Review: Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara21:14
I usually have hard time shopping for new mascara, so I just go with the ones that I know are good. When did the mascaras get so expensive? I don't want to waste that amount of money and then end up not even liking it. L'Oreal has always been my favorite drugstore mascara brand, but they became really expensive. So I asked my fellow beauty bloggers which mascara do they recommend and some said Maybelline Lash Sensational. Since Maybelline had discount at that time, I bought it.
It comes in a pastel purple pink packaging with black writing. I find this to be the usual shape of Maybelline mascaras. It contains 9.5 grams and costs around 11€ ( it was on sale for 8.24€).
Mascara has a silicon wand, which I just love. I hate those mascaras with bushy natural bristles.
On one side you have very short bristles, which resemble one of those lash combs. On the other side you have longer bristles and they are smaller towards the ends. The bristle size also alternates from the shortest (the comb), to going around to the longest. I'm not sure how exactly are you suppose to use this, but I usually use either the short (comb) size or the longer curved part.
The shorter the bristles, the more definition you get and I feel like it does a good job of separating and a bit of elongating the lashes. You can see the photo on the left side.
On the right side is the photo with the longer curved bristles. This one definitely gives you volume, it makes your lashes thicker and bolder. That being said it can clump them a little.
I find that you get the best result if you alternate between the two ends of the brush. First I always use the short comb side, then I go in with the longer curved side and if I stick my lashes together, I go back with the comb side and separate them.
All in all I find the effect pretty good. I have enough volume and the lashes don't stick together. It actually looks like I have more lashes. It doesn't really do much in the length department, but then again it's a volumizing mascara.
The formula is more on the thick side rather then on the runny side. It's also a bit wet. The brush has way too much product on, so it's best if you wipe some of it off, at least in the beginning. I was also surprised that it holds my curl really well. It does droop a little in the middle of application, if I put too much on, but it is still very much curled up. Also be careful when applying too much, because it may fall off during the day and leave you with those little black dots under your eyes.
I feel like waterproof version of this mascara should be the bomb. I'm not saying this one isn't. but the waterproof version must hold the curl amazingly and it probably doesn't have any fall off either.
I am definitely satisfied with this mascara. It's now become one of my favorite drugstore mascaras. It probably the in the second place L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes. Definitely worth a try, if you're looking for something with volume and definition.
Let me know what is your favorite drugstore mascara and why? I might research some more mascaras :).