Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mascara: The Good and the Evil

I feel compelled to blog about a good mascara after falling for what is quite possibly the most over-hyped, over-marketed mascara to come along in years: Maybelline Lash Stiletto. I fell for the marketing crap and bought this, thinking my lashes would be long and shiny and amazing. I was a fool to believe! I threw the tube out after one use, which I NEVER do. I always give things a few tries. But, I didn't think it was possible to make your lashes look worse than they do with nothing on them. This mascara lives up to none of its promises.

So, in the spirit of honoring that which is good...

:: Maybelline Volume Express Turbo Boost Mascara ::

This mascara is a staple in my bag. I wouldn't necessarily call it a holy grail item, cause it's not perfect. But the price and the performance are such that it's the one I grab most days, and I have repurchased many times over.

Good things:

  1. It does volumize your lashes pretty fabulously.
  2. For the most part, it doesn't clump or make a mess of your eye area.
  3. Doesn't flake off during the day.
  4. Cheap.

Bad things:
  1. Sometimes it can get a little shitty on you. i.e. it globs up on the wand and acts like a fool. If this happens, I resort to wiping the excess off with tissue first or just buying a new tube. It's not a problem most of the time, though.


SailorAshley said...

I recently discovered this:

I was sick of wasting money on drugstore mascara that I always ended up hating so I gave in and headed over to the clinique counter. It's the best mascara I have ever used and worth the money considering how pricey even d-store mascaras are getting

Anonymous said...

Right on re: Lash Stiletto! I always curl my lashes and this stuff straightened them out. Other mascaras, especially fancy ones with the white fiber pre-coat, do the same thing. Anyway, I was very disappointed in the LS. I tossed mine after two tries.