Mark this date in your diary: April 18. Why? Because that’s when Smashbox SuperFan Fanned-Out Mascara (£17.50) goes on sale – and you’re going to want to get your hands on this one. Why? Because it does exactly what it says on the tin.
The idea behind Smashbox SuperFan is that it gives you fanned-out lashes without the faff. It has a 360° precision brush which has two sets of bristles – firm bristles to load lashes with formula, plus soft comb bristles which can reach, grab and style the teeny lashes you never knew you had. It lengthens and lifts the lashes and promises 12 hours’ wear without clumping, smudging, flaking or heaviness.
Billed as a lengthening mascara, Smashbox SuperFan actually does a great job of boosting the volume and giving the lashes a lift – as well as lengthening them.
I love this mascara. The panoramic fanned-out effect is so easy to achieve, thanks to the cleverly designed brush and the fact that you can build up layers without appearing to overload the lashes, or having any clumping going on. I loved how quickly I could create the look I wanted, and how intensely black my lashes looked for many hours after application. In fact, I wondered if I was going to be able to remove it with my normal micellar water at the end of the evening – but it came off without too much more rubbing than usual.
Reckon it’s safe to say that I’m a Smashbox SuperFan SuperFan!
Update (May 2018): I’m afraid this mascara began acting clumpy a couple of weeks after I wrote this review. I’d say that it’s still a great mascara, but once the clumping starts, it is more difficult to use.