**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.**
For those of you who know me well, my make-up routine is generally on the simpler side of life. While I don’t often go anywhere without makeup on, I do wear fairly little compared to many of my make-up wearing counterparts, and exceptionally little compared to many other bloggers that you would see discussing beauty products!
That being said, my quick go-to makeup routine (which is really just a light powder to take away the shine, a cat eye with black eyeliner, and mascara) would definitely NOT be complete without mascara!
So, I was definitely excited when I received this sample of Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara from Influenster!
The packaging was pretty sleek for a drugstore mascara. I liked the matte black look and the shape which made it stand out and look a little different from the other drugstore brands without compromising the actual function.
When I opened it up and went to give it a try I will admit that the brush that is included isn’t anything special. I generally use drugstore brands, and this reminded me of the standard brush you would see with nearly any brand. It is a basic cone-shaped brush. That being said, I haven’t had any issues with this style of brush either… So, I suppose if ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
The Mega Multiplier Mascara is Revlon’s answer to the current ‘360-degree tubes’ trend that has been sweeping mascara, claiming that it will “extend lashes for mega volume and extreme length.” I’m going to be honest and say that once I had the chance to use it, I was kinda disappointed.
As far as a daily use mascara, just to add a bit of ‘something, something’ to your lashes when you’re planning on sporting either a ‘natural’ look or something not all that dramatic, it’s not a bad choice. I did see a little difference from before to after, although I had to apply multiple coats to get to that point. It wasn’t as dramatic as my usual go to mascaras, but I was sent the ‘blackened brown’ instead of an actual black black, which is what I will usually gravitate towards, so that could be part of the reason.
What disappointed me was the concept of extending, or multiplying your lashes…. Honestly, the only thing that was being multiplied was the number of coats of mascara I was putting on during my make-up routine!
I had been hoping to find a new drugstore priced option for when I am dressing up for something fancier, like going to a wedding or gala, but this is definitely not going to cut it. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the better-known fiber mascaras, such as Younique, I wouldn’t suggest heading in this direction.
While I won’t be tossing it aside not to be used (I’ll still rock it on days that I’m not needing too much of a ‘pop’), I won’t be running to the store to buy myself a replacement tube when this one was finished.
What is your favourite go-to mascara brand? Do you believe there IS a good drugstore priced brand for when you need that extra drama? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comment section!