purplepianist's review of Almay Almay intense i-color brown topaz


55 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$



Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've used this mascara a total of 2 times so far (I will update after a few weeks of use). While I don't love it I don't hate it either.

The Pros:
>The color is pretty dark for a brown mascara (it doesn't really enhance your eyes, but it does draw attention to them)
>It didn't flake and smudged very slightly on my lower lash line (Smudging happens to me with every mascara I have used)
>It provided a fair ammount of length and a bit of volume.
>Did not irritate my eyes

>Spiderwebs/clumps lashes very easily (see my pictures w/blue writing above -excuse the pic with the lash gone wonky as I fixed it after I took the pictures lol)
>It's a wet and kind of gloppy formula, so it can be messy to apply
>The brush/packaging sucks when combined with the formula- too much mascara ends up on the wand and the silicone bristles at the end of the brush are so short they do not seperate the lashes (hence spiderwebbing of the inner corner lashes in my pics above. Now for a mini rant: I wish companies would make a silicone brush with the same size "bristles" the whole length of the brush -if they did that I'd love silicone brushes)

Overall it get's the job done, but you have to be VERY careful when applying or else you have a mess to clean up. I will keep looking for the perfect mascara for me, as this didn't even come close (I want a mascara that isn't too wet, does not clump easily, and can be put on without too much worry). I'm glad it was only 6 bucks at Wally World, even though it really isn't worth that much (I should have trusted my gut and bought Maybelline Full n' Soft instead, since the reviews sounded more like what I wanted in a mascara -next time I'll try it out).

Update 12/22/11- I really am not liking this mascara as it turns your lashes clumpy/spiderwebish very easily so the lippy rating is going down to 2 from 3 -you need to brush out your lashes with either a eye brush or old mascara wand after applying grrrrr. I'm the kind of girl that doesn't want to putz around putting on makeup -slap on and go is my makeup motto. If they'd improve the wand they included with the mascara with more "bristles", longer inner bristles, and a better brush deglopper (I like that term lol) this mascara would have been usable at least. I'll toss this after a couple of months (of torture since I'm a frugalista) and get a different mascara to try. The only things I really liked about the mascara were that it lengthened, was a pretty color, and it didn't flake all over my face though it did smudge slightly on my lower lash line. Overall not impressed at all!

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