Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review: Fanny Serrano Lash Extravagance Extra Length X Volume Mascara

Hello everyone! I am back with another review and as promised this is going to be about the Fanny Serrano Lash Extravagance Mascara.

I am pretty sure that it is not a new mascara from Fanny Serrano, but then again I didn't really bother to look at all. I really feel like its the counterpart of the Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara which is good but didn't work for me.

Product Description and Directions:
Let's talk about packaging. I think it is very similar to the Fashion 21 counterpart, aside from the color of the tube of course which really caught my eye. I love the stunning metallic blue color.
Now let us take a look at the wand, which is actually quite unique. It looks like a lash comb since it only has bristles on the side and it is flat. I also noticed that it is a bit curved to fit the eyes easily.
Moving on to the formula of this mascara, I really feel like it is the same as Fashion 21 which is a wet formulation but this is a tad thicker. It also sets more quickly than Fashion 21, although it still needs time to set or else you will definitely have a mess. Good thing though is that it is really easy to remove.

Let's see how it works on my lashes, note that I didn't curl my lashes prior so I can see if it can lift up my lashes and add length (for those who do not use lash curlers):No MascaraOne CoatTwo Coats

My lashes looked more defined and lengthy than when I had no mascara on. In case you can't see the difference:
I actually already had a feeling that this mascara will be more about the lengthening and not the volume part. Yes, it makes my lashes look fatter but look at that length! I also like how it separated my lashes really well. My advise is that you only put 2 coats on though, a third coat is unnecessary because there will be not much of a difference and it would only make your lashes clump into each other, we don't want spidery lashes don't we?

I tested out this mascara too with my lashes curled, and I was surprised that it didn't weigh down th curl, which is a big factor for me. It  is also not flaky although this is not as waterproof as I wanted to be, especially that I have sweaty undereyes. The mascara smudges a little. But as I have said, the smudges or mistakes are super easy to remove, you just need a baby wipe.

What I like about this product:
- Easily available and affordable (I can't remember the exact price and I cannot find my receipt, but I think this costs ₱350).
- Very good packaging.
- It doesn't flake.
- It doesn't clump the lashes (unless you apply a third coat).
- Lengthens and separates the lashes really well.
- Doesn't weigh down the curl of the lashes.
- Semi-waterproof (which is actually good since it does not claim to be waterproof. Do not believe the SA's, please.)
- Mess is easy to remove.

What I didn't like about this product:
- Takes time to dry (might get messy if you blink instantly after application).
- The wand takes some time to get to used to.

I think this is so much better than the Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara, well at least for me since I know people who tags the Fashion 21 Mascara as their HG local mascara. Yes, it is a bit pricey but it works really really well. If you are all bout lengthening mascara, then this is a must have.

Thank you so much guys for reading and I hope this post has been helpful to you. Let me know if you have any product review requests and do not forget to show some love and leave a comment below. I will talk to you very soon, good luck!

-- Maica :)


  1. rhania escuetaJanuary 30, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    it costs around 350php hmmm... okay na din pasok sa budget =)

  2. Maica SaldoJanuary 30, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Hahaha! True, pero in all honesty I would rather spend that 350 in a Maybelline mascara. :D

  3. RaeJanuary 31, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    Oh no. I hate wet mascara. Meron akong mini-bags and my eyelids are also puffy.

  4. Maica SaldoFebruary 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    I hate wet mascara too, kasi I have thin and sparse lashes that are straight. So need ko ng dry formula so that it would not weigh down the curl ng lashes.

  5. rhania escuetaFebruary 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    agreed =)