Beauty Buzz: False Advertising?

By |December 22nd, 2011|Beauty Buzz|

A funny thing happened on the way to this blog.  I was so obsessed with this mascara when I got it that I couldn’t wait to blog about it.  But as in dating, you must give mascara a couple of “dates” before declaring “This is the ONE!”  After three successful applications, I kept going up to people and saying- can you tell?  Do they look fake?  (Okay- I was asking Smitty).  I really felt like I had noticeably longer, fuller, faker lashes.  Now after putting together the before and after photos, I can see why people (Smitty) just turned and walked away every time.

So, Maybelline Volum’ Express Falsies Flared Mascara claims to make your lashes look fake.  I know- in most cases, looking “fake” is a bad thing, but as many of you ladies know, a clause in this golden rule comes down to your lashes.  With lashes, the bigger the better.  Here’s the problem: have you ever attempted applying fake eyelashes?  Not easy.  What is easy is quickly going from a beauty experiment to your own version of A Christmas Story and shooting your eye out.  No one ever really understands the whole pirate eye patch thing at a holiday party.  Halloween at least you stand a fighting chance.  Anyway, you tell me this is going to make my eyelashes look fake, I’m in.

Below are the before lashes (no eyeliner, no nothing…):

And keep on scrolling for the magic reveal “after” photos. (I understand that I could have taken a close up of my eyelashes… but why would someone be that close to my face?  I want to know whether or not you can see my eyelashes from the punch bowl across the room.  Is that not the point of mascara?)

So, I guess the verdict’s in.  This isn’t even close to as dramatic as wearing false eyelashes.  So very anti-climatic, as a matter of fact, that even my trusty assistant got bored and went to go chase a stick.  It’s virtually the same picture.  So, 1).  I should thank my mom for my naturally long dark lashes (my dad’s are the color  called “clear”), and 2). probably going to have to hone my lash applying skills.  As far as mascaras go, this is a very good one, but will it have you questioning whether they’re real or fake?  Probably not.



P.S. If you find my dog more entertaining than I am… it’s completely understandable and you can find his blog here.

Photo via DiscoTreats