I have tried other hair mascaras (Lancome) before, and was anxious to try this one.
Senscience Color Effects Hair Mascara comes in four gorgeous colors: Champagne, Bronze, Copper, and Bordeaux.
There is a small brochure included that makes some suggestions on choosing a color based on your own hair color.
For example, if you are blonde, they suggest trying Champagne or Bronze. If you have brown hair, Bronze or Copper are recommended. If your hair is red, they also suggest trying the Bronze or Copper.
If your hair is dark brown or black, they recommend Bordeaux, Copper or Bronze. This are basic suggestions;
I think you can try any combination of these colors and have a ball experimenting, no matter what your hair color. I've tried it myself, and have come up with some pretty exciting looks!
For this product, I tried the Bordeaux.
Basically, style your hair first. You can brush the mascara on your hair wherever you like, and the large round brush makes a nice feathery effect on the hair. You can also load up the brush with color, then run it through your thumb and forefinger, pinch a small section of hair stroke the color up on the hair.
The Senscience experts make these recommendations as well:
"For short hair--Apply mascara with its brush, using small, light strokes.
For long hair--Hold the section of hair you want to highlight and apply with the mascara brush. Use long strokes from root to tip of hair.
For an even, natural finish--Wait 5 minutes for applied color to dry, then brush hair lightly once.
For maximum drama--Stroke through and allow to dry. Do not brush to blend. Try highlighting the tips of your hair only---a part, bangs or a favorite curl to accentuate your hairstyle."
Packaging & Cost
Senscience Color Effects Hair Mascara comes in a clear plastic mascara tube with gold lettering. It is as easy as mascara to apply. The cost is around $11.95. (USD).
The fragrance is light and slightly medicinal-smelling, however, the scent does not linger on your hair.
How I Tested the Hair Mascara
I tried the Senscience on my hair after styling. First I used the mascara wand to brush the color around the crown of my head and around my temples. For a more dramatic effect, I ran the brush through my thumb and forefinger to get a good dab of color, then pinched small sections of my bangs and stroked it on. The color sets well, but for my dark brown hair, I wasn't mad about the Bordeaux. On me it turned out pinky-purple. I think next time I'd try the Bronze or the Champagne.
Although it shampoos out easily, it does stay well on the hair when you put it on, and I didn't notice much color coming off on my skin or clothing.
Water, mica, propylene glycol, carbomer, diazolidinyl urea, triethylanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, iron oxides (CI 77489 or CI 77491 or CI 77492 or CI 77499), titanium dioxide (CI 77891).
Senscience Color Effects Hair Mascara is not tested on animals.
On the whole, I like the hair mascaras. Senscience has chosen to go with less colors but a better overall product. I like the fact that the color doesn't smear or come off easily.
On my own scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, I give Senscience Color Effects Hair Mascara an 8.
Where To Puchase Hair Mascaras
Senscience Color Effects Hair Mascara can be purchased from many large beauty supply store (e.g. Cosmetics Plus) or through any salon that carries the Senscience hair care line. Sally Beauty usually has several different brands of hair mascaras as well.
If you are interested in Dior hair mascara, it can be purchased through Nordstroms or Saks Fifth Avenue.
If you would like to buy Aveda hair mascara you can find out more about where to buy the product through the Internet. To locate the closest Aveda concept salon that carries the Aveda hair mascaras you can go to the locations area of the Aveda web site and look for a salon or concept salon that carries the products in your area.
The Internet based Hair Care Market currently carries the complete line of Schwarzkofp hair mascaras.