Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Review: Maybelline Mascara XXLPRO by EyeStudio

Hi Everyone!

Sorry that I've not been around much. I'm still working 10 - 12 hour days. Today was a short day--it was only 8 hrs! Working this many hours isn't doing much for my skin and complexion so no pictures in this post.

Anyway, I promised that I would do a review of the Maybelline Mascara, XXLPRO. Please remember that this is my own personal experience and thoughts.

As I mentioned before, I have the typical asian eyelashes where they are straight and need to be curled with an eyelash curler. Then typically, I would use waterproof mascara since that is the type of mascara that will not uncurl my lashes. I finally discovered that using Shiseido The Makeup Mascara Base helps to maintain the curl and then I could use any type, any brand of mascara and my lashes wouldn't uncurl. There was one exception though. Maybelline used to make this mascara called Sky High Curls, which came in regular and waterproof formulas. The regular formula was wonderful because it didn't uncurl my eyelashes. I could just wash it off with soap and water. Unfortunately, it seems that Maybelline discontinued this product so the search is on for a new "curl" mascara that isn't waterproof and will not uncurl my lashes.

This is where the XXLPRO comes in. It says that it's for curl. It's a cute mascara in that on one end is the mascara base that curls your lashes and then on the other end is the mascara.
Picture from Maybelline website

When I bought this, I didn't realize that there were two steps to this mascara. (Yeah, I didn't read the instructions first.) Thus, I was really surprised that there were two ends. On my straight eyelashes, the mascara base doesn't curl my lashes at all. So I tried curlilng my eyelashes first, using my Shu Uemura eyelash curler, and then applying the XXLPRO mascara base. OMG! It doesn't hold my curled pretty much uncurled them. Putting the mascara on didn't help either.

For me, this was a failure. What a disappointment.



BV said...

I hate it when that happens!! Oh well, just be grateful you didn't buy this in Australia cos it is about $20 here ($18 US).. eeks huh

Thanks for this review!

Nic Nic said...

Ive tried maybelline mascaras too.. they just dont work for me :(