Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2X – Volume & Curl (Waterproof) – Review

Hi everyone!

If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I have a REALLY hard time finding a mascara that does not give me raccoon eyes. And the few that do usually flake on me. Three years ago I tried the Holika Holika Magic Pole Waterproof Mascara and fell in love with it right away. It NEVER raccooned or flaked on me and has been my holy grail mascara ever since.

When I repurchased it earlier this year I noticed that the one I used to buy wasn’t available, they had this Magic Pole Mascara 2X instead. So I checked on Holika Holika‘s site and it seems that this is it now. So I bought the Volume & Curl (Waterproof) version like I used to with the other one. Is this new version as good as the old one? Let’s find out…

Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2X Volume & Curl Waterproof

The packaging is still triangle shaped, but the colour is darker.

Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2X Volume & Curl Waterproof

Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2X Volume & Curl Waterproof

The wand is still the same with a huge ball on the end. This one has some fibres in it that the previous version didn’t have. I know the Long & Curl version has fibres since I used it previously (and that’s what they usually use in lengthening mascaras), but I was not expecting fibres in this one.

Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2X Volume & Curl Waterproof

Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2X Volume & Curl Waterproof

The effect is the same as before and I love the end result.

Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2X Volume & Curl Waterproof

Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2X Volume & Curl Waterproof

Now for the big question: did it give me raccoon eyes??? Here I am seven hours later…

Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2X Volume & Curl Waterproof

Nope, but hello flakes! 🙁 I even get flakes ABOVE my lashes. WTF?!?

In all fairness I don’t apply this much mascara on a daily basis. I’ll usually do one full coat on my upper lashes, then a semi second coat at the tips, but I never coat my bottom lashes. That being said, I still always get some flaking during the day – even above my crease. And some days it’s worse on the top than the bottom, how weird.

Removal is not quite the same as before either – it pretty much all comes off with my eau micéllaire (as opposed to before when I needed water).

I didn’t even bother doing a waterproof test this time, I’m just so bummed that they replaced my holy grail mascara. 🙁

I bought this on RoseRoseShop on sale for $7.79 USD (reg. $9.73).

What product did you love that was replaced with a not-as-good new version?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.
  • Oh jeez, that is so disappointing! 🙁

    Also, what a weird ass wand! Although that packaging for the box is pretty badass!

    • When I first started using it there was a bit of a learning curve with the wand. I almost always get some on my lids too cause it’s just clunky to use, lol!
      So bummed though. 🙁

  • ah so sad they don’t make the one you like anymore. i HATE that. why can’t they just keep the good things around, you know?

    • I don’t see why they can’t have both versions. I did find the old version on other sites, but it’s expensive… I may still buy it, we’ll see.