It’s been AT LEAST a week since I last tried out a new mascara, so without further ado, I bring you the results of my recent experimentation with Maybelline’s Pulse Perfection.
As those of you who were around when I wrote about the launch of this mascara, back in May, will possibly remember, this is another of the new breed of vibrating mascaras, and works along the same lines as Lancome Oscillation. In fact, it’s very similar to Oscillation indeed, and so it will come as no surprises to learn that I had much the same reaction to it. On the plus side, I found it much easier to use than I’d previously have believed a vibrating wand could be (somehow the movement of the wand, and the zig-zag motion you use to apply it, means I get LESS product on my eyelids rather than more when I use this), and it did add some length, although not as much as I typically like!
On the minus side: well, it’s back to the old “drags the curl out of the lash” thing again, isn’t it? It’s always a deal-breaker for me, but that aside, I was actually fairly impressed with this mascara: much more than I expected to be, if the truth be told. It did take quite a few coats to achieve the desired effect, and at $15 it’s not exactly a “bargain” mascara, but it’s the nicest Maybelline mascara I’ve tried so far.
As for vibrating wands, though, I’m just not convinced they actually add anything to the product, other than the obvious gimmick points. Then again, maybe I’ve just not found the right one yet?
Maybelline Pulse Perfecting Mascara, $15