Review: Maybelline Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara

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I love my lashes and they are always a big part of any eye look that I do, that’s why I love me some good mascara. But my thing is that I do not like spending money on mascara.

In the past, I did splurge on mascara and while they were great and I don’t regret those purchases. I don’t think I’ll buy expensive ones again mainly because I think it’s uneconomical to spend too much money on a product that I’m going to discard in 3 months. If you’re interested on which mascaras were those that I spent on, they were; Lancome Hypnose, Dior Show and Smashbox Bionic. Bionic was my staple mascara when I was starting out in makeup and quite frankly, easily, the most expensive product in my kit.

Moving along… I would always keep a stock of my favorite Maybelline Hypercurl Volum Express Mascara. They performed so well, so cheap and they are great for when I do wedding makeup because they are smudge-proof & waterproof. Falling in love with this one mascara was how I got into trying each and every Maybelline Mascara that’s available at the Department Store.

The Rocket Volum Express Mascara was an impulse purchase I made when I was passing through the Maybelline Counter at Watson’s thanks to the beautiful 25% OFF sign hanging out. I picked these up out of curiosity and because of the nice blue tube. I got them about a month or 2 ago, researched about them and found good reviews but I forgot about them because at the time, I still had a tube of my other mascara.
I discovered them in my drawer yesterday and I decided I’ll give this one a try but saw on my facebook another makeup artist friend of mine saying to stay away from the product! Haha! So! I put it down and went back into using my usual mascara.

But today, while doing a new video I couldn’t find my other mascara and I didn’t want to open another tube so I figured, oh well.. I guess I’ll try this one and I have to say that I am very happy with the results.Image

I typically like spoolie type bristles for the mascara applicator because I feel that they help do the volumizing job better than rubber bristles and because the rubber bristles are pointy, therefore not comfy. But these were plenty volumizing (although still pointy) and they performed well considering it was the first application. I find that mascaras tend to perform their best after a few uses when the mascara has started to get some air built up inside the tube. 

Here’s a look at how my (eye)lashes look without the mascara:Image

And here’s how they look like after 2 coats of the Maybelline Rocket Volum Express Mascara:Imagemy lashes appear longer, thicker, fuller and definitely black after application. I also found that they did not clump over time and while they are smudge-proof, they are easy to clean off of your lashes but they did not run or clump together when they got wet. These mascaras go for P399 a piece at the beauty and health section of the department store and I believe some select Mercury Drug outlets. 

Here’s what I think of the product; The grip is nice on the wand, the color of the tube is great because It wouldn’t mix up with my other black stuff if I leave them laying down on my mat when I do my makeup jobs, the wand has good length, I love that it’s easy to rinse off, the formula works for me but I still am not and I guess will never be a fan of pointy rubber bristles for mascara applicators which is why I’m giving this mascara 4.5 out of 5 stars.

I would absolutely repurchase and get these babies in my stock (like I do with the hypercurl). I definitely recommend and encourage you to go and try this one yourself if you’ve been wanting to try it or if you’re looking for an (inexpensive) alternative or another mascara to try.

That’s it for me and this review of the Maybelline Rocket Volum Express mascara. Thank you and I hope that this was helpful to some of you. Please like and follow my blog if you haven’t already. I’m also on blogspot if that platform is better for you. 🙂

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Thanks again and I’ll see you all next time!

 

XO,

Gia

 

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