Last month, we started a brand new series on STYLE Canada: #BeautyFind Friday, otherwise known as your new #BFF. Every Friday, STYLE editor Anastasia Barbuzzi will present you with a #BeautyFind to help you enjoy a weekend of self-love and care like no other. She’s all over the green beauty scene and on #BeautyFind Fridays, she’ll be giving you the inside scoop on products and brands that are changing the space, and one’s you’ve just gotta try. Full permission to begin daydreaming about your next *add to cart* item.
OK, beauty lovers – time for another #BeautyFind here on STYLE Canada. Can you think of a lovelier weekly occurrence? Personally, I cannot. Especially when it involves Fitglow Beauty‘s Good Lash+ Mascara – a life-giving and multi-tasking elixir that enhances the look of natural lashes to their best form. And if you’re a barefaced lovin’ gal like myself, then you probably rely on a damn good mascara to open up your eyes when you do put on some makeup. This three-in-one product will do just that in three, two, one. Yes – it’s that good, and if you scroll, I’ll tell you more about why you need it in your cosmetics bag.
First impressions: There’s no denying that all of Fitglow‘s packaging is pretty, though a label can often be a distraction from the quality or performance of a product. In this case, the design of the brand’s boxes and bottles are a true testament to the product inside; except what’s inside is even better. This especially goes for the Good Lash+ Mascara – a twist of the wand out of the bright fuchsia tube reveals an unconventional and inventive brush that’s instantly intriguing. You’ll ask yourself: how is this going to work for my lashes?
Talkin’ specifics: The other two components of this ‘three-in-one’ mascara are the serum it contains and its conditioning properties. At the same time it amplifies volume and length, the Good Lash+ Mascara nourishes with powerful botanical extracts and organic, plant-based lupine protein to promote lash health and growth. Thanks to ingredients like vegetable collagen, organic horsetail, and rice bran wax, potent vitamins and antioxidants help lashes grow thicker, denser, and fuller. The emulsion also prevents the breakage of damaged, frail, and brittle lashes by strengthening and protecting them. As for the brush, the precise tip gets right into corners and the widest bristles lift and curl for a volumizing effect.
The experience: I’ve tested a fair number of the natural, organic, vegan, and cruelty-free mascaras on the market, but this one is different. First off, even the cleanest mascaras tend to bother my eyes as they seem to get more sensitive with age. I blink too much or my tear ducts begin to water, and whatever mascara I’m wearing ends up flaking or falling, leaving the skin underneath my lower lashes rimmed in black residue. (This is another reason why I prefer to go makeup-free!) Second, before trying Fitglow’s Good Lash+ Mascara, the inner and outer corners of my eyes were something I ignored or was too afraid to touch with a mascara wand for two reasons: I feared stabbing myself in the pupil and marking up my skin with black liquid. (Yes, I’m that clumsy! Thankfully, no one has made it a rule that you have to be a makeup artist to be a beauty writer.)
With that said, my irrational behaviour halted when I came into contact with the sensible brush of the Good Lash+ Mascara. And to be frank, my lashes have never looked better. The Good Lash+ Mascara appears light and mousse-y, which is promising considering the last thing you want a formula to be is heavy and gloopy. I’m fortunate that my Italian genes have contributed to dark, healthy, and full lashes to begin with, though this mascara separates, defines, curls, and lifts them like no other. As a result, I look refreshed and more awake after applying it, even when I’m sleepy as can be and two coffees deep. No flaking, no melting, no reactions.
The verdict: In short, Fitglow‘s Good Lash+ Mascara answered my prayers for something that could literally do all the work for me. It’s buildable, beautiful, and non-irritative for all the sensitive Sally’s out there. The curl and lift last all day too. Please, give it a shot before you try out those lash extensions. (Though it’s also a great product to use after removing them for it’s healing benefits!) I give it two-thumbs-up.
Available online, $44 (CAD).