Original or Sequel: Maybelline Mascara Edition

As you all know, Maybelline Lash Sensational is my HG mascara.   When I saw the Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara, I had to give it a try.  Could my HG mascara get even better?

The Maybelline site says it reveals layers of softer, denser lashes and fans them out.  I thought “great!  It’ll make them even more black and bold and give a false lash look” {disclaimer: I bought it in the blackest shade possible}.  Boy was I wrong!

IMG_0103This stuff doesn’t hold a candle to the original.  I found that it certainly was bolder, but it didn’t hold a curl nearly as well, and my bottom lashes transferred colour to my under-eyes by the end of the day.  No one wants racoon eyes!

My lashes looked bold and false-y {is that a word?! Faux? Is that better?} when first applied and before my day really began.  However, the curl fell as the day went on.  My lashes felt as though they were hard and I assumed {incorrectly} that it would therefore hold a curl well.  Again: I was wrong.  So wrong, in fact, that I’ve only held on to the tube just for this post – it’s going in the garbage right now!

I also found that the original was far easier to apply.  With the Luscious version, I had to be very precise about how I applied the mascara, largely because of the shape of the brush.  I also found the formula to be far wetter and therefore prone to some serious clumping.  Uncool and so not cute.

It’s not terrible, don’t get me wrong.  There may be some people on whom it wears just fine.  But for me?  I prefer the original formulation.  Much like the cult fave L’oreal Voluminous, some things are just best left in their original form.

What are your thoughts?  Which do you prefer?  Sound off below!

 

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