The mascara brush is very different from the usual ones we see. The revolutionary ultra-sonic brush, which looks rather like tiny 'thorns', are really effective in brushing your lashes to keep them clean and less clumpy. They are actually micro bristles that are latched onto a rigid core, which allow easy application from your lash root to the tip. You know how mascara usually make your lashes clump together like some uncanny cockroach legs right.
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Priced at a promotional price of S$18.90 for it's new introduction to the market, I think it's pretty alright because the same level competitors' mascaras are just a little less pricey. Besides, I think Maybelline has a good reputation in mascaras!
Okay, let's be straightforward. The rocket mascara aims to achieve 3 different effects - Lengthening, clump-free and smudge-proof.
Lengthening: I would say many mascaras under Maybelline can easily lengthen your lashes, so I don't see anything unique about it.
Clump-free: Well this is pretty amazing because indeed, the lashes are less clumped together and look less like cockroaches' legs. In fact it gives rather clean and neat lashes!
Smudge-proof: I tried rubbing my eyes once very lightly and it seems like the mascara coating did not fall off, nor did they 'dirty' my eye area making them blackish. BUT here's the downside. If I rub slightly harder (which is probably what you would do if you forgot you are wearing makeup), the lashes will stick together a little, and some residues will fall off, like the photo shown below.
Well I would say my view on this mascara is that there's nothing VERY unique about it, but it does really help in making the lashes neater and less clumpy. For the lengthening part, I believe other Maybelline's mascaras like the Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara can very well lengthen the lashes better.
The mascara can be easily removed too, which I think is a rather good point!
Works great with my lashes. Just like everyone else, difficult to remove. Unsure if I will purchase again
THE GOOD: Like all the other Maybelline mascaras, super cute packaging. The brush isn't wobbly. Very buildable formula, doesn't clump very much at all. Leaves a fairly decent look to the lashes.
THE BAD: The brush is a bit scratchy, no where near as bad as Benefit's They're real, but this definitely isn't something i enjoy combing on.
THE UGLY: This bad boy seriously takes about 4 coats before it even starts to look kind of dramatic. It also results in a wonky look very square-ish look to the lashes...it's hard to describe, i don't know if it's the shape of the brush, but it gives my lashes a strange look.
Overall a pretty mediocre mascara
I love what this mascara does: volumizes, separates, lengthens. I also love the thick brush. I think it's way better than Maybelline's The Falsies because it has a better brush, the formula isn't as wet, and doesn't have that strong, paint-like smell. I can't give it five stars because it is very difficult to remove (even though I didn't buy the waterproof). It does come off it clumps and leaves raccoon eyes. I figured if I didn't put it on my bottom lashes I wouldn't have this problem but it still happened!
Absolutely awful product! After the 3rd try, I gave up on it! Similar to other negative reviews, taking this mascara off is the biggest hassle and disappointment! When I saw some of my eyelashes coming off, I'd had it! It's so bad! It's never taken me so long to take mascara off and one where so many lashes came off! It really concerned me!
The cons definitely outweigh the pros with this product. Terrible! Hate it!
A lot of people recommended this product to me, so I thought I'd try it out. I was a bit disappointed because it made my lashes clump together and it doesn't hold a curl. I would highly recommend that you try Maybelline's colossal(the yellow tube) works AMAZING!! Looks as if you have much more lashes, lengthens and holds a curl perfectly all day
The Rocket is an OK mascara. It does the job and coats nicely. The special applicator prevents spidery lashes which is a plus. I don't think I will re-purchase because it doesn't lengthen or give my lashes any volume. It's just blaaah. My biggest complaint is the fact that the mascara comes off in clumps when I use the Lancôme eye makeup remover. Sometimes lashes come off as well and it only happens with The Rocket. Weird. I also use Dior Overcurl and Lancôme Hypnose mascara.
I was in search for a good everyday mascara and picked this one up because it was pretty cheap. I love the way it makes my lashes look. Very long, very curled, and very voluminous. However, it is impossible to take off... such a turn off for me. It doesn't come off with my cleanser, or baby oil. I have to actually rub my eyelashes to get it off, and when I do it comes off in clumps and lashes fall out, and there is still product at the roots of my lashes. It also makes my lashes very hard. I only use this when I need a waterproof mascara which is very rare.
Honestly i think this is a GREAT mascara! I have already repurchased it once and i will again. Maybelline really did good with this product.
This is my one of my favourite drugstore mascaras. It separates my lashes really well and doesn't leave any clumps or flake throughout the day. I have naturally long, curled lashes so this definitely helps the performance of the mascara but I do find it gives good volume and holds a nice curl. I also like that it is really black. Repurchase this one for sure!