So, I was gonna name this post ‘3 Disappointing Mascaras’, but then I thought it would be a little bit too harsh. None of these are really terrible, I mean, they don’t smudge nor crumble, and mascara is so personal that some people might actually like them. I personally don’t, though, and here is why.
COLLISTAR ART DESIGN MASCARA: Have you ever seen another mascara wand with its rows of bristles so far apart?! I most certainly haven’t! And do you know what kind of look it gives you? The look of a manga character. Wait, curb your enthusiasm! I didn’t mean that you get big, beautiful doe eyes. What I actually meant is that you end up with very few huge, spiky lashes. Which may look flattering on Sailor Moon, but surely not on me!
KIKO EXTRA SCULPT WATERPROOF MASCARA: I mainly got this mascara because its hourglass-shaped wand reminded me of my beloved Too Faced Better Then Sex. They’re actually very different, though, and the KIKO one has a much wider tip that makes not getting mascara on my lids almost impossible. The formula isn’t bad, quite thick and volumizing, but the wand is really too impractical for me to like. Moreover, it’s definitely not waterproof: I tested it during a water treadmill class (I didn’t put my head under water, but did get the occasional splash in my face) and ended up with raccoon eyes.
L’OREAL FALSE LASH TELESCOPIC MASCARA: I really like the wand of this one because it’s very long and thin, perfect for my big eyes and short lashes. The problem is that it barely picks up any product and with two coats I get good length but very little volume. If I add a third coat I do get a decent amount of volume, but my lashes get all clumpy and spidery, which is a big no-no!
Have you ever tried any of these? What was your experience? Have you recently used any disappointing mascaras?