I probably shouldn’t be admitting this in a public setting considering my best friend R was absolutely horrified when I told her this fact, but my favorite mascara ever in my makeup rotation was, uh, not from a recent time. As in, ...
I probably shouldn’t be admitting this in a public setting considering my best friend R was absolutely horrified when I told her this fact, but my favorite mascara ever in my makeup rotation was, uh, not from a recent time. As in, it may have been one of the first mascaras I ever bought in my early teen years (thanks, Maybelline). I might not have used it consistently since the time of purchase and there was definitely a several year window that the mascara was not used at all, but I cannot deny the fact that my favorite mascara was Very. Very. Old. It was most definitely older than the three month lifespan that mascaras are advised to have.
R told me to throw it out. She actually pleaded, “For the love of God Manda, please just throw it out.” This is coming from the girl who doesn’t ever wash her makeup brushes, so I knew that I should REALLY just throw out my beloved mascara.
(Sorry for sharing with the world that you don’t wash your makeup brushes ever, R.)
It was with a heavy heart that I threw it out. Luckily, I already had several new mascaras to try out in my stash, thanks to a combination of mascara tubes courtesy of Ipsy and cashing in some coupons at the drugstore several weeks ago.
I had picked up Maybelline’s Colossal Volum’ Express mascara at the drugstore, thinking that it would be the same as the tube I had thrown out. I knew there was a chance that it wouldn’t be exactly the same since I wasn’t 100% sure what type of mascara I threw out considering the markings on the tube had worn off a long time ago. Still, I assumed it would be close enough. Wrong! Upon closer inspection, I discovered that the brush is different than my old one. In all likelihood, the formula is probably a little different too, but I can say for certain that the brush is probably the main reason why my lashes aren’t as volumized as I’d like them to be.
The moral of this story is to not get so attached to an old mascara that is discontinued and have no new favorites lined up to replace the discontinued one. My lashes are fairly lengthy naturally, so I like to use mascara for volume rather than length. Maybelline’s Colossal Volum’ Express mascara is fairly good, but I’m a little disheartened that it’s not turning out to be a replacement for my beloved old mascara.
Anyone got any tried and true mascaras they can recommend? My one requirement for mascara is that it’s at a drugstore-friendly price.
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