- No clumping, especially when working in thin layers
- Builds and layers well
- Intense black pigment
- NO flaking, smudging, or transfer
- Easy to remove – just warm water and a washcloth!
- Heavier formula
- Can weigh lashes down
Thrive Mascara Review
This Thrive mascara went viral for a reason. Liquid Lash Extensions gives volume, length, definition, and curl and more drama with each coat.
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Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions is a tubing mascara with mega benefits.
Liquid Lash Extensions has landed itself on many ‘best of‘ lists, as well as a spot on Allure‘s Best of Beauty 2020 list and Glamour’s Best Clean Beauty Products of 2020. Going viral for giving users lash extension like results, Liquid Lash Extensions is a tubing mascara. (A tubing mascara means the formula forms tubes around your lashes rather than painting pigment on.) And, it’s a healthy formula that promotes strong lashes and is easy to remove. There’s a reason this mascara went viral, and I can tell you it was for a good one. Let’s review this Thrive Lash Extensions Mascara.
Promises vs. Performance: This Thrive mascara has several technologies to make it a long wearing, healthy formula.
Liquid Lash Extensions promises to give you “the look of lash extensions without the glue.” Thrive Mascara is an award winning, best selling formula that gives lashes dramatic length, definition, and curl that holds all day long. Powered by two technologies (Flake-Free Tubing Technology and Orchid Stem Complex), you’ll get voluminious lashes free of clumping, flaking, and smudging while lashes stay nourished and healthy. The formula is easy to remove, only requiring warm water and a washcloth to rinse the tubes off your lashes. It’s dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
My Review Thoughts: Thrive Mascara
Let’s start this thrive mascara review with application, I find I do have to start out slowly and build it up. The formula is on the heavier side and can clump if you apply too much too fast. But, it builds and layers beautifully. I get long, wispy lashes thanks to the tubing formula and fibers adding length. The pigment is an intense black, but not too bold. And, because tubing mascaras coat each lash with tubes rather than just painting them, I get an all day wear with no flaking, smudging, or transfer. And, don’t forget, when you’re ready to take off your makeup, Liquid Lash Extensions removes easily with just warm water and gentle pressure – no tugging, no rubbing, and no residue left behind. Who doesn’t love that?!
Quick RATING Rundown
:Thrive Lash Extensions Mascara
Volume, Length, Curl, Define
Let’s Review How Thrive Mascara Compares: Different formulas, similar results.
Like many, I am not disappointed by the performance of Liquid Lash Extensions. It gives me volume, length, definition, and curl all while lasting all day long. My wear is free of smudging, transfer, and flaking thanks to the tubing formula that wraps around lashes rather than just paints pigment on them. I also love the easy removal that just requires gentle pressure and warm water. No tugging or rubbing, or eye makeup remover required!
Though, I want to compare it to my holy grail: Lancome Lash Idole (rated **** 4.4). Lash Idole volumizes, lengthens, defines, and separates my lashes beautifully. It helps hold my curl all day long and wears free of smudging, flaking, and transfer. When I need a mascara that won’t let me down, this is the one I reach for. A tubing formula (that’s also clean beauty), Milabu Editor, Maddie loves the new Caliray Come Hell or High Water (rated ****4.4). She finds it is more lightweight than Thrive’s mascara, with the perfect amount of length, volume, and lift.
If you’ve tried any these formulas, which is your favorite? Lancome is a more lightweight formula, Thrive wears a bit longer, and Caliray is the newcomer that does a bit of everything.
Performance Rating Chart
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Thrive Mascara Dupe
Not only is Milani Highly Rated Lash Extensions Mascara a great dupe for Thrive Lash Extension Mascara, the packaging and the name are very similar as well. Performance wise, both of these mascara are very similar (although, we have seen a few reports that Milani Mascara can flake). The big difference is how clean both mascara formulas are. Thrive Cosmetics as a whole is a clean brand, and so is their lash extension mascara. Hence, the price difference is due to cleaner ingredients.
It’s worth mentioning again that both of these mascaras will resist flaking, smudging, and transfer. This is one of the biggest selling point of tubular mascaras, they are water and sweat proof. Both, Thrive mascara and the dupe (Milani Lash Extension Mascara) do this very well, they are some of the most long lasting mascaras on the market.
The biggest complaint with tubing mascara formulas is the application. They are typically more wet than traditional mascaras, resulting with weighed down lashes. Our best advice when applying a tubing mascara, wipe off excess mascara from the wand before applying it onto the lashes. Secondly, apply in thin coats with minimal wait time in between applications.
Best Clean Mascara Option
Thrive Mascara Review would not be complete with out providing a clean option. And Yes, it could be cleaner. It’s made for sensitive eyes, but that is not the same as clean.
So, could caliray Come Hell or High Water Mascara be better than the cult favorite Thrive Causemetics tubing mascara? Dare I say it might, and it does in many categories. 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! Further, it delivers bigger volume over its tubing competitors. So, overall, I dare say caliray mascara might be the best tubing mascara on the market to date.
Milabu Beauty Method: For best results, build intensity slowly.
- For maximum curl, I always recommend curling your lashes. This is especially necessary if you have straight lashes or ones that tend to fall flat. If you’re in need of a good lash curler, I recommend Kevyn Aucoin’s ($21).
- The best way to apply a tubing mascara is to start at the base of your lashes and wiggle your brush upwards towards the tips. I find I have to build intensity slowly with the Thrive mascara to ensure there’s no clumps.
- Layer mascara to your desired intensity. I prefer 2-3 coats of Liquid Lash Extensions.
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Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara
Edited by Maddie