Okay, so I decided I wanted to try out this new mascara that Maybelline is pushing called "the Falsies, Volum' Express Hydrofuge" after seeing all the commercials with the models and their long beautiful lashes. Now, mind you, I already have very long lashes - I've been asked if I wear false lashes on many occasions, and my lashes tend to brush against my sunglasses with no mascara on, so I don't need to make them longer. They're not incredibly thick and they are very light on the tips, but they are pretty decent as far as lashes go. (Though if there is a magic cure to make them perfectly even and not off-kilter, I'd like to know!) Anyway, I decided I'd put this new wonder-mascara to the test, along with another new product, Revlon's "Grow Luscious" line, and compare it with my staples and a long-time favorite of so many women I know, Maybelline's "Great Lash". This is my photo comparison of each one, on my lashes with no other make-up and a description of each one's pros and cons.
Pictured below is my eye with no mascara on at all. Lashes are very light and not very exciting:
First up, a trusted classic that a lot of us have used since our teen years: Maybelline's "Great Lash". Ladies, you know this one, it's the one in the pink tube. ;-) This is a non-waterproof mascara that goes on very smooth with a simple small, straight, brush. Easy to apply, easy to take off, and with 2 coats, you can have some killer lashes. It's also one of the least expensive mascaras on the market. It doesn't flake or clump. The only drawback to using this one is the fact that it does wear off pretty easily. Photo below:
On to another CoverGirl favorite, "Volume Exact" Waterproof. Love this one as well, except that for a waterproof version, it does wear off too easily during the day. I love the brush too, it's a straight brush with bristles that aren't like regular bristles, so you don't get the clumping. Photo below (sorry, forgot to use the flash on this one so it's natural light):