Monday, January 5, 2009

Mascaras: Maybelline and Revlon

Remember my mascara shopping spree from some time ago? LOL. Well, I finally got the chance to use them.

First the context:
I've very Asian eyelashes aka dark brown in colour, stick straight and pointing down. It took me a while before I finally got the hang of curling my eyelashes. I really must say, practice makes perfect! I'm quite happy to report that I can now curl the entire top row using my trusty $3.90 plastic curler from Watsons *beam* Now, that is a feat for someone who used to crimp her eyelashes and bits of her eyelids at the same time.

Also, mascara wise, I only use it on the top lashes and not the bottom ones. Don't ask me why, just the way I am ...

Ok, so now you know. On with the reviews:


Packaging wise, this came in a pretty pink tube which I really liked :)

I also liked the angled brush and bristles. It really made application easier for me. Somehow, the angle was just right and I managed to get all the lashes coated on the first try. Yep, even the tiny ones at the corners of my eyes :)

However, I realised, this mascara didn't do much for me in terms of length or volume. My lashes did look more defined and the curl lasted and lasted but that's about it. One impt thing for me tho: I forgot I was wearing mascara (that's how light weight it was) and absentmindedly rubbed my eyes a couple of times. And the mascara lasted! And, I didn't get tiny black specks on my fingers ;) which means it most probably didn't flake. Yay.

So, for the price (S$17.90), I got a decent everyday mascara in a pretty pink packaging :) May have to use something else if I'm looking to pile on the va-va-voom factor tho. But on the whole, I really like this :)


I liked the sleek shiny packaging of this tube. Somehow I like shiny stuff, so the silvery thing worked for me ;) Ok, confession time, part of the reason why I bought this was cos I liked the shiny tube. LOL.

This was in waterproof formula, in Blackest Black colour. I applied this after curling my lashes and could see the volume IMMEDIATELY. It was like, poof, all of a sudden, I've this veil of black lashes ;P Length-wise, there really isn't much of a change. I liked that it held my curl in my lashes tho. Later in the day when I remembered to check, the lashes were still curled up, fan-like. However, I've had to put on almost 3 coats of this. It didn't seem to 'latch' on to my lashes well.

But. Remember I like to rub my eyes? Maybe that's the reason, as I found some black flakes dotting my undereye area when I checked. Yikes :(

Overall, this is quite a good mascara if you're looking for volume. The black colour also made my lashes stand out. The negatives: it was flaky and I had to apply more than 2 coats before I could see any difference. Maybe that's why it flaked?


Listening to: Olivia - So Nice
via FoxyTunes


aichaku-愛着 said...

have you tried fiberwig? it's my eyelash holy grail ... i don't really like anything else.

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

Ooh, really? Thanks for the tip :) Shall try it this weekend.

Btw, what do you think of Dior makeup?