Ah, the wonders of makeup bribery!
Yesterday I bought MAC’s Splashproof Lash Mascara in Blacksplash ($12), but before throwing down the credit card, I struck a deal with myself.
The “payment” for the mascara would have to come in the form of seven 45-minute sessions on the stair stepper machine at the gym. Hello, sweaty beast.
I figure the whole makeup-in-exchange-for-cardio thing 1) helps get my booty looking cute in time for summer and 2) provides me with an excuse to try a new waterproof product! 🙂
Splashproof is MAC’s only waterproof mascara, and I’ve been told it lengthens, thickens and separates lashes without clumping or flaking. Right now it’s being sold with the new A Rose Romance collection, but it’s also part of MAC’s permanent collection.
Last night I applied two layers before my first 45-minute stair session and paid close attention to how it performed…
First, it glided on without clumping or flaking, so application-wise it’s a star.
MAC Splashproof Mascara
I noticed my lashes looked a little longer and separated with it on but not very thick. It definitely doesn’t deliver thickness as dramatic as the thickness I see when I wear Stila Lash Visor mascara.
Fourty-five minutes and two burnin’ butt cheeks later, I checked my makeup in the mirror.
Splashproof held onto the curl well but had begun to smudge a little.
Next time, I’ll try to get control of the smudging by using a tad less product (tapping/wiping the wand before application).
First impression: Splashproof mascara is just okay. I think I prefer Stila Lash Visor’s thickening powers, but if your lashes are already thick and you’re really just looking for a waterproof mascara to add some length and separation, Splashproof might be worth a look.
MAC Splashproof Lash Mascara
Use: A waterproof mascara for extra length and separation
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-
Hungry, hungry hippo
Eek! I just realized that only thing I’ve eaten today was a single Eggo waffle (“leggo my Eggo!”). Now I’m starving! I think I’ll walk to the French bakery across the street for lunch. They have this yummy chicken salad I like, yum. 🙂
What did you do for lunch today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,