@20YS BEAUTY TEST DRIVE: The New Maybelline’s Volume Express Mascara – The ROCKET




Every time a new season of Survivor is launched on TV, I’m always left to wonder what that one beauty item I must take with me in the island. I’m not even sure why I had to wonder as season after season, my answer never changed.

Take away the glosses and the lipsticks but leave me with my mascara as heaven forbid, I may need to flutter by eyelashes to keep myself from getting kicked out of the island.


The NEW Maybelline’s Volume Express Mascara – The ROCKET

Needless to say I’ve tried and tested a lot of mascaras and only a few have remained memorable. I’m hoping The ROCKET would leave more than a swipe of impression as it promises to give 8X clump-free volume.

That I can actually see. It volumizes the lashes without the heavy clump of ink and the evenly spaced soft bristles keep the lashes from forming together like boy bands in the 80’s. The kohl is pretty pigmented, I’ve used the 400/Blackest Black, and it does seem to have a staying power without flaking off at the end of the day.


Used with Maybelline’s newest line of eye-liner, the Master Precise ink intensity, the Rocket is a great everyday alternative to brand name mascaras like Christian Dior or Giorgio Armani.

Maybelline’s Volume Express Mascara – The ROCKET

On a practical note, Love Joy (Twenty York Street’s Deputy Editor) did ask if I was wearing fake lashes during our usual dinner at Metropolitain Brasserie. Flattering but non!

Speaking of false lashes, I believe my blogger friend Leeanne of Fresh Season (I had the distinct honour of being featured at her lovely blog this Spring!)  is currently sporting/reviewing falsies, you can read her post here.


The verdict? 3.5 out of 5 Stilettos!

As for it’s name The Rocket? Well, the tube itself is a bit massive by design and the hot pink colour does give it some kind of an explosive edge so Rocket may be the way to go!


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