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Quick Review: Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes – Limited Edition Denim Shade Blue

  • Posted on June 24, 2013 at 2:55 am

“Treat your makeup like jewelry for the face.  Play with color, shapes, structure – it can transform you.”  ~Francois Nars

Million Lashes Collage1

 

I was walking through the makeup aisles yesterday and saw a display for the limited edition L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in Denim Shades, which is a blue mascara.  I got excited and had to get it home to try.


The Claims

  • No clumps
  • Blue shade
  • Amplifies each lash to build breathtaking volume


True Beauty Junkie Assessment

When I bought this mascara I was picturing a dark denim wash of blue on voluminous lashes.  I thought that this was going to be amazing, with the blue color making the whites of my eyes look even whiter, while the formula pumped up the volume of my lashes.  What I got was… well, take a look:

 

Lashes No MascaraThese are my eyes with no mascara on at all.  I have foundation and concealer on, but no eyeliner or anything that would mask the look or performance of the mascara.

Lashes With MascaraThese are my eyes after applying the Voluminous Million Lashes Denim Shade mascara.  What’s that you say?  Where’s the blue?  I have no idea.  Where is the “breathtaking volume?”  MIA.  Where are the million lashes?  Umm… I see twentyish, not a million.  I tried to build this up with multiple coats, I tried to get the blue to pop.  I tried!  It wasn’t happening.  I was so disappointed in this mascara.  Aside from the fact that the blue shade didn’t show up AT ALL,  the formula itself was terrible.  When the product is called “Voluminous Million Lashes,” one would tend to believe that the mascara would give you… well… volume and the appearance of lots of lashes.  This didn’t work on any front.

Maybe if you have really light lashes, and you apply multiple coats, this might show up better for you.  Might.  If you have any sort of color to your lashes this will be a big disappointment.

 

Bottom Line

Don’t waste $7 on this mascara.  So disappointing.  This has made my top 3 list of the worst performing mascaras that I’ve tried – and I have tried a lot.

 

 

 

Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Mascara: Where You Goin’? NOWHERE!

  • Posted on May 1, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Waterproof Mascara: Mascara that comes off if you cry, shower, or swim…but not when you try to remove it.

For many, many years that’s exactly how I felt about waterproof mascara.  It’s close to summer time, and all I want is a true waterproof mascara that won’t leave me looking like Heath Ledger’s Joker from The Dark Knight.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love the movie.  I just don’t want to look like him!  Last week I said enough is enough and headed to my local Ulta.  I was determined to pick up several waterproof mascaras and have a testing extravaganza!  Wonder of wonders, I actually found a mascara that truly is waterproof.  (Queue the choir of angels).

Maybelline The Rocket Collage

Maybelline The Rocket Waterproof Mascara – The Claims

  • 8 Times Bigger Lashes
  • Fast-glide formula keeps lashes smooth
  • Zero clumps guaranteed
  • Removes easily with soap and water
  • Waterproof

 

 

True Beauty Junkie Assessment

Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!  Sorry, I was taking a moment for a little happy dance.

This mascara truly is waterproof, let’s get that out of the way right now.  I don’t think I had 8 times bigger lashes, but it definitely gave me volume and length with no clumping after two coats.   “Removes easily with soap and water?”  No way, Jose.  This mascara is not coming off without some oil and a prayer.

I initially drenched my eyes with water… it didn’t budge.  Then I took out my Philosophy Purity cleanser – no impact on it whatsoever.  I scrubbed and I swear the mascara laughed at me a little.  I took out my La Fresh Waterproof Makeup Remover Wipes, ready to battle.  The were able to remove some of the mascara, but definitely didn’t take all of it off.  I then had to pull out the big guns – Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Pads.  That finally did the trick.

1: No mascara on my eye

1: No mascara on my eye

1:  This is my eye without any mascara on.  I am wearing some Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Brown.  I was also trying the Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl eyeliner in Deep Blue on my water line.  (Reviews on those items will be in separate posts coming up!)

2: One Coat of The Rocket

2: One Coat of The Rocket

2:  This is what my eye looked like after one coat of Maybelline’s The Rocket Waterproof Mascara.

3:  Two Coats of The Rocket

3: Two Coats of The Rocket

3:  Here is what two coats of The Rocket looked like on my eyes.  It’s important to state that you should NOT wait for the first coat to dry before adding the second.  Slap it on their quick; you don’t want it to dry on you!

4:  After Soap and Water

4: After Soap and Water

4:  First, I’m sorry that I look a little cross-eyed in this picture.  I’m blaming it on my complete disbelief that the mascara is still in tact after using my Purity on it at the end of the night.

 

Bottom Line:

If you’re looking for a true waterproof mascara to carry you through the summer months – this is the one to try!  The thing to keep in mind is that the focus is on the fact that it is waterproof.  I’ve seen comments on Ulta’s website about how it didn’t give people amazing volume or length, and I wanted to shake them a little.  Finding a truly waterproof mascara that does ANYTHING to your lashes is amazing.  Typically you end up with racoon eyes with the first tear or drop of water – not with this!

Let me know what you think about this mascara in the comments below.  Tell me your stories about others you’ve tried, I want to hear about your experiences!

 

Where To Find It

For quick online shopping, purchase this through Amazon: Maybelline New York Volume’ Express The Rocket Waterproof Mascara, Very Black

or anywhere Maybelline is sold.