surprisingly like toasted nuts. Like a mix of almond and walnut actually. which is a bit peculiar as thee are no nuts in the ingredients from what I saw. Its actually kind of a pleasant scent.
In general I like Milk Makeup Products. I find them to work well for me so I was expecting to like this mascara. I wasn’t expecting to love it, but I do. Let me show you why.
First with the eyes closed.
And then with the eyes open.
I am a fan. This mascara lengthened the lashes beautifully and lifted them up as well. This is two applications in the photos. I tend to apply mascara to one eye, apply it to the second and then do a second rotation. It actually doesn’t matter what mascara it is, I can never resist the second rotation.
While my lashes are healthy and relatively long, they are a lot lighter at the tips so my lashes tend to fade out and look shorter without mascara. This was beautifully dark, but I have to say that in addition to the lengthening, the mascara lifted and curled the lashes wonderfully well. I did not use an eyelash curler and while that is a tool I like, i am not opposed to not having to use it every day. With this mascara I didn’t need the lash curler. The mascara lasted all day on my lashes without flaking and I am already regretting that this tube is empty. It is a sample size so I knew it wasn’t going to last long. And so I say farewell to this tiny tube. I will however be purchasing a full size in the very near future. This may be one of the best products I’ve tried from Milk Makeup in a while and the Rise Mascara itself may be one of the better mascaras I’ve tried in a while. If you are looking for lengthening and curling, this is definitely a mascara to check out.