Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara Makes Lashes Roar Like a Jungle Cat!

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Take your seats, everyone, so we can call to order tonight’s meeting of the Feline Enthusiasts Club. 🙂


Okay, I won’t deny that the real reason I wanted to try the new Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara ($26) is because of tube. I don’t know if Ultraflesh designed it with cat ladies in mind, but it sure as heck worked on me.

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The product is currently Ultraflesh’s (seriously, what’s up with that name?) one and only item, which I guess we could say recently “pounced” on the makeup scene, LOL! For now it’s available exclusively at Sephora.

Have you seen the company’s website? Pretty creative, huh? But what’s up with that lady in the leotard, and why is she stretching?

It doesn’t have anything to do with mascara, but neither do panthers, so whatever, right?

It’s must be a color thing (panthers = black, like the mascara). That, or maybe someone at Ultraflesh really liked Thundercats.

The company claims, although not in feline terms, that Panthera is a cat of all trades, addressing most of the major mascara desirables like length, volume, definition and…

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ultra flesh panthera mascara review

ultra flesh panthera mascara review

Like real panthers, the one attached to the end of this tube should be handled with care. It actually kinda hurts! I keep poking my fingers with its pointy little ears… It’s a little annoying, but I bet it could double as a weapon in a pinch.

The brush head, which takes a little getting used to (I almost poked my eye out with it!), sports skinny, sparse bristles, short and stubby on one side for building volume, and longer, more comb-like bristles on the other side for enhancing length and definition. I started out convinced I’d hate the brush, but it grew on me after a while.

Together with the mascara itself, they’re a winning combination, delivering great length, lash lift, curl hold (all day) and separation, as well as pretty good volume (it’s not quite as volumizing as YSL Faux Cils). After two or three coats, this stuff make lashes look almost like falsies.

It also hasn’t smudged or flaked at all, and, as if that’s not already awesome enough, it leaves my lashes feeling soft as a panther’s bottom. 🙂

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Panthera’s way with length, lash lift and separation totally reminds me of a much more expensive version of Rimmel Glam Eyes Lash Flirt ($7). That mascara’s a steal for $7, but Panthera ups the ante by eliminating smudges and flakes.

I haven’t used this long enough to see if it really grows lashes (hmm…), but if I detect an extra millimeter or two, I’ll let you know.


For $16, Panthera would be one of my favorite mascaras of all time, but for $26 it’s still quite good.

PRICE: $26
AVAILABILITY: At Sephora stores and online.

Trade Thanksgiving recipes?

Nina and I got to talking in the Monday Poll comments today about Thanksgiving recipes, and I was wondering if you would like to do a recipe exchange. We could share specialties in the comments on an upcoming post? Let me know if you’re interested.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Lindsay says:

    Ooo Im happy to hear the sexy panther mascara lives up to it’s name! Yay I’m so checking this one out!
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  2. steph b says:

    Reading this great review made this scene pop into my head —

    (Casa de MBB – late o’clock)

    (Karen) El Hub – what was that?!? (shaking him awake)
    (El Hub) grrnnrnnrr (rolls over)
    (Karen) There it was again. Someone is downstairs — quick! Grab the mascara and see who it is. I’ll call the cops.

  3. Amber says:

    If you don’t mind me linking to something I’ve already posted, I’m game for a recipe exchange!
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  4. Liz! says:

    That mascara looks awesome! I’m definitely not above buying something just for the packaging, it really interests me 😀

    Also, I’d LOVE to do a recipe exchange! I’m always looking for new culinary adventures to try.

  5. Appu says:

    Wow!!! This one does an amazing job 🙂 I’ll make sure I check it out 🙂 It would be amazing if there was a trial size.
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  6. Katherine says:

    If there’s anything I like more than recipes, it’s food! So yes, I’d be game for a recipe exchange. Disclaimer: I’m a vegetarian, so I specialize in side dishes, thought I have some good veggie main dish suggestions.

  7. gina says:

    i need this, crazy cat ladies unite!!! 😉
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  8. Heidi says:

    Love the cat mascara! I’m a sucker for cool packaging. And I think a recipe exchange would be fun. I’ve got some yummy vegetarian recipes.

  9. Ava says:

    wow! Looks great! Thanks for testing it.
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  10. Kate & Zena says:

    The tube is so strange! I keep thinking it looks like a blob of melted wax on the end! Ha ha ha!

    Well, over here in Kate & Zena land, I think we’re pretty good recipe wise. We’re a pack of picky nitpicker eaters…well, 2 of us anyway. I also have the beginnings of a cold thanks to the ye ol’ gas company which makes me pickier. There is nothing worse than getting a cold from not having heat for five days. . I got my heat turned back on Friday, thank God. I’ve been taking Vitamin C and Zinc pills religiously as I DESPISE being sick!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kate,

      Glad to hear they got the heat finally back on! That sounds rough!

