I promised you that I would review every single mascara that I'd try, it took me a while to write this review but I'm finally doing it now. I've been using Maybelline's The Rocket Mascara for three months and here are my thoughts about it.
Brush - Texture
The Rocket mascara comes with a plastic brush, and as you may already know I prefer my mascaras not to have plastic brushes, but since I'm addicted to anything new, I always like to try different mascaras even the ones with a plastic brush. The brush is not bendable like the L'oreal's Volume Million Lashes Excess one, which I reviewed here a few months back, it reminds me a lot of the Max Factor's False Lash Effect brush, it's short, thick and not bendable, with lots of tiny-short spikes.
The texture of the mascara is wet, it allows you to brush your lashes quite a few times before it dries out, but it's not as wet as other Maybelline mascaras that I've tried, like the Falsies which I find it to be too wet for my taste. But after this mascara dries out, it really makes my eyelashes super hard like a waterproof mascara does, and I don't like that. I have very sensitive eyes and I can't stand my lashes being hard, after a few hours I want to take it off because it hurts my eyes and they become very watery.
This mascara definitely gives volume to my lashes, which for me is rare for a mascara with a plastic brush, but the tiny and short spikes do not help with the definition, I have to brush my lashes many times in order to achieve a good definition. Also the short brush does not help catch all my lashes at once, so I have to brush them back and forth, many times. Here are two pictures so you can see the difference, the first one is my lashes with no mascara on and the second picture is with one coat of The Rocket mascara.
As you can see in the first picture, my lashes with no mascara on are pretty much non-existent! At the second picture my lashes are definitely longer, super black and with more volume, but not as curled as I wanted them to be. My lashes may look curled in the picture, but that's because I took the picture right after I applied it, they fell down a bit after 20 minutes or so, wet mascaras tend to weight down my lashes even after I curled them with an eyelash curler. It doesn't smudge throught the day at all, and that's very good for summertime, you can have it on for hours. Something that is worth mentioned is that it's very hard for me to remove this mascara, even with a double-phase eye make up remover. I don't know why but it's like I'm trying to remove a waterproof mascara, it takes about 3 small cotton pads to remove it for each eye, which is crazy, and sometimes there's still some left on my eyelashes!
The Rocket mascara in Greece retails for 15 euros, but you can always find it with a promo of 2 or 3 euros off. You can find it at super markets, Hondos Center stores, Sephora etc.
I got mine from Feelunique for only 8 euros!
-It adds volume and length, makes lashes super black.
-It doesn't smudge throught the day.
-Affordable drugstore/high street mascara, especially if you buy it online.
Not good for sensitive eyes. It makes my lashes very hard, after a few hours my eyes hurt and become watery.
-It's very hard to remove it, even with an eye make up remover that is made for waterproof mascaras.
-It doesn't hold the curl.
I really like the results that this mascara gives on my lashes, it makes them really noticable, but the formula is just not for me. I have sensitive eyes and I want my mascaras to leave them light and soft.
But if you don't have that problem, and you like mascaras that makes your lashes voluminous and noticable I think that this is a really good mascara for you.
If you've tried The Rocket mascara from Maybelline let me know what you think about it, I wanna know!