Maybelline have always been one of my favourite mascara brands. I used Maybelline The Falsies mascara for the best part of last year (which I reviewed here), and although I absolutely loved that mascara I fancied a bit of a change!
And that’s why I decided to give Maybelline The Rocket Volum’ Express mascara a go!
The Rocket Volum’ Express costs £7.99 from feelunique.com and Boots.com, which I guess is rather average for a drugstore mascara. It comes in a rather eye-catching bright cobalt blue and pink packaging, which, I must say, is great when you’re searching for your mascara in your make up bag!
The mascara claims to give you with “the most explosive, beautiful lashes ever”, with “big, sleek volume” and promises to make your lashes look 8X bigger, which left me with some high hopes volume-wise!
The Rocket Volum’ Express comes with a plastic brush, which Maybelline calls the “jet glide brush” (Oooooh!).
I must say, I’m not the biggest fan of this brush! I much prefer the spoon brush that comes with Maybelline The Falsies mascara, as I find that curls, lengthens and separates my lashes rather nicely (whilst also adding volume!). On the other hand, the brush that comes with The Rocket Volum’ Express does add volume and some length, however it does not curl my lashes much (or at all). So you’ll most probably have to invest in some eyelash curlers if you’re using this mascara and want your eyelashes to look curled. Also, I found that it did not separate my lashes much (boo!)
I did, however, like the overall formula of the mascara, as it was not dry or flaky.
Here’s how my eyelashes looked before & after applying The Rocket Volum’ Express:
(ps. You can also see what this mascara looks like in my natural eye makeup look here!)
So, will I be re-purchasing this mascara? Probably not. Although I did like the formula, I really didn’t like the brush so I will most probably go back to using my trusty The Falsies mascara or Lancome Hypnose mascara.
Have you tried The Rocket Volum’ Express? What is your favourite Maybelline mascara?
Maybelline mascaras are available from feelunique.com.