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Rather than being a completely brand new product, the BBB London Iconic Tubing Mascara is an updated and improved version of one of the brand’s best-sellers. It is their “original mascara, recalibrated”. I have been testing it out. Here’s what you need to know.
What is BBB London Iconic Tubing Mascara?
- Uses Blink’s original Iconic Lash formula
- Updated version features a brand new brush to maximize lengthen and volume
- Flexible molded brush is designed to hug the contour of the eyes
- It has a mixture of long and short bristles to build volume
- A tapered tip can be used to catch even the tiny lashes
- The formula (which is unchanged) contains 3D polymers to wrap the lashes
- It is enriched with Jojoba Wax, Vitamin E and B, to nourish lashes
- Promises 24 hour wear
Before & After Photos
My Review of BBB London Iconic Tubing Mascara
I really wanted to test this mascara because I really love the Blink Brow Bar brand and I’ve never managed to test out the original Iconic Lash Mascara.
Also, I have noticed a huge interest in tubing mascaras, particularly among my Instagram audience.
What is a tubing mascara?
Tubing mascaras are different to regular mascara because, instead of layering on pigment to the lashes, it actually wraps around the lashes in tubes.
You don’t remove it with makeup remover, instead you simply wet the lashes with warm water which encourages the mascara to slide off the lashes in tubes that you then wash down the plughole.
This mascara is nice and easy to apply and the slim wand means neat and precise application. I always manage to get the formula of any mascara I use on my lids, but this one was pretty minimal (for me!).
One coat gives super dark definition with a bit of length, and the second builds on more length and nice natural looking volume.
I think the main thing with this mascara is that it literally doesn’t budge until you want to get it off. I always forget when I am wearing a tubing mascara and try to break it down with my cleansing balm. But that won’t do it.
You basically need to sloosh your eyes with warm water and then gently tease the tubes off the lash. You can do this with your fingertips, but gently wiping with a wet flannel feels a bit less like your pulling your eyelashes out !!
It all comes off beautifully and you are guaranteed no panda eyes the next morning because it’s all gone.
If you want a good mascara that lengthens, volumises and separates, and doesn’t smudge, budge or flake, you can’t really go wrong with the BBB London Iconic Tubing Mascara.
Where to buy it
The BBB London Iconic Tubing Mascara is £ 22 and available now
For other tubing mascara recommendations, check out my Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara and Victoria Beckham Future Lash Mascara reviews.