#5 Jackelyn and #65 Sheila R (both non-bloggers)
I have been a make-up addict since I was in elementary school and decided to send away for one of those "get a zillion dollars worth of designer cosmetics for only $1" ads in the back of a magazine. I remember the excitement at receiving something in the mail that promised transformation and glamour… of course, I was well below make-up wearing age and, rather embarrassingly, I tried to pay for the resulting monthly cosmetic subscription in change stuffed into an envelope. The postman tipped my mom off and I was in trouble with a capital T. Looking back on it, I wonder how my mother was able to stifle her laughter when presented with the business sized envelope spilling over with pennies and nickels. I had that stackable Calvin Klein-branded palette for a loooong time, as a reminder of my infractions. I thought it was slightly more noble than the girls who were shoplifting eyeliner and Lipsmackers at the grocery store…
Flash forward a couple of decades and I still love the beauty booty. Despite the fact that I rarely go out at night anymore and probably wear less makeup now than I did in high school, I do still like to stay up to date with makeup trends. I like to read beauty magazines and browse the makeup counters… it's okay to be a femme feminist, right? Anyway, one of the hottest beauty trends right now is vibrating mascara wands. The vibration is supposed to mimic the actions of pulling and jiggling at the same time, keeping lashes separated while evenly coating them with mascara. Everyone knows that mascara is a quick eye-opener, so obviously this could be a great find. Unfortunately, most of the brands offering vibrating mascara cost upwards of $30 a tube, which is definitely more than I'd like to spend on what could end being a novelty item.
Thankfully, I'm part of the More Than Elevenmoms community, which is not surprisingly an offshoot of Walmart's highly successful Elevenmoms program. They sent me a care package featuring the new Maybelline Define-A-Lash Pulse Perfection mascara to try out.
I think most women are familiar with Maybelline Great Lash mascara since it's come in the same iconic pink and green tube for as long as I can remember. And it works, consistently. I was hoping that Define-A-Lash Pulse Perfection could work as well. And it does. I'll admit I was a little put off by the buzzing wand initially and I clumsily gooped it up on my first try. Once I got used to the vibrating aspect, it really did make putting on mascara quick and easy. True to its name, Define-A-Lash Pulse Perfection vibrates 7000 times per stroke, evenly darkening lashes while separating them. Once I got the hang of it, I could even swoosh the wand upwards to mimic a curling action. I was suitably impressed, although the definition you get when you take the time to curl your lashes before applying the mascara is even better.
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