A Tale of Two Mascaras.....
Among the other obsessions that I've previously noted, and am currently seeking treatment for, makeup ranks close to the top of the list. However, I won't buy something unless it's on sale or have a coupon. Typically I won't buy a high priced makeup product, unless it's something that I have heard rave reviews about and will last a long time.
I also tend to go through periods of boredom, where I want to try something new and when there's a good price involved, I'm more willing to take a chance. Recently I did that with mascara. My typical choice for mascara has always been the old stand by of Maybelline Great Lash. It's been around forever and it makes the list of favorite beauty products every year and for good reason.
But every now and then, I wonder if there isn't something else out there that I'd like even better. So, when Avon had a big sale recently I decided to check out their mascara collections. They had a deal where you were able to mix and match 2 of their speciality mascaras for $6.99. If you've purchased mascara lately then you know that's a pretty good deal. Most mascara now starts at that price for just one.
My 2 choices were SuperCurlacious (just the name is fun!) and Super Shock (hoping as the title implies, that my lashes would be shocked into looking more full.). I've always thought the length of my lashes was okay but their fullness leaves something to be desired.
I tested SuperCurlacious first and my hope was that I would no longer need my eyelash
SuperShock promises 12x the volume, which is what I was really hoping for. Now this product I think truly lives up to it's promise as it took barely 2 coats to make them look much fuller than normal. The brush on this mascara is HUGE though, which will take some getting used to. The other problem is that with a brush this big, it holds A LOT of mascara on it. So you need to spend A LOT of time trying to wipe the excess off before applying it, otherwise you'll end up with clumps (check out my 2nd picture below). Normally I don't wear mascara or just a very tiny amount on the bottom lashes, but as I am testing a product I wanted to give it a full review, so excuse the messy look! I think the first picture better shows the effectiveness of the product.
So, one slight thumbs down and one thumbs up...not bad. I think I'll use the Supershock for the times I really want my lashes to stand out and stick with my Maybelline Great Lash for my day to day look.
So, what about you? Are there any makeup products that you can't live without? Something new you tried and loved? Share, Share, Share!!!