Hello and Salam to everyone!
One more new week has started. Time passes so fast na. We make resolutions and schedules to do this and that, but they are not followed always or we may not be able to achieve our goals in each and every task. Anyways, life is so short that we should try to make the most of what Lord puts in our paths. We should try to find one happy moment each day.
Coming to today’s product, MUA Mega Volume Mascara-Waterproof Black, was introduced and suggested to me by my one of my best buddy Paras, who had tons and tons of branded make-up:P. So usually, her verdict is a stamp of authenticity. Few months ago, non-water proof version was also sold by the brand but now only this version is available. I have used it for more than two months and finally here is the review. Read on further to explore this mascara in detail.
Product Description from website: Adds a touch of natural glamour, length and volume to your eyelashes. ‘Mega Volume’ is available in three shades – Black, Brown and waterproof. This is the perfect mascara to add length with the first application and glamorous volume with the second. And by using the waterproof shade for those cold windy and rainy mornings will guarantee you long lasting full lashes without smearing! This style of brush is made of rubber, with tiny little teeth evenly spaced along the head – perfect for separation and definition!
The packaging says: Dramatically thickens lashes with each stroke for mega volume.
Ingredients are not available on the tube pr website.
Price: $5-$5.5 for 7 ml (Developed in UK)
My take on Make Up Academy Mega Volume Mascara-Waterproof Black:
Packaging: The Pink Sherbet colored tube is bulky and quite girly. It closes tightly and has a narrow opening for the mascara wand to come out, which actually is a problem. When you try to put in mascara wand back in the tube in a rush, it hinders and the wand bends.
The wand: The wand is outstanding. Not only the bristles cover a greater volume of wand than ordinary drugstore mascaras, but they are also superfine in shape. The straight wand bristles are precisely thin and separated to reach out corners, work well with small length lashes and to fulfil the lash separation assignment quite well. The wand is made of rubber-plastic. The prominent feature is that the wand is forgiving for application mistakes.
The performance: Now coming to the fluid of mascara, the consistency is really ideal; not too dense too clump the lashes and end up in flakes nor runny to create a shabby look. The color is pure black and matte. It surely adds significant volume to lashes, even thin lashes and gives a natural curl that doesn’t look made up. But it doesn’t add noteworthy length to lashes. The wand has the speciality to reach out corners and small lashes without trouble or looking tacky. You will need around two coats to get the desired results. It doesn’t clump lashes till 2-3 coats but exceeding this, you may observe clumsiness. Unfortunately, the drawback is that the curl doesn’t last long. After 2-3 hours averagely, the curls loosen and lashes attain the natural shape, the volume not so evident as with the fresh application of mascara. This mascara doesn’t flakes till hours.
Pros of Make Up Academy Mega Volume Mascara-Waterproof Black:
• Black mascara.
• Water proof but not rubbing and soap proof.
• Extraordinarily wonderful wand.
• The wand reaches corners and coats small lashes neatly.
• Ideal consistency of mascara fluid.
• Mascara along with wand is easy to apply.
Cons of Make Up Academy Mega Volume Mascara-Waterproof Black:
• Wearing time is ordinary.
• Curl vanishes after 2 hours of application.
• Does nothing to add length to lashes.
• Is not completely water proof
• Problem with the packaging design.
• The wand material should have been better either.
• Ordinary design of the tube.
Final verdict about recommendation & repurchase:
The way I heard good comments about this mascara, I actually built up expectations that are shattered 😛 I am not going to repurchase this. For recommendation, I am 50-50. You can try this as casual wear mascara if you desire so.
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