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

Hold on to your leather harnesses: Nars, the creator of much-loved cult makeup products with subversive names, is releasing a brand-new mascara named—wait for it—Climax. 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 does it live up to its lofty claims? Will all the buildup lead to a mind-blowing, world-shaking explosion? (Sorry, we’ll stop now.) Keep scrolling for five editors’ honest reviews.