Last night, I ran to Target to behold what my makeup fairy left for me in store: The VolumeExact mascara by CoverGirl, cousin to the oh so popular LashExact. VolumeExact is self-explanatory- made like LashExact but for the purpose of volume.
Day one: Last night, I removed my mascara to give the VolumeExact a test run. I applied one eye with the brown-black VolumeExact and the other eye with the black LashExact. To my dismay, no fairy dust swirled above my head and gave me the angel-doe eyes I had expected. There was no real difference other than the LashExact gave a minute amount of length more. I wiped the mascara away and wished it was all a dream.
Day two: I start afresh with clean lashes to test the VolumeExact. I apply mascara to both eyes. My application is as follows: I slowly roll the wand outward on top of my lid lashes as if I were giving my lashes a slow, careful blow out. Then, I coat from the bottom with zig zag motions and voila... there you have it. Not so bad this time around. I see a little more volume. The length is comparable to the LashExact.
Day three: Again, I apply the mascara with the same technique. To achieve the mascara's full potential, you have to apply more than one coat (No need to reinsert the wand for more mascara. Simply, go over the lashes again- there's usually enough mascara still on the wand.) Don't do more than three coats. At this point, the mascara is setting and you may be in for the not-so-natural look (i.e. drama) which is okay for a night out, but maybe not so desireable on a regular day. The good thing about this wand is the plastic bristles that can stand up to the lashes and define them giving you lots of coated lashes, drama or not. Tip: Be careful of the wand's tip , which holds more mascara and almost no bristles to help even out the mascara.
The verdict is: a keeper. Today's end result has shown me lashes that are visibly longer and plush from a front view and thick and gorgeous from a profile view.
I have to remind myself that mascara is just that and not false lashes. It will help to accentuate what I already have. The bristles and wand are important for your individual needs. I may be interested in trying a curved wand, so that I can do a better job of getting all of my lashes, inner and outer corners.
My next experiment: Using the thick formula of DiorShow mascara and the wand of Volume or LashExact to define and lengthen my lashes.........????