Welcome back to my blog! Today I am reviewing the Bain & Savon vegan cake (solid) mascara.

A tin of black cake mascara
Bain & Savon cake mascara photo credit

Disclaimer: I am not sponsored to write this review, I bought this product with my own money. All opinions are my own.

Product features:

  • Vegan friendly
  • Cruelty free
  • Palm oil free
  • Natural ingredients
  • Paraben free
  • Zero waste
  • British made
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes
  • Can be used as mascara, eyeliner & eyebrow filler
Stacey wearing Bain & Savon cake mascara as eyeliner and mascara

Pros & Cons


  • Suitable for sensitive eyes
  • Build-able mascara
  • Eco friendly & zero waste
  • Vegan friendly
  • Multi-use product
  • 12 month expiry date


  • Not waterproof
  • Comes without mascara wand/brush
  • Small size
  • Requires a learning curve

First impressions

I ordered this mascara from plastic freedom. My first thought was that it was small in size. I was so excited to try this mascara and I tried it out straight away! I found it was clumpy on my lashes and it didn’t apply properly. But this my fault because I was using too much water!


A jar containing two makeup brushes: angled brush and brow spoolie
The tools I used

Is it easy to use?

Since this cake mascara comes without a brush. I use Ecotools brow spoolie brush and Ecotools angled brush for both mascara and eyeliner. Once mixed with a small amount of water; its very smooth as mascara and non-clumpy, and as liquid liner it was so smooth and non-dragging, and it applied super black.

Does it irritate the eyes?

I can’t use waterproof mascara because it irritates my eyes; so this mascara is perfect for me. I had zero irritation from this cake mascara!

Does it transfer?

I found sometimes it would transfer to my bottom lashes. If I used solely a facial sunscreen (a light cream), and avoided the eye area. This would solve this problem.

Is it easy to remove?

This cake mascara is a breeze to remove with a gentle makeup remover and reusable makeup wipes. I don’t need to scrub my eyes, which helps keeps my eyes irritation free.

Did I have any problems?

The formula is build-able, but I really wished it gave my lashes more volume. As a glasses wearer I need volume rather than length.

Stacey wearing Bain & Savon cake mascara as eyeliner and mascara
Stacey is looking towards the camera with her head titled. She has a gentle smile and is looking playful!
Stacey wearing Bain & Savon cake mascara as eyeliner and mascara


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

I love that this mascara is zero waste, cruelty free and multi-use! I love that this mascara is so smooth and non-irritating. I just wish it was more voluminous. My overall experience was very positive! This is my first experience using a zero waste mascara and I am super impressed!

The Bain & Savon Cake mascara costs £8.50, and I highly recommend it! Click here to watch me apply the cake mascara on IGTV. Are you keen to try this mascara? What do you think about cake mascaras? Leave a comment below or tweet at me.

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Stacey @ The Green Sheep Blog

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