today I have 3 brief, yet honest reviews; a bit unusual, just like the products that I’m about to discuss. You know that I have a weak spot for the eye make-up cosmetics, mascara in particular. I often buy — as it turns out — all sorts of them. Lately, I made a review of my cosmetic bag. The things I found staffed at the very bottom made me inspired to write this post.
As it turns out, I am a proud owner of three weird and unusual mascaras. Most of you would probably never buy “something like this”, other are wondering whether such mascara even works and how.
My ladies, without further delay — here’s my list of the weirdest mascaras:
1. Estee Lauder Turbo Lash — is a beautiful mascara that… vibrates when you apply it. Actually, I have no idea why I have it. First, it has the synthetic brush that I hate and second is that I have some unpleasant experience with other vibrating mascara behind me — Lancome Oscillation. Sadly and with great regret, I must inform you that the vibrations are not a good thing. Not only, you have to be persistent and confident about this product to avoid sticking it in your eye, but also the wand can grab the eyelashes and simply pull out the one that is poorly rooted in the follicles. I strongly advise against it.
2. Avon Mega Effects Mascara — this mascara does not vibrate but is so unusual that you have no idea how to apply it. It is extremely wide and flat and it looks more like an eyelash curler than the mascara. Anyway, the manner of application is in fact similar. The wand (hmm… actually the word wand is meaningless here) is flat and looks like a silicone comb in the shape of the crescent moon. My friend seeing this mascara said it looks like a popsicle. It has something to it. The mascara is slid out of the container, you can bend the end of the wand and use it in this unusual position. I was sceptical about this idea and I bought it only to try it and see how it works. It turns out — to my surprise — that this mascara is phenomenal. Its bendable grip makes sure you will not mess up your eyelids during the application and wide, precise wand perfectly grips every eyelash. This mascara passed the practical test of mine, but it failed when it comes to the durability: after just 3 hours I noticed that the mascara is flaking and gets to my eyes.
3. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire — mascara intended to make eyelashes longer, thicker and to separate eyelashes. I admit that I like products from Guerlain, however this mascara… just repel me with its packaging. At the top of the bottle was placed tacky plastic heart that makes me feel like I was in the cartoon about ponies. The wand has a shape of a cone ended with a ball. When it comes to the make-up, I have nothing against it, because this shape perfectly grasps every lash and separates them. Nonetheless, I expect more from the mascara in this price range and in the meantime my eyelashes look very… (too much?) ordinary. “Heart wand” :/ failed the test.
Now that I described these odd mascaras, I do not know what to do with them. It would be best to bury them in some time capsule — perhaps next generations of women will appreciate them…?