Hi all! Today's post will feature the much talked about Maybelline Volum'Express The Rocket Mascara. I've been using this for a few weeks now and wanted to share my thoughts (good and bad) about this mascara.
I'll be honest right off the bat and say I'm not a huge Maybelline mascara fan. Of the mascaras I've tried, I wasn't really impressed by any (I do like Great Lash BIG). I found a lot of them were clumpy, wet and had a strange scent to them. However, I saw The Rocket in a few YouTube videos and it looked promising. I decided to pick it up at Ulta and here are my thoughts...
Good...Right off the bat I noticed the tube and wand reminded me of my all time favorite mascara, CoverGirl Lash Blast. The brush is the rubber kind with short bristles. Maybelline's formula seemed wetter but didn't seem like it would be an issue. It didn't have that odd scent I mentioned before, and the brush didn't pick up too much excess product. I wanted to test this mascara a few ways to see how it performed and also how it lasted. I always curl my lashes so I did that first and then did a few swipes through them. I consider this "one coat" for me. I then did the other eye. I'll admit, I was pretty impressed. The length was really good and the volume wasn't bad either. I found this mascara to be really good at separating my lashes too.
Bad...As I just mentioned, I consider "one coat" a few swipes. A "second coat" is after I finish both eyes I go back to the first eye to add another layer. I found that when I did this my lashes got thick and dry. I wouldn't use the word clumpy, but my lashes felt really dry almost brittle. At the end of the day I found them to be even more dry. The formula wasn't too difficult to remove, but I was extra careful to be gentle because I worried my lashes could break off (they didn't). I wondered how this mascara would perform with a lash primer?
Verdict...Would I recommend? Maybe. I think there are better mascaras on the market that do the same claims and are in the same price range. I would 100% pick (similar mascara) CoverGirl Lash Blast over this, but I don't think this is a miss though. If you do pick this mascara up make sure to try out different ways to wear it. I still like using it, but I won't be doing more than "one coat" again. I think this mascara is a little too overhyped, but I am impressed with the separating & length The length I get from this is really awesome so I'll make the effort to get this to work!
Me wearing Maybelline Volum'Express The Rocket Mascara (one coat - several swipes)
Thanks for reading,