When it comes to hair, well – I was blessed with lots of it… except for the department in which my lashes are concerned. My Chinese & Filipino genes kicked in and left my lashes not only sparse, but short and tiny. They are hard to see and basically look like I have none at all. I do use false lashes to mask that and while I have considered lash extensions, I opted out of that choice because my eyes are too sensitive for the adhesive. What I’m left with is little to no lashes on my peepers and a continuous search to find the mascara that will fix it all. Recently I was sent the Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Mascara to Try. Let’s just say that I was skeptical and wasn’t quite sure it would work for me… but I gave it a go the last 2 – 3 months and I finally have my thoughts on this product for you. Let’s get started, shall we?
Now – we all know that when it comes to mascara I’m consistently on the hunt for a good one. I tend to love high-end mascaras but hate the price tag so I steer clear if at all possible – though I do repurchase the ones I love until I find a good dupe. Since I have teeny tiny lashes, finding a mascara that will give me both volume and length is a challenge and I find myself layering my favorites that offer that so that I can get a desire-able look. Hearing about a mascara that will offer not only length and volume but a variety of benefits for my lashes sounded too good to be true, until I tried it.
The Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending 7-in-1 Macara offers you 7 wonderful benefits with a magic wand that lets you fake it till you make it. Retailing for $16.00 and available for purchase at Pacificabeauty.com, Ulta Beauty Stores and Target Stores, you can get this mascara pretty easily. Considering the price point, it is about $10 more than what you would expect to pay at the drugstore, but offers so many more benefits.
Offering Instant Length, lifts and separates, volumizes and conditions, rich color pigment, a lash serum formulated within and a 2-in-1 brush, you simply can’t go wrong with what this mascara offers. You can easily amplify your lashes instantly with all natural plant fibers that build and build your lashes to give you that full and long lash look you are searching for. I have tried many mascaras over the years and have loved many as well, but I’m beyond impressed with this one – so much so… I have already repurchased another tube.
Included in this mascara is a clinically studied peptied that has been shown to help improve natural lash length and volume. The natural ingredients within the formulation help to condition the lashes. I have noticed over the last 2-3 months that while my lashes are still short, they feel soft and are not as brittle as they tend to be. With the mascara on my lashes, my lashes are soft and feel lightweight. They are not stiff at all – which makes wearing this mascara nice. I love the effect this mascara offers, though it is not waterproof and it can run on me very easily. Since I have sensitive allergy prone, watery eyes, I noticed that it will run and smear very quickly once wet or teary eyed. It can also smudge some… so I have to be careful to select a good time to wear this mascara. But, even with a runny mess sometimes, I absolutely enjoy the look it offers and will continue to use it.
Interested in seeing a live demo? Click on my YouTube video here and check it out. I do a review as well as show you each coat as I apply it and how it looks when the mascara is applied.
If I’m looking to put on mascara quickly and head out of the door, I tend to do one coat of the lengthening mascara and one coat of the volumizing side of the magic wand. The results and difference in how my lashes look are pictured above. If I added another thin coat of each of the lengthening brush and the volumizing – then I would have gotten lashes that are pretty substantial and visible.
The Pacifica DreamBig Lash Extending Mascara has a wet formula. I’m not too fond of wet formula mascaras because they tend to clump my lashes before they offer any benefit. This mascara can definitely be built up – but it also offers some clumping after too many layers (specially for me, because my lashes are quite short). It took me a few tries to get the hang of how to use this mascara and I really needed to work on wiping off the excess before applying to my lashes so that it wouldn’t cause it to clump up. The formula is nice – dark and rich, which I love. After about 2-3 uses I did notice that the formula was a lot easier for me to work with, either because I finally figured out how to make it work or because the mascara dried some.
INGREDIENTS: AQUA, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, JOJOBA ESTERS, GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE), MYRISTOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-17, TAPIOCA STARCH, STEARIC ACID (VEGETABLE), CELLULOSE, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), ARABIC/ACACIA GUM, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B), GLUCONOLACTONE, MACROCYSTIS PYIFERA (BROWN KELP) EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED LUPINE PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) PROTEIN, SODIUM BENZOATE. MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES CI 77499.
How do you use your Magic Wand? Well, simply apply the first layer using the long brush. Let it dry to the touch and twist the end of your wand to review the shorter brush that is used to build. Apply the second layer. I tend to use one layer of one brush and two layers of the other to help give my lashes the length I want. What’s so great about this mascara is that you can continue to layer it for the look you want… layer away. And, with daily use you will help to condition and grow your lashes.
Did I mention the packaging? I absolutely love the chic white tube, but most importantly the stars and unicorns… well – it’s the bees knees and I love it. We know I love mythical beings like fairies and unicorns and this mascara literally reminds me of unicorn tears sent to offer my lashes some awesome magic. 😉
As with anything from Pacifica, this mascara is 100% vegan and cruelty-free and overall lash friendly. Like I mentioned previously – there are several places you can purchase this mascara when it’s in stock. I hope it is a permanent item because it’s one I will use for my lifetime… I truly like it. How about you? Have you tried this mascara yet and if so what are your thoughts? If not, what do you think about a mascara with such an interesting wand? Gimmicky or lifesaver? I think it’s a lifesaver!
Disclaimer: The product featured in this post was sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to feature or discuss this product. Affiliate links are posted through out.