Another mascara. Not a surprise really, when Origins helpfully inform us that we have actually been using the product for centuries, to darken and emphasize eyelashes. As far back as 4000BC, ancient Egyptians used kohl to darken their eyelashes, eyebrows and eyelids in an effort, apparently, to ward off evil spirits.
Nowadays, mascara is the number one most used makeup item in the USA with over 74 per cent of women of all ages and ethnicities applying it. I can’t leave the house without it, you?
So, I was thrilled to try another new one, Origins GinZing Brightening mascara to lengthen and lift. It’s another big fat brush, which I love, and its a natural formula. I did find it a wee bit watery in texture, but that made no difference at all to how fabulous it is. Wow. It gave me really, really long lashes. It also has this unique Eye-Brightening Peak Complex, which is a blend of high contrast black and blue pearls and pigments that is meant to make eyes appear whiter, brighter and more vibrant. I’m always sceptical of claims like this, and I honestly can’t be sure if this really works.
It also has a treatment complex in it, to help treat your lashes, and rosemary extract for conditioning. The special brush, which is super-fat, has ‘advanced bristle technology’ – whatever that is, it makes it easy to apply, combing the mascara through the lashes, without any clumping or spider-y effect. Being a fan of thick spidery lashes, this is a disappointment for me, but not, of course, for most!
Origins GinZing Brightening Mascara is available at Origins locations nationwide, and origins.co.uk from September, priced £17