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I picked up Mehron Makeup‘s new Brazen Mascara at The Makeup Pop-Up Shop in New York City this past December. I’ve been using it as part of my regular rotation recently (which also includes DiorShow and Urban Decay Troublemaker).
About Brazen, Mehron says:
“The special nylon-infused formula creates gorgeous volume by clinging to the finest of lashes allowing for maximum extension. From root to tip your lashes are coated in a beautiful jet black, water-resistant mascara that is feather light and extremely long-wearing. The flexible bristle brush fans out each individual lash for a smooth, even, effortless application. Contains the nourishing properties of Vitamin E. Sold in a unique tube container, Brazen holds .32 oz. of product for extended use.”
I generally shy away from plastic bristle mascara brushes and gravitate towards fluffy bristles. That’s why I love DiorShow so much. But I made the impulse decision to give this a shot, and banked on the formula and the solid performance I get from the other Mehron products I own. Check out the brush:
Here are my (pitiful!), plain lashes before mascara application (excuse the brows!):
Here is the mascara after one coat:
Here it is after two coats:
After I finish applying it, it looks great:
I love this mascara, but it does give me raccoon eyes. Here’s a shot of my eye after wearing it all day. Truthfully, the smudging doesn’t just happen at the end of the day, it happens in the middle of the day and I’ve found myself using a wet paper towel to clean it up.
It doesn’t smudge on me as badly as Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara does. I absolutely loved the results of that mascara but it smudged so badly on me I looked awful smack in the middle of the day. Even the waterproof version did it! I couldn’t continue using it.
So since it’s not that bad, I still wear this mascara, and just remember to check on the smudging. I don’t wear it when I know I have an important meeting or get together. But I will still wear it to work. For this reason, I will not likely repurchase it, but I will use it as part of my rotation because I spent money on it, and want to get use out of it.
I have also cried while wearing this mascara (toddlers gonna tod and wear a momma down!) and was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have streaks of black running down my face.
You can find Mehron Makeup Brazen Mascara here on the brand’s site for $12.95.
Have you heard or or even tried Brazen?