When it comes to mascaras I would have NEVER considered Mary Kay. Mary Kay for skincare? Absolutely. Mascaras? Not so much. Is there a reason why you don’t hear much about their mascaras or are they silent forces to be reckoned with? Hmmm….
Price: 3 out of 5 ($16 from marykay.com or your favorite MK consultant) )
Packaging (Brush Wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
What it claims: “Uhhh, I didn’t see any claims so I guess my expectations shouldn’t be that high. LOL!”
The truth: A little pricey but this one may be a diamond in the rough!
What I loved about it: It doesn’t clump! Each time I wear this mascara, I can get up to 4 coats without getting a ANY clumps. That’s amazing!
What I didn’t like: I’m just a picky wand chick. I’m come to realize it. A wand can make or break a mascara in terms of application and I did have some challenges with this one.
The bristles aren’t defined enough for me. Definition=better control. Better control=better application. Better application=amazing lashes!
Overall: I don’t know why, but I am super shocked at how well this mascara performs. I mean….who have thunk! I am super impressed with how you can “build it up”. Most mascaras only allow a good 2 coats before it begins to clump. Which, when you think about it, makes sense. To find out that I didn’t get ANY clumps nor do I get that “too much mascara” look with Mary Kay’s Ultimate, well…I was just stunned. I went so far as to do a 4th coat and nope…still no clumps. Very impressive! I found this to be a great volumizing mascara and it’s pretty decent as far as lengthening goes too. It is your everyday mascara. This would be perfect for traveling as it doesn’t flake and lasts pretty much ALL day with easy removal. Go Mary Kay!! I know the “eye ball” pictures are a little scary but I just wanted to show the great volume and length the Ultimate gave me!
Would I recommend it: I would. Is it a must have? Hmm…I wouldn’t say that but it is a GOOD mascara from a company that many of us have grown to love over the years.
…..because I loved this mascara so much I decided to give one away! That’s right…one lucky reader will win Mary Kay Ultimate mascara by simply leaving a comment and telling me your favorite Mary Kay product AND your name and email address. You have until the next Mascara Monday (Mon, December 1) to get those entries in. Get to commenting…I want you to win!
….feeling a little better about Monday now? I certainly hope so! Stay beautiful.