Upon realising that I haven’t written a ‘worth the hype?’ post for several months, I’ve made a special effort to get one up for you today, and it’s going to be on a product that I’m sure you’ve all heard lots about – the Lash Sensational mascara from Maybelline.
Does it give volume? Does it give length? What’s the brush like? Steady on, folks. All questions will be answered soon! Let’s get going.
SO, onto the mascara. I’m a Maybelline mascara kind of girl through and through in the drugstore, I have to say – well, Maybelline and Max Factor – just because pretty much all of the mascaras that I’ve tried from the brand have been pretty darn good.
I like the packaging; quite basic, simple. I’ve always been apprehensive about using wands with plastic bristles as I’ve had several bad experiences with others in the past, but after seeing sky high lashes all over Google Images I just took the plunge and hoped this one would be different!
You can pick it up for £7.99 which is a pretty standard price for a mascara in Boots, I think.
As I said, I purchased this based on what seemed like a million and one positive reviews, and at first I was really not a fan. Whenever I mentioned it in a blogpost you guys posted endless positive comments about it, but I found it clumpy, thick and sticky. It glued my lashes together into one sticky mess which looked unnatural and felt uncomfortable to wear – every time I looked up all I could see was a curtain of black!
However, after leaving it in my makeup drawer for a few weeks I whacked it back out again to give it a second shot – and this, ladies and gents, is the perfect example of when you can change your mind about a product, because I now freaking love this. I don’t know whether the formula dried out or whether my mindset changed – I’m not sure – but all I can say is that it’s now my go-to!
My lashes are nearly resting on my eyebrows and look thick and full without looking fake, and it’s a dream to remove too which is always a bonus.
PACKAGING: 4/5 (sleek, simple. Pretty colour (I’m a sucker for that stuff). The colour can scrape off though)
EFFECT ON LASHES: Length, volume
EASE OF REMOVAL: 4/5
OVERALL QUALITY: 5/5
WORTH THE HYPE?: Yes yes yes! I love this mascara and I can now completely understand why everyone else is so obsessed with it. I may be late on the bandwagon but I’m now well and truly on it with my seatbelt fastened tightly.
Well that was a win! Fancy having false lashes without the fuss? Pick your mascara up over here!
Have you tried this mascara? What do you think of it?