Wednesday 25 February 2015

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

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There’s a new Maybelline mascara out, called Lash Sensational, and since it looked promising and my Urban Decay Perversion mascara (you’ve seen it in this post) wasn’t “the one” I decided to try it out. Here’s what I think of it!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Review

I’ve always been one for drugstore mascaras. Well, mostly, as I never despised a good Chanel or Lancôme mascara (here’s my review of the super amazing Lancôme Grandiôse!), but I’ve always felt satisfied with my L’Oréal ones.

And back there I am: a few weeks ago, way before this mascara started making the rounds of blogs, I saw this and the brush instantly intrigued me. A curved plastic wand with what seemed like good solid bristles? It could be pretty good, and if it ended up flaking off like all other Maybelline mascara did on me, it wouldn’t be a big deal.

I’m happy to report this didn’t happen - no flaking off, no smudging, just fabulous lashes until nigh time! This mascara kinda reminds me of Lancôme Grandiôse and Chanel Le Volume, in the way the plastic bristles glide onto the lashes depositing a really black smudge free lenghtening, volumizing and defining formula. It’s easy to start from the root of the lashes and to use it on the bottom lashes too, as the defining properties of the brush make for a clump free application pretty easily.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara Brush

What I like the most though, other than the effect (which is amazing!), is the fact that Lash Sensational is a one coat wonder. One of the things I hate the most is applying two coats of mascara. I just hate it, as it tends to clump or flake off if you wait not enough or too much, and it never ends up right. So when a mascara allows me to get a dramatic result with a little bit of building up but with a single coat, it’s love.

The other good thing, and a thing that always makes me discriminate between bad and good mascaras, is the fact that it looks amazing on my left eye as much as it does on my right eye. I always have less good looking lashes (and brows) on my left side as it’s the side I usually sleep on, and when a mascara doesn’t accentuate that and gives a good overall result I’m happy. And trust me, it’s not something so easy to find!

Now, let the picture of my lashes speak for itself. It’s not the best picture as I have an awful cold and doing anything makeup wise is a nightmare, but I managed to put mascara on without crying it all off an here it’s what Lash Sensational looks on.

One more thing: I’ve seen it compared to the upcoming Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, and the two brushes look pretty similar indeed. I read many reviews and the Benefit one sounds like something I’m going to love, so I’m not trying to resist and I’m going to try it as soon as it comes out here. I’ll report back!

Have you tried this new Maybelline product? What do you usually look for in a mascara?

È uscito un nuovo mascara Maybelline, chiamato Ciglia Sensazionali, e visto che sembrava promettente e il mio Perversion Urban Decay (che avete visto in questo post) non mi convinceva al 100% ho deciso di provarlo. Ecco che cosa ne penso!

Ho sempre preferito i mascara più “economici”. Beh, per la maggior parte per lo meno, visto che non ho mai disprezzato un buon mascara Lancôme o Chanel (in questo post potete trovare la mia review del favoloso Lancôme Grandiôse!), ma d’altra parte ho sempre amato i miei cari mascara L’Oréal.

Ed eccomi tornata alle origini: qualche settimana fa, prima che questo mascara iniziasse a fare il giro dei blog, l’ho visto e l’applicatore mi è immediatamente parso interessante. Uno scovolino di plastica, curvo, con quelle che sembrano setole belle solide? Poteva rivelarsi niente male, e se avesse finito per sbriciolarsi tutto come tutti gli altri mascara Maybelline hanno fatto su di me, non sarebbe stato poi così grave.

Sono felice di dirvi che non è successo nulla di tutto ciò - niente residui, niente sbavature, solo ciglia meravigliose fino a sera! Questo mascara mi ricorda un pochino Lancôme Grandiôse o Chanel Le Volume nel suo modo di scivolare sulla ciglia depositando una formula super nera, resistente, volumizzante, allungante e dall’ottima definizione. È semplice iniziare dalla radice delle ciglia e usarlo anche sulle ciglia inferiori, e la buona definizione che da fa sì che sia semplice applicarlo senza che si formano grumi.

La cosa che mi piace di più, oltre all’effetto (che è fantastico!), è però i fatto che con Lash Sensational basti un solo strato. Una delle cose che detesto di più è applicare due strati di mascara. Proprio non mi piace, visto che tendono a far sì che il mascara si sbricioli o si formino grumi, se si aspetta troppo o troppo poco, e finisce per non venire mai bene come potrebbe. Quindi quando un mascara mi permette di ottenere un risultato drammatico con un po’ di lavoro ma con uno strato solo, è amore.

L’altro lato positivo, ed elemento che mi fa sempre decidere se un mascara mi piace oppure no, è il fatto che appaia bello allo stesso modo sul mio occhio sinistro quanto su quello destro. Ho sempre ciglia (e sopracciglia) meno belle dal mio lato sinistro visto che è il lato su cui tendo a dormire, e quando un mascara non accentua questo difetto e da un effetto bello nel complesso sono felice. E credetemi, non è una cosa così facile da trovare!

Ora lasciamo la foto delle mie ciglia parlare da sola. Non è la migliore delle foto visto che ho un tremendo raffreddore che rende ogni azione collegata al trucco un incubo, ma sono riuscita a mettere il mascara senza piangerlo via tutto ed ecco come si presenta.

Un’ultima cosa: l’ho visto paragonato al nuovo Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, e i due applicato sembrano infatti molto simili. Ho letto molte review e il mascara Benefit sembra perfetto per me, quindi non tenterò neanche di resistere e lo proverò appena uscirà. Vi farò sapere!

