Nars Climax Mascara - A Review

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Mascara is one of many beauty products that I don't think I try enough of. I simply find one that I like, and never steer far from that one product. There are some great mascara's on the market - Maybelline have some amazing ones! But when my last mascara left me with a horrible rash on my eyelid, I knew that it was definitely time to take the time to find one that worked for me and left my skin alone.

Nars has always been a brand that I have wanted to try more of. Their well known for their cult products such as the 'Orgasm' collection - of which the blush is beautiful and everyone needs to bless their cheeks with. Nars packaging is so luxurious, and as soon as you see it, you know it's Nars. Of course, Nars is on the spectrum of being more high end in terms of their price range, but that doesn't mean you can't treat yourself once in a while, am I right?! The Nars Climax mascara is one of the newer beauty launches, and it comes at £21 a tube.

The tube of mascara itself holds a weight to it - something about that makes it feel more expensive than your run of the mill (but sometimes an absolute gem) drugstore mascara. As well as the weight, the design of the tube is rather different to any other mascara bottle I have personally come across. I love the red colour too.

I love a chunky mascara wand - I'm not a fan of those tiny little brushes, that don't cover most of your lashes in one swipe. I don't want to spend ages trying to make sure that every lash has some product on. Although small wands can be ideal for the lower lash line, I'd much rather a big, fluffy wand that in one coat, covers all my eyelashes. The climax mascara wand most certainly does that. I've never seen much volume in my lashes either! I was honestly shocked at how huge my lashes used after applying one coat! The wand evenly covers all lashes in sight. Another problem I tend to find with mascara's that claim they add volume, is 'clumpiness'. Yet I didn't find that with this one. Hooray!

This mascara is in the shade 'Explicit Black'. Which it definitely is. Sometimes I find with voluminous mascaras, that the volume holds for a couple of hours or so, and then you feel like your lashes look flat as they were before any application of mascara - anyone else with me? However, this mascara did hold volume in my lashes and I was pleasantly surprised with the longevity of it too. I didn't discover any transfer onto my under eye or just below my eyebrows either - this is such a winner! It definitely ticks many of my boxes when it comes to loving a new mascara.

What's your favourite mascara?
Amber X

(Thanks again Sam) 


  1. This mascara sounds right up my street! I'm currently loving the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye mascara - if you haven't tried it, I definitely recommend :)
    Han x

    1. Ooo i’ll have to have a look into that one!! x

  2. I've never tried any Nars products before, sadly they not available to buy in South Africa

    Candice |

  3. I am dying to try this mascara. It sounds like my kind of mascara, and I love the bright red packaging xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

  4. This mascara sounds so good! I love Nars products so I'll have to give this a try x

    1. If you do try it, let me know - would love to know what you think x


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