Calvin Klein One Mascara Review

by Sub Editor Akanksha on April 20, 2014

in B Grade, Calvin Klein, Eye Products, Reviews

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There are some things that absolutely drive me crazy. I believe these are called as pet peeves ?  My problem in life is incorrect grammar and more than that, weird funky spellings. Also people using a space character between a word and a punctuation mark. I mean, this is awkward ! You see what I did there? Plus dnt tok 2 me lyk dis cuz it hrts mah eyes nd mah brainz. I have to read out texts from my 16 year old cousin aloud, because honest to god, I don’t process it. What are your pet peeves ladies? I know clumpy mascara is another common pet peeve!

Do you ladies know the first mascara was a powder that the ladies swept on their eyelashes with a tool that looked much like our toothbrush? You should Google it. Fun history lessons.

For today, I have the CK One mascara that I’ll be talking about. I didn’t know CK was doing cosmetics too!  I got this mascara because I was getting it for free.  The packaging is so classy with a matte finish tube and a minimal black and white colour combo. There is 9.2 ml of mascara in the tube and what makes this fancy is the twisting wand. I hate how I need to squint and get mascara all over my cheek while trying to coat my lower lashes. Maybe I am Shrek but honestly, every single time there are some damn black spots everywhere.

The wand definitely helps a lot to coat lower lashes without any super fancy gizmos. The mascara formula is average. In this new age when mascaras are supposed to be 3D, eye brightening, super pigmented, 24 hour stay and spew rainbows, it’s just average. I still like to use my L’Oreal Voluminous over this one, solely for the formula. It’s a true black, which surprisingly not a lot of mascaras offer.  It dries pretty quickly, so that is a plus point. I bat my eyelids in an Elizabeth Taylor fashion, so I definitely like that aspect. I don’t use a curler, but this definitely gives some hold while separating the eyelashes because of its cool wand. I found that two layers were good enough to have intense volume.

I do like it because of the wand and good pigmentation. It doesn’t clump a lot like some other mascaras I have used. I wouldn’t recommend spending $18 on the product though. You might as well throw in a couple of bucks and buy the “They’re Real” by Benefit. If you’re getting it for free, then grab it because it looks pretty neat.

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  • Fairly good pigmentation
  • Great wand, twists to be tighter for lower lashes
  • Good quantity
  • Dries quickly
  • Gives good volume
  • Doesn’t clump a lot


  • Really expensive
  • Nothing to set it apart from drugstore mascaras

Rating: B

Price: $18

Recommendation: The CK One Mascara is nice to look at and works fairly decently – doesn’t clump a lot, good pigmentation and gives definition but for the $18 tag, I would give it a pass. There are cheaper drugstore mascaras that perform as well as this one and for $18 you could get your hands on some other fancy must have stuff!

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

mily April 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm

try the rimmel mascara..its the best i have tried….!!


Apurva April 21, 2014 at 7:55 am

Oh really? I use Loreal Voluminous. :D Rimmel is on my list now.


Clothes and Creativity April 20, 2014 at 2:09 pm

You’re right! Why to shell out so much on a Mascara if it is no different from the ‘more-affordable’ ones!


Apurva April 21, 2014 at 7:55 am

I hear ya sister, I hear ya.


Gowthami April 20, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I will skip it, beautiful review and lovely clicks


Apurva April 21, 2014 at 7:54 am

Thanks Gowthami! Most definitely skip it. :)


laks April 20, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Loved the elegant packing, but a bit expensive!


Apurva April 21, 2014 at 7:56 am

Most definitely is.


Arthi ramesh April 20, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Nice review. I love the clinique mascara currently


Richa April 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Wow more than anything I love the tube! Nice review


Sumathi April 20, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Like the packaging. Looks pretty classy. But 18K for an average mascara is a little too much.


Apurva April 21, 2014 at 7:57 am

Exactly. I got it for free so I’m like, meh.


Manasi April 20, 2014 at 8:55 pm

I really like the packaging….


Nisha@PinkTrends April 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm

The packaging is really classy.. never knew CK is in cosmetics too..Agreed though, no point in spending a bomb for a mascara.


garima@cosmochics April 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm

skip skip skip…love the packaging though


vini @dndb April 20, 2014 at 10:08 pm

As much as the fact that ck does cosmetics attracts me! I thnk I’ll skip this one!


Mayuri April 20, 2014 at 11:58 pm

nice review.. loved your EOTD :)


Apurva April 21, 2014 at 7:57 am

Thanks Mayuri. :)


Vineetha April 21, 2014 at 1:44 am

Nice but nt wwed really! I love Diorshow and Benfit They’re real a lot! :-)


krithi April 21, 2014 at 10:27 am

never knew CK makes mascara :)


D's Mom April 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

Only the packaging looks interesting, loved your review though :)
Your pet peeves are the same as mine!


Apurva April 22, 2014 at 7:20 am

Thankyou! Glad someone understands.


Aayushi April 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

I didn’t know about Calvin Klein Beauty products apart from fragrances ………. Nice for my gk… Although i still think I will never leave my Estee Lauder Sumptous Extreme as nothing better than this exists for me……
Lovely review though …….


Priyanka Jain April 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Supria April 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Nice detailed review Apurva. Haven’t tried anything from CK makeup.


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