Hello ladies! It’s been some time since I last did a beauty review and sincere apologies because I’ve been kinda busy and also lazy to try out new products! I don’t even mask at home anymore with mask sheets or clay masks! I know, I’ve been terribly lazy. And that is on top of the fact that I don’t even go for facials. Hahaha, but thank god for my naturally good skin and the Derma-X products that I have been using ever since for almost 3 months now! 🙂
Today’s review will be on mascaras! I don’t usually apply mascara because I’ll have my falsies on and that’s good enough for me. I don’t even bother to curl my own lashes, apply mascara and ‘join’ them with the falsies for a more natural look. Initially, when I first tried on falsies, I attempted to follow that step-by-step theory but has since given up because my natural lashes are so short that even when I curl them, they do not curl at all. I can’t even see any lashes exceeding the eyelids area! Moreover, I have single eyelids and so it doesn’t make any difference whether I curl them or not. Of course, if one looks closely into my eyes or from a close-up of my side view, you can see the two layers – my natural lashes and the falsies.
So, if I were to use mascaras, I would only apply on the lower lashes.
I was previously using Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express and Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara.
And recently, I bought a new mascara from Maybelline – Maybelline The Magnum Volum Express Cat Eye Mascara which I will be reviewing today! 🙂
Following the global success of The Magnum Volum’ Express mascara, which sold 1 unit every 1.7 seconds around the world, Maybelline New York’s eye experts have developed yet another groundbreaking and innovative product: The Wild Cat Eyes Waterproof Mascara. In tune with the hottest trends from the catwalk, this newest revolution in volume mascara plumps up your lashes by up to 7 times, thus delivering the most striking of feline lashes.
Thanks to the pioneering design of the Claw Brush and a collagen-infused formula, every lash is reached, extended, and stretched outwards. The result? Lashes that are plumped up to 7 times the volume for a tantalizing feline gaze.
This is not the newest mascara that Maybelline has, it is actually the Maybelline New York Rocket Mascara. I looked at the info provided and thought that I am actually looking for more volumizing masacaras since my natural lashes are short and sparse, even for my lower ones. Clumping is somehow secondary.
And because of the ‘7x’ volumizing effect claimed compared to the Falsies Volum’ Express, I decided to go ahead with this.
Its brush is slightly curve and I like it that way because I find it easier to apply compared to those straight ones, especially when applying on the lower lashes, it gets quite tricky. Of course, you may use a name card and place it under your eyelids and lashes and apply, so that it would smudge or touches your skin.
And the result?
You can see there are still clumps here and there, especially on my left eye. Actually, it was more clumpy previously and I decided to retry.
It is true that by shaking your hand, or rather the mascara applicator stick left and right prevents clump. I do it the lazy way, I tried to shake my head left and right instead. HAHAHAHA.
And it works. The picture above is actually the aftermath of that and it is less clumpy, as seen from my right eye (on ur left).
I think it is still too early to accurately review if this mascara causes clumps or not because it also depends on one’s skills. I shall continue to use that ‘shaking’ technique when applying so as to provide a more accurate review that is justifiable to the product.
Apart from that, it does help to volumize and lengthen the lashes. Actually, more of the latter. But 7x seems a little too overzealous and exaggerated because I don’t see much difference compared to the Falsies Volum’ Express. But if I recall correctly, both of them cost the same.