Seven Days of Mascara: Maybelline New York Pulse Perfection

It's been said, mostly by me, that vibrating things are a girls best friend. And there are lots of things that vibrate these days, from an Apple iPhone app to mascara. I'll leave the thoughts on various vibrating items to others, and just focus on what I know best: mascara.

I consider myself a mascara expert. I've played with just about every mascara out there, and have very strong opinions about them all. I believe that a woman should have gallons on before she leaves the house, that volumizing mascaras are the best, and waterproof mascara is truly a gift from the gods. I've written before on choosing the best mascara for you, and that's why I'm bringing you Seven Days of Mascara this week. I've been trying out some new brands and want to share my finds, good and bad.

Back to vibrations. Maybelline New York is the first mass brand to introduce a vibrating wand. Unlike others on the prestige market, Maybelline has you push a button when applying the product. I'm assuming this is to make sure the life of the battery lasts as long as the product. If there is any other reason, I'm unaware of it.

So what do I think of it? I think it's Lash Stiletto with a vibrating wand. I really don't know if the vibration brings anything to the table. I mean, it's a great idea, but I personally didn't see any difference at all in the eye with Pulse Perfection and the eye with Lash Stiletto. It's a great basic mascara, the cheapest one on the market if you're into the vibrating thing, and great for length. If you're like me, though, and want some major volume, you'll probably be disappointed.

One saving grace: I discovered that if I used Pulse Perfection (or Lash Stiletto) as a base for my volumizing mascara, it looked fantastic. Just FYI - there is a use for everything!

Special props to my girl @eccentricpuzzle on Twitter who suggested that I put my own twist on the vibrating mascara phenomenon. I see she's from Missouri, too. Us Missouri girls are crazy, let me tell you!

Now, do share in the comments your favorite vibrating thing! If it's not mascara, what is it? Nosy girlfriends are just dying to know!
Edited to add this photo of me sporting it.


Sophia said...

Thanks for the recommendations! I'm a total newbie when it comes to makeup, so I need all the help I can get. I'm going to look into Pulse Perfection. :)

July 25, 2009 at 10:58 PM
Mrs Sweetwater said...

I wanna know where the battery is ?

oh yes I dooooo.. ;)

July 26, 2009 at 2:06 PM

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