How have you been? We were in India for vacations, though I feel I am closer to my parents and everyone else now while I am staying abroad than I was earlier, strange! Whatsoever, we enjoyed every moment of our stay in our homeland. I really missed my four years of free life somehow that is why we are back to this lone country once again. 😛 Now, I simply sit back and think how our life gets changed within few weeks. During our short visit, we not only lived through scorching Delhi summers & walked in those crowded colorful markets, but also dived through serene peaceful hilly beauty of my hometown as well as ancestral villages. Gosh!
It seems like a time lapse feature of our today’s technical world which started & ended so dramatically fast. And, how can I forget those special moments of visiting our near ones and friends in between. A big thanks to Rati (beauty with a golden heart), you really honored me by your presence and warm welcome in front of my family. I still cherish our talks and her sweet gift which came all the way long with me here and will always remind me of our sweet meetup. I could not meet one wonderful person & my friend Jomol, though. But, Jomol, I will always cherish your present, girl. I am hopeful to meet you and all IMBBians on next visit.
Anyway, let’s talk about my today’s article before I get lost in memories leaving behind everything. I will talk about another Flower product today, which came to me as a gift from my close friend during last year holidays. I have tried few Flower lip products before and find them quite decent, though their little high price always deters my plan to take chance again until I received them in my Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets a while back. We all are familiar of the brand, so let’s move on to their Lash Knockout Intense Black Volumizing Mascara.
Enriched with Vitamins C&E for antioxidant protection
Lashes appear dramatically thicker and fuller in one sweep of the unique brush
Infused with nourishing Red Seaweed to strengthen and protects lashes
$6-$7 for 0.25 Oz (7.0 g), I received it as gift
My Experience with Flower Lash Knockout Intense Black Volumizing Mascara:
This flower mascara is available in 5 shades including: Black Brown, Black, LM1 Intense Black, Brown and LM5 Intense Black. I received the Intense Black shade in a gift set which seem matte black to me, but it is not deepest black, as they claim. I found out that it is just black not intense black as I have 3-4 other black mascaras which come up more intense on my eyes than this one.
The Flower Lash Knockout Intense Black Volumizing Mascara comes in very attractive metallic green packaging which looks extremely classy with long mascara wand to curl up and coat every single lash with equal ease and comfort. It seems quite user friendly and travel friendly product.
The texture of this mascara seems decent, but it a little more on the dry side and I fear if not used up within 6 months, it might dry up completely. However, it does not look dry on my eyelashes and I have never experienced any dry clumps on my lashes. In fact, I notice quite decent volume and curling both on my lashes post using this mascara, to my surprise. I did not expect it to work that good actually looking at the mascara wand, but it does its job pretty fair.
I can also notice subtle volume on my lashes and one can totally differentiate between before & after effects of using Flower Mascara which make it a keeper for people who use mascara on daily basis and shy away from that dramatic look. It will definitely enhance and give volume to your light count of lashes without that heavy bridal look or glam look, you know what I mean? Even one can wear it on a daily basis to office or any decent place without getting too much attention. It can also be used for parties and get togethers as it is buildable up to a good extent without looking heavy or clumping lashes, thankfully.
I find it quite subtle and effective on my lashes, plus I love that it does not look cakey or leave any heavy feel or pieces of mascara on my lashes unlike other budget mascaras. It stays intact for decent 5+ hours with no smudging or transferring which is pretty impressive as well.
It is easily removable with olive/argan/baby oil and soft cotton with no mess of rubbing our delicate eyes. I also found out that it is way gentle on my delicate eyes and never caused any breakouts or shedding of my sensitive lashes, unlike other drugstore mascaras. I must say that this is really good for subtle daily wear look, though I am not into mascara and eye makeup in daily basis.
So, it is again not much of use for me, but I can certainly assure that it will give you natural big eyes with no glam and dramatic lashes. I am not sure if I would get it again since I wear mascara occasionally, but I bought it for my relatives who wear it on daily basis.
Let’s sum up pros and cons:
Pros of Flower Lash Knockout Intense Black Volumizing Mascara:
• A subtle and effective volumizing mascara infused with goodness of vitamins & anti-oxidant protection apart from containing red seaweed to protect and nourish every lash.
• It does its job of curling and adding volume to eye lashes up to good extent.
• It gives nice wide open and curling effect to my lashes with no dramatic eyes which can be worn on everyday basis.
• It does not clump up on my lashes.
• It does not smudge or transfer.
• It gives neat and clean finish with visible volume and wide open effect to my eyes.
• It stays intact for almost 5+ hours that too without transferring or feathering around delicate eye area.
• It is easily removable with any basic oil and cotton with no rubbing or massaging.
• It does not cause any irritation or discomfort to my eyes or eye lashes.
• Quite user friendly and travel friendly product.
Cons of Flower Lash Knockout Intense Black Volumizing Mascara:
• It is not meant for heavy dramatic eyes.
• The shade is way subtle and cannot be called Intense Black.
• We do get better products in market for same price.
• It contains parabens.
Well, I think the price is certainly not justified for this subtle black mascara as one might want to try Revlon or L’Oreal or even Maybelline products for the same price.
Though, I have used both L’Oreal and Maybelline mascaras and I can say that I am not much comfortable wearing them on daily basis to my gal’s school or any get together while Flower mascara gives that confidence of wearing subtle eyes almost every day. If you shy away from those heavy dramatic lashes, this flower mascara is for you. Else, you have many great choices so skip it!
Flower by Kenzo Eau de Toilette
Flower Love The Way You Feel Sultry Set
Bourjois Flower Perfection Translucent Smoothing Primer
L’Oreal False Lash Architect 4 Dimensions Effect Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Victoria Secret’s Glossy Tint Lip Sheen in Knockout Red
Bh Cosmetics Knock Out Lip Gloss
Lakme Nine to Five Intense Volume Mascara
Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara
Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara