If you've watched my most recent "Empties" video, you'd know that my last mascara ran out (only lasted a month; what a b00b) and thus had me hunting for a new one.
I should take that back: I hunted for nothing, I merely remembered I needed a replacement mascara pronto while buying deodorant and toothpaste at Target one day. And, very unlike myself, I decided to nab a completely random mascara; no previous research, no recommendation, just pure unadulterated grab-and-go.
I wish I could say my spontaneity paid off.
The package looked promising (as most do) and I must say I was extremely pleased with the way this mascara looked on my lashes. Two coats gave me length and weightless volume, all of which are things that I look for (and count on) in a mascara.
So why did I give this post all sorts of negative connotations at the end of my intro paragraphs above?
(please excuse the bathroom lit flash photography... I wish I could say it won't happen again)
THIS MASCARA IS A SMUDGE-Y MESS.
No one had to punch my eyes to create the black disaster above; that was all thanks to a day's wear of the L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara. Heck, this mascara is smudging the minute you put it on. It is so wet that it's nearly impossible not to get a teensy bit on your lid(s) during application and then if you make one false blink/twitch during the dry down you're effed (and should probably just go back to bed).
I really want to love this mascara, truly I do because it is everything in terms of how it makes my lashes look and feel. Unfortunately the wear-factor, which for a waterproof mascara is absolutely pitiful, looks the positives straight in the face and smack-cam's them into submission; smack, laugh, uploaded to YouTube #forevershamed #foreveralone.
Have you tried the L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your most memorable mascara meltdown (the photo above was after a day at work... attractive!)?
xoxo - Cassie