Remember the recent review I wrote on Revlon's Custom Eyes Mascara, the super gimmicky new product that seemed to do the trick well enough?
I tossed it. Into the garbage. Never to be purchased again. Rage and hate.
Allow me to rant for a moment, if you don't mind.
First of all, this product completely dried out after four uses. Four uses. Strike #1.
If you'll also recall, I predicted that the wand was the sort of the wand that would begin to pull a large amount of product out with it after only a few tries. Well, I was absolutely right. Not only did it pull out massive amounts of clumpy goop, it failed completely to full cover my lashes with any of the mascara. The roots were a clutter of dried mascara bits, and the ends were totally bare. Running the wand through my lashes only made it worse. The dried formula did a number on my lashes, too. Some of them actually broke off. I know I frequently complain about my thick lashes, but it's that whole, "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" thing right now.
In short, I was Spider-Lash Lady, except in this case, the title didn't come with a jazzy costume or freakishly acquired superhuman powers (lame!).
Sounds like a winner, right? It gets worse.
The bristles on the wand started to snap off! Which is interesting, when you consider how soft I mentioned the bristles were in my last post. In theory, soft, bendable little bristles should not just snap off. But there you have it; solitary wand bristles in my mascara. Can you imagine the massive amount of suck that would have come about by getting one of those bristles IN your eye?
Which in turn brings me to the flaking. I know I previously mentioned a small amount of flaking when I initially reviewed Custom Eyes, with a flippant, "meh, it's not that bad" attitude. But once the formula started to dry up, it was like I had smeared ash beneath my eyes. It was everywhere; working itself into my pores, creating non-existent black eyes, even flaking off and smudging my notes during class.
I hate you, Revlon Custom Eyes. With all the fiery passions of Hell. Never again will you find your way into my makeup bag, coupon or not.
This experience sours me against Revlon mascaras as a whole, which might be unfair, but honestly, I don't care. Revlon makes lots of great products, so it's not like Revlon as a whole is a massive miss when it comes to makeup. The mascara needs a serious overhaul, though.
I'll definitely be sticking with my Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion. It is hands down the best drugstore mascara out there; it absolutely reminds me of Givenchy's Phenomon'Eyes mascara, which is the best mascara I've ever tried in my life (even if the head of the wand does look like some Medieval torture device).
New grade rating: F.