Olive and I are on a Mascara Mission. I mean, the bottom line is we are supposed to be throwing out our mascara away after 3 months. 3 Months! Raise your hand if you do that? We love some of our high-end mascaras but at $30-$40 a pop, we don’t want to throw it out! At a more reasonable price point though, we can justify the toss, and the health of our eyes is worth that. So we are determined to try to find the best drugstore mascara that meets all our needs, but doesn’t hurt to replace every 3 months!
Recently, I picked up Maybelline The Rocket Volum’Express Mascara during a Walgreen’s haul ($6.99). This mascara has three options: Very Black, Blackest Black, and Brownish Black. I chose Very Black. Described as an “Explosive Volume In Rocket Time! 8X Bigger, Smoother. Now, the most explosive, beautiful lashes ever! Maybelline’s Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara’s patented Supersonic Brush with micro bristles loads on big, sleek volume instantly. The fast-glide formula keeps lashes smooth. Zero clumps guaranteed!”
This mascara does deliver on length but the bristles created more separation for me than volume. It was wet so as I layered it on, I did experience a few clumps. Everyone thinks they have a strong pain threshold and I’m no different but this brush hurt my little lids! Maybe, I’m sensitive. It doesn’t have a curve so the closer I got to those hard to reach lashes, the more I stuck myself with the pointy bristles. OUCH! On the plus side, I didn’t experience any flaking or smudging. I have an aversion to waterproof mascara so I got the regular kind and it washed off nicely. Overall, I would give it an average rating. It meant some of my needs, but for me personally, the brush would probably deter me from picking it up again.
Tell me, do you throw your mascara out every 3 months? Have you tried Maybelline Rocket Volum’Express Mascara? I’d love to hear your thoughts!