Bun Bun Makeup Tips and Beauty Product Reviews

The BEST Smudgeproof And Waterproof Mascara – Anna Sui Super Black Volume Up Mascara

Beauty, Makeup, Product Reviews
March 22, 2011
Composed by : Bun Bun

Anna Sui’s motto has always been to ‘Live Your Dream’, and this wonderful Anna Sui Super Black Volume Up Mascara has indeed fulfilled my dream of having lustrous and thick eyelashes. When I realized my first tube of this amazing mascara was almost drying up, I had a tiny panic attack! The very next day I went shopping with my girlfriends and promptly bought another tube. Find out why this is a can’t-live-without mascara!

Full and Thick Eyelashes

Who doesn’t? This mascara gives my eyelashes the volume and oomph I’ve been looking for for a long time. My eyelashes are of acceptable length but I wish they could be thicker. With the Anna Sui Super Black Volume Up Mascara, ONE coat is all I need to thicken them. I also use #001, which is a SUPER BLACK black color to give the illusion of even thicker lashes.

My eyelashes tend to look a little spidery right after application (as with most mascaras), but once they settle, they look naturally thick and full. When I wear this, I often have friends asking me if I were wearing false eyelashes. ^_^*

Waterproof and Smudge-resistant

Being smudgeproof is another reason why I’m in love with this mascara. Many other brands of mascara claim to be waterproof and smudgeproof but none have lived up to my expectations. I either end up with racoon eyes or tiny flakes of fibre on the waterline. Mind you, these happen even with a respectable eyelash primer like the Smashbox Lash Primer underneath.

There were times when I cried or was caught in the rain, but this mascara didn’t budge. It just sat there happily on my eyelashes, all curled and volumized.  You know how some actresses cry and their pretty faces are all smeared with copious streams of black liquid? That will NOT have happened had they used the Anna Sui Super Black Volume Up Mascara.

Easy and fast mascara application

Volumizing mascaras usually come with big, fat bristles, like Benefit Bad Girl and Maybelline The Falsies (Read the review), which to me are a hassle and mess to handle. Thick bristles make it harder to reach those lashes at the corner of the eyes and just make the whole mascara application process so cumbersome. Being overly careful takes up too much of my makeup time!

Anna Sui Super Black Volume Up Mascara has smaller and more closely positioned bristles. I feel like the bristles give my eyelashes a good ‘hug’ every time to ensure they’re all well covered with black mascara magic. Naturally, the smaller bristles make getting to hard-to-each corner eyelashes a breeze too. More importantly, there is no need to reach for a mascara with smaller bristles for the lower lashes because this brush is small and great for precise application. Wheee!!

The slightly curved mascara handle (which is the rose petal) makes a good grip and makes twirling the wand highly manageable.

Pretty and Feminine Packaging

Oh how I adore Anna Sui’s symbolic motifs! Black, butterflies, roses, ribbons, heart shapes… They make everything prettier just with these little embellishments. That’s why Anna Sui paraphernalia replicas are everywhere! They are sold for cheap prices and are in so many forms – combs, mirrors, earrings, necklaces, wallets, clothes… It just needs to be black, plastic, glossy, with some intricate details.

Makes you feel like a princess, doesn’t it? =)

The first few times I opened the mascara tube, there was a cute ‘pop’ sound, suggesting that air and bacteria are blocked out and at their minimum. That cute ‘pop’ sound slowly got softer over a few months and before I knew it, it had completely disappeared.

Signature Anna Sui Rose Scent

Unmistakably Anna Sui is its signature rose scent that is feminine, sweet, and girly. It’s an experience every time I open to use this mascara. Really makes for a great start of the day!

Despite its ability to stay smudge-resistant the whole day, 5 months is about as long as it lasts before it starts to run dry. I continue using it even long after because I’m so in love with the darkness, volume, fragrance that I can deal with a little dryness and clumping. I should throw it out once it hits 6 months though.

Click on the link to buy:

Anna Sui Super Black Volume Up Mascara (this has been been discontinued)

It has been replaced by Anna Sui Curl & Volume Mascara


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