With a name like Bionic, I was expecting something dramatic. On initially trying it I was confused about the choice of the adjective as this added colour and some definition but little else. The wand has an almost retro feel; the brush is quite long and narrow with no shaping apart from at the very tip. When I first opened the tube the mascara was soft and fluid but not runny. It layered without clumping but didn't add length or volume no matter how much I apply. Now that it has dried a little, 'bionic' is a more appropriate. The formula is still soft but the fibres are more obvious and it does provide a more dramatic look, adding volume and a little length, although I also encountered some clumping.
|Use after several weeks of opening|
I'm still not sure that I'm a fan of this mascara. I suspect it will work better for those more blessed in the lashes department than myself. The improvement in the formula after a couple of weeks is something I have encountered before (I think my MUFE Smoky Lash mascara was the same) but it can be a nuisance in terms of deciding whether or not you like the mascara. Certainly Smashbox Bionic hasn't knocked my favourites, Hourglass Film Noir and Max Factor Xperience mascara, off their top spots.
Smashbox Bionic mascara is available from CheapSmells.com and costs £12.95
Disclosure: PR Sample