Clarins SOS Lashes Serum Mascara Review

Clarins review: Clarins SOS Lashes Serum Mascara

Thanks to a whole host of TikTokers documenting their lash growth journey, lash serums are officially trending – and rightly so. They help your lashes feel and look good by unveiling long, strong and healthy eyelashes, even without a swipe of your most trustworthy mascara.

Thankfully, Clarins were ahead of the game, predicting the rise of lash serums before the rest of us, so now all loyal Clarins customers can experience our very own TikTok-worthy lash journey with the new-for-2022 Clarins SOS Lashes Serum Mascara.


The Most Important Thing About The Clarins SOS Lash Serum Is…

It’s got a 2-in-1 formula; you can use it on its own as a natural-looking, subtly-tinted mascara, or you can use it as a lash primer for your go-to mascara.

With each wear, the Clarins SOS Lashes Serum Mascara will protect, strengthen and enhance your natural lashes whilst limiting lash loss. After 4 weeks, your lashes will be conditioned, nourished and stronger, all while looking visibly thicker, fuller and longer.

Clarins SOS Lash Serum Review

What Does It Look Like On?

The SOS Lash Serum has a soft caramel colour, so I was expecting it to make my lashes look paler; it doesn’t. It enhances the colour of your natural lashes. For me, it turns mine from dark brown to black, just like mascara. It adds length, volume and lifts too, so I’d happily wear it on its own as a daytime mascara, especially as it adds definition and lift to my lashes – you can see my before and after picture below, which shows my natural lashes and alongside my lashes wearing the serum (note: I normally use an eyelash curler, but didn’t for this photo).

If you want more drama, I’d recommend curling your lashes first and following up with your go-to mascara after using this as a primer. However, it’s only recommended that you use it as a primer for brown or black mascara to avoid affecting the finish of coloured mascaras.

Clarins Lash Serum before and after photo

You Will Love This If…

If you want your makeup to do more than just beautify, you’ll love the SOS Lash Serum by Clarins. Its primary goal is to care for and condition your lashes to look better naturally and feel stronger and thicker.

Everyone can benefit from its lash-strengthening properties, but, if you’re struggling with thin lashes and lash fallout, this will be particularly great for you.


Hero Ingredients:

Made using 94% natural origin ingredients, Clarins’ plant-powered lash serum might fall under the category of makeup, but it boasts a 96% skincare formula, so you know it’s going to be kind to your eyelashes.

The star ingredients are organic castor oil, which will condition and protect lashes, whilst organic oat sugars create a natural curve effect. It’s also powered by Clarins’ lash boosting complex, which promotes longer, fuller and thicker-looking lashes.


What Does It Feel Like?

Featherlight! It has quite a runny liquid texture that coats the built-in spoolie and your lashes. Once it’s combed through your eyelashes, it clings to them and doesn’t feel wet or like it’ll rub off. It has a softer finish to mascara and feels lighter than many mascaras. You could easily forget you had it on.

Lash Serum Review: Clarins SOS Lashes Serum Mascara

What Does It Smell Like?

The SOS Lash Serum has a slightly chemical scent, but that is not noticeable as you apply it.


What’s Special About The Design?

The Clarins SOS Lashes Serum Mascara has a sleek and simple design – perfect for popping into your makeup or travel bag for when you want an understated, pared-back look.


How Do You Use It?

You use the Clarins SOS Lash Serum just like you would a mascara; wiggle it upward and outwards to lift your top set of lashes, before bruising through the bottom set if you’d like to. You can use it alone for a natural take on mascara or use it as a primer before the rest of your makeup routine. You can also use it as an overnight treatment; apply five to ten swipes for the best results.


Discover The Lash Serum In More Detail…

Keen to find out more about the Clarins Lash Serum? Myself and three other Team Escentual members have committed to putting it to the test for one month. Watch along to find out why we wanted to try it and check back soon for our 30-day review…


Why We’re Excited About The SOS Lashes Serum Mascara:


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