After reading today’s review, you will totally realise why I seldom review mascaras (or rather, after seeing today’s photos). I’ve got terrible, terrible panda eyes (and is that a hint of millia seed I see?!)
But then, for the greater love of every beauty junkie who comes here, I have sacrificed my public reputation and put my undereyes on display. Prepare yourselves!
This is actually pretty decent. In the photos above, I did not use any eyelash curler, and I also didn’t use an eyelash comb.
- The bristles are different from the usual brush applicators – they can get rather prickly if they come into contact with your eyelids or the base of the lashes, so be careful.
- One coat gives a pretty decent extension effect and there’s not a lot of clumping. It also uplifts the lashes (and mine are usually as straight as Line’s Brown bear’s expression).
- Two coats gives it a more dramatic effect – more volume and more intense colour. It also begins to clump very slightly, but nothing to the point that irritates me. Thankfully, the lashes remain up.
- Smudging is quite minimal (not zero), and the mascara is easily washed off with water, coming of relatively cleanly in clumps of fibre (vs a complete smudge and washed-out effect).
Overall, not too bad a mascara indeed – it extends and lifts, but I do wish it had a slight bit more curling effect. But well, it’s aptly named The Rocket – besides China and North Korea, I doubt any other country’s rockets have taken off in a curved projectory hurhurhur.
Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express Washable Mascara retails at SGD$18.90