I contemplated a lot about this purchase. It’s way too much for a mascara, ridiculous price. But I had heard so many good things about it. Then I saw a photo of the wand it comes with and I was sold. It’s perfect for my lower lashes and the inner corner upper ones.
Givenchy’s Phenomen’ Eyes comes with a waterproof range and one that’s not. Over here I’m reviewing the waterproof one. I’m almost out of it and I thought I’d review it soon before it dries up.
The colour water black is the only black one available. I get confused when mascaras sell 3-4 different shades of black. Honestly, who can really tell? Anyway, the formula is quite good. It doesn’t clump unless you layer on too much. With one swipe it lengthens and adds volume. I have to say that it looks more natural and the volume isn’t a lot compared to some other mascaras. It really depends on your preference. I happen to like more natural looking mascaras just just enhance in length and volume moderately without making it look like I have falsies on. Givenchy’s mascara gets that look spot on.
It is very durable, as far as mascara’s go. I remember putting it on one night and then just going to sleep that way. We all do at some point! When I woke up the next day, it was still on with no flakes or smudging. It stays on really well. The finish is wet and glossy but that wears off after 8-9 hours. It stays on put beyond that though. And as the name suggests, it is waterproof. You can cry your eyes out wearing this. 😉
The wand is what sold this though. You have to be careful with it coz it is sharper than usual. It coats the smaller lashes really well. It’s really easy to get it on your roots. For people having trouble with larger wands. This is perfect. Lashes also tends to end up straighter when I use large wands. With this it’s easier to maintain a curl. It’s not for everyone, I know most people prefer the big wands. But if you have trouble with those, you won’t be disappointed with this.
The price is excessive. At the time I bought it, this was the only mascara I had with that wand. I think there are some more brands with these type of wands available as well. Or maybe you can buy just a pack of ball shaped mascara wands. I don’t really know where they are available but I saw them in a You Tube video. I figure eBay would be a good place to start.
Photos and swatches
Name: Phenomen’ Eyes Waterproof Mascara
Colour : Water Black
Product Amount : 7g
Pigmentation : Very high.
Consistency: Thick creamy.
Finish and Texture : Wet glossy and weatherproof as well
Fall Out : None
Durability : 8-20 hours before it dries up.
Shelf Life : 6 months
Price : £30 ~ Rs. 1500
Available at : Strawberrynet, Escentual
Overall : 5/5