Sunday, January 31, 2010

waterproof mascara reviews

Ok so if you know a little bit about what has gone on in my life recently you'll know why I need a good waterproof mascara, so I went on a search to find the perfect one for ME, again these are just my thoughts and opinions so if one of these mascaras that I hate works wonders for you thats great! this is just how it worked for me :)

So I tried 9 different mascaras, I rated the on a scale from 1-4
1-hated it
2-it's ok
3-really like

Lets start from lowest to highest ALL WATERPROOF FORMULAS

Revlon 3D Mascara- score 1
BLECK this is one of the worst mascaras I've ever used, the brush is odd and small and a ton of product comes out on the wand, it deposits way too much on the lash which makes clumps and lashes stick together, I have no idea what was going on with this product but it went right into the trash

Rimmel Sexy Curves -score 2
I must say I was pretty disappointed with this one, my favorite non waterproof mascara before all this experimentation was rimmel sexy curves so I went to try this one and its just not the same, the formula is way off somehow, it does not make my lashes as long, as dark or as curvy as the regular version, if you wanted a really soft natural lash look this would work good but I wanted it to do what the regular formula did and it does not sadly

Covergirl Lashblast Lengths score-2
this was scored an ok because thats all it was while it did give decent separation of the lashes and decent length it was not dark enough for me but its nice

Covergirl Lashblast Volume score-2 if you have non deep set eyes score-3
Ok this was the mascara I was recommended by lots of girls when I was asked for your suggestions on which ones to try, and as you can see I'm torn between an OK score and a REALLY LIKE score
I loved the length and definition it gave my lashes and was really happy with the darkness, I was looking forward to a day of beautiful lush lashes
BUT I had only had it on for maybe 30 minutes before I started getting smudging on my brow bone, it was just a little so I wiped it away, then I was working for about an hour and went to the bathroom and in the mirror I saw there was a TON of mascara all smeared on my brow bone on both eyes, I mean it was bad, it looked horrible!!!
So its something with the formula, so I'd say if when your lashes are at their longest if they dont generally touch your brow bone area then you are fine, if they do I'd say you will probably get smearing

Maybelline Lash Stiletto score-3
This mascara is awesome, let me say I LOVE the patent shine that it gives the lashes, love it, the length is amazing and I loved the darkness, thought this would be my go to mascara from now on, but...... about 1/2 way through my morning it started to smear on my brow bone,, and continued to throughout the day, so alas I cant use it, again if your lashes dont generally touch your brow bone then I'd give it a 4

LA Girl H20 Proof score-3
This was a toss up for me, I liked the length, it had good wear to it, did not smudge on my brow bone at all throughout the day, but I wasnt happy with the darkness level of it, that being said it creates a beautiful natural looking lash

Revlon Double Twist Mascara score-3
Theres a lot going on with this mascara, the wand is very very fat, and I dont like that but it may not bother others, it is a pretty wet formula and may cause clumping of the lashes when you are applying it, you need to be careful or use a lash comb after applying it to separate your lashes, (but who wants to do that! I want my mascara to do it) it had good length, good fullness and good darkness and did not smear on my brow bone, but it felt really heavy on my lashes

Almay One Coat Mascara score-3.5
Had to give this a 3.5 I'll call it New Love :)
the brush is so unique, one side is longer bristles then the other, using one side to lengthen and create fullness and curl then the smaller side to separate lashes, loved that, nice dark color, great looking lashes really loved it, why is it a 3.5 and not a 4?? by the afternoon I started to have a little bit of smearing on my brow bone :( damn deep set eyes! otherwise it would be a 4 easy

Rimmel Eye Magnifier score-4
Company write up "Ultra-extending, eye opening mascara with a unique Eye Magnifier applicator. Fantastic body boosting formula For 70% more vertical lashes and an outstanding lash lift, that stays put - even when wet!"
Now its funny I went online to check out reviews of this mascara and I found a lot of negative reviews so again I'll state this is just my opinion and this is what worked best for me, also I'm sure the formula of the waterproof vs regular is different for everyone
SO for me I loved the nice dark black color, had great length from it, had NO smudging on my brow bone and that is one of the main reasons for it getting a 4 rating, but I did also really love how it made my lashes look, I had no clumping and formula was not dry at all (this was in some of the negative reviews so I'm not sure if there were some bad batches floating around out there or maybe the regular version if dryer)

So thats my review!! I will be trying more as well, why not right! So after I try another 5 brands or so I'll post again and see if RImmel's Eye Magnifier comes out on top again, oh and dont forget about the Almay One Coat I think most people would love that one!!


1 comment:

  1. revitalash mascara is great, besides the adorable packaging. The brush can be easy manuvered, there is a thin part close to the brush. It comes on shiny but does dry. It gave my lashes length and volume that I normally would combine 2 mascaras for. One coat is all you need. This is a must for me.