Here’s what may be a strange observation, but doesn’t it seem like mascaras are more expensive than they used to be? Around the time DiorShow turned up, I started seeing more and more costing $30+, and now they even top $10 at the drugstore all the time.
You can imagine my surprise, then, when I heard about Wet ‘N’ Wild’s new $3 Mega Length… THREE BONES, PEOPLE! Of course I had to give it a try.
At the risk of sounding like a cranky old lady — wait, I *am* a cranky old lady — these days, you can’t buy much for $3!
The brand’s always been affordable, but now they can add their sophisticated new packaging to the list of things that makes them tempting.
Mega Length is billed as a lengthening/lifting mascara and comes in a single, simply-named shade called Very Black. My wimpy lashes and I took it for a spin last weekend, hoping to find the “Three Buck Chuck” of the mascara world.
First things first — Mega Length gets extra gold stars for pigment, imparting a deep, glossy, rich look to lashes that takes it well beyond the meager price.
And it also resists smudging and flaking like a champ, while remaining surprisingly easy to remove.
But how does it do as far as length and lift?
Well, as far as lash length, eh, just okay. I think my lashes do look a little longer after applying three coats, but it’s not a dramatic difference, and not really enough for me.
Then there’s curl hold, which could probably be a little bit better, too. I have stick straight lashes, so I always use a lash curler before mascara, but after my very first coat of Mega Length, the curl began to relax — not all the way back to the straight position, mind you, but I was hoping Mega Length would lock that curl into place.
Lash, but not least (ha!) — and you’re gonna want your lash comb ready for this one — after two coats my lashes were sticking closer together than the members of Team Edward.
NOTE: Yesterday at Target I saw a girl wearing a T-shirt that read, “… And then Buffy killed Edward. The End.” I laughed for a good 10 minutes.
Le sigh … I really wanted to love Mega Length, but I think my lashes need more help than it can give.
That said, in this era o’ pricey mascaras, I’m sure there’s a place for Mega Length. If you’re already blessed with naturally thick, long and/or curly lashes, it’s certainly worth the price. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,