I have a really straight and short eyelashes. Most days, I don’t mind my eyelashes looking like that. But, in some cases, I like my eyelashes to be on point, in which for me are curled and voluminous. However, I don’t like wearing fake eyelashes. So, the right answer is to curl it and use a mascara. The thing is, most mascara cannot hold the curl and smudges easily. Then, how about this Maybelline Last Sensational Mascara? I think this is one of the best. Keep reading to find out why I love it.
WHAT IS IT?
Maybelline claims that its Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara can capture lashes from root to tip to give a full-fan effect. They say that it has ten layers of bristles. Most importantly, this mascara is suitable for contact wear lenses.
The packaging is very bulky. I prefer a slimmer mascara tube so that it doesn’t use up space on my makeup pouch. This packaging is just too fat. Maybe it is Maybelline’s way to distinguish this type to other kinds of mascara that they have. And they have a lot of it. The mascara wand itself is pretty unique. It is curved because it has short bristles on one side and longer bristles on another. The short bristles are aimed to coat the roots of the lashes, while longer one give a fan effect to lashes. I think the size is also perfect for small eyes like me.
I bought this mascara in Watsons Singapore for 21 SGD. That is expensive. What is more heartbreaking is that Maybelline also sells this mascara in Indonesia for only 89.000 IDR in Guardian, Watsons, and Shopee. I felt ripped off. But, that is my fault because I didn’t do enough research to make sure that Maybelline also sell it in Indonesia. I put this article on Best under 100K because in Indonesia you can get it for less than 10 USD.
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The formula is great because I can wear it both subtly and boldly. Even one layer of this mascara still can keep my lashes look more define all day. It also won’t get clumpy if I put layers of mascara to make it look bold. Just be careful not to let it dry before putting more layer. I have to work fast because if I put more layer over dry mascara, it will get clumpy and crusty. This mascara also stays pretty good on me. Yes it is still smudge, but it is not bad. I am also glad that this mascara doesn’t make my eyes itchy and irritated. This mascara is also easy to take off. I just use cotton pad soaked with eye makeup remover. Place it on my closed eyes. Wait for five seconds, then wipe it. The mascara is getting off easily.
HOW I USE IT
I love subtle looking mascara for everyday wear. I usually only apply two coats of this mascara. After using mascara curler, I use the short bristles to coat the roots of my lashes. I have short and straight lashes. This kind of wand made it easier for me to get to the roots. For everyday wear, I only apply one coat using this bristles. Then, I use two coats of longer bristles for the tips.
The picture on the left is my bare eyelashes. On the right, I have applied three coats of Maybelline Lash Sensational. My eyelashes become longer and have more volume. It also lasts more than 8 hours on me.
I love this mascara because I love a subtle slick look for my eyes. It lasts all day even after I splash water on face for wudu (an Islamic ritual before praying). I also like it because I can wear it under my glasses. My lashes are look defined, but it doesn’t touch the glass. So, I rate this mascara 5 out of 5 because it can keep my eyelashes looking gorgeous all day.