Thursday, 1 September 2011

Maybelline New York One By One Volum' Express Mascara

I brought this mascara from Sainsburys a while back when I ran out of my other tube. The thing that drew me to it the most was the colour of the packaging. I'm a sucker for something that's got pretty packaging and will look nice in my makeup bag. To be honest with you I actually wasn't to fond of the shape of the wand. It is a dome shape, and although i liked the colour of it, that wasn't going to do it for me. After all, as soon as you put the wand in the mascara you weren't going to be able to tell the colour of it anyways. The bristles looked fine to me. It seemed that they would apply the mascara the way i wanted it to but the shape of it meant that i felt it would be difficult to apply. The middle of the brush would be the only part touching your eyelashes unless you tilted the wand this way and that to get the desired effect.
I'm more of a get up and go type girl. I don't want to have to fuss with wiping mascara off of my eyelid because i accidentally hit it with the brush whilst trying to reach all my eyelashes with the silly shaped wand!!! (and breathe).

Product in its packet before use.
The shade of mascara i brought was called 'very black'. I like my mascara to be thick and voluminous and bold, so naturally I'd want the darkest shade they sell. The wand did a pretty good job of what it said on the packaging. There were virtually no clumps on the wand as you can see. Well there's good point number one.

The wand with mascara on.
However the application wasn't everything it was cracked up to be. Yes -  the mascara did separate my lashes a bit and give it a rough 'one by one' effect. No one can wish for eyelashes to not stick together during the application, because that's just not going to happen. But all in all it left me feeling a little, disappointed. I felt that my 'Volume Million Lashes' by L'Oreal Paris could do a much better job than this mascara for a start, whilst giving me a bolder, blacker look. I saw a little bit of lengthening but not enough to wow me. I didn't want to use the product again after the first attempt. Having said this, the more i use it, the more i do like it and the better the product works for me. The bristles seem to attack where my eyelashes grow a bit which can be a bit painful. But you could leave that down to the way i apply it - or how inflexible the brush is.. ( lets put it this way, I've never had that problem before!). I would say one major plus to this mascara that will make me finish the whole tube though. This mascara is the single easiest mascara to remove. It requires no scrubbing at all. Taking everything into account, it was alright. But I'll stick to my trusty 'Telescopic' or 'Volume Million Lashes' next time.

My eye after the mascara has been applied.

P.s Loving that you can see me taking the picture of my eye in the reflection on my eye. haha

1 comment:

  1. レイバン 偏光サングラスが欲しいのですが、オススメはありませんか?レイバン アビエイターを薦められましたが、分からなくて決められません。適切なレイバン モデルがありましたら、ぜひ教えていただきたいです!


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