Tag Archives: Mascara

Review: Maybelline Volum Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara

31 Mar
After the disaster that was the Cover Girl mascara, I decided I would give a different brand a try so I picked up Maybelline’s Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara (the waterproof version).
The Claims: 

Now, the most explosive, beautiful lashes ever! Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara’s patented Supersonic Brush with micro bristles loads on big, sleek volume instantly. Why you’ll love it:
  • Explosive Volume in Rocket Time!
  • 8X Bigger. Smoother. Even.
  • Our fast-glide formula keeps lashes smooth.
  • Zero clumps!

My impression:

 

  • I like that product gets scraped off the brush as you pull it out of the tube – that way you don’t end up with too much product and clumpy, goopy lashes.
  • It didn’t clump and it separated my lashes
  • It didn’t flake (much…sometimes at the end of the day there would be  a bit under my eyes but not much)
  • It IS waterproof – unlike some mascaras that claim to be waterproof but aren’t

 

I wouldn’t say it gave my lashes lots of volume – but I usually only use one or two coats of mascara. It’s a good mascara but nothing special and not the best I’ve ever used.
My verdict: Its worth giving a try but don’t expect miracles.

Review: COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara

25 Mar
I was searching for a new mascara when I saw this on sale at the drugstore and was intrigued ( I think it was the shape of the brush that caught my eye).
It claimed to instantly boost volume and lift the lashes up and out. For $6 I figured I would give it a try.  Here are my thoughts:
  • The brush was terribly awkward. It didn’t reach across the whole lash line and I found I got wayyyy too much product on the brush. Even after wiping it off on the neck of the bottle it went on my lashes pretty clumpy.
  • I bought the waterproof formula but it was definitely not waterproof. If my eyes  watered even a little I would have mascara all over my under eye area.
  • It flaked terribly for me.
The verdict: This product was a major disappointment  and I wouldn’t recommend it.