how to use
plastic free mascara
What to expect and what to do when you switch to plastic free mascara
What does plastic free mascara look like?
We've had quite a lot of questions about plastic free mascara since we started stocking it so here we try to answer some of them.
Ok, so the first thing to take on board is that using a plastic-free mascara cake is not going to be the same experience as the liquid mascara that we all know and recognise and comes in a single-use plastic tube with a single-use plastic wand.
For a start the mascara looks very different. The cake is a solid, almost kohl-like substance similar to that which you find in eyeliner pencils.
How to use a plastic free mascara cake
To apply the plastic free mascara cake, take a mascara wand, roll it over repeatedly in the cake until the wand is coated and then brush onto the lashes. The result is a light, dry coating on the lashes that makes them look defined and feathery. Personally, I’m not a lover of heavily coated lashes so I definitely prefer the look after using the cake and my experience is that it doesn’t run.
True, there are certain differences that might take some getting used to. For instance, because the mascara cake is a dry substance, it can take quite a few applications to get a thicker coating of the lashes. And there’s no denying that using a mascara cake is a bit more fiddley than what we’re all used to.
For a start, most mascara cakes are sold without a brush (including this one). So, you have to thoroughly clean a wand from an existing mascara to use. You may also want to clean this mascara wand out thoroughly every week as it’s not being kept in a mascara tube.
What packaging is it in?
The Bain & Savon mascara cake that we sell at Dancing Barefoot comes in a cute aluminium tin with a lid that slides open and closed. It is fully recyclable.
Also, by re-using an existing mascara wand, you’re repurposing and recycling an existing piece of plastic, which otherwise would get thrown away after one use only and end up in landfill, where it would take 100s of years to biodegrade.