Next up for Maybelline’s XXL Pro line is the mascara that is all about curl. Curl, baby! Some of us need volume. Some of us desire length. And some of us want curly lashes. I think it’s hard to find a good curl mascara and I seriously believe that to get a good amount of curl, you’ll need to use a eyelash curler.
How does this baby do?
Overall: 5 out of 5
What it claims: Per the packaging…
The truth: 45° angle? Uh…I didn’t know there was geometry in mascaras. Help!
What I didn’t like: Applying it can be tough because you can’t get much of a grip on the handle.
Overall: I have always been pretty skeptical when it comes to curl mascaras. Their concept always confused me. Like…exactly how can it curl? What is in the formula that makes it curl AND keeps it curled? Talk about a mystery. While I didn’t crack the case on this one, I was pretty amazed at its performance.
First of all, the etymology nerd that is me had to look up what ‘recourber’ meant. It’s French for “to bend”. I wouldn’t know how to conjugate it since my second language is Spanish, pero we digress. Aren’t you glad I cleared that up? Mascara reviews and etymology. Gotta love Clumps!
By George, girls…it curls! I know, I know…I’m am just as shocked as you all are. I really like this mascara and I think it gets the job done. Like all Maybelline XXL Pro mascaras you’ve got a primer on one end and the mascara on the other.
The curved wand REALLY assists in the application. I used it to press up against my lashes. Like so…
I would hold it in that position for a few seconds and for the same for the next eye. This technique, I think, forces your lashes to curl a bit. Now one of the problems I did run into with this baby was the lack of grip. It was so hard to get good control of the wand because I felt like it kept hitting my face.
Yeah, I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me and my fat face. Ah well!
First the primer…
…look, it’s already curling!And then…
Any curl mascara fans out there?
A crazed mascara reviewer,
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Category: Mascara Monday