As Philadelphia and my dorm hunkers down for Irene, I figured I might as well type up another quick review before I run over to my friends dorm for movies.
I’m always looking for a mascara that actually makes me look like I have eyelashes. So when I see mascara’s boosting of volume I’m always tempted to try it out. I came across this in CVS when I was buying more bronzer. I bought this with high hopes as it promises:
12x More Impact Instantly
- Ophthalmologist & allergy tested.
- Suitable for sensitive eyes & contact lens wearers.
Our Hydra-Collagen Complex Formula: The luxurious, buildable formula infused with collagen plumps lashes from the inside. Glides on smoothly and lasts all day, with 12x more impact. No flakes, smudges or clumps!
Our Instant Impact Brush: Custom designed volumizing brush is uniquely shaped to reach every lash from corner to corner, for instant impact. Soft, luxurious bristles define and volumize all of your lashes for maximum volume, without any clumps!
Here are a few pictures of what my almost non-exsisent eyelashes look like so you guys can get an idea of the difference this mascara does.
Here’s what I found: The brush is pretty large. It’s semi-hard to handle because of the size, it’s not the best to use on your bottom lashes. When you pull the brush out of the tube there’s a lot of extra mascara stuck on the bristles. The bristles were firm and hard.
I had a hard time applying this neatly. You must use the business card trick when you apply to avoid messing up your eyeshadow. The mascara applied thickly and heavily. It clumped together my lashes instantly, it didn’t define or separate my lashes. It gave my eyelashes a spidery look.
While it made my eyelashes look spidery it did last long. It didn’t even move when I rubbed my eyes, but when it came in even a little contact with water it smeared. Unfortunately it did unfurl the curl in my lashes. On the plus side it didn’t flake, and it came off easily.
Verdit: While this mascara didn’t work for me, I feel like aside from the clumping issues, this mascara would work great for those with thicker, fuller lashes. I didn’t like how this mascara made my lashes look, even if it actually succeeded in making me look like I had lashes. I loved that when I rubbed my eyes that the mascara stayed in place, I was impressed. You can find this at most drugstores, Ulta, Target, and Walmart for around $8 or $9.