alverde Extreme Black Mascara & First Class Volume Mascara


Why do we instantly have lower expectations of natural makeup? Is it the habit of using regular makeup, is it the marketing (or lack thereof?), the unattractive packaging, not following trends or maybe a prior bad experience with natural makeup? It could be a number of things but I've personally noticed makeup artists being weary around the stuff.

I do remember natural makeup being almost nonexistent on the market. I also do remember being unimpressed by the color payoff, things going off very soon and unavailability of natural makeup in drugstores. It wasn't hard to be thrown off it, I will admit. Luckily, green beauty has evolved since then now sporting modern packaging, following trends, delivering awesome payoff and increasing availability. Not meaning that there isn't room for improvement (there always is) – and that is exactly what this post is about.

alverde Extreme Black Mascara (7ml |3,75 €, drogerie markt) has an eye-catching packaging so my hand instinctively grabbed it from the shelf. It has a standard and a bit narrower, simple and classic mascara wand. It is easy to use and it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. But the combination of the classic wand (which doesn't have tightly packed bristles) and its wet texture doesn't do much for my lashes. It doesn't give much separation and it's not good for catching lower lashes (especially if sparse naturally). I didn't like how much time it took to completely dry and it smudges on the brow bone and sometimes under the lash line. The only impressive thing about it would be its jet black pigment. It really is very black. 

alverde First Class Volume Mascara (15ml | 3,75 €, drogerie markt) is a much, much better match for me. I guess it reminds me a bit of the Maybelline Colossal mascara (which I love!). The shape of the bottle is similar and I like the tapered wand with relatively short and tightly packed bristles. The wand isn't massive but definitely coats almost every lash. It doesn't clump, separates decently while giving my thin lashes some much needed volume. I get that lovely feminine fluttery lash and it holds a curl. I find that the opening is wide so you have to take off some product before applying it in order to avoid getting too much of it on your lashes. It doesn't irritate my eyes and wears well but – it has one flaw. It can flake towards the end of the day. I find random black dots under my eyes after approx 5h of wear which is not terrible but needs to be mentioned.

I would love to find a mascara with natural ingredients which will be as hardy and tough as some of my fave drugstore mascaras which aren't green. Have you found something along those lines?

