Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat by Anastasia Beverly Hills - $21
A colorless topcoat with a silky light weight texture, it instantly waterproofs, refreshes, and protects any mascara all day with a long-lasting hold and a waterproof film without the typical drying or clumping. Hypoallergenic and formulated with jellified triglycerides, silicone resin, and high-melting point wax for high-definition, longlasting effects.
The Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat will be available in Sephora starting May 2012, and yes, yes, yes, I got a sneak peek and a nearly month-long trial run with :D A pretty simple idea but not something I have seen before, it's a topcoat for regular mascara - use over your regular/favorite mascara to make it instantly waterproof.
This looks and works just like regular mascara - except that the product is a clear jelly-like substance instead of the black goopy product that I usually have on my mascara wand. If you have ever used clear mascara, this would be quite similar. I like the wand - shorty bristles = easier, nonsmudgy application, imo, and even though this goes on clear, I really wouldn't want my lashes all clumped.
My Experience With the Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat
I am a firm believer in the virtues of water-removable mascaras. They are easier to remove, go on much less clumpy (okay, I agree that might just be my biased opinion), and generally are all I need in a mascara. I don't go swimming, and I rarely if ever watch crying-buckets kind of movies. Every once in a while, though, I do wish my mascara was a little bit water-resistant, like when I get caught in the unexpected light drizzle, and that's when a product like the Lash Genius fits in. I don't have to be stuck with a waterproof mascara that I would hardly ever use, and I don't have to worry about different formulations. All I need to do is sweep this on over my regular mascara, and I am ready to face the water! And, oh my, this is WATERPROOF....and budgeproof..and smudgeproof, and here's the proof: (I saw this on THIS blog and had to try it out for myself to believe it!)
- Use it to waterproof your regular mascara. Goes on clear and clump-free and dries clear and invisible in no time. I prefer using it before my mascara dries completely, but it works just fine even if you decide to use it after a while.
- The Lash Genius Top Coat also does a fabulous job of keeping mascara from flaking and leaving pesky flakes on the cheeks (not naming names here, but certain people..ahemm..me..tend to hang on to mascaras long beyond the toss-out times and occasionally get the pesky flakes :P :P)
- You absolutely need to have a waterproof makeup remover to remove this. If you don't have any other proper makeup remover, coconut or olive oil would work just fine.
Anastasia Lash Genius Waterproof Top Coat - Ingredients
Overall, it's a useful product to have in the bag, especially if you are someone like me who is obsessed with the nonwaterproof versions of mascara. I love that it gives me the freedom to get waterproof only when I want to! Since I didn't really put up any photos of myself, I am adding in this video I found about the product - for all you people who find a talking human much more understandable :D
Product featured in this review was provided to me at no charge.