I am not at all pro at eye makeup and I am just about taking baby steps learning whatever I can via IMBB. However, one thing which I have gained confidence to flaunt is mascara and that leads me to experiment with various mascaras to find out which one works best for me. Today, I am reviewing the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in Very Black. This product was launched by Maybelline in Nov 2014 and comes in 3 shades:
1. 00 – Blackest Black
2. 01 – Very Black
3. 02 – Brown Black
Read on to find out more about this mascara:
$8 for 0.34 fl oz/ 10 ml. Prices may vary from store to store.
Try New Lash Sensational Mascara from Maybelline New York for a sensational full fan effect. Our first patented fanning brush with 10 layers of bristles reveals a full flourish of lashes. Liquid Ink formula coats from all sides.
My Experience with Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Very Black:
Packaging: This mascara comes in a lovely dusty rose packaging. The chubby shape of the tube is similar to Maybelline’s other mascaras, but the subdued pink color gives it a more mature look compared to some of the other Maybelline mascaras which have funkier packaging.
Brush: Now, the brush is the USP of this mascara. It has a curved fan-like head with longer bristles on one side and smaller ones on the other. The curved head makes it very easy to cover all lashes in one coat. I first use the side with smaller bristles to coat the lashes as it is quite convenient to reach the roots and sides. Then, I follow it up with the side with longer bristles to comb and spread out my lashes. I just love how the brush makes the application so much easier and better.
Formula: I found the mascara quite smooth to apply. It does not clump on the lashes and spreads quite easily. My lashes did not get crunchy or hard even after putting 2 coats on. It stayed put whole day long with no smudging.
This is a “washable mascara” and hence it is not waterproof. I am fine with this as I find removing waterproof mascaras quite a chore. But, if you are planning to wear this mascara to a wedding and you are the types who cries at the time of “bidaai,” then please stay away from this variant of the mascara 😛 There is another “waterproof” variant available as well for folks like you.
Finish: I love the dramatic finish that this gives to my eyes – it is super black in color, separates my lashes very well, provides a lengthening effect and in general opens up my eyes due to the fan effect. Major love!
Here are some before and after pics:
Pros of Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Very Black:
- Unique patented brush makes the application easier and better.
- Nicely pigmented.
- Mascara applies smoothly and does not clump.
- Gives a dramatic look to your eyes.
- Separates lashes and provides lengthening effect.
- Lasts for around 8 hrs with no smudging/flaking.
- Easy to remove.
- Value for money.
Cons of Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Very Black:
- This variant is not waterproof, but there is another one which is.
- More than two coats results in clumping.
Would I Repurchase Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Very Black?
I would surely recommend you to try this mascara out as it gives a wonderful result at a good price. I will repurchase when I finish this tube.
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