Every once in a while I come across a beauty product I never knew existed. This is one of those products – the Anastasia of Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat.
WHAT IT DOES
The product promises to instantly waterproof, refresh and protect any mascara all day without drying or clumping. This colourless top coat can be worn over any mascara to extend the wear of your mascara and prevent it smudging or melting (perfect for those hot summer days)!
I love the concept of this product, especially since not every mascara comes in a waterproof version. I’m also somewhat of a mascara hoarder, so being able to instantly waterproof any of the formulas I have is a definite bonus. I tried Lash Genius for a few days and I have to say that I love the fact that it prevented my mascara from smudging at the end of the day (a day that doesn’t end with raccoon eyes is a good day!). Taking it off at the end of the day was not any more difficult than taking off a regular mascara. Of course, I used my Bioderma Sensibio H20 makeup remover (which is by far the best remover out there) and a few swipes of a cotton pad was enough to remove all product from my lashes (no rubbing required, yay!).
Would I buy this product? Probably! While I don’t see Lash Genius as a must-have in my beauty kit, it is one of those “little luxuries” I would treat myself with.
Anastasia of Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat is available at Sephora in May 2012 and retails for $21.
Note: Even though this product was sent to me to review, the opinions expressed here and my own.
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