Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara ($7) lured me with its bold claim to boost lash volume by 400%.
I expected some beasty Snuffleupagus lashes and drooled all over myself daydreaming about ’em.
Super Size Me
According to the product marketing (when is that not a red flag?), Neutrogena’s patent-pending formula contains a touch of olive oil to penetrate and plump each lash core. When used with the included uber brush, the company claims it takes lashes from normal to super-sized.
I was achin’ for some of that 400%, let me tell you, so I applied three layers of Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara and pulled out my measuring tape, LOL!
Just kidding — no tape, but I did see a visible increase in lash volume. No, the difference wasn’t as dramatic as the 400% figure led me to believe, but I’d peg my lashes at maybe 50% thicker and 25% longer. Not bad at all.
A $7 Alternative to Tarte’s $18 Lights, Camera, Lashes
Bravo to Neutrogena for Healthy Volume’s thickening powers and natural lash look. I think it’s a good drugstore mascara for the price. It holds a lash curl all day long, doesn’t smudge and has a dark, glossy finish.
It reminds me of Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes but costs less than half the price!
Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara
Use: For thicker, longer, natural looking lashes with a hint of gloss
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Le sigh! I’m off to work and running late. Please make it slower than yesterday, please make it slower than yesterday, please make it slower than yesterday…
This morning, to ease the pain of having to go to work, I listened to cheesy hits from the 80s.
Eighth grade dance flashback! Don’t make me bust out my Cabbage Patch!
If I can take the day off tomorrow, I think I’ll visit the MAC Manish Aurora collection at the MAC Pro Store in San Francisco.
How’s your week coming along? Any plans for this weekend?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,