Tom Ford's website description for Extreme Mascara makes some pretty typical, almost boring, claims about how it magnifies eyes and intensifies your look, which is what all mascaras should do. In this case, however, the description and the product's performance are equally boring. That's not to say it doesn't have its positive qualities, it's just that for this price, it should do so much more!
Extreme Mascara applies easily without clumping and provides medium length and volume to lashes. Despite those traits, the result is surprisingly subtle - no one will mistake your lashes for "extreme" anything.
A definite drawback is that this mascara smudges a bit by the end of the day, which makes for an unattractive look. We suggest you pass on Extreme Mascara and choose one of the options on our list of Best Mascaras instead (some cost as little as $3!).
- Applies easily without clumping.
- Adds medium length and volume to lashes.
- Mascara smudges by the end of the day.
- Expensive given its average performance.
Tom Ford is one of the world's hottest fashion designers. Coming to prominence in the mid-1990s, he became Creative Director at Gucci's fashion house, creating his own designer line in 2006 and five years later, followed in the footsteps of other high-fashion houses by launching a line of color cosmetics.
Housed in sleek black packaging with "Tom Ford" stamped in prominent gold-embossed lettering, the makeup certainly looks luxurious, and the pricing is definitely in the haute couture range. There are some great performers among Ford's small but well-edited makeup line, and were happy to say most of the products have minimal or no fragrance. There are a few exceptions which are noted in our individual reviews.
For more information about Tom Ford Beauty, visit www.tomford.com.
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