A while ago, while passing through Changi Airport, I picked up a twin pack of the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lash Lengthening Mascara for a mere S$39 (approx RM97 or RM48.50 each). That makes each mascara about the price of a drugstore or pharmacy brand! But does it work – that’s important.
I’d never used any cosmetics from Elizabeth Arden before. The reason I bought this was because I got it confused with Helena Rubenstein which is supposed to have very good mascara. Yes, I must have been blind not to notice the difference 😛
The mascara comes in a lux looking gold tube and the brush is the traditional brush bristles not the new fangled rubber bristles. The brush head is also rather large. Its all rather basic especially after trying out new fangled mascara like the Lancome Oscillation or Guerlain le 2 Mascara or the Diorshow Iconic.
I thought I’d hate it.
After going through my first tube, I must say that I don’t hate it. Its not exactly holy grail material, but its pretty good for the price I paid, if I’m looking for a basic mascara.
The Elizabeth Arden Ceramide mascara does add length as promised in the name. It also holds a curl and does not add much volume, but enough to make lashes stand out without looking spidery. The brush is large, but because it tapers nicely at the end, works for my short lashes without too much hassle or fuss and importantly there is no scent.
Personally, I’d say that if all you want in a mascara is something to lengthen your lashes, this is it. Its basic in that sense. However, the price will make anyone balk unless you get it at a steal like I did.
In Malaysia it retails for RM82 a tube or thereabouts which I think is too expensive for a basic mascara of this nature. However, if you see it going for S$39 or its equivalent for 2 tubes at duty free, pick it up. I doubt you’d be disappointed. 🙂
Pros: Lengthens lashes, No Scent, Washes off easily with regular eye makeup cleanser
Cons: Expensive if not on sale or at duty free
Don’t you love shopping at duty free? I love picking up steals like this one 🙂
How’s your first day back at work / at school? I’m actually quite happy to be back at work. The weekend somehow dragged a bit for me so by Sunday I was quite quite happy to be getting ready for Monday! You?