Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Maybelline "The Rocket" Volum'Express Mascara

If you've been following my blog for a while, you know I've had my issues with CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara. It used to be my favorite drugstore mascara, but I had a run of 3 or 4 tubes that were super dry when I bought them. So I've been switching it around trying to find something I like.

Mascara is one of those things I almost always purchase at the drugstore because I don't use them for more than 2 months. I toss them after that, just for hygenic reasons. It's on your eyes, it needs to be clean. So it's not worth it for me to spend more than $8 on a tube of anything i'm tossing after 60 days, right?

I tried several different L'Oreal mascaras but experienced "smudging" with all of them. I thought it was my under eye concealer, but the mascaras smudged even with no other eye makeup on.

 So...I decided to try The Rocket mascara from Maybelline in Blackest Black. Guess what? It's like an even better version of the Lash Blast. Same kind of brush which I love because it gives you super precise lashes that don't clump. It's a great brush for applying several coats of mascara because it lenghthens everytime you pull it through your lashes. It reminds me a lot of Lancome Hypnose that way.

I really love the formulation. It's just wet enough to be easy to work with but it dries and stays put! I tested it out on a snow day over the weekend. 12 hours on the slopes and an hour in a hot springs pool did nothing to move this mascara but it removes easily when I wash my face. I am a hardcore fan of this stuff!

Have you tried The Rocket yet?


  1. This is the mascara I am using right now and I love it too. I don't understand why this mascara got so many bad reviews on other blogs... Anyway to this day, it's my favorite mascara and I got it for like 6.99$ at the drugstore... It works even better than the ''they're real'' from Benefit (that cost like 30$...)

  2. I agree, I really like it and the effect is very similar to Benefit. It's strange how polarizing it is, people either love it or hate it!