Mineral Fusion Mascara reviews

Milabu Rating

  • Overall
    (4.1)
  • Performance
    (3.5)

Price Category: Pro-Grade

  • $19.99 Retail

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Pros

  • Natural formula
  • Drier formula
  • No clumping

Cons

  • Smudges
  • Transfers
  • Flakes
  • Pricey for what it does
  • Doesn’t deposit a ton of product
  • Doesn’t layer much (not a ton of drama)
  • Not an intense black pigment

Mineral Fusion Mascara Review

While I appreciate the more natural formula of this Mineral Fusion mascara, it did not live up to its claims during review. It had minimal volume with flaking, smudging, and transferring.

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This is not my favorite natural mascara.

You can find natural brands such as Pacifica, Burt’s Bees, and Mineral Fusion on the shelves at your local Whole Foods. I did a complete, full face test of the brand Mineral Fusion to see how it performs. It’s one of the pricier clean drugstore brands, so therefore I expect it to perform. Truthfully, there’s better performing clean products at much lower price points. The same is true of their Volumizing Mascara, retailing for $19.99, but performing less than a much cheaper mascara would. Let’s get into Mineral Fusion Mascara review.

Promises vs. Performance: Will this Mineral Fusion mascara give me the voluminous lashes claimed?

Mineral Fusion says you can “kiss flaking, caking, and smudging, goodbye” with Volumizing Mascara. It is an all natural, hypoallergenic formula that promises to give you the fullest, lushest lashes. The formula is fragrance free, cruelty free, and features ingredients that nourish and condition lashes.

My Review Thoughts: Mineral Fusion Mascara

Volumizing Mascara is one of the top selling Mineral Fusion products according to their website. But, I’m going to say it in the review: I’m not impressed by Mineral Fusion Mascara, especially for the price. First, let’s talk about what I do like about this mascara. I enjoy that it is a naturally formulated product with cleaner ingredients with a drier formula that gave me no clumping when applying. Now, let’s get into what I don’t like. When applying, you don’t get a ton of pigment deposited onto your lashes. I applied a few layers and it really only looked like I had one layer on. It doesn’t layer for drama and is definitely not an intense black pigment mascara. As it wears, I got the dreaded raccoon eyes. This mascara flaked, smudged, and transferred throughout the day. Overall, this isn’t the volumizing formula promised. It gave me nothing more than natural, wispy lashes.

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Let’s Review How It Compares: Mineral Fusion Mascara vs Lash Idole

In terms of performance, this mascara fell short. Mineral Fusion promised voluminous, lush lashes that wore free of flaking and smudging. However, this mascara was pretty opposite. It gave me natural, wispy lashes, which, don’t get me wrong, I love at times! But, that’s not what I was expecting. I had to apply multiple coats for this mascara to have any bit of bolder pigment. This is also not a mascara that is good for those with watery eyes, oily skin, or those in humid climates. It had a good bit of flaking, smudging, and transfer throughout the day.

If you’re in search of a new holy grail mascara, Lancome Lash Idole is one I’d recommend checking out. It is definitely the standard in the prograde price category ($15-$30). Lash Idole provides volume, length, separation, and holds curl all day long with no flaking, smudging, or transfer.

Some of my favorite clean mascara formulas.
  • ILIA Limitless Lash, $28: The wand definitely has a bit of a learning curve, but the formula gives beautiful length with minimal flaking, smudging, and transfer.
  • Covergirl Lash Blast Clean Volume, $10.99: This one has less flaking, smudging, and transfer while still providing excellent volume, length, and separation.

Advertised Product Highlights

Mineral Fusion Volumizing Mascara

WAND TYPE: Dense, boar bristle wand

SHADE: Jet

COLOR: Black

LONGEVITY: No claims

BENEFITS: No flaking, caking, or smudging; Volumizing; Contains white tea and aloe to nourish and condition lashes

OTHER: Cruelty free; Vegetarian; Hypoallergenic

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: No harsh ingredients; Free of gluten, fragrance, parabens, and phthalates

Edited by Maddie

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