Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review: Physicians Formula 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara



I'm sure by now you have seen the new Physician's Formula 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara during your hunt for those adorable Mood Booster blushes.  Well, for one, the packaging definitely stands out, so it's hard to miss!

Obviously, being from Phsyician's Formula, this is going to be as natural as it gets.  From the website, the product is the following:

Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara



Description

100% of the Total Ingredients are from Natural Origin.

47% of the Total Ingredients are from Organic Farming.

100% Dramatic Volume & Glamour.

OrganiSoy® Moisturizes and helps nourish lashes.

Eco-Olive(r) a natural antioxidant, shields lashes from harsh environmental aggressors.

I thought I'd take a picture of the back label because it gives tons of good information about what this mascara is about, and what's in it.  You can click the image below for a larger view if it's too hard to read on your computer.



The packaging on this guys is very large.  At first, I thought it might be cumbersome, but it's actually quite well thought out.  The outside is a gorgeous green "metal" with a leaf handle.  The actual brush handle sits quite comfortably in your hand, and is what I would consider ergonomic as far as mascaras go. 


The brush is a very large, rubber bristled brush, similar to Lash Blast, but I would say it is even larger/fatter than that.   The tip tapers in a little bit, but doesn't come to a point.  Overall, the shape stays pretty uniform throughout. 




The consistency of the mascara is what I would expect from a volumizing mascara, although to me it was a bit on the dry side.  This wasn't clumpy at all, and the thickness and complexity of the brush allowed the product to pull through on the lashes, leaving even application across the board.  The color is nice - it's an intense deep black (I got "Ultra Black", although there is just a basic "Black" as well).  I did not experience any flaking, smudging or smearing.  There was absolutely no irritation for me.  Removal was quite easy as well - I didn't need any makeup remover, instead I used my Philosophy Purity and the Clarisonic.  Nothing was left behind upon removal.

Below is a snapshot of my lashes with two coats.  I will say, this does what it says: volume.  There was little to no lengthening of my lashes, and I couldn't get any curl out of it.  With that said, if you have naturally long lashes, and are just looking for some volume, this would be a great natural alternative to some of the synthetic or high-priced mascaras around.  For me, I need the best of both worlds, so I require some lengthening in my mascara as well.  If I could just get these puny little lashes to grow out a little bit longer, this might just be a great mascara for me!  But, alas, I will probably only use this on days when I'm wearing little makeup and just want some mascara on. 


So, final thoughts?  I'd give this mascara a B to B+.
Retail Price: Approximately $9.99-10.99
Where to purchase: CVS, Walgreens, Meijer, Walmart...anywhere that carries Physician's Formula
Product: 3.5 out of 5
Price: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Would I purchase again?  Right now, probably not.  Not because this is a bad product by any means, but because I am not getting the length out of the mascara that I like to see on my lashes.  Like I said, this is a self proclaimed Volumizing mascara, and it does just that!

Have you tried this mascara?  What about their regular line: either the Organic Wear Natural mascara or any of the other types?  What do you think?

9 comments:

  1. I actually was lucky enough to get this from Physician's Formula to review & I liked it, but that huge brush was just a little too big for me. Mine didn't seem dry & the formula, best of all, didn't irritate my eyes. I have very sensitive eyes & we are in the middle of 3000 and over pollen counts here in the south, but this didn't give me any problems! Its always so interesting to me how the same product can work perfectly for one person and not at all for another! lol

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  2. I agree - it is amazing that one thing, as simple as mascara, can work wonders for one and be *eh* for another. Oh well, I guess that's why there are hundreds to choose from!

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  3. Wow, the packaging sure looks unique, but the brush looks so strange. Thanks for this great review x

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  4. I've heard good things about this product in InStyle. Perhaps you could do a lengthening mascara first?

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  5. I thought about that - I thik I might try my Hard Candy primer with the fibers in it to get the length, and then get the volume with this. I really did like the formula and the fact that it's *natural*.

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  6. I'm thinking the same as Kimberlee, if you've got a mascara that's great for lengthening but doesn't give much volume, the two together would be fantastic. The same goes for your suggestion of using a lengthening primer too. I think I'll wait for a sale and get this one since it sounds like it's great for sensitive eyes and easy to remove without smudging and flaking. I'm not especially particular about mascara whether it's volumizing or lengthening since I'm okay with my lashes as they are. To be honest I mostly use mascara to cover up the "dusting" that putting on eyeshadow leaves on them. lol

    By the way, I always wondered why some blogs use both comment moderation and word verification, is there a reason that you need to protect your blog to this extent? Do you get a ton of spam comments or something? Now that I think of it, my neglected blog may have both just because I haven't messed with the settings and it might have been set up originally like that.

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  7. What purple liner are you wearing? It looks gorgeous

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  8. Donna, you're probably right, so I will be trying this out with a lengthening mascara or primer next time. As for the comments, yes, spam is a problem, and as a resultvivhave the comments section set up as you see it.

    Kristen, I am wearing Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner in Endless. It is gorgeous and lasts all day. If you search under Milani, I think I have swatches from a while back on them.

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  9. Thanks the reply, i will check it out. I have heard very good things about milani's liquid eyeliner!

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