review pupa vamp mascara

I love the way false lashes make your eyes stand out, but I don’t have the patience to use them every day. Instead, I’m always on the lookout for a mascara that delivers that dramatic, “false lashes” look without the hassle.

It’s not an easy search. A lot of volumizing mascaras either don’t work, or add volume by clumping lashes together, or do work but are terribly expensive. *sighs*

I was about to give up hope, when I stumbled onto Pupa Vamp! Mascara. It’s my new HG. Here’s why:

What’s In Pupa Vamp! Mascara?

Like most mascaras, Pupa Vamp! Mascara is made up:

  • Pigments: Iron oxides give it its intense black hue.
  • Waxes: Beeswax and ozokerite make it smudgeproof and waterproof
  • Glyceryl Stearate: It makes sure the mascara is easy to wash off


Pupa Vamp! Mascara comes in 7 shades, from the classic black, to a more softer brown for daytime wear to playful blue, green and purple hues that add a summery pop of colour to your look.

I use the black variant. It’s a true and intense black.


Creamy and dense.


Intense. One coat is all you need.

Staying Power

Once on, the mascara just doesn’t budge. It doesn’t flake nor smudge and stays put from morning till night.


It has a hourglass-shaped wand, which easily reaches even the tiniest of lashes.

Performance & Personal Opinion

Pupa Vamp! Mascara has a creamy and dense formula that doesn’t weight lashes down.

One coat is enough to provide incredible length and quite a big of volume. The wand is also great at separating lashes.

As a result, lashes look defined, thicker and a lot longer. The mascara starts clumping a bit when you add a second coat but I rarely do that anyway as one is more than enough to give my lashes the dramatic look I want.

If my lashes look a bit clumped together in the swatch below, it’s not the mascara’s fault, but of my very poor skills at applying it. Still, in real life, they look well-defined and dramatic. In fact, I love the effect so much I can’t stop looking at them in the mirror lol.

FYI, don’t let all the blackness fool you. This mascara is super easy to remove. The only thing this mascara doesn’t do is curl lashes, but then it doesn’t promise to.

Who Is This For?

Anyone who wants lots and lots of volume and that fake lashes look.

Who Is This Not For?

Anyone who wants a subtle mascara for daywear.


Pupa Vamp! Mascara comes in a shiny silver tube that’s ticker at the top and thinner at the bottom.

Does Pupa Vamp! Mascara Live Up To The Hype?

Exaggerated lashes, with oversize volume. Yes, yes, yes!
Get thick, full, super dense lashes with the dramatic look of false lashes, without the bother of wearing them. Yes. This time it’s not a hyped up claim. It really delivers.
Texture is creamy, with a restructuring effect, and the sinuous wand, with soft, dense bristles was created by Pupa to pick up maximum product quantity and immediately release it generously and homogenously on lashes.  Again, true!

Price & Availability

£18.00 at Look Fantastic

Do You Need It?

If you want the false lashes look without the hassle, hell yeah!

Dupes & Alternatives

Have you tried Pupa Vamp! Mascara? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


Aqua (Water), Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Synthetic Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Acacia Senegal Gum, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Polybutene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ozokerite, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glycerin, Stearyl Stearate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyester-11, Cellulose, PVP, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Talc, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77266 (Nano) (Black 2)