First up is color pigmentation. I like my mascara black, like black hole no light can escape it black. I ignore the "no black mascara during the summer" rule, the blacker the better. This mascara is black, but I had to put waaaay to many coats on before I could see that it had darkened my lashes. Normally I do about 3 coats of mascara, maybe less if it is a really good formula, so anything that takes over three to even start to look good is a huge bust for me. I feel like I had to use so much mascara that my tube will be empty within a week.
|Top swatch is two rubs across my hand, bottom is like 10|
Lasting power is one of those things that can make up for a not awesome formula, but again it failed by a mile. I've never EVER reapplied mascara halfway through the day, it makes my lashes to spider leggy. But this mascara I always had to reapply no matter what. If I was just home doing work it'd still be gone after about 4 hours. I'd get little flakes on my cheeks or right under my eyes. I'd look like Bucky from Captain America 2 by the end of my classes. At least it was easy to remove at the end of the day, plain water would wash it away.
People wear mascara for two reasons; one is to darken their lashes and the other is to make them look longer and fuller. The Be a Bombshell Lash Out mascara didn't add anything to my lashes at all. Maybe after 8 coats I'd start to see a difference but if I need 8 coats of a mascara there's a problem. You couldn't even really tell I was wearing mascara until it flaked all over my face.
The other category is there for things that certain mascaras have, like lash boosting vitamins, a unique brush, or whatever. In this case I'm going to address the scent. This was the main reason I did not want to use this mascara. It smells like burning rubber and just smelling it made my eyes water. Putting it on and wearing it all day made my eyes feel, dry, itchy, and would sometimes turn them pink by the end of the day. We had a pinkeye scare this week as well so this was not a fun experience. I've read so many reviews of people who had such a bad reaction they had to take it off within a few minutes of putting it on. My eyes would sting for a minute or two right after putting them on and then just feel dry and itchy the rest of the day.
|Here's the brush in case you were wondering, nothing special here at all|
Color Pigmentation: 1
Lasting Power: 1
Other: 1, though I'd give it a -100 if that was part of my rules.