Review: Eye of Horus Natural Mascara

20 March 2013

Okay, so I won't even try to do a "humble brag" and just say this upfront: I love my eyes. I love its shape, I love that I have long and thick eyelashes, and I love my eyebrows' arch. There is only one problem that stops me from flaunting it for all the world to see (ha ha): I need to wear eyeglasses. All. The. Time. I am practically blind without it; I cannot go out without my glasses because doing so would lead to many accidents as going without my trusted pair is like watching a 3D movie without 3D glasses on - pointless and dizzying. I have contacts but they're frakking expensive and I'm not used to wearing them that often. I'm too paranoid that I'd roll my eyes a little too much and they'd end up inside my body LOL.

That's not to say I have stopped my quest for great products to prettify these peepers, though. I love looking for nice eye products and learning eye makeup techniques because who knows, I might suddenly decide to join the lottery and instantly win and then I can buy myself a brand new pair of perfect eyeballs. ^_^

One great product I've tried recently is the Eye of Horus Natural Mascara. I've already heard and read lots of good things about this mascara so I was thrilled to be asked to write what I think about it. This was sent to me by the Glamourbox team but rest assured that this is an honest and unbiased review.

Eye of Horus mascara strengthens and lengthens for ultimate Goddess lashes. Naturally formulated in the style of the ancient Egyptians with plant based ingredients. Designed to accentuate and enhance the natural beauty of your lashes.

It comes in a simple black box with gold details and the tag-line is "Awaken the goddess within." Very Cleopatra-ish, yes? Gorgeous, I love it.

This mascara is perfect for those with sensitive skin and fine, brittle lashes. Remember how in those old period movies the Egyptians always had eye makeup on? They didn't have cosmetics back then, that's for sure, so what they used were natural waxes and oils. Basically, Eye of Horus used the same principle as basis for their eye makeup range.

The brush is flexible and thin. I was expecting to be disappointed with the pay-off at first because the bristles don't seem able to pack a lot of product but it turned out that this brush carried just the perfect amount as it didn't clump upon application unlike other mascaras I've tried!

Here are some photos to further demonstrate the effects of the Eye of Horus Natural Mascara on me. Please note that aside from the watermark I didn't do any other adjustments to these pictures.

with one coat of Eye of Horus Natural Mascara, no eyelash curlers used
Another look
Did you notice how my lashes looked considerably thicker and more defined without looking unnatural? I've been wearing it every day and I just love how it doesn't irritate my eyes, nor smudge, nor clump. Alas, I haven't tested yet if it will smudge or not if I cry but I will definitely update this post if I do.

Last Monday I put my mascara on at around 6 am. I got home a little past eight in the evening looking and feeling tired as hell but I still managed to take this photo to see how the Eye of Horus Natural Mascara held up.

More than 12 hours and it still looks great!
Just for fun, I tried my eyeglasses on while preparing the photos for this review just to see if it will have any "magical effect" on me. Look! Now, if mascara stays put like that for that long, then it should be difficult to remove, right? Wrong. For a waterproof mascara, it's actually very easy to wash away using warm water, no need to tug on your skin. Amazing!

Looking like a total doofus while my sister was in the background counting lizards(?)
I wouldn't mind using eye makeup even when I have glasses on if the product I'll use is as good as this. The many accolades the Eye of Horus has received from bloggers and editors from other countries are very well-deserved and it has now earned a permanent spot in my makeup kit! At P980, The Eye of Horus Natural Mascara is a great product and I highly recommend it. You may get yours by going here.

Thanks for letting me try this product, Glamourbox team! 'Til my next beauty review, everyone! I guess that's what's great about this blog, you never know what to expect to read next ;)


  1. You had me at Horus. I'm crazy about anything that has to do with Ancient Egypt (even if it's just a catchy name). I love how natural it looks.

  2. I like the brush! :D I'd buy it for sure if it's in stores here!!


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