The first thing I noticed is that the tube is huge. That took me by surprise. This is a pretty beefy product compared to your average mascara. It feels and looks like you’re going to be digging around in there for a while before it dries up. As usual with Fenty the product feels high-end with a sleek texture and design. However, I’m personally not a massive fan of the look of the tube as I think it’s a little plain with the black top that fades into the soft pink bottom. Fenty being Fenty I was hoping for something that would break conventions and surprise me but it looks pretty much like every other cylinder mascara. That said, I can’t fault how it feels to hold. It might not look special, but it feels it.
The wand is double sided with a ‘fat’ and a ‘flat’ side each with their own job. Fat is here to help with volume by holding the most product, while flat’s job is to define and curl. When I heard about the wand it sounded fiddly but actually using it it’s incredibly intuitive. Even if I hadn’t heard about fat and flat, it’s pretty clear what each side does best and I found myself using it that way without actually thinking about what I was doing.
Beyond the fat/flat duo it’s also worth mentioning the lovely little point at the end of the wand. My eyes are very deeply set so getting those itty bitty lashes hiding away in the corner can be a bit tough if I don’t want to paint my nose, but with the pointy end I had no trouble getting in there and leaving no lash behind.