Have you been watching the US Open? I’m probably the world’s worst tennis player (sports involving projectiles = not a strong suit) and only know the bare basics of the sport, but I sure like watching it. Team sports are great, but there’s just something about watching two world class athletes go one-on-one, ya know? Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that most of the dudes are cute, heh!
Today was all about the ladies, though, and watching Maria Sharapova duke it out with Caroline Wozniacki got me thinking about — big surprise — makeup.
If, by some miracle of modern science, I morphed into an elite 35-year-old tennis player, I’d be all about waterproof mascara. With that unlikely future in mind, today I gave Rimmel’s Max Volume Flash Waterproof Mascara ($7, available in a single shade called Black) a try.
Rimmel designed it to quickly add dramatic volume, so I took two layers with me for a test drive on the treadmill this morning.
So how’d she fare?
Well, after four miles of pounding the fake pavement through a raging torrent of sweat, there were no smudges to speak of beneath my eyes. They remained clean and mascara-free (no panda eyes whatsoever!). Just for haaay of it, I left everything on when I jumped in the shower. Even after THAT, inky black Max Volume Flash hung on like a champ.
And its extreme aversion to water isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out from its competitors. It doesn’t clump, either, and remains easy to remove with my regular Philosophy Purity Made Simple cleanser.
One word of caution for all my big lash lovin’ ladies (you know who you are!): even though Rimmel calls it Max Volume, it really isn’t. Wearing three layers I still felt like my lashes weren’t as thick as they could be. Longer, yes, but I wanted more volume.
As for keeping a curl, Max Volume does okay. It slightly relaxes the curl from my Shu curler, so to really cement the crimp, I think I might start with a layer of a different mascara and apply Max Volume on top of that.
I love the sound of $7, but I do wish it revved up the volume even more. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
You might like Rimmel Max Volume Flash Waterproof if…
- You draw inspiration from perspiration-proof mascara
- You’re naturally blessed with thick, long lashes and just want a little more oomph
- You want something you can pick up at the drugstore down the street
Lifestyles of The Way Too Easily Amused
Three words: break dancing kittens! I derived way to much joy from these b-boy kittens.
I asked Tabs if he had any b-boy pics, and this was the closest one he could find…
Doesn’t he look in the midst of a six-step or an air flare with, um, a bottle of Sally Hansen Polish?
LOL! So how was the rest of your Labor Day? Labor free, I hope.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,