Wednesday, November 01, 2006
So yesterday I learned two things about myself. One, I don’t like yellow Skittles. And two, I don’t like Guerlain’s MaxiLash Mascara.
Now I’ve never really been a big Skittle fan (I am a true chocolate lover) and wear glasses most of the time so mascara was never an issue because my lashes would just end up swiping against my lenses every time I blinked but I will take an increased sense of self-awareness anytime.
That said, I thought I would give the tube of MaxiLash I was gifted a try in an attempt to expand my horizons. I’m trying to change my look and dramatic, smoky eyes are a part of the plan. And you can’t have “look at my eyes” eyes without the lashes…
To be blunt, MaxiLash is highly overrated for the price. My biggest pet peeve of any mascara is the flakes and MaxiLash delivers a storm by mid afternoon. And to add further insult to injury, I looked like I hadn’t slept in days from the dark remnants that were left behind when I tried to brush, swipe, and flick off the flakes. It also doesn’t give you the volume you would expect from the brush. My lashes were visibly longer, I suppose hence the “lash” but I didn’t get the “maxi” – no lash volume in sight. I can't see any difference between MaxiLash and Maybelline’s Great Lash Masacara (Of which I do have a tube but only because make-up artists say time and time again that no make-up bag is complete without one and god forbid I have an incomplete make-up bag.)
Now since I am a sucker for packaging, I can’t sign off without a mention of the beige box that doesn’t connect with the black tube off mascara itself. But I hear that Guerlain is changing their packing this spring…until then I’m going to continue working on the perfect smoky eye…