Mascaras are a must-have item in every make-up kit. Doesn’t matter if you’re working with heavy make-up or going au naturel, a mascara will help highlight your eyes and make them look fresh. On my last make-up haul, I got my hands on this amazing new mascara by Givenchy, recommended by the experts (my awesome cousin sisters).

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The mascara comes with a unique brush and is available in a mini size as well as a larger 0.28 oz pack. The normal mascara comes in the shades of black satin and brown satin, while the waterproof one comes in black velvet and purple velvet. The 4 in 1 name stems from the fact that it aims to create intense volume, strong curl, infinite length, and complete lash care. It is formulated with Givenchy’s exclusive Lash Booster Expert Complex that provides nutrition, revitalization, fortification, and protection. As Sephora was all out of the regular one, I ended up buying the waterproof version.

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I bought the waterproof black velvet mascara, which really does make the lashes appear volumized, curled, and lengthened, while providing great surface shine. The wand allows for precision during application and the colour doesn’t fade away, so you can wear it all day long. However, I would completely recommend against buying the waterproof one as it tends to clump a lot and is a pain to remove. Waterproof mascaras shouldn’t be worn regularly either way, as they can make you lose your eyelashes during make-up removal.

Rating: 3.5/5 (only because it’s the waterproof version).

Final verdict: At the price of approx. Rs. 2,160 (for the larger pack), the product is a bit expensive, but totally worth it. Get the regular mascara, NOT the waterproof version. Start out with a mini pack, in the shade of black (always the safest option), so you can try it out before fully committing to it. Also, it has a nifty, one-of-a-kind wand, so why not give it a shot?