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Maybelline Lash Expansion Waterproof Mascara
Description: Mascara / Maybelline Lash Expansion Mascara: Waterproof mascara wraps, thickens and lengthens lashes. Provides all around coverage for dimensional lash volume and length that lasts all day.
Mascara is my one "must have" beauty product. I rarely wear anything else during the day but have to have mascara and it has to be waterproof to prevent it from ending up all around my eyes in a dememted panda kind of style.
I have tried loads of different brands and each time something new comes out, then will be the first to buy it. Because I wear it every day, I don't mind paying a bit more for it, as long as it does what it is supposed to. Unfortunately, I find that I am often disappointed and the products do not live up to the claims.
This brand cost me just £3.99 so I was a little sceptical as to how well it would work but my friend had recommended it so I gave it a go. It comes in a baby blue tube which is quite easy to spot on the shelves.
The tube is 5.1ml and the brush is quite large and thick at the inside then tapers off to be thinner. This helps the mascara be applied quite evenly.
Overall, this is quite effective. It doesn't make your lashes massive but does extend them and goes on quite evenly. I would certainly buy it again as an everyday mascara especially as the price is good. It wasn't as dramatic as I had hoped though so the search for the perfect lengthening mascara continues!
I've become quite a fan of Maybelline mascaras over the last year or so, in fact I have several kicking about in my various handbags and make up bag. This Maybelline Lash Expansion Waterproof Mascara is the latest one I've tried and I have to say I rather like it.
I bought mine online for £3.50 and it's available in various places at around this price, even on Amazon, so it's an inexpensive option. It is available in a few colours and both waterproof and normal but mine is the waterproof version and it's in very black.
My reason for buying waterproof mascara is the sticky weather we've been having. I started to notice my normal mascaras were smudging as the humidity continued and decided rather than look like a clown I'd switch to waterproof for the summer.
This mascara comes on a card and apparently has a "patented waterproof formula that builds volume for a thicker, longer lash" and a "patented lash-wrapping brush" and it is also hypoallergenic and contact lens safe. It also says on the front "no clumps, globs or smudges". Globs! They really do say that!
So waterproof mascara. How waterproof is waterproof? For me waterproof means you can go out on a humid night and not get smudges but you can't expect it to stand up to a shower. I don't know what others expect from waterproof mascara but I think my expectations are realistic. I've found in the shower all waterproof mascaras smudge and leave black rings under the eyes that are very difficult to get rid of because of the waterproof feature.
The tube is 5.1ml and the brush quite large. Unlike the other Maybelline mascaras I've used though this brush is shaped rather like a Christmas tree with a tapered end and the bristles seem to spiral round it in uniform spaces. So far so good.
I apply a light coat for daytime use and a couple of coats in the evening and the light coat makes my lashes really noticeable. I don't usually bother goind down to the root of the eyelash and doing the zig-zag kind of motion if it's daytime and this doesn't need it. I have quite long lashes anyway but they are a bit pale for my liking so this darkens them brilliantly. For evening wear I do go to the root of the lashes and wear two coats so I get a more dramatic effect and this makes my eyelashes look almost false when I use this particular mascara! It really thickens and darkens them so the effect is amazing.
But the waterproof feature isn't as good as some I've used. I recently wore this to a night out and it was another sticky night so I wanted to avoid smudges. By the end of the night I found I had light smudging under my eyes so it didn't stay put for more than a few hours. Although it promises not to do that in all fairness it was a really humid night and my foundation is quite an oily one which of course could have been the cause as oil removes waterproof mascara. I personally blamed the foundation I wear but I need an oily one as I have dry skin. To confirm this I wore it the next day with no foundation and it didn't budge so foundation plays a part in this smudging.
On the oil theme I remove this with a bit of baby oil and it's gone in seconds so no special remover needed!
Overall it gives a very good effect to the eyelashes and I think if you don't need an oily foundation it will stay put. For me it stays put better than the normal mascaras and smudging is minimal but I can't really do without the oily foundation so I just have to put up with a tiny amount of smudging. I'm not going to take a star away for this though as it's not really the fault of the product, it's waterproof not oil-proof!
Highly recommended for long thick lashes.
Maybelline Lash Expansion Mascara: Waterproof mascara wraps, thickens and lengthens lashes / Provides all around coverage for dimensional lash volume and length that lasts all day / Patented waterproof formula builds volume all around for a thicker, longer lash look without any clumps or globs / Doesn't flake or smudge /