Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yummy411: Maybelline Define A Lash Volume Mascara


Because of the rave reviews of this mascara, specifically by Slvrlips (Nikkia) and Seymone, I picked up Maybelline's Define-A-Lash Volume mascara during one of the many BOGO's at CVS.

Being a mascara fiend and trying just about everything, I eventually settled on Dior Show, then the less expensive Loreal Voluminous mascara. Nothing could wow me at this point. I was right.

This is a nice mascara, but having being part of the Lash Exact craze that went down last year, this is a close little cousin. The brush didn't wow me at all either. The dip in the center made the brush a bit wonkier to handle. It lengthened and defined my lashes nicely and naturally, but the volume wasn't the volume that I knew a mascara could deliver. Whenever I'm wearing Loreal Voluminous, I usually get asked if my lashes are falsies or not.

All in all, underwhelming. I guess I got a cute tube of pink mascara to add to the collection?

10 comments:

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

Guess I can hang tight with my Lash Blast a little longer, hah.

Seymone said...

Sorry it didn't work for ya.. Try using Dior show as a base and then applying Define A Lash Volume. It should definitely look as though u have on falsies. Let me know how it turns out..

nywele said...

thank you for the review. I remember using Loreal Voluminous Mascara years ago. Then I went into my search for the perfect mascara and never tried it again. Is Loreal your favorite mascara of all? How do you like Maybelline Great Lash mascara? it is not bad...sometimes it clumps the lashes though

Capitol Hill 20210 said...

I hear good things about Chanels mascara - however too pricey - thanks for the review.

MakeupByRenRen said...

thanks for the review...looks like i'll be adding loreal voluminous to the list!

yummy411 said...

@ mrs. lynne: i've actually taken a better liking to lash blast. is that your fav mascara right now?

@ seymone: hey! i used to use my diorshow and lashexact before i ran into loreal voluminous ;)

@ nywele: you're welcome! if i could buy dior all the time i would. voluminous would be my HG because of the price point, volume, and lengthening it provides. i haven't really tried great lash, mainly because volumous has been doing the job and i wasn't too fond of the brush and bristles.

@ capitol hill 20210: love love love your name! what i love more is outsiders view on my hometown. thanks for linking me! i'll try to update my list soon, but google reader has spoiled me. you'll def get added to that!

@ makeupbyrenren: do try voluminous if you haven't!! what do you currently use??

MandyPandy said...

I don't get all the fuss with Defin-a-Lash; it was clumpy and flaked like a Mofo (less so than Lash Blast, but it's still unimpressive).

yummy411 said...

mandy! me either.. maybe it defines after you put on a volumizing formula. that's how i'm going to use it. lash blast flaked on you? wow...

Blonde said...

wow.. i love this mascara.. I always got compliments on my eyelashes when I used it... sry it didnt work out for you tho... and yes i agree the brush is a little weird.. but NOW... i use that colossal volum express and i live by it!!! love it!

Eileen said...

I just purchased this today - buy one get one 50% off. Love it! Hope it's never discontinued. Got the length I needed with no flaking, no clumps. Very happy with this new product.