Raccoon Eyes No More: Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

If you have straight eyelashes, finding mascara that doesn’t smudge is like going shopping for a pair of jeans: there are way too many options to try, there’s something off about almost all of them and the process just makes you feel bad about yourself in the end. 😉 A friend told me about Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara and it’s been the “holy grail” mascara for me.

Why I’m Obsessed with Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara:

  • No raccoon eyes. The mascara doesn’t smudge because it forms slightly rubbery tubes around each lash. That’s why you don’t have a problem with flakes falling off onto your lower lid.
  • Adds volume. Not crazy fake eyelash volume of course, but it’s great for a daily mascara.
  • SO easy to take off with plain warm water–no makeup remover required! Much better than another tube mascara I’ve tried, which required much more work to take them off.
  • In the rare event that I don’t take off all of my mascara, when I wake up in the morning, I STILL don’t have any smudges on my lids.

    Kevyn Aucoin Mascara wand


  • Use warm water and be very gentle with your lashes when you rub the tubes off. You don’t want to pull off your lashes! Also, cold water isn’t as effective.
  • This is a great daily mascara. It’s not as good at lengthening, so don’t expect a dramatic nighttime look.
  • If you have straight lashes, use the Shu Uemura eyelash curler first.
  • If you make a mistake and get some on your upper lid while applying it, you can easily clean it up with a damp cotton swab.
  • It’s not as effective when it gets old because if it’s dry, it can get clumpy when you put it on. Use it when it’s fresh as much as you can!
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
Ingredients for Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Kevyn Aucoin – The Volume Mascara – Rich Pitch Black Voluminous Mascara. 0.18 oz

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