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While I love Too Faced’s Better Than False Lashes for a dramatic look, it’s a bit too complicated for everyday (three steps, nylon fibers, etc. etc. etc.). I had CoverGirl’s Clump Crusher Water Resistant and it was fine, but I can’t settle for fine when it comes to mascaras. I desired volume, length, and color that would stay put even when rubbing my allergy eyes or walking through DC soup-like humidity.
I was at CVS and intrigued by Maybelline Volum' Express The MegaPlush, grabbed a tube in Very Black and regretted it after one wear. VERY flexible wand which made it hard to use with my non-dominant hand, hard to wiggle between lashes for a good coating, hard to flick out outer lashes for drama, and hard to add more coats without looking a mess. This product gave me soft and non-clumpy lashes, but they looked very ordinary without volume (or volum’) or MegaPlush-ness.
I decided to try Maybelline Volum' Express The Rocket next. I got it waterproof, and in Blackest Black. Though the display in CVS made it look as though The MegaPlush gave thicker and more dramatic lashes, this appeared to offer a similar effect, but it didn’t have the weird bendy wand. Glad I tried it because I LOVE IT!
Thick, separated lashes with tons of volume. A thick formula that dries before I get splattered mascara all over my lid and holds a curl. A sturdy wand that I can wield with one hand, and flicks out the outer lashes beautifully. And truly waterproof; I can wear on lower lashes and cry, sweat, and rub without any smudging. It comes off easily by holding a cotton pad doused in makeup remover to my eye for 10 seconds and then wiping down. I seriously like this mascara better than DiorShow, it gives me the drama I desire for daytime and can build up for a more intense evening look. All that and less than $10, I just HAD to share with you!