Friday, 8 June 2012

Mascara of the Week #5: NYC High Definition Volumizing mascara

Week #5
Yet another post in my Mascara Problems series. My mascara week #4 post revolved around another mascara from the NYC brand: NYC High Definition SEPARATING mascara. I didn't particularly like that mascara. Knowing that I still had another NYC mascara to review, I decided to just do them one right after the other; get it over with. 
So here it goes...

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Well, it wasn't just a fluke: NYC mascara aren't the greatest BUT I found that this mascara was a definite improvement from the high definition separating mascara.

The wand is like nothing I have ever seen before in a mascara. It's a plastic wand, much like the separating NYC mascara, but it resembled a legit comb. There was one side of the wand where the spikes were longer than all the others, allowing for you to literally use the wand to comb through the lashes. I thought that was pretty neat; and also useful because I found that this mascara had a tendency to clump upon application. 
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I found that this mascara did a better job at separating than the other NYC mascara did. I got a solid 6 to 8 hours of wear time out of this mascara, but I did notice that towards the end of the day, it would smudge towards the outer corner of my eye. 
I also found that some days this mascara applied like a dream, but other days, my lashes were just a big clumpy mess. I don't know what it is, maybe it's me or maybe it's the mascara, but I didn't experience a lot of consistency with the application of this mascara. 
It also did not hold a curl very well at all. My lashes went straight after application.
Overall though, on good days, this mascara was fairly good. And it's easy to remove at the end of the day, lessening the fuss of my nighttime cleansing routine. 

1. Lash separation: 3 out of 5
2. Lash volume: 3 out of 5
3. Lash Length: 2.5 out of 5
4. Holds curl: 2 out of 5
5. Staying power: 2 out of 5
6. Mascara wand: 4 out of 5
7. Taking it off: 4 out of 5
8. Overall appearance: 3.5 out of 5
9. Overall score: 24 out of 40

I liked this mascara better than the other NYC mascara I reviewed a while back, the NYC High Definition Separating Mascara; BUT it still does not cut it for me. I need my mascara to hold a curl and to add length. Nothing yet has met my expectations
I may be picky, but is perfection in a mascara really all that much to ask for?
So the search continues...



  1. I am testing this out right now too I have the same feelings thus far

  2. I read your blog on daily basis. This is really great and informative post. Thanks for sharing.

    Volumizing & Defining Mascara


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