Hean Barocco Painter Waterproof Mascara

Mascara is a funny thing. Even when you find the perfect one for you, I’m willing to bet you still try every other new mascara that comes out, just in case it’s even better. Right? You never really find your one holy grail mascara, or you end up discovering there are in fact five holy grails. There are so many amazing mascaras out there, and the best thing about them is that you can find equally good mascara at the drug store or the most expensive makeup brands. You don’t have to spend R400 on a mascara to make people wonder whether they’re real or you’ve had lash extensions (although you can, and I admit Givenchy Noir Couture, Le Volume de Chanel and Diorshow Iconic Overcurl are some of my big loves). Joining the list of mascaras I love madly is this gem from Hean…


I never used to wear waterproof mascara despite them holding a curl better, because I couldn’t be bothered with the challenge of removing it at the end of the day. But since I started bodyboarding a waterproof mascara has become essential for me, and the removal isn’t really an issue if you’ve got the right cleanser or makeup remover. I noticed Hean had a new waterproof mascara available, and I’m so impressed with it that I decided it deserved its own full post.

This mascara has a wand full of tiny plastic bristles to really grip all the little tricky lashes, and they are arranged to form six balls, similar to the Givenchy Noir Couture (which has three balls). This is a clever design which really helps to coat all the lashes. It creates a bit of volume, a bit of length, a bit of curl and a bit of definition – it’s an all-rounder in that way. Everyone likes something different from their mascara. Some days I prefer very natural, fluttery lashes (something like Clinique Feathering Mascara), and this is my go-to on days when I want my lashes to have impact. This mascara makes me look like I’m wearing a natural-looking set of false lashes, and once it is on, it stays put.

At only R190 (available from Glamore Cosmetics) it is in the same price bracket as Almay mascaras at Clicks. I think it performs just as well as many other expensive mascaras I have tried. True to their word, the mascara doesn’t smudge or flake during the day. Yet it is easy to get off with a good makeup remover (I’m using Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover). If you’re looking to try a new waterproof mascara then I can really recommend this one!


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