Maybelline The Rocket Mascara Review!

Monday, 18 February 2013

This is the newest mascara from Maybelline. I have been trying it out for about a week now and wanted to share my thoughts! 

Maybelline Volum' Express the Rocket Mascara in Very Black (£7.99)

'Explosive volume in Rocket Time! Up to 8x more volume. Our exclusive Jet Glide Brush with flexi-fine bristles loads on big bang volume so fast, there's no time for clumps. Our smooth formula keeps lashes looking sleek and even.'

Maybelline the Rocket Mascara
 I think the packaging is cute with its metallic blue tube and hot pink font. The tube is the same shape as all the other mascaras in the Volum' Express line.

Mascara wand
The wand is reasonably large with rubbery spikes that taper off towards the tip. The wand picks up just the right amount of product which I really like. Usually I end up wiping off most of the mascara with other brands! I also like the shorter spikes at the tip so you can easily get to the smaller lashes and bottom lashes.

My bare lashes 
My lashes with one coat of The Rocket mascara and curled
with eyelash curler

I am not a huge fan of plastic applicators as I find them quite sharp and a bit too stiff and you cant really work the brush right into the lashes. With this mascara though I thought the application was quite smooth. The plastic bristles separated my lashes and coated them evenly without clumping. This mascara gave length and volume to my lashes and held a curl well. 

Throughout the day my lashes kept their curl and did not flake or smudge at all. They did feel quite brittle though. The formula is very water resistant even though I didn't buy the waterproof version.

Taking this mascara off is a bit of a pain. You will need an oil based eye make-up remover. Cleansing your face alone will not get this sucker off! That just goes to prove its staying power!

My overall thoughts

I would definitely recommend this mascara. It doesn't clump and gives good volume to the lashes. I'm not so keen on the plastic applicator but if you don't mind them then you should get on fine with it. My favourite mascara from Maybelline is still The Falsies but I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing this one again.

Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts? 

Please leave your comments below!

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