- Intense black pigment
- Wetter formula
- Smudges and transfers
- Does not add length or volume
- Can weigh down lashes
This particular Winky Lux mascara only has one good thing: bold color payoff. Other than that, there is no claims met and no extra benefits.
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So Extra Winky Lux Mascara is opposite of everything it claimed.
If a mascara makes claims, I expect it to meet those claims. Or, at least most of them. That was not the case with this Winky Lux mascara. Honestly, I’ve found Winky Lux products to be pretty hit or miss in terms of performance. I haven’t tried their other formulas, but So Extra is not so extra. Let me explain.
Quick Rating Rundown
:Winky Lux So Extra Mascara
Volume, Length, Define
Promises vs. Performance: The promise of this Winky Lux mascara does not equal the performance.
Winky Lux So Extra Mascara promises an “elegant effect and luscious payoff.” The matte black mascara coats lashes to separate, lengthen, and volumize without clumping. The brush is a butterfly bristle brush designed to help coat each individual lash from root to tip. Winky Lux claims an all day wear free of flaking.
Immediately, this mascara is a no for me. It has a wetter formula, which is not my favorite, and I had to work in thin layers to make sure I got the least bit of clumping possible. My lashes did not look lengthened, separated, or volumized as promised. Instead, they looked short, straight, and clumped together. It doesn’t have the all day and night wear Winky Lux promised. It smudges and transfers a good bit and I have to be diligent about patting the smudging away during the day to avoid having raccoon eyes. What I will give this mascara is that it has an intense black pigment right off the bat. Other than that, I can’t say much of anything good.
How Winky Lux Mascara Compares: There are better mascaras out there.
Well, I guess not all mascaras can be winners. I do not get volumized, lengthened, separated lashes. Instead, I get short, clumpy lashes. The formula, while intense in pigment, does not last all day. I get a decent bit of smudging and transfer, as well as flaking. To keep me from having raccoon eyes when wearing this mascara, I have to be diligent about checking for and rubbing away any smudges.
But, here’s a winning mascara: Lancome Lash Idole, AKA my holy grail, gives me false looking lashes mascara. Lash Idole gives me volume, length, separation and definition, holds my curl, and more. And, it does all this while not clumping. The wear is actually an all day wear that is free of smudging, transfer, and flaking. Yes, it’s a bit more pricey ($30) than Winky Lux ($18), but it’s performance makes it worth every penny. In fact, I always have a backup ready to go.
If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper…
Winky Lux is one of those brands in between drugstore and prograde makeup. So, if Lash Idole doesn’t fit in your budget, I’d check out one of Maybelline’s many mascaras. My personal favorite is Lash Sensational ($11.99), which I think is actually a pretty solid dupe for Lancome Lash Idole.
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Edited by Maddie