Hello my little sexy kittens (or puppies, if you prefer), I am going to just share a brief bit of my opinion on this new drug store mascara -- Maybelline The Mega Plush Volume Express. If you're a regular mascara-wearer like me, you've probably used and/or been overwhelmed with Maybelline's constant out putting of these new mascaras that never seem to be improved.
Maybelline started this Volume Express line a long time ago. They use colorful, beautiful colored tubes to draw our attention and make it real hard to grab the cheaper, less pretty gray tube when you have all kinds of metallic purple and turquoise to choose from. Thing is, Maybelline seems to be focusing only on targeting their customers with pretty packaging, but not delivering a product worthy of the price tag.
You guys may recall my review long ago when the Maybelline Falsies first came out. I was not impressed, and I've yet to find many women who were. Yet again though, I was lured in by the pretty purple bottle! Damn them! Or damn myself for being that easy?
Anyways, most of us felt like Maybelline gave us the wrong impression with the Falsies mascara. It didn't do much more than your cheap mascara does, but the brush was easy to work with.
I personally like that vibrating mascara the most, but only because the forumla is really good and the brush gives awesome lashes. I like mine HUGE and seperated, and the vibrating kind did well, but was too expensive to keep buying.
Now I seen this tube of the new Maybelline Plush mascara and immediately kicked myself because I knew I was falling into the pretty color trap again. I did, and yes it is another trap, indeed. But I justified this decision while walking to the checkout line by telling myself 'well, it's entirely possible that Maybelline has actually succeeded on this Plush mascara.'
Damn them! Or damn me? Again!
I've no been
Non-stiff lashes apparently means a funky formula that somehow ends up all over my face leaving little black flecks that are impossbile to get off! I've never encountered anything like this, and for the life of me, I don't know how it happens, but after applying the mascara, I notice this black substance randomly strewn about my eye lids and undereye area.
That is a pain! I don't know why the mascara does this, but it's more trouble than any, and I'll take stiff, crunchy Falsie's lashes any day over this.
A couple hours of wearing this and each day I see the black mess in my eyelid crease and then just a little under my eye where I guess the stuff seeps off or something? No idea.
Another complaint I have about it is it's really tough to wash off! You know most mascara, when you're applying and happened to jab yourself elsewhere like on the eyelid, you take a finger and quickly rub it off? Mine always rubs right off. This does not. It's evil. It stays and stays and at one point while scrubbing my poor eyelids with the third makeup remover I own, I could've sworn the black streak laughed at me.
And while we're talking about the complications of removing this disasterous mascara, I'm going to go ahead and tell you -- this is NOT waterproof! So unless you seriously don't want to remove the stuff, do not even get the waterproof because the non-waterproof is this hard to get off.
However, warm water and some type of makeup remover will remove enough of it off so that it's not terribly noticeable, but even when I've been sure I removed it all, I'll see this damn black substance forming in my crease all over again!
It seems to come off the eye lashes a little easier than the surrounding skin, but my lashes feel.. I don't know thick, greasy and stuck together? You know when you've not totally removed waterproof mascara and it leaves your lashes feeling that way? This does that.
About the promising brush -- it doesn't even flex unless you're being really hard on it, like using two hands to intentionally bend the wand! So that part was useless, and made the brush just the same as any other. Another claim that Maybelline stuck on the package so you think you're getting something "upgraded" from their last crap product.
Today is about 2 weeks I've been stuck using this. I went through my regular scrub-it-off ritual and went to apply my sparkles for eyeshadow. I'm seeing mini disco balls right now since I'm wearing sparkles on my eyelids, but they aren't happy. They're dark smokey tinted! Yes, that pissed me off because no matter what there's this dark colored residue that keep just reappearing out of nowhere. So my pretty holographic eyeshadow has a bit of a gray tint to it. Not a happy camper. This means it'll do the same to eyeshadow colors.
I was dumb to buy it because now there's no way my cheap ass will go out and buy a new, better mascara before I've totally used this one. I just can't do that. I'm cheap! And this is not, not in my opinion. It's $6 at Wal-Mart. Maybe, just maybe if your local Dollar store carries this kind, it may be sold there for $5 something, but if you're stuck on buying one of these Maybelline, pretty tubed mascaras, go with Falsies! It's better than this.
Also, there was a newer version of the blue and purple Falsies. It was purple, but had black text on the tube, and had a lace design on the package. Can't remember the name because with so many different "versions" of every mascara, it's hard to even tell em' apart at this point. But I hated the black Falsies version even more than the original Falsies, so if that's any indication, leave it and stick with the original Falsies.
Is it an absolutely terrible product? No, but almost. In all honesty, the trouble is just too much for someone who wears mascara (and a lot of it) daily. It's not as convenient as others out there since it turns your lids messy and black. It doesn't come off as easily. So unless you use only a few quick strokes of mascara, this won't be your BFF. However, if you do only use a few quick brush strokes, you're better off going with a cheap product anyway as this isn't going to do anything more for you.
So, ladies, gentlemen, gentlefish? What is your experience with this stuff? Any different from mine? Did you have plush, plump and eye-batting worthy lashes when using this? Or was it an epic fail for you too?
Share with me. Did anyone else notice this weird black substance keep reapearring? Somebody, please, please save my pretty eyelids! :)