  • Zašto konstantno imamo slabija očekivanja od prirodne kozmetike? Da li je u pitanju navika da kupujemo regularnu kozmetiku, da li je do marketinga, neatraktivnog pakovanja, neuključenosti u aktuelne trendove ili prethodnog lošeg iskustva sa prirodnom kozmetikom? Moguće da je do kombinacije nekih od navedenih razloga a lično sam primjetila da i profesionalni šminkeri prilaze prirodnoj kozmetici sa dozom opreza. 
  • Sjećam se kada je prirodnu kozmetiku uopšteno bilo teško pronaći na policama. Također se sjećam da ono što bih isprobala bi me često ostavilo ravnodušnom – nekada je intenzitet boje bio slab, nekada bi se proizvod brzo pokvario a nekada bih se namjerila na određeni proizvod koji je nemoguće bilo kupiti u BiH (što bi me obeshrabrilo). Iskreno govoreći, ne čudi me što mnogi nisu informisani o prirodnoj kozmetici ili što su pojedini skeptični spram nje. Srećom, prirodna kozmetika je uznapredovala, osjetan je trud oko ambalaže, praćenja trendova, poboljšanja tekstura i pigmenta kao i da je (malo po malo) lakše doći do ove vrste kozmetike. Naravno, to ne znači da se nema na još čemu poraditi (mnogo toga treba popravku) – a o tome je i ovaj post.
  • alverde Extreme Black maskara (7ml | 3.55KM, drogerie markt) ima atraktivno pakovanje tako da mi je ruka instinktivno posegnula ka njoj sa alverde police. Njena četkica je prilično standardna, klasična i malo uža. Jednostavno je koristiti i nije mi iritirala oči koje su inače osjetljive. Ali kombinacija četkice (koja ipak nema gusto raspoređene dlačice) i mokre formulacije mi ne daje najbolje rezultate. Jednostavno mi ne razdvaja trepavice koliko bih željela a nije dobra za korištenje na donjim trepavicama (teško mi je istaći ih inače jer su rijetke). Nije me dojmilo što ovoj maskari treba duže vrijeme da se osuši a sklona je i razmazivanju. Ono što jeste impresivno u vezi nje je veoma intenzivan crni pigment. Upravo sam dobila informaciju da ova maskara izlazi iz asortimana. Ako vam djeluje kao nešto što bi moglo odgovarati vašim trepavicama, možete je pronaći po sniženoj cijeni od 3,55 KM.
  • alverde First Class Volume maskara (15ml | 7.95 KM, drogerie markt) mi je mnogo, mnogo više odgovarala i nastavljam sa njenim korištenjem. Po efektu na trepavicama, dosta me podsjeća na Maybelline Colossal maskaru (koja mi je odlična). Sličan im je i oblik pakovanja a svidjela mi se i četkica, koja se blago sužava ka vrhu. Četkica nije preglomazna i sa njom mogu dohvatiti gotovo svaku, pa i najmanju trepavicu. Ova maskara mi nije slijepila trepavice (koje su svakako tanke), nije se zgrudvala, lijepo ih razdvaja a opet im pruža solidan volumen te ih drži uvijenim. Imam dvije opaske – otvor “grla” je širok pa preporučujem da prije korištenja obrišete višak proizvoda. I nakon cca 5h nošenja sam primjetila par crnih tačkica ispod očiju. Ništa strašno niti posebno primjetno ali vrijedi spomenuti.
  • Voljela bih kada ni tih par tačkica ne bih pronašla i da su prirodne maskare poput First Class Volume kvalitetne, ali i kompletne. Da li ste možda pronašle nešto slično u sklopu prirodne kozmetike?

alverde First Class Volume Mascara

alverde Extreme Black Mascara: Aqua , CI 77499 , Alcohol *, Stearic Acid , Cera Alba *, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters , Algin , Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil *, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract *, Glycine Soja Oil *, Shellac , Glyceryl Stearate SE , Jojoba Esters , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , silica , Parfum **, Limonene **, Linalool **, Citral **, Citronellol **, Geraniol **, benzyl Benzoate ** * ingredients from certified organic agriculture ** from natural essential Oils ingredients: Water -alkoholischer almond extract (organic alcohol) *, iron oxide, stearic acid , beeswax *, jojoba, Algin controlled, jojoba oil *, soybean oil *, shellac, glyceryl stearate, aloe vera extract (oily), silicon minerals, mix of essential oils ** * ingredients from organic Cultivation ** from natural essential oils

alverde First Class Volume Mascara: Aqua, Oryza Sativa Cera, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Isoamyl Cocoate, Glycine Soja Oil, Hectorite, Pullulan, Pyrus Malus Fruit Water, Acacia Senegal Gum, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Phenethyl Alcohol, Shorea Robusta Resin, Sorbitol, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera, Coco-Glucoside, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Trehalose, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Parfum**, Limonene**, Benzyl Salicylate**, Linalool**, Geraniol**, CI 77499 * ingredients from organic Cultivation ** from natural essential oils

*Post includes products sent for me to review. For more information read the disclaimer.

2 Comments

  1. Novembar 18, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Nisam probala maskare, ali zbog tebe sve više obraćam pozornost na Alverde dekorativu i kupila sam Pretty Terra rumenilo jer si ga hvalila i wow, odlično je. <3

    • Novembar 19, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Divno! Pretty Terra je stvarno super nijansa, tekstura mekana, blenda se savršeno, lijepi sastojci a cijena sitnica. Tako mi je drago što si mi ostavila pozitivan feedback 🙂 ❤

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