Ecco Bella Black Mascara

Ecco Bella Black Mascara

Ecco Bella Black Mascara

  • This mascara wraps around and lengthens lashes to their longest.
  • It’s water resistant, but not waterproof. Gentle, and easily removed.
  • Comes with its own mirror. Excellent for sensitive eyes.
  • Vegan. Gluten-free. Fragrance-free.
  • Paraben-free.

Mascara in as pure a formula as you can buy; we leave out the lacquer, shellac and alcohol. Based on clay and iron oxides. Try Us Today! – You Save 33%

Customer Reviews

52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best-performing vegan mascara out there, March 14, 2008

I have long eyelashes that are medium brown at the base and blond at the tips, and Ecco Bella’s black mascara really adds body to them while still looking very natural. It does an equal job of volumizing and lengthening. I use this mascara every day and have had no problems with running or irritation of any kind.

Like most mascaras, I do find that this product has some slight clumpage issues, but that’s easily remedied by squeezing the loaded wand into a folded tissue and THEN applying it to the lashes. (This gets all the excess goop off the wand and allows for more precise application.) Voilà! No clumping. It does take about 20-30 seconds to dry, which may be too long for some people; but I actually like this window of time because I can go in with a clean wand/eyelash brush and make minute corrections before the mascara dries.

My skin is oily, so at the end of the day there’s sometimes a teeny bit of smudge beneath my eye if I’ve worn mascara on my lower lashes. However, I have yet to find a non-waterproof mascara that doesn’t do this. Nothing that a quick finger-swipe won’t fix.

The side of the mascara tube has a built-in mirror that can be helpful for application if you’re out and about, although I find it too small to be practical when I’m applying makeup in front of the bathroom mirror.

For me, the most attractive feature of this product is that it has the FEWEST ingredients of any mascara I’ve ever seen: Purified water, carnauba wax, palmitric acid (from palm oil), clay, methylparaben, propylparaben, iron oxide.

Recommended for those who demand top-quality, cruelty-free products.

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Couldn’t be happier, May 29, 2013
Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Ecco Bella Black Mascara (Health and Beauty)

Having finished chemo and radiation treatments I have become quite a ‘post cancer hippie’ with regards to all of my personal products. I don’t want anything with a bunch of toxic ingredients. Once you really start looking at the ingredients list of products… well, it’s more disturbing that I ever realized. I use the EWG skindeep database and try for only products that score a 2 or below, but have a few that are 3 or 4. (www.ewg.org/skindeep)

This mascara is about as perfect as you can find. It performs wonderfully for having no crazy crap in it. Yes it will run if you cry, but I look at that as a good thing, it’s not exactly normal for mascara not to run – I don’t want those chemicals on my body anywhere!

After MUCH research, trial and error – the natural beauty products I have happily settled on that are
1)Low in toxic ingredients
2)Still quality products that work well and
3) Readily available on Amazon

Burt’s Bees Radiance Serum (Toxin score: 1)
Juice Beauty Refining Finishing Powder (Toxin score: 2)
Juice Beauty SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer (Toxin score: 3)
Larenim Blush (Toxin score: 2)
SANTE All-Natural Eyeshadow Stick (Toxin score: 2, the blue, green, rose and pearl are all pearlescent, but the coffee, olive and white are more matte; the rose, white and pearl are good for highlighting.)
Ecco Bella Mascara (Toxin score: 1)
Lavilin Deodorant (Custom toxin score: ~3)
Avalon Organics Vitamin C Cleansing Gel (Toxin Score 3)
EO Everyone Soap Lavender and Aloe (Toxin Score: 3)
Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo and Conditioner (Toxin score: 2)
CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor (Toxin score: 4, not bad and the performance is worth it to me.)

I hope this is helpful for others with the same intention.

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Natural effect, December 14, 2008
Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Ecco Bella Black Mascara (Health and Beauty)

This mascara doesn’t clump and has a lashtint-like effect.The mirror on the tube is convenient, and it does lengthen and thicken a bit. Overall a nice vegan mascara. I purchase this regularly. Unfortunately,after a full workday it flakes a little and stings in my eyes (I wear contacts) so I recommend removing it after 8 hours or so and applying fresh for the night.

 

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