This is the first of a segment I'm going to start doing on Mondays (not every Monday) reviewing new mascaras I try out (since you all know mascara is like crack to me). Today I'm starting off with a cheap alternative to Lancome's Hypnôse. I listed its waterproof version in my mascara favorites post, and someone suggested I try Maybelline's Define-A-Lash Volume, so I did and I have to say I really liked it. It has that rubber applicator wand that has become so popular in the last few years, which in general I don't really care for, but the waterproof formula is good and it's 1/3 of the price of Hypnôse.
PROS: One of the pros of a rubber applicator is that they almost completely eliminate clumping, making your eyelashes look more natural. And since I would only wear this at the beach, a more natural lash is perfect.
CONS: Don't get this thinking you're going to get the lash drama of most voluminizing mascaras. Although it's called "Define-A-Lash Volume", I found it didn't make my lashes thicker at all. If anything, it actually made them look longer instead, so maybe I'll get some volume from Define-A-Lash Length? Weird.
How do you feel about rubber mascara applicators VS. traditional applicators?