I feel like I've been a blogging fool as of late, yet when I look at all of my albums ready to go on iPhoto I can't help but realize how behind I am. Not that any of you are hanging on my every word for guidance or anything (hahah) but I just feel it's good to get these reviews done when all of the feels are fresh in my brain (or on my face, I suppose). Silly rambly nothings aside though, I really did feel it was time for me to update you on my overall thoughts of the Maybelline "the Rocket" mascara!
I've been testing this mascara for nearly a month now and let me tell you: it's been quite the roller coaster ride. When I first tried it out I was slightly underwhelmed; I thought it looked great on my lashes but, by the end of the day, they ended up sagging like I know my boobs will in 10 years. Maybelline's "the Rocket" mascara has an extremely wet formula which causes a bit of clumping during application and a weight that dryer mascaras never seem to have. My lashes are left looking fairly straight at the end of the day and just not the perky buggers I know them to naturally be.
I have noticed, however, that this mascara is definitely one that gets better with time. Granted this development has only been apparent to me during the past few days but that explains why my opinion didn't reflect it in my Best & Worst of Beauty video last month. You all know I'm honest with you though so I can't leave this discovery out! As it dries up (and runs out) it becomes much more weightless on the lashes, doesn't cause drooping, and in general is just much nicer to work with.
Regardless of how well Maybelline's "the Rocket" mascara works in the long run though, I just can't imagine purchasing it again or recommending it to anyone. You shouldn't have to go through weeks of torment just for happiness at the end, something which easily could have been provided with a different drugstore mascara (I ended up falling in love with CoverGirl's "Clump Crusher") from the very start.
It would also be terrible of me not to mention that this mascara is an absolute BUGGER to get off of your lashes at the end of the day! Seriously it is such a pain in the butt to get off, even with the help of my beloved Pond's Cold Cream. I've tried oils, wipes, and other creams as well and none of them have been able to get "the Rocket" off with ease (if at all). The horrible ordeal I know I'll have to go through at the end of the night often prevents me putting this mascara on in the morning… basically ruining the fun and beauty that is all things cosmetics.
Have you tried Maybelline's the Rocket Volum'Express mascara?
Love it? Hate it?
What mascara are you currently using?
xoxo - Cassie