“ Brand: Asda / Type: Mascara / Suitable for: Eye „
I purchased George cry baby! waterproof mascara whislt doing my weekly shop at Asda, it was on offer for £1:50. I have sensitive eyes and have to be carefull when it comes to buying makeup, but at such a cheap price I had to give it a try.
What first drew me to this mascara was the lovely coloured packaging, it's a lovely bright metalic turquoise colour, its the traditional tube shape with the words George and cry baby written on it. It also says "waterproof mascara - Tears - no fears!"
When you first open the mascara you will see the brush is a traditional slightly tapered brush, not one of the plastic brushes with more bristles on one side than the other.
The consistency of the mascara seems rather thin and almost liquid like, (it might thicken up in time), I do find because of this I get a lot of the mascara going on my eyelids, I need a few cotton buds on hand to quickly clean this up, you do have to remove the unwanted splodges quickly because its waterproof its hard to remove once it's dried, I can speak from experience here!!
To get a good result I find I need about 3 coats This mascara doesn't claim to lengthern, thickern, curl, volumise etc ect. This mascara just gives me nice natural looking lashes, which is what I want for an everyday look.
This Mascara is waterproof it stays on all day and I do have to gently massage my cleanser into my lashes to remove at the end of the day.
I would recomend this mascara to anyone wanting a natural looking lashes, it's not for those looking for the false lash look.
I'm one of those unfortunate ladies who have piggy little eyes and look half asleep without any make up, I therefore every morning have to apply a full face of slap including a good couple of coats of mascara to prevent the illusion of my eyes dissapearing into my face and looking like two little slits.
My usual brand of mascara finally gave up the ghost last weekend and I immediately went into panic mode as I knew I wouldnt have time to go anywhere near a chemist or department store to replace it but at the same time I couldnt bare the thought of facing the world without made up eyes either, what to do?!
We had to do our weekly food shop at Asda, there was no way of getting out of it due to the fridge being empty so I donned a disguise and headed off to the nearest one. On the way I had a brain wave....Asda sell make up! result!
Half way round the store I found the make up section and the George at Asda make up, I frantically searched for a waterproof mascara and as luck would have it I bagged the last one they had in black (I have to use waterproof mascara as my eyes tend to water at the slightest irritation) it only cost £2,50 which got me thinking I'd got a real bargain.....hmmmm maybe.
The following morning as I got ready for work I made my face up as usual and came to my new mascara. The wand and barrel are pink in colour - very girly - and rather plain looking, there's not even the name of the mascara or Asda's name mentioned anywhere.
Whats the mascara itself like? well I've used better, on unscrewing the wand from the barrel and pulling it out I was met with a loud squelching sound and a brush covered in gloopy, rather naff smelling gunk. The wand almost slid over my eyelashes just about covering them in a thin film of mascara which felt very wet and smudged a little under my eyes as I blinked. I had to wait a good few minutes for it to dry before I could apply another coat which was essential to see any effect.
By the end of the day you could hardly tell I had any mascara on at all which was dissapointing as I believe my make up should be as hard working as I am. I'm reluctant to use this again but I've spent the money now and dont want to throw it down the drain already. The next time I need a new mascara I'm going to do a little research and spend a little more money for better quality.
You get what you pay for in this world and I've discovered that extends to mascara too. I definitely wont be buying this again, sorry George, close but no cigar!