Sunday, July 31, 2016

Review : NARS Black Moon Audacious Mascara

Hey dears!

Here's another short review about a product that my sister gave me a few months back.

NARS Black Moon Audacious Mascara

The one I have is the smaller or you can say travel-size (3ml).

I don't usually get the chance of owning products from brands like NARS unless I really saved money for it or my sister gives them to me like this one for example. This is why I was so excited to try this one out. 

But before I go on with my thoughts on the mascara, here's the product description from the website:

Winner of the Prix Beauté Stars Madame Figaro.

Intensity for the making. Control for the taking. From instant definition to blindsiding impact, every layer multiplies. Amplifies. Mesmerizes.

Designed with over 200 molded bristles and lengthening hooks, NARS’ lash-catching brush evenly grips and coats lashes from roots to tips. Simultaneously separates, lengthens, and amplifies. Its tapered tip finishes off the inner and outer reaches of your imagination, while enhancing lower lashes.

An extraordinary balance of suppleness with staying power, this uniquely fluid first-to-market formula offers extreme buildability. Lightweight. Long-wearing.

The packaging is the classic NARS look. Simple. Black. Matte. 

The wand is plastic in material and it's actually quite big. The bristles have different lengths arranged alternately, which helps in avoiding the clumping of lashes. I actually had a hard time controlling it because some of the longer bristles poked my eye at first. I eventually had the hang of it... I'm still a bit scared applying the mascara on my lower lashes though. Haha!

Even though I had a hard time controlling the wand at first, I can say that the bristles are very effective in separating my lashes.

I also like the blackness of this product.

View the pictures below to see how the product performs on my lashes...

Bare lashes

Lashes curled

With the product (1 coat)

With the product (2 coats)

So, for the good bits:
It doesn't clump my lashes and I like how black it is. I also like that it looks very natural when I wear it alone. It doesn't pull down my lashes when curled, so you can say it's lightweight. It does do a bit of volumizing and lengthening... but just a bit. I don't get flaky bits under my eyes too, which is awesome. It's pretty easy to remove with a makeup remover too!

The bad bits:
It's not sweat proof! The heat and humidity here in the Philippines is bad for your makeup when you have this product on. I usually wear waterproof mascaras so I rarely get to experience panda eyes nowadays but now that I use this, it's just so annoying. :|
And the wand is hard to get used to.

So yeah, those are my thoughts on the NARS Audacious Mascara. It's neat to try products from brands I rarely shop at but when it comes to this mascara, I think I'll pass. I like the light formula that doesn't clump, but to experience the product melting off when I get sweaty is a big no-no for me.

What are your thoughts on the NARS Audacious Mascara?



  1. Awwww not sweat-proof :( I agree MUST talaga here in the PH. :)

  2. The mascaras that I get from the US is usually not waterproof :( di nya kaya ang init ng Pinas. haha