SUQQU Eyelash Mascara and Eyelash Base Review

Caution: Holy Grail alert here! SUQQU semi-recently released a new mascara: both regular, waterproof and a mascara base. I was kindly sent these items for consideration, so far I’ve been testing the Base and the regular Eyelash Mascara. I’ve loved SUQQU for years but I haven’t much ventured to the mascara territory, so I was delighted to try these! What do you think, should I do a brand overview now that I’ve tried most from the line?

*Mascaras kindly gifted for consideration.

SUQQU Eyelash Mascara and SUQQU Eyelash Base Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina
SUQQU Eyelash Mascara and SUQQU Eyelash Base Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

About SUQQU Eyelash Mascara and Eyelash Mascara Base

SUQQU has named these mascaras simply, the brand often uses depicting titles without unnecessary marketing talk. Eyelash Mascara and its versions have replaced other mascaras in the line. Eyelash Mascara promises to combine “shine, density and long-lasting curl power” - I assume the density means volume in this case, shine making the lash looking healthy and wispy. The mascara comes in black, black waterproof and the Base clear/semi-transparent. Mascaras retail £29 and the Base £23.

Using SUQQU Eyelash Mascara and Eyelash Base

Not sure where to start, it’s been a while since a mascara product has blown me away (maybe Monsieur Big - review). For my medium lashes this Base is epic. It gives me everything: long-lasting volume, curl and separation. Some length of course, but I think this Base exceeds when it comes to giving the lashes thickness and volume, making them easy to separate and “style” before the Base sets.

The SUQQU Eyelash Mascara applies well on primed lashes, but I do recommend paying attention on application (roots, short or odd pokey lashes) as the semi-transparent finish is noticeable if you miss a spot. Once you’ve coated the lashes you can expect them to wear beautifully for the rest of the day. The lashes don’t grab together from the ends, no flaking or smudging during the day. I’d say the result is semi-waterproof, you do need cleanser to get everything off.

Alone the Eyelash Mascara gives beautifully long and deep black lashes, but some of lash tips may stick together if you’re not careful. Nothing a little combing can’t fix, but I think it’s worth mentioning. The mascara wears well, but the Base does improve keeping the curl and longevity. I’ve tested the Base with other mascaras and the best effect is with the accompanying SUQQU mascara.

I very much enjoy the Eyelash Mascara wand, which is cone shaped, doesn’t pick up too much product (not too wet) and fits perfectly near my inner and outer corners where I have shorter lashes. I wish the Mascara Base had the a similar wand, I often need a second pump to get enough product for one eye. I presume I will run out of the Base quicker than the mascara, but as it’s cheaper I don’t really mind.

In the pictures below my eyelashes are curled with *Tweezerman Lash Curlers (the best!).

SUQQU Eyelash Mascara and SUQQU Eyelash Base Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina
SUQQU Eyelash Mascara and SUQQU Eyelash Base Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina
SUQQU Eyelash Mascara and SUQQU Eyelash Base Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

Eyelash Base and Eyelash Mascara worn another day (pic below)

SUQQU Eyelash Mascara and SUQQU Eyelash Base Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog @laurantaina

Final Thoughts

The Eyelash Mascara Base and SUQQU Eyelash Mascara combo is a Holy Grail, top shelf, favorite quality. I will definitely purchase the Base once I run out, I have a feeling the mascara will last me longer and I am also testing its Waterproof version. Used alone the Eyelash Mascara might need some precision when applied, but not a bad choice if you like high end mascaras. It doesn’t beat my drug store favorite, Heroine Make, but I wouldn’t pass on the Base!

Have you tried SUQQU?

Great Lashes with Lily Lolo Natural Mascara (Eco Mascara Review)

When Lily Lolo came more accessible to me, I asked some makeup items for review. You know how much I love luxe beauty and that’s still very much true, but with mascaras I like to be more frugal. After all, mascaras go bad quickly and I try to replace mine every three months. I think there’s some hype around this particular eco mascara, but not 100% sure..? Anyway, enjoy the post and let’s see if the mascara is any good!

Lily Lolo Natural Mascara Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Lily Lolo Natural Mascara Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Lily Lolo Natural Mascara

Lily Lolo started as a mineral makeup brand for more than 10 years ago, in the UK (to my understanding). They make cruelty free eco makeup and a couple of skincare products. The brand has two mascaras ‘Natural’ and ‘Big Lash’. Natural Mascara* is 7ml and retails €17.9 at House Of Organic(FI)*, Lily Lolo (UK).

Lily Lolo Natural Mascara Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Lily Lolo Natural Mascara Review and Demo | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Lily Lolo Natural Mascara Review and Demo | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Using the Natural Mascara

Now, this mascara isn’t natural finish in my opinion.. Not that it’s a bad thing, but if you’re looking for barely there, natural look eco mascaras then Inika Long Lash Mascara (review) is pretty nice. Personally I’m all about va-va-voom volume, length and buildability. This formula is nicely dry after one to two weeks of use and you can layer and build the mascara to the intensity you wish. The wand is semi-large and the tube rations you quite a lot of product: I recommend swiping off the excess to a tissue or in the tube. The color is nicely black.

