I think I speak for all of us when I say thick eyelashes are every woman’s dream. There’s no doubt that they make your eyes look bigger and add elegance to your face. While my eyelashes are very long, they’re rather thin and light on the ends, so I’m bound to use mascara. Today, I’m going to review Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Waterproof Mascara I got for my birthday a year ago. 🙂
- Zero-clump volumizing mascara creates volume with clean definition.
- Patented shaped-to-the-lash brush.
- Ophthalmologist-tested, contact lens safe.
- Waterproof, also available in Washable.
Sweep brush upwards from root to tip to separate individual lashes and to achieve definition and volume. Continue building lashes until you reach your desired look. Do not let dry between coats. Repeat for lower lash line.
Complete List of Ingredients:
Isodecane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera Wax), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Water (Aqua), Allyl Stearate/VA Copolymer, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Alcohol Denatured, Polyvinyl Laurate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Talc, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, PEG 30 Glyceryl Stearate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, May Contain (+/-):, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
Less than $10 in a store (you can get it for $6 online).
My Thoughts on Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Waterproof Mascara:
As you can clearly see from the pictures, my Maybelline mascara is not in the best shape because I’ve been using it so often. Does it mean it’s so great that I don’t want to throw it away? Not necessarily; it means that it’s pretty decent and I’ve been too lazy to look for a new one. 😉
After more than 12 months, it hasn’t dried out yet, a big plus! The rubber brush makes the application easy, but there’s a lot of product on the wand when you pull it out from the bottle, so you have to wipe it. Thanks to the flexible bristles, the mascara will glide through the lashes and coat them without clumping.
The overall result is quite satisfying. This product lengthens my eyelashes really nicely and makes them curlier. However, I didn’t notice any impressive volumizing effect. Another issue is that it’s supposed to be waterproof and yet it smudges a little in the rain (when you’re crying, it’s just a black waterfall! :dumb: ). The good thing is that it works in a humid climate. When I was in India, I didn’t have any problem with my undereye area looking dark.
Pros of Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Waterproof Mascara:
- Awesome lengthening effect.
- Doesn’t dry out fast.
- Convenient rubber brush with flexible bristles.
- Clumps free.
- No “spidery eyelashes” effect (unless you overdo it).
- Comes at a good price.
Cons of Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Waterproof Mascara:
- Not really waterproof.
- Doesn’t give great volume as described.
4 out of 5. This Maybelline mascara is not that impressive when it comes to thickening your eyelashes, but it wouldn’t be fair to give it a lower grade. After all, it makes my lashes extremely long, covering even the white ends.
Will I Buy Maybelline Define-A-Lash Volume Waterproof Mascara Again?
I’m not sure myself, its a very good mascara, but it’s not “the absolutely perfect one” for me.
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