I have the most stubborn eyes and lashes, so I tend to only wear waterproof or water resistant products near my eyes. I almost always have to touch up my makeup a few hours into my day. When I found out that Blinc (a brand I've been interested in but have never tried before) launched a Discovery Collection consisting of 'Life Proof' cosmetics, I was super curious to try!
Blinc's Discovery Collection consists of their Mascara Amplified, Eyebrow Mousse, Eyeshadow Primer, and Eyeliner Pencil. Their box set claims to be 'Life Proof', as in smudgeproof, run proof and flake proof. It contains mini sizes of 4 of the most important eye makeup essentials you need.
The set comes packaged in a box, which reminds me of beauty boxes subscriptions that I used to subscribe to! All 4 of the products are mini sized and come in their own colourful tubes with a twist off lid. The packaging is so fun, but sadly I don't see myself putting the gorgeous tubes to use ever again. I wish I knew another purpose for them!
Blinc's Mascara Amplified is probably the star of this collection. The mascara has a unique formula that is water resistant, but will remove with water and a rubbing action simultaneously. The mascara has a different kind of formula which clings onto the hairs creating 'tubes' which help to lengthen and thicken the lashes. The stuff itself is really innovative and the removal application is so easy and cool! However the applicator brush is a little large. The mascara and brush itself does grab hairs quite well.
It didn't hold my curl as well as I had hoped, as the formula isn't as heavy or thick as a typical waterproof mascara formula that I'm used to wearing. I actually found removing it pretty fun. A little rubbing and water and it comes off! I've never tried a formula like this one.
The Eyebrow Mousse in the Discovery Collection comes in Light Brunette, and I found the colour to be just that, a Light Brunette-sort-of-Taupe shade. I love eyebrow mousses but the problem I have with this product is the brush!! Urghh!! It is so huge, and I can barely get the product onto my lashes. Instead, I have to really get in there and the mousse ends up sitting on the skin under my brow hairs instead. -__- Frustrating! I think this would work much much better with a thinner wand.
The Eye Shadow Primer has a bit of colour, so it isn't universal like Urban Decay's. It is not oily but goes smoothly onto the lid. It conceals any problem areas or darkness on the lid and leaves you with a gorgeous base to apply eyeshadow to. It dries almost instantly and it holds eyeshadow decently well. This wouldn't be my #1 eyeshadow primer choice but I definitely do like it and will continue using it. It brightens up the eye because the shade is lighter than my skin-tone. It also conceals any darkness or discolouration on the eyelids.
Although I don't use Eyeliner Pencil's much because my eyes are sensitive to tugging and pulling so I prefer liquid, this one is probably most ideal for the waterline. It isn't so creamy that it'll wear off but it goes on gently. It also claims to be waterproof, fade, and smudge-proof.
Blinc's Mascara Amplified, Eyebrow Mousse in Light Brunette, Eyeshadow Primer in Light, Eyeliner Pencil in Black
Overall I had fun with the discovery box and it is totally worth it for someone like me who wears this type of eye makeup. I use mascara, eyebrow mousse, primer and liner on a daily basis so this set is guaranteed to be used up! The Blinc Box Discovery Collection is available directly from their website with free shipping to Canada and the US ($36.00 USD) here!
These products were received for consideration. All opinions stated are my own and are not influenced by any affiliates.