At the Maybelline event in September we were given quite a few eye products in our goodie bags, including the new Pulse Perfection mascara. I've waited until now to try the mascaras out because I wanted to use up my current ones first. I've been using Maxfactors False Lash Effect mascara for the last couple of months.
When I first started using this I wasn't overly impressed. My fail safe and most used mascaras are Benefits Bad Gal and Rimmel Magnif'Eyes, and lots of it. I didn't think M'F did as good a job as Benefit but I've gradually got used to it and felt a bit sad when I came to the end of my tube as I knew I wouldn't be buying another until the others I own are used up. I decided to use the Pulse Perfection first. I've seen so many mixed reviews on this product, my favourite being Michelle's as I just love her before and after pictures - I hoped this was what it would do to me!
This product retails at £14.99 which a lot of bloggers have said is slightly pricey for a high street brand. I think the most expensive mascara I have bought is Bad Gal which is around £14 but I don't think I would really want to go above that, but I probably would have liked to buy it after seeing peoples before/after photos just to try for myself. The idea of the mascara for those who don't know is it is a vibrating mascara - unscrew the tube, press the on button and apply. As it goes, I am pleased I was given this and didn't have to waste my money as I wasn't that impressed with it. I found it a bit hard to apply and the brush isn't a chunkyish one, like I am used to, and I didn't like the finished result. I have a feeling I might be allergic to this too as my eyes were SO itchy when I had it on, I couldn't wait to get home and take my contacts out and scratch the hell out of my eyes. So a thumbs down from moi,
We were given four mascaras in total - as well as the Pulse Perfection, Lash Stiletto, Great Lash and Colossal. I have discarded PP to my mascara drawer and decided to use Colossal next as it is quite a fat brush. I'm liking this better than PP but I have to put quite a bit on for it to look how I want it to...it's no False Lash Effect. I'm quite looking forward to using the Great Lash too - I have never used this before, although I remember friends etc using this over the years, everyone had it at school lol while I used Constance Carroll or whatever that brand was!!!
The other bits and bats we got eye wise was eyeshadows in Black Metal, I Love Lilac and an Eye Studio in Smoky Glam. Eyeliners in Metallic Blue which is gorgeous, a black one and a liquid eye definer in black. I have quite a nice collection of coloured eyeliners now, I need to use them more :/ The last product, which I think is actually my favourite of everything Maybelline gave us, was the Eyecolor Express in Vintage Rose. I absolutely adore this - it is so easy to apply, my only downside to this is they only stock it in four colours. I'm not quite sure when Boots are stopping the 3 for 2 they currently have on but I nipped in the other day and picked one up - I was gutted to get home to realise I had accidentally picked up another Vintage Rose. Meh! It was in the wrong space :( Still I'm sure I'll run out of this soon so I have a backup.
I'm going to watch X Factor now - I really, really hope Louis doesn't put those god awful twins through!!