A friend of mine gave me Anna Sui Super Mascara DX Long Lash 001 in Black as a present. She has short and stubby lashes and loves this mascara’s lengthening effect. My lashes suffer from the same problems, so I was happy to give it a try. In short, the results were good but not great.
Anna Sui Super Mascara DX Long Lash boasts lash extension with little fibers within the formula that adhere to the lashes. These fibers are the causes for extension. Looking closely at the brush, I could actually see the tiny fibers all over.
During application, the fibers attached to the tip of my lashes, making them long and captivating. As far as length, I was pleased with the results.
But, some of the fibers didn’t appear very natural. A few of them were lopsided. And when I tried to fix them, the formula was already dry. Also, some fibers were longer than others, making the length a tad uneven.
Due to the sticky formula, I curled my lashes before application. The fibers didn’t weigh down the curl, which was great!
However, the mascara was tough to remove. The little fibers liked to stick. Only after a few hard wipes of makeup remover was I able to completely take off the mascara. On top of that, those stubborn, little fibers smeared all over my face.
On a positive note, the mascara had staying power. The longest I went was over twelve hours. At the end of a long day, my lashes still looked like they did in the morning.
The volume, however, was lacking. The best results were achieved with another coat of volumizing mascara.
A few minor things I liked about this mascara were its pretty packaging and its faint rosy scent. These little details give the mascara a more luxurious appeal. No wonder the price is so high!
To conclude, here are my likes and dislikes for Anna Sui Super Mascara DX Long Lash:
Great lengthening effect
Nice rosy scent
Fibers look unnatural and messy
Hard to remove
Price is high ($43.00 at www.ecrater.com)
So, final rating? 3/5
Would I repurchase? No, not for that much money. Some drugstore mascaras performed better.
Overall, I think this mascara worked well, but wasn’t the best, especially not for over forty dollars. There are so many other lengthening mascaras out there, I think I’ll pass on purchasing this one. But I do appreciate my friend giving it to me as a gift, and I’m happy this mascara worked well for her.