Friday, January 16, 2009

Makeup in Review

I love doing makeup. I am sure, on more occasions than one, I have gone out looking like a 4 year old that got into her mother's vanity, but I think I do okay on most days. Today was a 4 year old day though.

I am really picky about my mascara - much more so than other aspects of makeup (foundation aside). I have tried them all. I really love LashBlast by CoverGirl. I tried it when it first came out, and I think I have used it longer than any other mascara. It gives me tons of volume without clumps. It's one of the few mascaras that actually give you results like in the commercial. I really love it.

So what possessed me to try a different mascara this time? Who knows. Maybe it was the promise of volume and added length. Maybe it was the collagen formula promised to give you results as good as artificial lashes without the hassle. Maybe it's because I am a product whore and am always trying (and then throwing away) different things.

Whatever the reason, I bought a different mascara and tried it today. It was the Colassal Volum Express by Maybelline New York. I was pretty excited to try it and sorely disappointed with the results.

The first thing I noticed was that it smelt awful. It reminded me of a mix of something chemical and old, generic hair gel. It was a bad smell, but I thought it would go away when it dried. I did not! I literally became nauseous from it after a few hours. I can only assume it was the collagen I was smelling, but I can't be sure.

The application was bad too. The only extension I noticed was the additional mm or two of clumps at the end of my lashes. I guess it wasn't a big deal though because it didn't take much at all for a good amount of it to flake off.

Last, and certainly not least, let's address part of the name. Specifically, the "Volum'" part. You see, this name is very misleading. I foolishly associated volum' with volume, but have since learned my lesson as volume was no where to be found in this volum'.

I will go by my wonderful LashBlast tomorrow and try to forget today every happened.


Christina and Jeremy said...

You are one funny gal. I am a fanatic about my mascara (when I wear it). I really like that mine washes off nicely and looks great and is failry inexpensive, but I have only tried my mom's kind to know that I really don't like hers and I really like mine. You can be picky about that stuff. It is ok.

Cerra Hawkins said...

What kind do you use?