One of my favorite luxury makeup brands has a new mascara! NARS Climax Mascara not only sounds sexy but it basically promises to BE sexy. Keep reading for my thoughts and find out how it compares to NARS Audacious Mascara.
what is it
The NARS Climax Mascara is said to be a “whipped, creamy formula that lifts and builds without clumping” for “lashes that feel soft, never heavy or stiff”.
The full-bodied brush has ribbed bristles to “capture and coat each lash for an instant, intense effect that smoothly wraps pigments from root to tip for rich color and bold dimension”.
For me the NARS Climax Mascara did exactly what I’d want it to do.
I prefer to have a fuller, more voluminous look to my lashes. My bare lashes have a slight curl to them and naturally tend to cross over each other. Short of using a stick pin to separate them, it’s just what it is for me. Some mascaras do exacerbate that more than others. I find NARS Climax Mascara to be about the middle of the road in that respect.
This mascara absolutely gives me length, volume and curl. Two coats is the sweet spot for me but three does add more oomph (though I do feel the need to manually separate my lashes a bit when I go for the three).
The lift lasted all day and there was no flaking, transfer or product running down my face. My eyes were slightly watery lately (time to change the contacts) so I was a little stressed about what would go down but ended up pleased with the results.
How does NARS Climax Mascara compare to NARS Audacious Mascara? For me, I find that Climax thickens my lashes more than Audacious – which is something that I personally prefer. I like to have a thicker and more voluminous look to my individual lashes since some of them tend to criss-cross.
I’ve been wearing NARS Climax Mascara consistently, every single day, since it landed on my doorstep (well over a week ago) and I’m loving it as one of my top 5 favorite mascaras!
Below you’ll be able to see how my lashes look with no mascara vs. with NARS Climax Mascara. My lashes have not been curled and there is no primer used for these photos. Two coats of mascara were used for the “after” photo.