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Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:08 am      Reply with quote
If you are happily walking or frolicking through the store and you happen to stumble across this seemingly innocent looking unwieldy tube of mascara... RUN!! Quickly!! Don't even think about it, just run!

It's awful! And I'm not even a big mascara buff! Sad

The most recent Victoria's Secret mail promo that I received was for a free tube of that Very Sexy Intensifying Mascara. I was currently out of black mascara, which I don't wear that often (mmm... brownish black...) so I figured what the hell.

This stuff is crap. Utter crap. First off, the brush is bigger than Mabelline's Great Lash brush and has more bristles on it. But the bristles are so thin and dense that they don't even comb through your lashes to get the product on it (let alone evenly.) Using it felt like using one of those test tube cleaners that have a cylinder of white bristles attached to a twisted metal base to enhance my lashes. Needless to say, the product didn't get even coverage and looked clumpy and splotchy, and I had a helluva time unclumping my lashes at work (I sometimes put my mascara on at work, I don't know why I wait that long) without having a lash comb available. I spent about 10 minutes working on them and they never looked good. Some places would look thick on the base, but not on the tip, and vice versa, and there wasn't an easy way to even out the application.

The mascara on the other hand didn't bleed at all and stayed in place like it should for the rest of the day, but I felt goofy looking because of how crappily it coats. I didn't lose any lashes, fortunately, but they did break in a couple of places and now I'm still trying to do damage control.

*twitch*

Even though I'll spend a lot on make-up and skincare, I deliberately don't spend much on mascara anymore because I'm more inclined to throw it away every 30 days before it dries out (and causes my lashes to get damaged more easily.) If I spend $30 on a product, I'll try to use it until it runs out. The VS mascara is only $11, which would be convenient if it rocked, but it doesn't.
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Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:46 am      Reply with quote
-rusalka- wrote:
If you are happily walking or frolicking through the store and you happen to stumble across this seemingly innocent looking unwieldy tube of mascara... RUN!! Quickly!! Don't even think about it, just run!

Laughing Thanks for the warning.

I'm sorry you find yourself in the position of having to do damage control Sad I'm still in damage control over my last mascara experiment so I know how you feel.

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Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:42 am      Reply with quote
I'm like you, I don't like to spend much on mascara because more times than not I am utterly disappointed and end up throwing the tube away after a few uses. Why can't someone create the ULTIMATE mascara? If anyone finds it, please let me know.

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Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:21 am      Reply with quote
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Why can't someone create the ULTIMATE mascara? If anyone finds it, please let me know.
You know, there used to be a website where you could submit your list of specifications for the ultimate mascara, and this company would custom-make a formula containing your criteria just for you. And, if I remember correctly, it really wasn’t all that expensive...I believe the price was about the same as you’d expect to pay for a tube of department-store mascara (i.e.: Lancome, YSL, Clinique, Chanel, etc).

My personal ultimate mascara would be water-resistant/proof, a lengthening and curling formula with a curved spooly-wand and would be dark burgundy or eggplant (read: purple!!) in color. I never did end up ordering my personal ultimate mascara because something else came along that distracted my (fickle) attention...I wish I could remember the name of the website, but maybe you can google and find it.

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Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:56 am      Reply with quote
I found www.reflect.com but it isn't working on my computer. Maybe if you can get it to work for you, this was the site.?.

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Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:29 am      Reply with quote
Man, that review was hysterical. Thanks for heads up. I shall continue to only purchase undies and the like when I'm at Vicky's and steer clear of mascara.

I too am always on the hunt for the mascara that is the be all end all. How rich would I be if I could find it?! Ah, the possibilities.

My ultimate mascara should curl, (and stay curled), lengthen, thicken, look natural, be water resistant, smudge proof, but easy to remove. Now is THAT too much to ask?

I think Carrie mentioned in a recent post the complete unfairness that men have when it comes to lashes. My DH has the most gorgeous fringy, black, perfect lashes - top and bottom....grrrrr.......that's just not right.

Maria Laughing

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Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:30 am      Reply with quote
I can’t remember if I ever shared this with you guys before, but one day I called Victoria’s Secret to place a catalog order when they were having one of their “semi-annual bra events” and the customer service rep-chick who answered my call said *hand on my heart, swear to God* “Thank you for calling...my name is Clitoria, how may I help you today?” It doesn’t happen very often, but at that moment I was rendered completely speechless and totally forgot who I was calling and why I had called....


Oh, and Faith? I think that was the website I was talking about because it sounds familiar.

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