Nars Climax Mascara Review

It is no secret that I am a NARS diehard. There is just something so classic and refined about NARS. Each product is so thoroughly thought out and delivered with such elegance, that it is such an easy brand to love.

So, when I heard that a brand new mascara was dropping – I had to have it in my hot little hands. I haven’t met a NARS product that I didn’t love, so it is safe to say my expectations were pretty high.

Introducing Nars Climax – Nars always does have cheeky product names.


What does NARS Climax promise?

Don’t stop. Keep going. Reach your climax with explosive volume. Exclusive ribbed bristles load up with whipped, blackened pigments for hardcore lift and a softcore feel, all with a featherweight touch. Its Lash Moisture Complex goes all the way—from roots to tips and back again—for buildable intensity without clumping or smudging. Just the way you like it.

Does Climax deliver?

Firstly, that packaging – just look at it. It is somehow so simple yet complex, all at the same time. That shiny shiny red, and the beautiful but very sexual aesthetic is certainly eye-catching. It is quite removed from Nars’ iconic soft touch black compacts. But, with that being said, it has got to be the best mascara packaging I’ve ever seen.

At first glance, the big thick fluffy brush looks very promising, but these types of brushes tend to be a little tricky to work with. After a few uses, I can report that the wand was easy to maneuver and there was very little mess to clean up.

The formula is really light and has almost a whipped consistency. You can layer this mascara until your little heart’s content and there will be no clumping in sight – now that is something truly special.

This bad boy lengthens and curls. And boy, does it curl! Never have I witnessed such an instant curling transformation, and not only that, but it lasts. My lashes were still sky high hours and hours later.

My lashes are left jet black, weightless, feathery, long and oh-so curled. Despite the result, I somehow feel like my lashes still have a natural look to them without being overdone – which I love. No clumpy spider legs in sight.

Over the day there was no transferring, nor was there any flaking. However, one day my eyes were quite watery from the wind, and the mascara did smudge. But what non-waterproof formula wouldn’t? The mascara was very easily removed with a cleansing balm, without the dreaded panda-eye.

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My overall thoughts on Nars Climax

In summary, it is love. Climax gives me the results that I so desire in a mascara. My lashes are lifted, fluffy, defined, lengthened and curled but without looking too over the top. Nars have gotten it so very right with this formula.  I personally cannot fault it.

If you prefer something really dramatic with crazy volume, you probably aren’t going to love this as much as I do.


Nars is classed as a high-end brand, so the price point is usually a little hard to swallow. But I am really happy to report that this sleek red mascara of my dreams retails for $35. To put that into perspective most ‘drugstore‘ mascaras retail between $15-$30, while high-end mascaras generally start at the $40 mark.

NARS CLIMAX will be available from Mecca Maxima, Mecca Cosmetica and online from August 28th.

Is this shiny red beauty going to make its way into your collection?


Speak soon,


Camille x


  1. August 19, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    This sounds like a great mascara! The red packaging is different and cool <3

    • onabeautybender
      August 19, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      I’ve really really been enjoying it. Best everyday mascara I’ve come across in a long time x

  2. August 20, 2018 / 9:54 am

    Ooooohh this sounds like a winner!! I may see if I can pick it up overseas!!! Your lashes look amazing!

    Mel xx || Loads of Lifestyle

    • onabeautybender
      August 20, 2018 / 11:21 am

      Thanks Mel – It certainly lived up to my high expectations. x

  3. August 20, 2018 / 11:34 am

    You’ve completely sold me on this lovely, I’m putting my order in ASAP! x

    • onabeautybender
      August 20, 2018 / 3:35 pm

      I hope you love it like I do, Em. It drops on the 28th x

    • onabeautybender
      August 21, 2018 / 7:43 am

      It an all-rounder without looking too heavy or thick.

  4. Luisa
    August 28, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    Well if I ever get these ext off I will be hooking up with this baby for sure

    • onabeautybender
      August 29, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Perfect everyday mascara 🙂

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