Greetings, loved ones, from one of my favorite places in makeup-ville: the land of cheap drugstore mascara.
This time I’m here with Rimmel Sexy Curves Full Volume & Curve Waterproof Mascara ($7.50)…but we aren’t exactly best buds. As a matter of fact, if it weren’t for how well Sexy Curves lasts on wet lashes, we probably wouldn’t be friends at all.
I applied some before my workout yesterday, a sweaty 30-minute run on the treadmill, and it didn’t even budge. No smudging or flaking to speak of, and my lashes stayed deep, dark and black after every mile.
But our relationship isn’t perfect. Before we met, Sexy Curves Waterproof teased me with promises of 70% curlier lashes, 12-hour curl hold and allegedly great plumping and definition.
But one coat, two coats, three coats — WHEE! Instead of great curls and volume, it leaves clumps of angry little lashes in its wake. What’s more, Sexy Curves actually seems to relax the curl from my Shu Uemura lash curler.
A great price and excellent water resistance save it from the scrap heap, but for me those just aren’t enough to make it a star. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,