If you’ve been reading this blog…ever, you probably know that I hardly ever do mascara reviews. Why? Mostly because I’ve run through so many bad ones that I’d rather only review the ones I love.
I actually planned to buy this a year ago, but it kind of slipped my mind. I’m really on top of things like that. Plus, I discovered Max Factor 2000 Calorie, so I figured I was set for life where volumizing mascara was concerned.
Then they went ahead and pulled the entire Max Factor line from the US.
Life can be frustrating sometimes.
Anyways, onto the review!
As you can probably tell from the first picture, the packaging is…loud. I’m not huge fan, but it was 6 bucks so I’m not complaining.
*Question: why are drugstore mascaras becoming so pricey lately? It’s hard to find one under $10 anymore. True, $10 is not bad compared to high-end stuff, but I still prefer ones around the $6 range, since mascara is something I have to toss frequently.
I put the brush next to a CG Lash Blast brush. Prestige’s brush is bigger, in fact it’s a little bit scarily large. Why does this matter? Because the bigger the brush, the more careful you have to be with application (at least in my experience).
left: lashes curled with Koji 73 lash curler, right: one coat of Prestige My Biggest Lashes
One unfortunate thing about this mascara is that it doesn’t hold a curl very well. I’m going to wait for it to “mature” though, because I remember 2000 Calorie being very wet/heavy in the beginning, and then getting much better as it dried out. I’m hoping the same will happen here, as it does an excellent job at volumizing sans clumps. It does smudge a little bit on me, but not as badly as some other mascaras I’ve tried. For now, I’ve got my fingers crossed that these problems will go away as the formula ages. This could just be my next 2000 Calorie…
I’ll keep you posted xD
My rating: pending