Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Let's Talk Cheap Mascara, Again

Last week, I introduced our new series Mascara Diaries. I told you about my current favorite cheap mascara, Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express. Yay! Prepare your sad faces for today, though. We are about to delve into a tube of mascara that actually sent me running back to my old tube mentioned above.**

Meet Maybelline Mega Plush Volum' Express.
Source: Maybelline

I don't know how I could have such drastically different results from two varieties of Maybelline mascara. This stuff went on a bit thin, definitely did not live up to the awesome marketing name Mega Plush. And a few hours later, it started sliding down my face. At first I blamed humid Florida. Then, my awesome moisturizer. I tried using it with under eye concealer and without. I also tried the under eye powder trick. It just kept sliding. I had an epiphany moment when I was trying to think of another solution: mascara should not be this much work! I promptly pulled out my old tube of Maybelline and threw this one back in the bag. The only reason why I saved it is so that I could remember the specific name to share on Posh Purpose. I clutter up my already cluttered makeup bag for our readers - I am just that dedicated.

I'm sure other people have had different experiences with Mega Plush. I do hope it makes someone happy, the name is just so awesome. However, it did not work for me. Do you have a favorite mascara? Or perhaps a despised tube? Let us know! Melinda and I love to try new products!

**I often switch mascaras every time I buy a new tube because I have cheap cosmetics ADD. However, the results are not always thrilling. That is why I save my old tube for a few weeks until I decide I love the new tube. It pays to hoard cosmetics.