I have pretty average lashes so I need to curl mine carefully, then zig-zag the mascara wand from the roots and move towards the tips. Luckily enough the wand is not too obnoxious and I have managed to apply mascara without smudging or poking at my eye. The curl holds pretty nicely: not as efficiently as with water-resistant formulas, but pretty well. What I like the most is the dryness and I can keep layering this mascara without my lashes sticking together. There is little clump, but doesn’t bother me. For cleaner look, you can use a lash comb (mine is this from Wayne Goss).

The wear for the Lily Lolo Natural Mascara is another highlight - it does smudge if your eyes water (if laying on your side, for example), but if you walk in a slight rain or wear it +8 hours it doesn’t move around. This smudging is also far from panda eyes. No flaking. The mascara stays put and also removes well with an oil based cleanser and warm water.

Lily Lolo Natural Mascara Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Btw this eyeshadow is Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in New Moon. Thanks Jenny/Geeky Posh for the help! If you want some kick-ass skincare reviews and info, check out her blog.

Lily Lolo Natural Mascara Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Overall thoughts

To me eco mascaras are not a “thing”, but I know that many of my readers prefer to choose a natural eco brand. I still prefer my Heroine Make and MAC Extended Play mascaras for HC long wear, but I’ve given 4.5/5 in my Excel sheet for Lily Lolo Natural Mascara. When you want something with volume and length that stays put, but doesn’t take a lifetime a remove I think this mascara is worth a go!

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Inika Long Lash Mascara Review

Who is picky when it comes to mascaras? I can honestly admit I am! The perfect brush, appropriate wetness/dryness, blackest black, no smudging, easy to apply, no flaking during the day and curl hold – of course. Those are some of the criteria what I look for in a mascara. When I was kindly offered an eco mascara to try, I honestly decided I would judge this just like any other makeup product. It should be as good as any of my “regular” ones - otherwise I simply wouldn’t reach for it. Today I’m taking a look by eco brand Inika’s Long Lash Mascara*, let’s see how it performed!

Inika Organic Long Lash Mascara | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Inika Long Lash Mascara

Inika is an Australian owned, very clean makeup brand with both mineral loose powder and pressed/liquid makeup. The brand is 100% certified cruelty free, registered with the UK Vegan Society ie. has no animal-derived ingredients. Read more about their certifications here. The Long Lash Vegan Mascara promises to use 100% plant-derived and natural ingredients to boost length, volume and lash length. Also available in brown. £23 / €29.9. Available for example on Inikaorganic.com and House of Organic (Finland).

Inika Organic Long Lash Mascara | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Wearing the Mascara

Inika Organic Long Lash Mascara | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Curled lashes (with my current favorite Tweezerman curlers*!)

Inika Organic Long Lash Mascara | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Curled lashes and 1 coat of Inika Long Lash Mascara (no touching up)

Using Inika Long Lash Mascara

There are two things I noticed when first starting to use this mascara: the wand is very slim – the kind of wand I personally prefer and the formula feels very wet. I either like a slim curved wand (like Heroine Make Volume and Curl) or a long brush (MAC Extended Play Gigablack). Inika’s wand has a slight cone shape with a slightly slimmer tip. This makes mascara application near inner and outer corner very easy, for my eye shape at least.

The wetness might divide opinions about this mascara. I often like a mascara when it’s slightly dried up, as it makes building volume much easier. Also, there’s less chance of the mascara smudging if I happen to blink accidentally. I keep a biodegradable Q-tip at hand when I apply the mascara to my lower lashes, but otherwise there is no problem (for the pictures I didn’t clean up at all). I liked Inika Long Lash Mascara at my first try, but after a couple of weeks I’m liking it a lot. I especially enjoy how black this makes my lashes with only one easy coat.

I don’t find the mascara flaking or smudging during a long day, but as it’s non-waterproof and not a tubing formula you should check yourself if you happen to shed a tear. In this case the mascara might bleed. But being non-WP/tubing makes the mascara very easy to remove, you need no hot water or rubbing – nice especially for sensitive eyes.

Inika Organic Long Lash Mascara | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Final Thoughts

For my personal preference, I’d love more va-va-voom volume, but this mascara is still very nice for daily wear. Similarly to MAC or Heroine Make I mentioned above: curl, length and definition is what I need most days. Inika performs very nicely, giving lots of color and separation with one coat. I wouldn’t guess it’s not a conventional mascara. The price is a bit steep for what I like to pay for a mascara, but if there’s a sale I will certainly grab a new one.

*This product was kindly offered for review.
All opinions and observations are honest & my own.