I’d been looking for a purple or violet mascara for a while, without much luck, and after trying Almay’s “Black Plum” which was disappointing, I managed to find NYX Colour Mascara in Purple at my local Farmers store.
The purple colour-coded tube has a standard mascara wand that is not oversized or fluffy, but rather like a regular spoolie. The formula of the mascara doesn’t clump or flake, and it easily coats each individual lash, although it doesn’t add any length or volume to lashes. If you want length or volume, leave each coat of mascara to dry before adding another coat. The colour was exactly what I was looking for; a bright, vibrant purple. I have naturally quite dark eyelashes, so I had to layer quite a few coats before the colour showed up as a vibrant purple. The nice thing about this mascara is that it washes off easily at the end of the day, with a regular foaming cleanser. Using an oil cleanser or make-up remover wasn’t really necessary prior to cleansing.
It really is a great, affordable coloured mascara that I would definitely consider repurchasing. I haven’t come across any other purple-coloured mascaras that really do deliver a true purple or violet colour once applied to the lashes.
NYX Colour mascaras are available from selected Farmers stores, and are available in 8 different shades: Brown, Blue, Purple, Forget Me Not (Lavender), Pink Petals (Tea Rose Pink), Coral Reef (Deep Coral), Mint Julep (Mint Green), and Perfect Pear (Pastel Lime Green).