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Would I Repurchase? Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara packaging www.modenmakeup.com

Smashbox says: '"I love the volume and lift this mascara gives lashes—but the most unique part is the patent-leather, glossy finish which photographs amazingly." - Lori Taylor Davis, Global Pro Lead Artist

WHAT IS IT?
Created on set in our L.A. photo studio to be our most versatile mascara! The oversized tapered brush and fiber formula work overtime to create outrageous volume, serious lift and a high-shine, glossy finish.

Why IT'S UNIQUE:
• Full, glossy, lifted lashes
• Interlocking, glossy fibers sculpt lashes up and out
• Olive oil complex for silky-soft lashes
• Clump, flake & smudge-free

Tips
Get it on:
• Starting at the base of lashes, sweep mascara up and out. Apply a second coat for added fullness and length.
• Don’t forget to prep! Always start with Photo Finish Lash Primer.

INGREDIENTS: WATER\AQUA\EAU , STEARIC ACID , COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX\CERA CARNAUBA\CIRE DE CARNAUBA , POLYISOBUTENE , POLYVINYL ACETATE , GLYCERYL STEARATE , PARAFFIN , SILICA , AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL , POLYESTER-5 , ISOSTEARIC ACID , PVP , HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL , OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL , OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES , CHOLESTEROL , PANTHENOL , PANTETHINE , KAOLIN , NYLON-6 , LAURETH-4 , HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE , VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER , SIMETHICONE , SODIUM POLYACRYLATE , PTFE , CAPRYLYL GLYCOL , HEXYLENE GLYCOL , PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE , POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE , CHLORPHENESIN , PHENOXYETHANOL , [+/- MICA , TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) , BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) , BLACK 2 (CI 77266) , BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) , CARMINE (CI 75470) , CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289) , CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288) , FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) , FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) , MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) , ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007) , YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)]

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients
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One tube currently retails for $22USD and contains 0.32 fl. oz. The only colour available is 'Jet Black'.

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara wand www.modenmakeup.com
Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara wand www.modenmakeup.com

They weren't joking when they said the wand was oversized! If you have small eye like myself this will prove difficult to maneuver without getting product on your eyelid. You definitely have to use the 'tilt your head back' method with this one. 

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara applied www.modenmakeup.com
Two coats

I found the formula to be a medium one - neither overly wet nor dry - and when I look at the wand closely I do see tiny fibres. I don't think they do anything much though. So much so that it takes about three coats of this to see any improvement on length or definition; with barely any volume. Certainly not the drama that I like from a mascara

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara applied www.modenmakeup.com
Two coats

I just feel like if I gotta work so hard I should have banging results. Heidi, has mentioned before that this is one of her favourites so take my account with a grain of salt. I do agree with the marketing blurb that it doesn't smudge or flake but I think clumping is possible if you really go at it. That said, that would take a lot of work since it doesn't seem like a lot of product is left on the natural bristle wand after it passes through the stopper of the tube's opening. 

I got this mascara in a kit a while ago. I wouldn't purchase it on its own but if Smashbox put out a good value set and this was a part of it I wouldn't be turned off.

Let me know your experience with this mascara, if you've used it, in the comments.

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