Repost from REFINERY29

Written by: Jinnie Lee 

Published July 18th, 2022 

If you have sensitive eyes, you know how frustrating it can be to apply and maintain eye makeup. (I've weathered my fair share of eye-related issues, including post-Lasik dryness, light sensitivity, and lazy eyes with residual astigmatism.) Any number of products — such as mascara, eyeliner, or eyeshadow — are also simply not ideal to have on all day if you're keen on optimal eye health. And that's before you factor in the potential irritation or stinging when the product gets too close to your lash line. So when vegan eye makeup brand Chella reached out about its "moisturizing and buildable" mascara formulated with gentle ingredients, such as hemp seed extract, argan oil, and Vitamins E and C, I had to give it a whirl and twirl on the ol' sensitivo lashes. (Psst — the brand is also offering 20% off all its mascaras and eyeshadows with the promo code VEGAN20 at checkout through September 30, 2022.
Chella mascara.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF JINNIE LEE.
A close-up of writer Jinnie's eyelashes, with and without the Chella mascara.
The most challenging part of using this product is getting it off at the end of the day — which, if you're an everyday mascara user, you already know the woes of. Even though the mascara itself might be harmless and gentle, the removal products or cleansers I need to use are always harsher. That said, I haven't quite found a solid mascara removal routine yet (that won't irritate my eyes at least a little bit), but at the moment, I'm using a blend of an oil-based cleanser, micellar water, and petroleum jelly to break up the mascara at nighttime. All in all, though, the mascara keeps its promise on long and luscious lashes (please refer to the photo above for proof) without the use of any sus ingredients. If you, too, would like to give Chella's highly rated mascara a go — Good Drama currently has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars — the brand is offering 20% off all its mascaras and eyeshadows with the promo code VEGAN20 at checkout through September 30, 2022. Now that's something to bat an eyelash at!