It’s always fun for us on Beauty Info Zone to discover a new to us makeup brand like the Christopher Drummond brand. The Christopher Drummond line believes in simple, natural luxury. The main word here is natural since the line contains products that are all natural, organic, and cruelty free. The company prefers when products can be vegan but that’s not always possible to accomplish. Here are the highlights of the brand:
- All natural, organic-based and cruelty free
- Effective and protective
- Non-drying to the skin
- Free of irritants
- Simple to use
- Value driven
- Perfect for all colors and skin types
- Our makeup is NOT micronized and does not contain nano-particles
He has worked with many of the top stars like Jennifer Lopez, Brooke Shields, Halle Berry, and Kerry Washington to name a few.
Two of the products I was sent to review were his Mascara and a black eyeliner pencil that comes with the mascara. I received this as a set called Wish in a Wink that is sold on Open Sky for $19. It’s also available on the Drummond site but priced a little differently with the mascara costing $24 but it comes with the eyeliner pencil free and free shipping.
What I find interesting about this mascara is that it wasn’t an instant like for me. This one had to grow on me. It’s not the first mascara though that I didn’t gravitate to instantly and it won’t be the last (Chanel Inimitable was one I felt this way about). I’ve learned over the years that as long as a mascara doesn’t smudge on me that there’s hope. So I gave this time. At first I used it once a week, usually on a low maintenance day. I wanted to see if it had “matured”. After about 5 weeks I realized that this mascara was ready for prime time!!
Here’s what I like about the mascara now – it never smudges, it’s long lasting and it doesn’t clump. While it’s supposed to be a volumizing mascara, I haven’t found that but that doesn’t mean it won’t as it continues to mature. At this moment I find that it gives me some beautiful extra length. My lashes don’t feel stiff which I attribute to the ingredients (seaweed protein and algae extract) that keep my lashes conditioned. Another thing I like is that it’s a good layering mascara. Since I don’t get much volume, I can layer it with a mascara that does that job. I usually start with the volume mascara and top it with Christopher Drummond Beauty Mascara to get that length.
The black pencil ($16 individually) isn’t terribly unusual but it’s a great pencil since it’s very smooth and applies easily. This is another product that I don’t get smudging from. In the Wish in a Wink set it’s called the Beauty Enduring Eyeliner pencil while on the CD site it’s just called eyeliner. It’s a very dark black and is great to make your lashline smoldering before you add the mascara.
Whether you get the set at Christopher Drummond’s website or Open Sky the price is basically the same. I like that it comes in the see through makeup bag at Open Sky, especially if you were using it for travel or a gift. My only caveat is that you might find that the mascara doesn’t impress you from day one. I started my “3 months” from the time I started using it regularly which might be cheating a little. If it seems too dry at 2 months though I’ll know that it’s time is up.
And there’s the proof. I wasn’t as careful with my eyeliner as I should have been but you can see that it’s a deep black and that I get length with my Wish in a Wink set. I’m glad I gave it time to grow up!! Have you tried anything from Christopher Drummond? — Marcia
*sent for editorial consideration
ingredients for mascara (contains beeswax)
Aqua, Steric Acid, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera, Silica, Nylon-12, Glyceryl Mono Stearate, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cellulose, Algae Extract, Hydrolyzed Algae Extract, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Lecithin, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Magnesium Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol.