As you all know, FS Cosmetics is owned by Fashion 21, so it’s no surprise that their packaging will be similar to each other. I was actually thinking, except maybe from the packaging, what else is different from this mascara to the latter? Let’s find out shall we?
As you can see, the mascara comes in a slim, shiny, ‘electrifying’, chrome blue bottle. Remember when I said that the F21DUM’s packaging is similar to my Tony Moly Prestige mascara? Well, this is a lot more similar to that one. I know that some people usually don’t like metallic/chrome finishes because they consider it cheap or tacky (or perhaps, both) but I actually like this. I like things that are shiny, lol. Anyway, enough about the packaging. On to the basics first:
|Product Name -||Fanny Serrano Lash Extravagance Extreme Length
And Volume Mascara
|Price -||PhP 350.00|
|Net Wt -||10 g|
|Availability -||Fanny Serrano Counters at any Watsons and leading Drug
/Department Stores nationwide.
This mascara, I believe was launched early last year, and I’m surprised that I haven’t heard much about this product. I googled about this mascara and I got nada (or maybe I’m just a lame ‘googler’). Anyway, this product promises to provide maximum volume and length upon application. It also promises to provide soft-textured and clump free eyelashes. We’ll see about that later on. Here’s what the back tells us. (I’m sorry I wasn’t able to take a photo of the ingredients, I didn’t notice that it was located at the side of the box, ggrr..)
Now as for the wand, before I bought this, I asked the SA what’s the main difference between this one and the F21DUM aside from the packaging. She said, and I quote: “Mas maganda to, kasi Fanny Serrano to eh.”, I was like, “Ohh, okaaayyy…”, pretending that I get the difference and what she said made a whole lot of sense to me. Then I grabbed the tester, opened it then I saw the huge difference. I thought to myself, this mascara must be big on lengthening.
As you can see, compared to the wand of the Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara, this wand only has two sides with a lot of thin bristles. It doesn’t have a lot of spaces in between the bristles but the two sided wand reminded me of the Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour On Mascara. The wand is also long and a bit curved, which I believe makes it easier to coat your lashes evenly.
Also, unlike the F21DUM, this mascara has a really thick formula, I find myself wiping the tip of the wand via the rim of the mascara because there’s often a lot of excess. However, despite it’s thicker formula, I find that it dries a lot faster than F21DUM.
I’ve been using this product for three straight days now and I’ve been getting the same results over and over again. What I love about this product is that this mascara is really great in lengthening, separating and defining your lashes. It can also provide a bit of volume in your lashes, but this is really BIG on lengthening. I also noticed that this never weighed down my lashes, and it held up my curls really well. This mascara held my curls for approximately 8 hours, and during that time, I didn’t notice any smudging, flaking or whatever.
Now what I don’t like about this mascara is that it clumps like CRAZY! One layer of this mascara will define your lashes, two will lengthen them and three will, OHMYGOD! I’m in hell. (well that’s an exaggeration). But seriously, if not for this review, I would never apply a third coat/layer in my eyelashes. And if you’re like me, who loves to apply loads of mascara in your eyelashes, trust me, when you use this mascara, you will be satisfied with just two coats/layers.
As you can see, it’s really great in lengthening my lashes, but upon application of the third layer, it went from really separated to really messed up. I really like the feel of it though, personally, I’m not into spidery long lashes, but this kinda gave me that. Therefore, if you really would like to use this mascara, I suggest that you don’t apply more than two layers. Otherwise, you’re gonna have a huge mess up in your lashes.
As for the removal, I just used my Pond’s cold cream and facial cleansing wipes. However, I had to use a generous amount of cold cream and a couple of wipes in order to fully remove it. It’s not that stubborn to remove, but it did take an effort in removing it.
Now to summarize, here are my pros & cons about the said product…
| slim, shiny, ‘electrifying’, chrome blue, sturdy packaging
Affordable at only PhP 350
Available where there’s Watsons/Dept.Store
Doesn’t weigh down my eyelashes
Lasted for approximately 8 hours with my curls still intact
Big on separating & lengthening
| The wand takes a little bit of getting used to
Clumps like crazy!
Overall, I think I still like this mascara despite it giving me huge clumpy lashes. I just wont apply more than two coats of the said product and that’s it. It’s really great in lengthening and it held my curls for approximately eight hours, so I think I can live without applying the third layer.
Despite what I previously mentioned, I still wont repurchase this.
So those are my thoughts about the Fanny Serrano Lash Extravagance Extreme Length And Volume Mascara. I hope you find this review helpful if in case you’re thinking of buying a new affordable mascara. It’s not that bad, like I said. i like it, and I don’t hate it. Maybe you might like it. Remember, it doesn’t mean that just because it didn’t work for me, it might not work for you. We have or own preferences, so why not take a risk and try it?
How about you guys? Do you like this mascara? Do you like lengthening mascaras? What mascaras from the local makeup brand do you own? Do you like them? How do you find this mascara so far? Let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts!