An even layer of mascara that gives you longer, fuller, healthier looking lashes is possible with the right brush and formula. Half of the hunt for the best mascara is finding that perfect mascara wand; a wand that gives you exactly what you want. Spinlash is a brand new beauty tool from Akasha that claims to be that wand. It is the first battery operated mascara wand that applies for you with a rotating brush.
As a low maintenance girl, new beauty products and tools that can get the job done better, faster and multitask a little are always my favorites. So, when I saw an ad for a battery operated mascara wand that is supposed to get the job done better than my years in the making, hand applied technique, I knew I had to try the Spinlash. After all, I could never go back to my old tooth scrubbing days when I have been using a battery operated brush for years.
The Spinlash is a battery powered, rotating mascara wand that can be used with any brand of mascara or with the mascara that is free with purchase. The brush is attached to a flexible wand that is very sensitive to pressure as it rotates and covers your eyelashes in an even coat of mascara. A straight, medium bristle brush is controlled by two buttons on the wand. Forward and reverse buttons control the direction that the brush rotates, forward for the top lashes and reverse for the lower lashes. In addition to the wand, your purchase also comes with a tube of mascara for you to use.
For the most part the Spinlash works fine, but it does have its issues and in the long run I did not see its worth. Till now I was under the impression that the brush you were using was partially responsible for the results you got on your eyelashes. After all, every season beauty companies not only emphasize a new and improved formula, but sell tout a newly designed mascara brush that is supposed to help you get your lashes looking exactly the way you want. The Spinlash promises all the same things as the other mascara brushes, but the brush design is no better than the average brush that you can buy in bulk at the beauty store. The only difference the Spinlash offers is a continuous application of mascara as the wand rotates using every bristle.
In the end, I didn’t think the use of the Spinlash to apply my mascara was any easier, quicker or convenient. In fact, it was more tedious and time consuming. You need to apply just the right amount of pressure to your lashes with your eyes, too much will stop the wand and you will have to turn it off and then back on to continue. Applying the mascara itself was kind of awkward. It takes a little getting used to and it was a while before I was comfortable with the spinning enough to keep my eyes open and actually see what I was doing. Finally, if you opt to use your own mascara formula you will need to clean the brush after each step, something you would not have to worry about when you buy a regular tube of mascara.
Buying a Spinlash is not going to break the bank ($15, spinlash.com), but it certainly isn’t a must have beauty product. Save your money and apply your mascara yourself, not everything is meant to be battery operated.