I’ll be honest about this one. Of course I bought this mascara because it has a twisty tail! Even if I had hated the other TCFS products I’ve tried (which I don’t, I really like the La Ola Multibox), I would probably still try this just for the twisty tail :) So is this mascara all gimmick?? Let’s find out :)
This mascara has a drier formula. It’s not very wet and thick like some other mascaras. It’s one of those formulas, where when you pull the wand out, it doesn’t look like there is much product on the wand. When newly opened it reminds me of the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara. There are no clumps when you apply it and lashes are defined. Though after a few uses it’s not as clump free. The formula does begin to dry a little, and little clumps do start to appear.
I found it difficult to apply to the lashes, not because of the brush, but because of the formula. Many many brushes of the wand is needed to coat the lashes to get any form of volume and length. But even after many coats, lashes only gain minimal length and volume. I was particularly disappointed with the lack of length considering the description says the mascara has extreme fibres that will provide 5mm long lash effect. This didn’t happen. Though the mascara does hold a curl well.
For oily eyelids, it held up quite well. Usually lasts throughout the whole day with only some small smudging around the outer corners of my eyes. Though I wouldn’t say it’s the best oily skin mascara. I’ve tried other oily eyelids mascaras that are better.
TCFS definitely gets points for always having the most interesting and often over the top packaging. This mascara comes in cardboard packaging that folds out like a pop up card. I have no idea what the link or relevance is between the pop up city and the mascara… But it’s cute :)
The mascara itself comes in a white tube. The wand is quite large and round, with medium bristles. But of course the main point of interest here is the twisty tail. When you twist the bottom of the handle of the wand, the brush head bends up to 90 degrees. The description describes the twisting as allowing three settings. Straight, to allow reaching and coating every lash. Slightly bent, to help set your lashes (??). And completely bent, to allow grabbing the lashes you’ve missed. Now does the wand actually help mascara application in anyway like it says??? Well, I’m not sure about the setting, but I think it does. When it’s bent slightly I find it helps curve to the arc of my eyes and lashes. And when it’s twisted even further to around 90 degrees, it does help get to the lashes in the corners of my eyes. So in short, the twisty tail does help and work.
What I Think
Yes, the twisty tail does work. But is this mascara worth purchasing? I would say no. For me the formula is a real deal breaker. I don’t like needing to brush my lashes many many times before any kind of volume or length improvement can be seen, and even then it does minimal for my lashes in length and volume. So I kind of regret this purchase. I think I would regret it less if it wasn’t so expensive, because the formula is not so devastatingly bad to render this mascara unusable for me. But the disappointing formula makes the KRW 23,000 (around AUD 27) hurt a little…
Happy Shopping Everyone! :)