The promise of a freebie is often very difficult to resist and a few weeks ago I was tempted into making a little order with MAC to receive a free Haute and Naughty Lash mascara. I succumbed to the temptation and a couple of days later I had a shiny new cream blush and a mascara to play with. Hooray for new make up! I think I’m far too easily pleased.
I like the concept of mascaras like this. It’s not new by any means, but it is quite new to me. Before I got this, Collection 2000 Big Fake mascara was my favourite and honestly, it still is because I don’t think it can be beaten in terms of performance for the price. Mascara is a product that I buy every two to three months and I can’t justify, nor want to have to spend a lot of money on one. I do love the packaging a lot, the purple sparkles are my favourite and I just think it’s fun.
Just like regular mascaras there is one wand, the different handles just vary the amount of product is left on the wand. When you twist the pink handle the wand is pulled through the tube attached to the purple sparkly handle so very little mascara remains on the wand. When I pulled this out and looked at it I thought it seemed far too dry and I didn’t think it would perform well at all.
When you twist the purple sparkly handle the wand is not pulled through a small inner tube so a lot of mascara is left on the wand. When I pulled this out I looked at it and thought ‘wow, hello clump city’! I like big lashes but I thought that I might find this super difficult to work with.
My suspicions of finding the purple wand with lots of product difficult to work with were confirmed to a certain extent. While the first coat I applied to my eyelashes was clumpy, I actually quite liked the results I got. My natural eyelashes are rubbish, I have blonde hair and so the majority of my lashes are quite light and they’re not very long so mascara for me is a must. After one coat my lashes were left looking much longer and far more defined. Normally I would have stopped there but I was curious to see if I would be able to apply a second coat with the purple wand without my lashes clumping together, but as you can see from the picture, I definitely can’t. There is just SO much mascara left on the purple wand that a second coat is impossible for me. I like clumpy lashes, but not to that extent.
I was wrong when I assumed that the pink wand that looked like there was hardly any mascara left on it wouldn’t do anything for my lashes at all. I found this much easier to work with and I was very surprised at the results even after one coat. The second coat left my lashes looking pretty much exactly how I like them; I find they look very similar with this mascara and my favourite Collection 2000 Big Fake mascara.
Overall I was left feeling pretty happy with Haute and Naughty lash. Two coats using the pink wand or one coat using the purple sparkly wand left my lashes looking long, full and really defined which is what I want my mascara to do. It wears really nicely throughout the day and it rarely smudges on me, which is incredible because I have ridiculously sensitive and watery eyes. At £17.50 this isn't cheap so although I like it and I think the packaging is lovely, I can't see myself repurchasing any time soon.
Have you tried Haute & Naughty lash? What did you think? What's your all time favourite mascara?