I’ve been such a fan of Inika’s Long Lash mascara since it launched a couple of years ago. It’s one that I wear myself and one that I recommend a lot, and then gets great reports back. I find that it makes my lashes nice and long and fuller, it also wears really well. It doesn’t tend to smudge on me. One of the best natural mascaras for a long time.
When I saw that Inika had launched three new (certified) natural mascaras earlier this year, I was intrigued and excited. Could they improve on their Long Lash?! I was very kindly sent them to try and I’ve been giving them all a good go for you 🙂
The ingredients are actually very similar, it is the brushes that make more of a difference between the mascaras. I find that all of them take a little while to get going – the first use not much happens but I guess as the brush gets coated in more product, you start to really see the effects.
This is a great basic mascara – I’d say it is for those that want a natural look with gentle definition. It is a good basic brush – good space between the bristles so you can comb it through the lashes with no clumps. Like the Long Lash, it has really good wearing time – I didn’t notice it smudging on me. It comes in black and brown.
Ingredients – Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Water*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Propanediol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Pentylene Glycol (Sugar Cane), Honokiol (Magnolia Bark Extract), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, C10-18 Triglycerides, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Galactoarabinan, May Contain (+/-) Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492). *Certified Organic.
The mascara is 100% Natural and certified organic with 71% certified organic ingredients (COSMOS) and vegan.
This is my favourite and is does make my lashes look bolder and fuller. You can layer it well and you can also add to it later in the day without it looking cloggy. It lasts well, although towards the end of the day it can flake a bit if you rub your eyes (found out on one of my tired, irritated eye days). I feel like you need a separate eye makeup remover for this as it didn’t cleanse so readily as other mascaras I’ve used – which is a good thing ..
I like the brush because it isn’t too big – often with a thickening mascara I find the brushes are too big. Brushes are really personal and will make or break whether someone likes a mascara or not. This is a little bigger than the basic one and has more bristles which are more compact, meaning more product on the lashes; however you can still use the brush to comb them through so they are not clumpy. The carnauba wax helps to add the volume, and magnolia bark adds vitamin E, along with plant oils for conditioning the lashes. This comes in black and brown.
Ingredients – Aqua (Water), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Stearic Acid, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol (Sugar Cane), Glyceryl Stearate Se, C10-18 Triglycerides, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Honokiol (Magnolia Bark Extract), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Galactoarabinan, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), *Certified Organic
100% Natural (COSMOS) and vegan.
As the name describes, this does give lashes a little curl – obviously not like an actual lash curler would, but it does lift. It isn’t a full lash look, for me it was more about the curve, so I think would be great for those with shorter, straighter lashes. It made my lashes feel quite feathery, each one coated and shaped. The brush itself is quite feathery, and is curved, which helps to give lashes the shape. Again longevity was good, my lashes still looked good at the end of the day.
This comes in black and blue, which is nice for a little change.
Ingredients – Aqua (Water), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Stearic Acid, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol (Sugar Cane), Glyceryl Stearate Se, C10-18 Triglycerides, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Honokiol (Magnolia Bark Extract), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Galactoarabinan, Iron Oxides (CI 77499).*Certified Organic
100% Natural (COSMOS) and vegan.
Packaging – the mascara tubes are plastic which can be recycled at your local L’Occitane. The outer packaging is card which can be recycled at most curbside recycling.
I would say that Long Lash is still a favourite for me along with the Bold Mascara. Mascara is so personal, there are so many varying factors. The brush is a big factor – if you have a favourite shape you can always keep it and use it in a different formula. It is also how you apply the product; I like to wiggle it into the roots of my lashes and then comb it through to the ends. Don’t forget your the real inner lashes and the outer lashes too – sounds silly but they often get missed and they can make all the difference to a fuller lash.
Have you tried them yet? Which one is your favourite?