So the first time I used this mascara,
I hated it. Honestly it felt like the crappiest mascara I ever bought. It was not waterproof and I bought it thinking it was. Plus I felt like it really didn’t make a difference to the volume or length of my lashes so I chucked it away to the back of my makeup drawer and forgot all about it.
Fast forward to a couple of months later,
When I got sick of scrubbing my eyes with micellar water in a bid to remove the stubborn remnants of my ride-or-die waterproof Essence mascara. Honestly it was a pain in the butt trying to remove that one daily so I decided to give my Maybelline Volum’ Express another try.
With zero optimism or hope,
I positioned it at the base of my lashes, wiggled the wand, and swept it up.
My lashes were transformed.
They looked fuller, longer, blacker, wispier; everything a girl wishes her natural lashes look like without the aid of falsies.
Honestly, this mascara is the bomb-diggity.
❤ (Yes, I said bomb-diggity.) It makes my lashes look like I have lash extensions. If you have Kylie Jenner on Snapchat, you’ve probably seen how long and wispy her natural lashes are, due to lash extensions. This is that, x50.
❤ It is black as sin, and does everything in terms of volume, length, and wispiness. I was the kind of person who used an eyelash curler religious and with this mascara, I no longer have the need for that.
❤ It isn’t waterproof, but it also doesn’t budge easily. And it doesn’t smudge either.
❤ The brush is big, but when I apply the mascara tilting my head back, it makes no mess at all.
I guess the reason I found it to be crappy on initial use is because I used one measly coat, didn’t wiggle the wand at the base of my lashes (that gives good height and volume), and splashed my face with water an hour later forgetting I had any mascara on.
The moral of the story is, second chances are important. You might be surprised at the outcome.
So do I recommend this mascara?
Ulta, Target for just $6.99.