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Monday, February 11, 2013

Maybelline the Rocket (Waterproof) Mascara Review

   I feel like I'm on a review roll.  I haven't done any really meaningful blog posts since the last couple days, but I kinda like it.  When I actually have the time, I really enjoy just writing on here.

   But that isn't the point here, I've got a review for you on the NEW Maybelline the Rocket Volum' Express Mascara. (why do they always spell volume like that?)
   If you follow me on Instagram (which you should @lainamarie91), you would have seen this second picture posted on there like over a month ago, but I just never got around to filming a video review, so I just settled for this blog review. Hope you don't mind. :)
   Anyway, let's start off with the brush.  It's a plastic bristle brush that is pretty big and the bristles are super short.  The brush is just very thick and the bristles are so tiny, this makes it super hard to work on the lower lashes, in my opinion.  Plus, at the end of the brush, the bristles are like nonexistent, they are so tiny, so working on the really inner lashes closest to the tear-duct are also kind of difficult.
   So, let's move on to the actual mascara.  When you start applying it, the first coat looks really good, the lashes are nice and separated and lengthy, they look super natural and pretty.  However, I found that as you add coats, they start to get slightly clumpy, but still stay long and look good.  It doesn't clump like crazy, but I don't find it particularly volumizing, which is their number one claim, since it's in the name of the product.  The length is pretty nice though, in my opinion.

   It does flake after awhile, but I can't seem to come across many mascaras that don't flake after 7-8 hours. It doesn't smudge though, which is somewhat expected since I did purchase this mascara in Waterproof.

   Overall, this is an alright mascara, nothing super awesome, but not totally disappointing either.  

Thanks for reading!