Review: FAKE OUT! Organic Wear Mascara | Physicians Formula

You may know me as a high maintenance lash girl and for the most part you’d be right. But for the casual trip to the grocery store, I don’t need the full arsenal and thus came this mascara. The full flashing fuchsia and lime green packaging may be a little jarring but it worked and caught my attention when I was browsing through the list for a washable, easy on the eyes lash enhancing mascara. Even better? The 100% natural origin label sold me right then and there.

Brand: Physicians Formula
Product: Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara
Variation: Regular, Fake Out (both washable)
Colour: Black
Size: 7.5grams
Price: $10USD
Details: 100% natural origin ingredients, 70% organic, extension fibers, no parabens, no harsh chemicals, no synthetic dyes
Availability: Drugstores nationwide
Would I repurchase: No

The Organic Wear Fake Out mascara comes in one bright bold chrome finished tube with a stylish curved design, the cap embossed with a leaf design to reflect its natural origins. The tube itself is flat but the kitschy design does make this larger than most mascaras and thus a little hard to fit into a small makeup bag.

The wand is very large, with a football curved shape and composes of a thick inner wand with varying lengths of rubber bristles. In physique it seems to be a close cousin of the Covergirl Lash Blast which, due to its large size, ended up as the deciding factor in the love/hate relationship.

From the ingredients list, this looks to be a very wax heavy product which results in a thicker, almost creamy feeling mascara that coats the lashes easily. The rubber bristles did a great job at gently detangling my lashes while I piled on the coats however it certainly wasn’t as smooth as I would have liked.

Frankly, I’ve seen some nice looking fake outs from this mascara (here and here) but it seems to fall short on my lashes. As this is a washable mascara (and only waterproof products can hold my curl), I am not rating this on the curl factor but even looking at volume and length alone, this turned out to be a rather average product. And the lash extending fibers? Not a single one in sight as far as I could see.

Wear time was a mediocre 2-3hours before I noticed significant smudging that required a little clean up and slight flaking followed suit towards mid-day which again required touch ups.

On the brighter side, I did find this Fake Out mascara to leave my lashes soft and comfortable all day and even with the copious layering that I am known to do, the finish remained touchable and natural.


Thoroughly not impressed by the Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out Mascara and its effect on my lashes. Sure I may not have the easiest lashes to work with but this couldn’t even hold out on the none smudging, none flaking claims. Ideally this would be better suited for those who already have naturally curled medium density lashes who are just looking to darken and thicken with a bit of mascara. I love the idea of a natural mascara especially since it’s something I wear often but thus far, none have hit the mark. Let’s move on.


INGREDIENTS: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Glycerin (Organic) (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Beeswax (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Tapioca Starch (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Stearic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Ceiba Pentandra Fiber Powder, Nylon (10/10), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract (Ingredients from Organic Farming), Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Water, Glyceryl Caprylate, Leuconostoc Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Iron Oxides (May Contain), Titanium Dioxide

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