      • Kate & Zena says:

        You have no idea. I had to wash my hair in 32 degree water….literally. No gas means not one iota of heat in the water which means, you guessed it, water at freezing point, maybe half a degree over. When the survivors of Titanic said going into the water felt like a million knives, they meant it; it also gives you an instant headache.

        I actually gave dry shampoo a shot because I couldn’t stand the thought of putting my head under that water one more time! I don’t suggest the Tresemme stuff; it smells like dried out clay (the cheap kind of clay too. The stuff that’s either too watery or too dry that you work with in middle school) and lemon and left my hair grimy and greasy which meant my head went under freezing water anyway!

        Never, ever again will I complain against lukewarm water. It’s better than 32 degree water, that’s for sure!

        However, did you know that a griddle can boil water? I actually got my griddle that normally is used for pancakes to boil water for pasta shells. My dad thought I was insane for trying to get a griddle to heat water for washing my face and to take a sponge bath; not only did I heat water, I boiled water. Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

        And what did Zena do during this whole time? She SLEPT. Seriously. She slept on my electric blanket or curled up next to somebody! She said, “This is not my problem so I’ll just go back to my nap, thank you!” She has such an easy life.

  11. loll just looked at their website. CREEPS. anyways, I love the tube and LOL @ the phrase soft as a panther’s bottom. I’m not sure that I’d ever want to touch a panther’s bottom, however soft it may be. It would probably be the last thing I did in life before said panther bit my head off. Anyways, your lashes look really amazing here. Wish it wasn’t so expensive, but I’ve definitely paid that much for mascaras in the past.
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  12. Birdie says:

    It looks more like one of those big blue pit bulls, which is enough to make the crazy dog lady in me want it.

  13. Rae says:

    Damnnn, Karen — those are some serious lashes! I’m still not totally on-board with this mascara, though. I mean, $26? Pointy ears? “Ultraflesh”!?

    But then again, I suppose I am fairly hard to please 😛

    P.S. YES to the recipe exchange! How do you feel about gingerbread crepes? They’re not Thanksgiving-specific, but I get a mean craving for them whenever the weather gets cold…
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  14. oooooooh, i love the cat face 🙂 its a little epensive but your lashes look GREAT!! xx
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  15. Amee says:

    hmm…looks great!!!
    but do you really think that it can grow ur lashes??? :thinking:
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    • Karen says:

      It’s kind of weird and freaky right? I dunno if it will actually live up to that claim (in general I’m skeptical when it comes to hair growth products), but hey, you never know.

  16. Annie says:

    the mascara looks amazing as does the rest of your makeup!
    what other products are you using for that fantastic glow?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Annie,

      I did something a little different today and tried layering MAC Strobe Cream beneath my foundation.

      The makeup itself is very minimalist — I mixed the two blushes from Tarte’s The Jewelry Box Palette and applied both on my cheeks, and a pink shade from the same palette on my lips.

  17. Kim says:

    That is some pretty sassy kitty packaging. That’s also an impressive list of claims – I kept waiting for one of the Panthera benefits to be World Peace or Reversing Global Warming. 🙂

    Seriously, it looks great, though. That said, it would take a Christmas miracle to get me away from Faux Cils or Hypnose!

    I’d totally be up for a Thanksgiving recipe exchange, but must warn that all my recipes are rip-offs from Food Network chefs. Oh, and none of them are low fat or low cal! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      I would like to order up a Pantera tube that would give me the benefit of complete self-awareness. I’d also like it to help me lose 10 pounds.

      No worries about the Food Network rip-off recipes! Mine best ones come from my friend, Elizabeth!

      • Kim says:

        Oh, I think self-help mascara (well, mostly weight loss mascara) would be worth any price! 🙂

        OK, awesome, you can count on a recipe contribution from me then!

  18. Nina says:

    that mascara is awesome! 🙂 me wants!

    recipe exchange sounds great! 🙂

  19. Kit says:

    This is really the cat’s meow, eh?
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  20. Kelly says:

    I love the design of it as an art piece, but it doesn’t seem that user friendly…

    I would love to do a recipe exchange, sounds fun!
    Kelly recently posted … Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color Swatches & Review

    • Karen says:

      It took a while to get the hang of the brush, but once I figured it out those lashes were ON!

      Okay, I’m thinking of setting the date for the recipe exchange for Weds. 🙂

  21. lo says:

    Woah, that is major! Those are some impressive lashes!

    Am I the only one who keeps thinking “Anchorman” when I see the packaging??

    “No, she gets a special cologne… It’s called Sex Panther by Odeon. It’s illegal in nine countries… Yep, it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good. ”

    I’m tentatively in for a recipe swap… provided I’m not running around like a crazy woman getting stuff for Thanksgiving dinner 🙂

  22. Ava says:

    Karen, I didn’t notice your mention of the recipe exchange at first. Please count me in!

  23. Jasmine says:

    I’m not very fan of the packaging…
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  24. This is one of Rachel Zoe’s favorite mascaras ever! Thanks for the review. I cannot wait to try it out <3
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