Catrice is a popular German drugstore makeup brand. In France you can only find it in big cities so for me it’s not available here but whenever we are in the Netherlands I always buy something from Catrice. This time I couldn’t resist for a new mascara: Catrice Better Than False Lashes Ultra Black.

 

 

 

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Catrice Better Than False Lashes Ultra Black: Product Description

The Better than False Lashes Mascara offers dramatic volume, sensational length and extreme curl – better than false lashes! And it’s so much easier to apply: the unique triple-volume brush captures each individual lash for a maximum “false lash effect”. A stunning look is guaranteed! Ophthalmologically tested. Also available in Black and Waterproof.

The packaging is very shiny so it’s really hard to capture it on the photo. The design is nice, it looks stylish. The bottle is huge! There is 12ml/0.40 fl.oz. of product in it.

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The brush is as huge as the packaging itself. Frankly, this might be the biggest mascara brush I’ve ever used! It has a classic shape, the bristles are standard (no silicone ones).

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Catrice Better Than False Lashes Ultra Black: My Opinion.

The color is supposed to be “ultra black with diamond powder” but to me it just is black. I don’t see any significant difference between Catrice Better Than False Lashes Ultra Black and other mascaras that I own. As I mentioned above, the brush is huge! So it’s really hard to apply the mascara on the lashes and keep the area around them clean…I always mess up. Catrice Better Than False Lashes Ultra Black Mascara should give you volume. Normally I prefer the lengthening mascaras but in this case, I’m ok with volume. The effect that it gives is amazing: the lashes are longer, fuller and separated – exactly what I really love about mascaras! Also, it stays where you apply it, it doesn’t leave traces or smudge, nothing like that. I even tested it in the hard conditions: it stays perfectly in shape even when I do sports and in the sauna! So that’s great. If you like bigger brushes, this mascara will be perfect for you. If you don’t, I still advise you to try it out as this is a great budget mascara!

Overall Note: A-.

Now let’s switch on to the photos. The effect is great! Wow, are my lashes really this long? Haha.

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You can see that I messed up a bit while applying this mascara. And I have to be really careful, otherwise I am applying it all over the eyelids! This is all because of its huge brush.

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Also it curls the lashes pretty well! They will stay like this during the whole day. The effect is even better if you use an eyelash curler before applying it! Here I just applied Catrice Better Than False Lashes Ultra Black Mascara.

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What is your favorite drugstore mascara?