Drugstore Mascara roundup

by michelle on February 28, 2015 · 0 comments

I had coupons, there was a sale, and I had CVS extra-care bucks. So instead of buying my favorite expensive mascara last month, I bought some Maybelline that I have liked in the past, a new Maybelline mascara, and because I went to a funeral, I bought a waterproof that I saw some good reviews for. So here are my thoughts.

Notes: I have long lashes – I do not look for lengthening in my mascaras. I mean, lengthening is good, but what I need out of a mascara is VOLUME. I have blonde thin eyelashes and I want them to look thick and full or I think they get lost behind my glasses. Anyway. I have a feeling that if I ever started using false lashes, I’d never stop. I like the dramatic lash look.

Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express – This has long been a drugstore favorite of mine. It’s not an exact dupe of Benefit’s They’re Real, but it’s a good substitute for it. I like the plastic rubber applicator wand, and I like the formula enough. And the “blackest black” version is really black. But it doesn’t hold a curl as well, it flakes off after about 12 hours (I know this seems high maintenance, but if I do my makeup before 7 am, and I have to be at work until 8, I do not need my mascara to start flaking into my eyes after 6.), and I have to let the formula dry out for a week or so after opening before it’s workable. But really, it’s a fine drugstore mascara. It irritates my eyes if they are already irritated, but whatever. That’s another high maintenance problem.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect – I bought this one because of the coupons and the sale etc. I was intrigued by the comb included on the brush. I like this! It doesn’t give huge BOLD lashes like I love, but it’s a solid mascara. It also flakes after 10-12 hours, but not a bad product.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom in Waterproof – I bought this because I like the claims covergirl made, and some reviews said the waterproof version was good. So I got this one to go to a funeral. Also, CG products were on sale at Target that week. This is a crap mascara. The blackest black is dull – it’s almost grey. This made my eyes itch immediately upon application. It didn’t add that much volume, and then it flaked but it was also hard as hell to remove. Do not recommend.

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