Today's post on Makeup Monday will feature Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara. I've used and loved this mascara for years, but it never had it's own post. It was first mentioned on my blog (here).
This is may be big news to some, but this mascara has beaten out CoverGirl Lash blast (review here) as my #1 mascara. Both are great, but I've come to prefer the Neutrogena formula and brush. The formula itself is more on the dry-side (as compared to really wet mascaras like Maybelline The Falsies that everyone loves except me) and the large brush is easy to work through the lashes. Some stay away from larger brushes, but this one actually comes to a point so it's great for those inner corner lashes or even the outer lashes too.
One of the best things about this mascara is the way it makes my lashes feel (both when it's on and also after I take it off). I can easily do multiple coats of this mascara and never get clumping. With LashBlast, you have to careful because it's a thicker and heavier formula so it sometimes would weigh down my lashes. The Neutrogena one helps add thickeness, fullness and even length while pretty much being weightless. It also never ever makes my dry lashes feel brittle or like they are going to break. I think that was the main reason why I started using this more and more until it became an everyday staple. According to Neutrogena, there is a patent pending formula with a touch of olive oil that helps plump the core of the lashes. That's probably why it feels so conditioning!
Here's what it looks like: WHOA!
Also, taking off this mascara (read about my favorite makeup remover) my lashes don't feel stripped or beaten. I love LashBlast, but it's super hard to get off and my lashes always feel like they endured some tough love. Don't get me wrong here, I still love my CoverGirl, but Neutrogena...you are top dog. I highly recommend this mascara to others, and I actually even use the waterproof version in my professional kit because I like it so much.
Price will change depending on where you shop & live, but Ulta carries it for $8.99. For some reason I never hear people talk about this mascara. It's like that hidden gem in the store you have to tell all your friends about. You will find in the mass cosmetics section at Ulta and it's usually on an aisle. Now don't wait...Go get yourself a tube of this mascara! Your lashes will thank me.