Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mascara review

 Mascara is one of my desert island makeup must haves; so when a co-worker said that Priceline had all Maybelline Mascaras down to $10; I raced up in my coffee break to grab the new one out! 
Instantly fell in love with the big fat purple/fushcia tube! I like the chunky packaging alot! Got home and tried it out...

naked lashes.

1 coat

2 coats

and wasn't too happy with the results; I had no idea how to make use of  the 'spoon' shaped brush; (mainly due to my haste in smelling the product; I ripped the outer packaging off at work and threw it away) it was a little clumpy/flakey and my lashes stuck together... Maybelline website to the rescue!!

What Maybelline says;

Why You'll Love It
-Patented Spoon brush and Kera-fiber formula instantly build 8x more volume without clumping
-Unique flexible wand helps to lift and separate lashes to provide the look of 300% more lashes
-Ophthalmologist tested
-Contact lens safe

For Best Results
Hold brush with spoon side against lashes and sweep from root to tip to fill in gaps and coat each lash with Kera-fiber formula. Repeat until false lash look is achieved. Do not let dry between coats.

so that helped a bit;

  •  lashes are appear longer, and have more volume all the way to the tip
  • clumpy issue sorted by not letting it dry between coats..
  •  spoon side?? what is spoon side? spoons have 2 sides so which is it?? the concave or convex side?? I tried both sides of the "spoon" which yielded similar results though the concave fared marginally better..
  • and have decided that my eyelashes hate me and will always stick together..
It's not a bad mascara; but I think it doesn't deliver on 8x volume or the 300% more lashes look; nor do I like the fact that if you add to it later you end up with a clumpy mess (say if you're going out straight from work)
I like the smell (mmmm beeswaxy); it does make your lashes longer looking and thicker, but not to the extent where I think "falsies", love the packaging and it would be great for an everyday mascara, as the removal wasn't hard at all just a quick swipe with remover.. 
Was it worth my $10? yes it was..would I buy it again; quite possibly..


  1. I was also disappointed when I first tried this out. Put a coat over Cover Girls Lash Blast Fusion (before it dries) & it does a much better job. Also, while you are swiping it up your lashes, wiggle the brush side to side a little bit (sorry kind of hard to describe). This will really help.

  2. Thanks Ariel the wand wiggle does help alot, though I still think my lashes are out to get me..