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,