On completion of my last tube (of Neal’s Yard Lengthening mascara) I decided I fancied a change and chatted possibilities with fellow Make-up Artist Lilian. She suggested I give the Green People mascara a go; I hadn’t tried this for years and so was up for revisiting it.
Green People Volumising Mascara in Black (£15.50 from Green People)
Designed to Volumise, condition and lengthen; the outcome is lashes that certainly appear slightly longer and are definitely a litter fuller – this I guess can be attributed to the Cellulose Micro Spheres which bulk out. I can’t honestly comment on the conditioning properties as have only just stopped using my Jane Iredale Lash conditioner underneath the mascara and so have a bit of headway on this front – I will keep an eye on the progress of my lashes over the coming months to see how I get on.
Colour wise, natural pigments give a black which is soft and flattering, not hard or inky. From a consistancy perspective, this mascara is a lot drier than many natural mascaras and can clump a little on the wand, however a little wipe will remove most of the excess product.
The wear is pretty good; it lasts all day with little to no flaking. Although not waterproof it does seem remarkably stubborn when it comes to removal; I find I usually have a bit of a residual panda eye on waking the following morning despite (mostly) using an eye make-up remover – I like a little smudging under the eye so it’s not a problem for me.
The brush is one of those flexible plastic jobbies with neat rows of tapered spokes. This is for me is the only negative I can find in this mascara – if only because I seem to have a tendency to spike myself with these more so than with traditional bristle brushes.
Have you tried the Green People mascara? Does it work for you?
Aqua (Pure Water), Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Hydrogenated Palm Kernal Glycerides, Copernicia Cerifera Cera (Carnauba Wax)*, Stearic Acid (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearat (Plant Derived Emulsifier), Glycerin (Plant Derived), Hydogenated Palm Glycerides, Xanthan Gum (Corn Starch Gum), Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cellulose (Plant Derived), Sodium Hydroxide (ph Adjuster), Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid
May Contain (+/-): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)