The Bottom Line
- Specialized, flat mascara wand
- Buildable formula that lengthens, curls, and separates
- Doesn't clump
- Stays in place
- Doesn't agitate eyes, even while wearing contacts
- Has an odor that some may not like
- Only available in black
- Manufacturer - Cargo Cosmetics
- Shades - Available only in black
- Mascara Wand - Specialized flat comb
- Average Cost - $20.00 U.S
- Specifics - Formulated for High Definition television and film
Guide Review - Cargo blu_ray Mascara
High definition makeup is definitely in and Cargo's blu_ray line is one of the best HD product lines on the market right now. Their blu_ray mascara is one of the better mascaras currently available, yet they keep it simple by distributing a mascara that is worthy of TV, film, and even everyday life.
The mascara wand is a specialized flat wand that almost looks like a miniature comb. I have to admit that when I first opened the container, I was a little astonished to see the flat applicator. My first thought was there would be no way that little comb could lengthen, curl, thicken, and separate my lashes. But after whisking the wand through my top lash, I was completely amazed.
The mascara is very creamy, yet light, and feels like it actually envelopes each lash. It is very quick to dry and stays in place for hours. The formulation is buildable, so you can add more than one coat and it won't clump. I found that the best way to use the wand was to place it under the base of my top lash, and gently shimmy or wiggle it through my lashes until I reached the tips.
Basically, compared to other mascaras, Cargo ends up on top. After using this ingenious mascara wand, I don't think I'll ever want to use a regular mascara wand again. On the downside, the 2 drawbacks about the mascara would be the slight smell and how it's only available in black. Even though black mascara should be the only color you ever buy anyway, some people aren't comfortable going beyond brown. As for the smell, it didn't bother me and I couldn't smell it once it dried anyway. So all-in-all, Cargo blu_ray Mascara is a definite buy. But be warned; using this high definition mascara may lead to thoughts of turning the rest of your makeup high def as well. After all, you need a perfectly flawless face to go with your perfectly flawless lashes.