The W3ll People Expressionist mascara has received so much hype over the years, I’m not sure why I waited so long to try it!
It’s in a sleek metal tube and has a football shaped plastic applicator. This is probably my favorite part of it! Because of the way the bristles are shaped, it easily maneuver around the inner and outer corners of the eyes without bumping the wand into the brow bone or cheeks. This wand does a great job separating the lashes and leaving them clump free and defined. Also, even though it’s a plastic bristle brush, it doesn’t flex as much as some wands in this style. It’s always a major pet peeve of mine when wands are too wiggly; it just leaves more room to make messes! I want control while I’m applying my mascara, so the Expressionist Pro checks that box for me.
The formula is a nice rich black, and I find it to be a hint volumizing. It’s definitely a formula that adds more length and definition compared to volume though. As far as the wear, sadly it smudges on me even after I’ve set around my eyes with powder. It’s not as much as some of the formulas I’ve tried, however it’s within a short amount of time after I’ve applied it. If you don’t have issues with smudging normally, this is a fantastic mascara!
*Now sold in most Target stores