Here’s yet another mascara review from Maybelline. I was curious about this “gel-mousse” formula and how it can affect the effects on my lashes. Since this mascara is volumizing, I was imagining some fluttery fluffy lashes because of all the weight gone from a traditional mascara formula.
Introducing Maybelline’s first gel-mousse mascara: Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara contains 40% less hard waxes for massive, yet supple lashes. The patented Flexor Brush gently coats every lash with mega volume that’s never stiff and never brittle. Ophthalmologist tested and contact lens safe.
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara not only features a new gel-mousse formula that is supposed to not weigh your lashes down but also a flexible mascara wand that glides through your lashes to avoid excessive pulling and tugging.
This mascara uses a traditional synthetic fiber brush that is in concave form. There’s nothing really special about the brush itself. The wand, however, has a flexible hinge feature that I’m not really keen of. It’s interesting to have, but it doesn’t really do much on my lashes.
I guess the technology of this mascara is in the formula itself as it’s the first gel-mousse based formula with 40% less hard wax. So it kind of keeps your lashes soft and fluttery versus stiff and spider-legs looking.
I love how it volumizes my lashes but I find the brush shape hard to cover my shorter lower lash without creating a mess. There’s nothing about lengthening in this mascara. I also don’t like that this mascara smudges on me as I go on through the day giving me the dreaded panda eyes.😦
Overall, I don’t think this is for me since I don’t like dealing with smudges (who does, anyway?). But for girls who has less oilier lids, I guess you can give this a try.
Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express Mascara is not available in the Philippines but you can always order in online.
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