Avete provato questa novità Maybelline? Cosa cercate di solito in un mascara?



  1. What are you TALKING about?? I love that photo! Your eyes and lashes look amazing.

  2. Your lashes look beautiful! I love the look of the brush, it doesn't seem too big either. I'll have to pick it up :) x

  3. I love this mascara, very similar to the Benefit version so I know what I will be repurchasing for sure. Your lashes look amazing x

    Beauty with charm

  4. That mascara makes your lashes look amazing! I completely agree with you about adding more coats, I tend to just build up my lashes with as much product as I can in one go.

    Nicola | Cream of the Frock

  5. Such a great review, and your eyelashes look incredible!

    Allie | RainyAllie

  6. Well, then, this one will have to go the list too! You know, I never really paid attention to mascara looking better on one eye than the other...but now that you mention it, this does happen! Lol. I usually apply two coats of mascara but getting great results after one coat? Even better. Your lashes look amazing! And, no disrespect to the mascara, but I can tell you have lovely lashes to start with. :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  7. Oh my - this looks incredible on you! I love it, I must buy some. I nearly bought this last month but went for that Seventeen HD Falsifeye instead, wish I hadn't, didn't like it. Definitely doing this next time xx

    Sarah |

  8. This looks amazing! I've been on the hunt for a good drugstore mascara for a while now. I wanted a cheaper alternative for everyday wear, and this may just be the one.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  9. Hello Gyudy,

    Your lashes look amazing! I'm not really a Maybelline mascara lover. I find they always flake off and have an odd fragrance to them (looking at you Lash Stiletto) which drives me nuts. This one however, looks like it has some potential.

    I too, would love to find a good drugstore mascara…it kills me to spend $20 plus on something that has to be discarded in a couple of months. For now, Clinique High Impact Mascara is working well, but I am tempted by the fruits of Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara--or maybe, I'll go back to my Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara…oh the problems we have :)

    Get better soon.


  10. i like the metallic packaging and the eye resukts too
    u have bful eyes gal :)
    and u r comparing this to lancome then im looking fwd these to launch here so that i can grab it

  11. I like this mascara a lot, like you said, I also can get away with one coat only. But I also like the new Benefit mascara and I think it works slightly better for my lashes than the Maybelline one. The brushes are similar but not really the same. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  12. I wasn't fussed on Roller Lash, yet I do want to try this. Plus at that price if I don't like it, its not the end of the world!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  13. I haven't tried this mascara but it looks lovely in your picture. I got a sample of the benefit Roller Lash in the Elle magazine recently, and yes, the brushes do look very similar. I really like the Benefit one so I imagine I would like this one too :) x

  14. Oh my! Your lashes look be-au-tiful. I would do anything to have lashes like yours! I'm currently sticking with my Chanel Le Volume. There's not much else that works with my stubborn, short, poking down lashes. Such a nightmare!

    X Alice

  15. My favorite Maybelline mascara has to be the Falsies Waterproof one! :) They have so many different formulas it's hard to keep track of, lol.

    I'd kill to have your lashes! My goodness, so beautiful!

  16. Oh wow oh wow oh wow, look at your lashes! I used to use a lot of Maybelline mascaras, and I liked pretty much every one of them! I really like wands with a curve. It feels like they push my lashes up more easily than the ones that don't have a curve :)

  17. I love this mascara although I do prefer using it in combination with another one :) X


  18. I've tried a Roller Lash mascara sample and that mascara is hands-down the best. I'd love to buy this mascara and compare the too as that would be interesting. I love the packaging of this mascara too x

    Alaina | Urban-Glam Fashion Blog

  19. Mascaras with teethed wands usually don't work for me very well, so I'd pass on this one. I do like Maybelline mascaras in general, though. L'Oreal is my favorite, too.
    I've recently tried 3 different high-ends only to find they were mediocre. I think I will stay with drugstore ones for now especially because I discard them every so often for hygienic reasons.

  20. yea i've been curious about the new benefit one for sure. more curious that i've been for any of their mascaras actually. if this is truly a dupe, that would be awesome since people will save some $$$

  21. I love Maybelline mascaras! I'll definitely pick this one up next time I visit the drugstore :) Thanks a lot for this great review, Gyudy! xx

  22. Wow your lashes look amazing!! Love the sound of this mascara :) xx

  23. Wow, I saw this mascara in store and I passed on it :( Now I wanna go pick it up! Lol I have the L'oreal Voluminous right now and it's alright. If this is a duper for the roller lash I definitely want it! Your lashed look great <3

  24. I've never head of a one-curl wonder so this one is a must-try for me! I'm not sure when we'll get it here in NZ, but I'll keep an eye out. I love Maybelline mascaras! I've tried Benefit Roller Lash and it's definitely lengthening and curl enhancing. You're right, their bristles and wand shape do look alike. Can't wait for this to arrive here! -- Jaya

  25. Wow, your lashes look so beautiful!!! If that's what my lashes will look like, I need to try it. I hope it comes in a waterproof version- it's a must have for me!

  26. Your lashes look really good with this mascara. And since it's being considered a dupe for the new Benefit mascara, I must give it a try. Looks really nice and it's much cheaper. I hope they come out with a waterproof version at some point. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  27. The mascara really does lengthen lashes, yours look amazing! This is a must-try for me, edpecially since it's so cheap! Xx

  28. I never tried this one, but it looks pretty good! I love how it just take one coat to do the affect. My lashes aren't even too, my left eye is always better then my right. Haha!

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