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Product Review: Mirenesse Secret Weapon Mascara

Last week, I got a sample of Mirenesse Secret Weapon mascara in a goodie bag. Mirenesse is an Australian cosmetics line that can be difficult to track down in the States; like Imju Fiberwig, Secret Weapon coats lashes rather than painting them.

Using Secret Weapon is a little different than working with traditional mascaras. You're supposed to apply it from the outer lash to the inner lash, jiggling the wand from root to tip. Although the formula is tear-proof, it can be removed with warm water alone—which makes this a good product for frequent travelers, since you don't have to pack separate eye makeup remover.

For the full review, plus before-and-after pictures, just

The first time I used Secret Weapon, I was blown away. Just one coat made my eyelashes look longer and curled—as though I was wearing false lashes, but without the fakeness. It wasn't quite as dramatic as wearing eyelash extensions, but my eyes looked positively doe-like. And somehow, it made me look as though I'd applied eyeliner, too. The benefits lasted throughout a day of picnicking and chasing a toddler around a park. I didn't have any clumps to deal with, and better yet, it didn't flake or rub off.

Take a look at this before-and-after shot; I used the mascara on top lashes only, with one coat:

At $27 for a tube, Secret Weapon isn't cheap, but you can order a free sample (plus $2 for shipping) to try it out. Plus, I just found this deal, which shaves $10 off the price of the "Super Long" variety. I'm a big fan, and considering you can try this stuff for next to nothing, why not give it a whirl?


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rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
tried the mirenesse today...i think i like it better than clinique, comes off more easily than clinique long wearin mascara and gives great definition
blob blob 8 years
Sorry, but this mascara is CRAP! Save your money and buy Maybelline in the pink tube or spend some money and buy Dior or Lancome mascara.
rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
i forgot to mention tht u can take it (clinique long wearing mascara) off with warm water!
rumpel2 rumpel2 8 years
I got a sample of the new clinique long wearin mascara...its great...gives u long curled lashes and wont wear off for upto 12 hours...and doesnt feel clumpy either...i hv tried maybelline, clarins, lancome hypnose and diorshow and i liked this one the best and tht too with the first stroke of the brush...get ur free sample today!
BelleRose BelleRose 8 years
I Just ordered the free mini...thanks Bella :)
subhuman-error subhuman-error 8 years
Thanks for the ten dollars off tip, bella! I just order the mascara and I'm super excited to try it out!
estrela estrela 8 years
Mirenesse is offering free Full Size products of some of their products including their Super Long Mascara. You have to pay $8.95 for shipping. http://www.mirenesse.com/catalogue/c7/c36 Check it out!
Advah Advah 8 years
So I ordered it last week (postage was damn expensive!) and received it on Saturday. I have to say I'm really impressed, it's working pretty well! And the 'peeling off' part of it is a lot of fun, too. :P I just wish the mascara was slightly more liquid, it makes it a bit difficult to properly coat the lashes. Thanks for the info, Bella!
pixiedust2 pixiedust2 8 years
Ok, disregard my last comment. Apparently HSN has discontinued the line (along with several other beauty brands). I checked the website and there is NO Mirenesse to be found. I guess since Sephora came in they've kicked a few brands to the curb. Sorry!
pixiedust2 pixiedust2 8 years
HSN.com sells Mirenesse, so always check there first. There prices are much better than ordering from the Mirenesse website, and they offer kits so you can try more products from the line.
Daisie Daisie 8 years
Thanks for the tip! Grabbing the sample now!
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 8 years
Bella, you have really pretty eyes.
vanilla19 vanilla19 8 years
cool! I'm getting a free sample.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
what a strange way of applying mascara but the results look nice thou! but you start off with lotsa lashes already..
katel katel 8 years
I tried to order it online but the website seems to be messed up. I keep getting an error message. Do you know anywhere else I can order it? Amazon.com is out of stock...
kimmebug kimmebug 8 years
I HATE FIBERWIG! It's terrible. If you don't have full, thick lashes already then DO NOT try it!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
Maybe you're pregnant, Bella. :) Or just drinking more water than usual? You have pretty, wispy lashes! I've been wanting to try the Fiberwig mascara, but since this is so cheap (for the full-size "sample"), I'll try this first!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
I have to add that last night, Mr. Bella said, "You look really pretty. Did you do something different?" I wasn't wearing any makeup except this. Heh!
emalove emalove 8 years
Sounds nice!
bastille_75 bastille_75 8 years
I've gotta try this!!! I'm gonna get one for my sister and one for me :-)
mamalizzie mamalizzie 8 years
Oh, I'm so glad you're giving this mascara the good rep it deserves ... has been my HG mascara for a couple of years now, and like it even better than BLINC Kiss Me mascara (which is a close second though) ... Tis a FIVE STAR product for sure!
estrela estrela 8 years
I'M GONNA HAVE TO TRY THIS!
londongirl13 londongirl13 8 years
I just ordered my free sample! Thanks Bella!
prblms4loki prblms4loki 8 years
Right now you can get a full sized sample for 8.95 plus $5 shipping on their website. They're offering it for free with $8.95 S/H and then they're adding on another $5 for S/H again. But the total comes to $14 for a full-size mascara!
ur_momm ur_momm 8 years
im ordering the sample right now!!!
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