Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara Review and Swatches


The latest Peak Performance Mascara from UK’s Pop Beauty brings us a revolutionary twist-up applicator to give you immense lash volume and dramatically maximized eyes. See if it delivers after the jump!

Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara reviews
Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara

The mascara comes in a glossy black tube with a cute silver floral design and is available in three colors, Brilliant Black (black), Cocoa Charm (brown) and Inky Indigo (navy).

To apply, you twist the dial on the bottom of the tube to dispense fresh mascara onto the built-in applicator on top. The instructions said to twist the base 5 full rotations during the first use then 4-5 clicks for each additional use. It took me almost 10 turns the first time but after that, the mascara came out easily with just a click or two.

Compared to your usual mascara wands, the lash comb applicator was TINY. It took me a few uses to get the hang of it and twice as much time to apply. But thanks to the comb design, it really helped separate clumps and reached every single inner and bottom lash with ease.

The vitamin E enriched, lash-protecting formula felt super wet. It coated my lashes easily without making them stiff or brittle but took much longer to dry. A couple of coats added natural-looking definition and if I really piled it on, I could see a significant difference in volume but not so much in length. The mascara also held up a curl all day without flaking or smudging, yet came off easily with warm water and remover.

All in all, Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara had the potential to be a good mascara but if you are looking for more dramatic results, be prepared to spend some time on it.

Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara in Brilliant Black
How to apply Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara
Wearing Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara in Brilliant Black
Wearing Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara in Brilliant Black

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Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara is available at Ulta for $20.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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