26 July 2010

mascara monday

well, it's official. i have a new obsession. meet my new little friend, maybelline the falsies volum express mascara.  i am always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and while this may not be perfect per se, it does everything i need it to do and better than any other mascara i have tried.  also, it's cheap and readily available at your local drugstore and/or wally*world. 

i had never seen any ads for this, but saw it on display in the front of cvs and was intrigued enough to give it a shot.  i did some reading around online and apparently this thing has had a cult following since it was released.  and maybelline supposedly isn't doing any tv advertising for it either.  i gather it was released in the uk before it made it over here, but boy howdy, am i ever glad it did! until my empty little gucci wallet can afford a steady stream of more high-brow products, this mascara will be a staple in my make-up bag.

my favorite thing about it is that the special spoon-shaped brush does a really good job of getting all of my lashes, even those tiny and impossible-to-reach ones on the inner and outer corners.  it also separates very well and leaves very few, if any clumps, while still making my lashes look really thick and dark.  while i don't think any mascara can give the look of actual doe-eyed fake lashes, this one comes pretty darn close.  i'm sold.

the only downside is that it goes on really wet, which feels kind of weird, and you have to move pretty quickly to add additional coats {if you are so inclined} or else you can get some funky-ass spider lashes.  but in all fairness, it does say on the packaging that you should not allow the first coat to dry before adding more.  so you can't say they didn't warn you.  also i needed some fairly heavy duty eye-makeup remover to get rid of all of it.  overall, not big enough issues to really care about.

i'm a bit of a product junkie, but i'm very picky when it comes to what products will actually earn a permanent spot in my prettyifying arsenal.  so go out and give it a try!  for 7 bucks, you don't have anything to lose.


Sweet Southern Prep said...

I just ran out of mascara yesterday, I'm going to get this today. Thanks! :)

haircutting in high heels said...

Good to know it really exists! I had heard about it, and wanted to try it out for my weekend weddings. I was asking my local Walgreen's for falsies, you should have seen the look they gave me!
Can't wait to try!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I bought this last night at Target and tried it for the first time this morning. I loved it, too! Even though it's not the look of false lashes, it's still pretty great - and I am on a constant hunt for the next "best" mascara. I think I'll stick with this for awhile.

Cashmere 'n Cotton said...

I'm intrigued! I'll have to run out and grab this..

...All Things Refined said...

I've had lash extensions for 5 years and decided to give it a break for the summer. THANK YOU for the heads up on this mascara - I'm out to buy some first thing in the morning!

Anonymous said...

You should try Dr Bronner's soap for removing hard-to-remove make up. It's fantastic.

Kristin said...

Is it time for me to upgrade my Great Lash?