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NOTE: I now use Superhero by IT and looooove it!
I needed new mascara.
But I did not want it to be tested on animals.
And I did not want it to cost a zillion dollars.
I knew this could be the equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack.
I was super excited to try the Organic Physician’s Formula mascara, but alas, it did not work for me. It was a fantastic price (less than 7 bucks) but I ended up with raccoon eyes. The look may work on them, but on me? Not so hot.
Then I heard about Josie Maran Cosmetics. Since I have an awesome mom (who reads my blog faithfully – Hi Mom!) she volunteered to buy me a Josie Maran mascara for my birthday!
Oh, it was exciting.
The mascara is priced at twenty-two smackers, which is a bit more than my Cover Girl LashBlast. But it IS cruelty free, paraben free and contains organic ingredients. Josie Maran Cosmetics even teamed up with City of Hope to donate mascaras to cancer patients/survivors based on mascara units sold. It sounded like a win.
Now to the
twenty-two million dollar question was – did it work?
Partly due to my obsession with Pic Monkey and partly due to my need to show you the awesome results of the mascara, here is a selfie of eyeballs.
And for those of you (like fellow cruelty-free friend Theresa) who would like a look at the brush, here you go. The obligatory wand shot…
And I tested it vigorously – I have been able to go all day without it smudging. I have cried watching these beagle rescue videos without it running. And I have given a 3 year old a bath wearing it. It stayed strong.
So, while I know it costs more than the drug store available brand, I am very happy with my new Mascara. I also believe this maybe my one and only selfie.
Anyone else have a cruelty free product they love and want to share?