Zuzu Luxe Mascara Espresso

Zuzu Luxe Mascara Espresso

Zuzu Luxe Mascara Espresso

One of our most popular items available in hot shades of Onyx, Espresso, and Navy. Designed to add some wattage to your wink! Clear Mascara conditions lashes to create a natural look or tame wild brows.

This gentle and non-irritating formula enriched with vitamins and herbal extracts will help protect each fragile eyelash and encourage maximum growth.

The luxurious nylon brush is especially designed to add some wattage to your wink while being clump proof and non-smudging. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Cool Undertone | Deep Dark Brown

Customer Reviews

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Safer Mascara Option, March 21, 2011
By
goonius (a room in a house on a street in a city just like any other.)
This review is from: Zuzu Luxe Mascara Espresso (Misc.)

After discovering that the mascara I has used for the past ten years, made by Ecco Bella, contained methyl- and propylparabens, I began the search for a new mascara.

I found this one, in brown, at our local health foods store and crossed my fingers that it wouldn’t irritate my sensitive eyes — and would score well with EWGs Skin Deep database.

In terms of being non-irritating for me, it has been perfect. I’ve even forgotten to remove it at bedtime, without any obvious adverse effects. Consistency and application are fantastic. It doesn’t feel ‘heavy’ as some supposedly natural mascaras do, and it goes on smoothly and without clumps. One coat gives perfect lengthening, without that fake, overly-made up look. I’m sure it could be more dramatic with multiple coats, but I like the natural look.

In terms of safety it is better than a lot of what is out there. EWG doesn’t give a rating to Zuzu Luxe’s mascara — but they do give a 3 hazard score to a liquid eyeliner by this company. I searched individually for each ingredient in this mascara. Most are considered to be a 0-1 hazard, which is excellent (0=no hazard, 10=worst). There are two notable exceptions, however: Tocopherol Acetate with a hazard score of 4 and the last ingredient, Potassium Sorbate, with a hazard score of 3. Both of these ingredients have strong evidence as skin irritants/toxicants. While they have not affected me this way, someone with a higher sensitivity may not be able to tolerate cosmetics with these ingredients. Somewhat more distressing are the studies that have shown mutagenic effects, contamination possibilities, and immunotoxic effects associated with these ingredients. I would imagine if EWG gave this mascara and overall score that it would be in the 2-3 range.

However, as scary as these ingredients sound, I think it’s wise to put it into some perspective: Compare these ingredients to most of the personal care products on the market — and to the load of chemicals most people get from the products they bring into their homes whether it be cleaning solutions and detergents, lotions, soaps — and, of course, department store brand cosmetics. Bottom line: Ingredient-wise, this isn’t the absolute ideal mascara, perhaps… but it is certainly better than much of what’s out there. Nonetheless, I think it’s important to have information about what we are applying to our bodies so we can weigh the risk/benefit ratio.

Until I find 100% safe, attractive cosmetics, this very functional mascara will get the job done, and I am quite pleased with it.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
LOVE THIS MASCARA!, September 7, 2012
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This review is from: Zuzu Luxe Mascara Espresso (Misc.)

Like many readers, I have been looking for a natural alternative to most harsh makeup brands. I react badly to the chemicals found in makeups and within 30 minutes of applying I usually can’t wait to wash it all off.

But going natural doesn’t always have the best results, so I’m a bit leery. Well, what can I say: this Zuzu mascara is absolutely fantastic. Not only do my eyes NOT react, but the mascara looks very delicate and super natural (the espresso is a lovely color). It goes on smoothly, doesn’t clump and dries well.

I went out for a long, hot walk today…my liner was completely gone, my sunblocked face streaked…I was pretty much a mess, but my mascara was pretty and perfect!! I would highly recommend this product.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome mascara, July 13, 2012
This review is from: Zuzu Luxe Mascara Espresso (Misc.)

I have super sensitive eyes and have been looking for years for a mascara that doesn’t irritate my eyes while at the same time gives me long, gorgeous lashes. Zuzu Luxe mascara is the bomb!

I’ve tried so many brands that I’ve lost count and I can’t even begin to estimate how much money I’ve spend trying to get lovely lashes and my search can finally end now. I apply 3-4 coats and I get long, beautiful lashes that last all day and my eyes no longer tear up.

I wanted a natural product that didn’t contain all the crud that the other brands do and this one hit the mark. The brown color is rich and deep, it goes on smoothly with no clumps and wears like a dream. I highly recommend this product 🙂

 

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