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I usually begin my articles with a little intro before I continue with the actual review, but today I am going to do it differently. I want you to guess what the product that I am talking about today is, because it’s a peculiar little thing. This is how it landed in my mail box:
And this is what was in it:
Those who speak or understand German can probably guess what it is, but for the rest of you: what is this, and what is it for?
My boyfriend’s first guess was ‘a cooking thing for in the kitchen’ – he is so good with words – and when I told him that it had to do with beauty, he said: ‘something for your eyes.’ And it is. More or less anyway. The Original Wimpernlöffel from Haackensack is an eyelash spoon that facilitates the application of mascara. According to Haackensack the Original Wimpernlöffel allows you to really separate your lashes, with long full lashes with lots of curl as a result. The product promises to double the effect of any mascara. And mascara stains should be history as well. Now those are some promises!
But can this strange little tool really make that much difference? Time to put it to the test. The idea of the Haackensack Original Wimpernlöffel is easy: you just place the edge of the spoon on your lash line behind your lashes and you apply your mascara. Easy peasy. The shape of the spoon perfectly follows the natural curve of my lash line and it almost feels custom-made for me. For the sake of comparing I used the Haackensack Original Wimpernlöffel on just one eye and I have to admit that I didn’t see much difference between both eyes. I didn’t get any extra length or volume, except for maybe a little more curl. That’s probably because the spoon allows you to really pull your lashes up and back without the risk of smudging your mascara. It allows you to work quickly and tidily without having to correct mistakes afterwards.
Bottom line? The Haackensack Original Wimpernlöffel doesn’t really add more length, volume or curl to my lashes, but it does make it easier to apply mascara very precisely from roots to ends without smudging. And that’s what I like about it. Removing mascara stains can be tricky, but with the Haackensack Original Wimpernlöffel you won’t have to anymore. And you can use the spoon for your lower lashes as well, which is great. Do I think that this product is an indispensable beauty must-have? No. It’s just a fun beauty tool. But it’s definitely more than just a toy. It really has a purpose. If you have short lashes that lack curl or if you’re tired of mascara smudges, then this little spoon might be what you need.
The Haackensack Original Wimpernlöffel costs 49 CHF. For more info and tutorials on how to use the lash spoon you can visit the Haackensack website.
Would you use a lash spoon to apply your mascara?