To Tube or Not To Tube: Trish McEvoy High Volume Mascara

When it comes to mascara, it’s hard to find anything truly new. Givenchy came out with their Noir Interdit mascara, which has a pretty unique wand, but in regards to what’s on the inside, one mascara formula is not all that different from the next. That is until you take tubing mascara in to consideration.

But what is tubing mascara? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like – it essentially creates a tube around your lashes instead of coating them with pigment like a normal mascara. It all comes down to the ingredients. Tubing mascara contains flexible polymers that wrap themselves around lashes for 360-degree coverage.

I wanted to put a tubing mascara to the test myself, and I had heard nothing but great things about Trish McEvoy’s High Volume Mascara.

The mascara comes in the thinnest, sleekest tube I have ever held, but still manages to feel luxurious. The brush itself is very thin and small, which helps to coat every lash. But if you’re looking for serious volume, I don’t think you’ll love this mascara. In fact, despite it’s name, I’d say it’s better for length than volume. It does, however, create a beautiful, natural-effect to the lashes that doesn’t smudge or smear.

This mascara claims to be water-resistant, which seems like a obvious claim for a tubing mascara, but I don’t know if I fully agree. True that it won’t smudge when introduced to water, but the tubes will come off. That’s actually one of the reasons why so many people love tubing mascara – it’s extremely easy to remove. When you add a cleanser or water to your this mascara the tubes just slide right off your lashes. No racoon eyes, or black face clothes, the tubes simply come off and just rinse down the drain.

So what do I think of Trish McEvoy’s High Volume Mascara? I don’t love it, and I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing, but it certainly has been a fun experience and I’ll definitely use it all up. Overall I would give this product a B, and if you’re looking to test out a high quality tubing mascara, give it a go (I’ve also heard there are some good dupes out there, like Lise Watier’s 24hr Glam Mascara).

Next on my list to try is a fibre lash mascara – do you have any recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!

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