Hello Guys and Ghouls, I know long time no real blog post other than pushing my youtube content. Well, I have an actual blog post. I also have it in my schedule to have a full blog post every Tuesday along with 3 videos a week over on my Youtube Channel. Now, let’s get to this review.
Today, I have a quick review and demo of the Maybelline Snapscara Mascara in Black Cherry. In the post, we will cover all the details of the formula and I have some before and after shot of the mascara’s performance.
According to Maybelline this mascara “It’s not just mascara, it’s NEW Snapscara. Smooth, clump-free volume on and off in a snap. Not clumpy. Not flaky. Not tough to take off.” They go on to say, “Snapscara is our 1st pigmented wax-free mascara that features a zero-hassle, no clump formula that glides on smooth for clean volume and defined lashes all-day. This voluminous mascara is made without pigment-dulling waxes and the effect is super-saturated lashes with pure color intensity. Easily remove this game-changing mascara with a cotton pad and warm water – it’s never tough to take off. You will never need to rub or experience those dreaded raccoon eyes. This colored mascara is ophthalmologist tested and suitable for contact lens wearers. “
So does it live up to the claims? For the most part, yes. It is incredibly easy to apply. I really like the shape of the wand. The tapered end makes it super easy to get those little lashes hiding in the inner corner. While it is still a large wand, I really like it being a more tapered shape as opposed to the more hourglass-shaped ones we have been seeing on the market as of late.
The formula is quite unique. I feel like you get the most from it in just one coat. No clumps, just added volume and great length. I personally don’t like it with two coats, I find it does get a bit clumpy with no added benefit of more volume or length. This is what I would call just an easy mascara. I also experienced no flaky or smudging with this formula.
As for removal, I found it to be a bit harder than they say. Ideally, you would need micellar water or eye makeup remover to fully get it off. I find with warm water, it leaves quite a lot behind in the lashes. This isn’t a deal-breaker for me by any means because the formula is so long-wearing without being waterproof. I am not a fan of waterproof mascara as I find the formulas to flake into my eyes and hurt. This one doesn’t do that at all. It’s a very smooth formula if that makes sense, not chunky bits on the wand or your lashes.
As you can see with two coats, things get a little spidery. Something about the one coat looks so nice to me. It’s one of those mascaras I like for no-makeup makeup days if you know what I mean. It is also great for blending your natural lashes with false lashes.
Another thing I really like about this formula is the pigmentation, I am wearing the shade black cherry in the photos and it gives just a hint of color without appearing colorful. I also have the purple shade which is fully bright purple and very opaque. It comes in a number of shades in fact, I would love to see more avant-garde shades in this formula like Colourpop. I know it would be a niche market but it would be nice to see as limited edition shades for seasons.
My verdict on this mascara is that I quite like it. It’s not quite like any others I have owned or tried save for the KVD formula. It doesn’t give you fluffy lashes like Lash Paradise or Lash Exhibitionist but I think it has its place in my beauty arsenal and on the market. It is something new for the drugstore and worth checking out.
The Maybelline Snapscara retails for $7.77 on Maybelline.com and for $5.84 on Amazon.com
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Have you tried the Snapscara? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and what other mascaras would you like to see reviewed?