Where I got it: I got this from my local Kmart for $25. You can get this form Farmers, leading pharmacies, and some supermarkets.
What I got: This is the Maybelline Falsies Push-Up Angel Waterproof Mascara. The 1st Push-Up brush with cup-shaped bristles that boost and thicken lashes from Maybelline New York. The patented cup shaped bristles scoops lashes from the roots, coating and lifting them up into a dramatic 45 degrees. The creamy plumping formula is enriched with styling wax to hold the dramatic volume. Use for an intense black colour and a dramatic, sultry look.
How I find it: This mascara was recommended to me by a friend who is also Asian and has straight, sparse and short lashes like me (SIGH!!). She said that it holds the curl for the entire day and is lengthening and separating as well. So I gave it a go and I went and got myself a waterproof version. Throughout the years, I have tried countless mascaras that claim to be waterproof and smudge-proof, etc. and most of them do run or migrate to the undereye area maybe because of my hooded eyes or my oily skin or the fact that my lashes don’t hold curls. The only mascaras that do not smudge or run are those “tube mascaras” like Blinc and some other Japanese brands. Oh, let’s not forget my all time favourite, holy-grail L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara!
Anyway, to use this mascara, I curl my lashes as usual, then I apply the mascara from the root to tip. I love the wand because it is slim and “cups” my lashes. My lashes are able to sit close to the wand allowing the formula to coat it evenly. The wand picks up the right amount of product and is not messy at all. I can get real close to the roots of my lashes without mascara getting everywhere and poking my eyes.
Overall: There are pros and cons about this mascara. I will start with the cons first: It is not really waterproof as it did smudge and runs to my undereye area after about 3 hours of wear. For the pros, I love the mascara wand! It is easy to use, easy to control and gets right into the roof of the lashes. It also separates lashes perfectly. I would probably save the wand after the mascara is finished and use it as a lash comb. I think I could make the mascara work by dusting a bit of loose powder on top to kind of set it and possibly powder and touch-up my undereye area to avoid the oil on my skin to melt the mascara. I will definitely update you when I get some success.