Liquid Lash Extensions mascara from thrive causemetics is a trademarked formula with what they call Flake-Free Tubing Technology™. Also promised: “voluminous, show-stopping lashes that won’t clump, flake or smudge”. Superstar ingredients like Orchid Stem Cell Complex™, Youth B5 Complex™, castor seed oil + shea butter are included to encourage longer, healthier-looking lashes over time. If it delivers, this 100% vegan and cruelty free formula is also totally guilt free – thrive donated to over 200 nonprofits in 2020! Check out their How We Give page for more info on ways they’re helping women thrive.
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According to the website, Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara “instantly creates a look of false lashes” that won’t clump or smear. I’ve had experience with both fiber mascara and tubing formulas so I’m curious to see how these mixed claims compaire.
A quick glance at the ingredient list shows sodium hyaluronate (if you’re thinking this sounds an awful lot like hyaluronic acid you’d be right, closely related) so I’d expect this to plump and hydrate the lashes- think hair conditioner. Missing from the ingredient list are parabens, phthalates, sulfates and synthetic fragrance- all irritants/chemicals that I’d prefer to keep far away from my eyes! The thrive website notes their Liquid Lash Extensions formula has “been tested and proven safe for contact lens wearers” as one, I appreciate this. One last note on ingredients, while I haven’t been using this long enough to speak to the “longer, healthier-looking lashes over time” claim, I did think my natural lashes looked a little more shiny in the short term.
The Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara nylon brush is long and skinny with tiny bristles, I’m a fan of this over fatter brushes, those for me just make a mess. I want to separate every lash (if possible) my goal is natural-but-better looking lashes, not clumped together. I was able to achieve that look with the thrive brush (using shade Brynn a rich black). What I was not able to do was build the formula, it almost felt like a gel.
Because it is so wet my lashes couldn’t really get any more wet. The excess product from a second attempt ended up all over my eyelids and my lashes clumped together in a sticky mess that never seemed to quite dry. Fortunately I was very easily able to wipe smudges away with a q tip, it didn’t leave any greasy smears like a waterproof formula would. One and done with this formula though. Because of that I think the Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara is best suited for someone with average lashes that they want to lengthen. It isn’t going to add bulk where there isn’t any or make up for a lack of lashes.
Throughout the day I was pleasantly surprised by how light and soft my lashes felt. No crunchy stiff lashes and they seemed to hold that lift almost completely.
I should note I never use an eyelash curler, I have one somewhere but who has the time?! So the lift you see in the pictures is purely the mascara!
Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara was a breeze to remove. Like all tubing formulas, a little water caused the tubes to swell and slide right off of my lashes. There were no greasy smears under my eyes and no flecks to bother my contacts. In general I’m a big fan of tubing mascaras and their ease of use. I’d say I prefer the Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara (read that review here) to this simply because it isn’t as wet, seems to dry a little faster and maybe weigh my lashes down a little less. The thrive formula removes easier then the Kevyn Aucoin but living in rainy Seattle, this could be a bad thing on the wrong day.
- Winner of the Allure 2020 Best of Beauty Awards for Best Tubing Mascara.
- Winner of the Glamour Best Clean Beauty Products of 2020 Award for “The Best Mascara”.
- Winner of the Prevention Beauty Awards for 2019 for Best Mascara.
- Over 275,000 5-star reviews on Ipsy as of April 2020!
The awards thrive causmetics has received speak to the quality of their products, I suspect I’ll like the Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara even more in a week or two once the tube has inevitably dried out a little. This tubing mascara is a close second to my favorite and $4 cheaper so I’ll definitely keep using it. Who knows, some of those “over time” claims may turn out to be true, in which case a I’ll be getting longer, healthier lashes from a philanthropic, curelty free, company that uses quality ingredients. Worse things have happened!