caliray Come Hell or High Water Mascara rating

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  • Overall
    (4.4)

Price Category: Pro-Grade

  • $24.00 Retail

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Pros

  • Water resistant
  • No smudging or transfer
  • Lengthening
  • Separates and defines lashes
  • Easy removal

Cons

  • Can flake
  • Wand can get clumpy
  • Not as volumizing as claimed

Overview

Meet the best tubing mascara in clean beauty: caliray Come Hell or High Water. The water resistant formula lengthens, defines, and gives lashes subtle volume.

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Our Rating Criteria

caliray Beauty Come Hell or High Water is simply stunning.

A mascara that delivers high impact results and long wear is an A+ in my book. In simplest terms, I want a mascara that lengthens and defines my lashes while staying put without giving me raccoon eyes (you know what I’m talking about, those dreaded black smudges under your eyes). If a mascara can do all of this and more? Even better!

caliray Come Hell or High Water is a clean tubing mascara. Don’t know what a tubing mascara is? Essentially, the formula creates little “tubes” around each and every lash. They are typically the most long wearing mascaras without being waterproof. Tubing mascaras also lend themselves to an easy, no tug removal. All you need is warm water and light pressure – no makeup remover required!

Promises vs. Performance: Say bye, bye to raccoon eyes and hello to long lasting mascara.

In the words of caliray Beauty, “k bye to ugly cries & grungy undereyes.” Come Hell or High Water is the first clean and super volumizing mascara with “longwear potency.” It has what caliray calls next-gen tubing technology for water resistance and easy removal. In addition, the formula has film forming agents which help to lengthen lashes while also eliminating smudges. Even better, the formula conditions lashes with the addition of argan oil and a triple wax mix. It has a teddy-bear brush with multi-dimensional fibers that allow for precise application. The creamy, flexible, and buildable formula promises no under eye shadows, smudges, or flakes.

Let’s start with the brush of this mascara. It is a fluffy, soft brush that is packed with tons of bristles which tapers at the tip to allow a precise application. I will warn you, the wand can get a bit clumpy, so I recommend wiping off the excess on the tube itself as needed. Next, application. caliray was right when saying this mascara is beautiful from the first stroke. Immediately, I get intense black pigment deposited on my lashes and can start to see the tubing fibers add length. I get subtle volume at the roots of my lashes, making them look fuller which I love. An added bonus with this mascara is that it really helps hold curl! I like to curl my lashes before and after my mascara application to really give my lashes that extra oomph.

Now, for the wear.

Could Come Hell or High Water be better than the cult favorite Thrive Causemetics tubing mascara (rated ****4.5)? Dare I say it might. This one feels much more lightweight on the lashes, which helps keep them curled all day long. As promised, there is no smudging or transfer with this mascara. However, the tubes can flake a little. Luckily, the flakes are easy to wipe away and don’t leave any smudges behind!

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How It Compares: Come Hell or High Water is the best tubing mascara of clean beauty.

Oh, how we love this mascara over here on the Milabu Team. Our editors agree that this is one of the best clean beauty mascara launches. caliray Come Hell or High Water has mega length and definition, keeps lashes curled, and delivers subtle volume. In addition, it has a beautiful long wear that is free of smudges and transfer. Yep, even if you shed a tear! This tubing formula ensures your mascara ensures your mascara stays in place no matter what. However, the wand can be a little clumpy at application (easily fixed by removing excess), and the formula can flake a bit. But, we’re willing to overlook both of these things for how stunning this mascara makes our lashes look.

Let’s also compare to one of my favorite mascaras of all time: Lancome Lash Idole (rated ****4.4). Idole gives my lashes a false lash look without the falsies and applies beautifully. I love this formula because it does a little bit of everything: volumizes, lengthens, curls, and defines. It does all of this while having a long wear with minimal smudging/transfer or flaking.

For a complete list of our top rated clean formula mascaras (rated ****4.0+), check out our MILABU PICKS article, ‘The 6 Best Clean Mascara Formulas That Deliver Big Results.’

Milabu Beauty Method: Psst, we have a secret.

  1. Start with curling your lashes. I love the eyelash curler from Shiseido ($23).
  2. Before applying, wipe off any excess mascara from the wand. I like to make sure there’s no clumps hanging around. The tubes can sometimes get stuck together on the wand.
  3. With this mascara, I find it works best to start at the roots of your lashes. Wiggle the brush at the roots in a zigzag motion.
  4. Comb through lashes from roots to tips, building as desired.
  5. I like to finish off my mascara application by focusing on the tips of my lashes. This really helps create even more length!
  6. This step is optional, but, trust me, you’re gonna want to do it! Once your mascara is fully dry, curl lashes again. This is my secret to getting ultimate curl.

Advertised Product Highlights

caliray Come Hell Or High Water Mascara

WAND TYPE: Teddy-bear brush with multi-dimensional fibers

SHADE/COLOR: Black

LONGEVITY: Long wear, water resistant

BENEFITS: Tubing formula that doesn’t leave under eye shadows, smudges, or flakes; Triple wax mix creates creamy, flexible, and buildable texture; Film forming agents elongate lashes; Easy removal with just warm water; Contains argan oil for lash conditioning

OTHER: Cruelty free; Safe for sensitive eyes; Ophthalmologist tested; 100% ocean plastic tube; 100% post-consumer recycled paper box packaging (FSC certified)

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, alcohols, nanomaterials, microplastics, formaldehyde, BPA, mineral oil, hydroquinone, and cyclic silicones

Edited by Maddie

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