Exclusive: We Tried Nars's New Climax Mascara, and the Results Are Dramatic

Hold onto your leather harnesses: Nars, the creator of much-loved cult makeup products with subversive names, released a brand-new mascara called—wait for it—Climax. We were given the exclusive first look, so as soon as it reached Byrdie HQ, we coated our lashes with the naughty-looking, S&M-esque red tube immediately. The new mascara promises to deliver “maximum volume” by way of a whipped, airy formula, so you get major fullness without any clumping or smudging. But could it live up to its lofty claims? Would all the buildup lead to a mind-blowing, world-shaking explosion? (Sorry, we’ll stop now.) Keep scrolling for five editors’ honest reviews.