Thanks to Crowdtap, I received a sample of the Almay Mega Volume Mascara to try out. I have never used an Almay mascara before, so I was really looking forward to giving this one a try. It claimed, as most mascaras claim, to have a new kind of mascara wand. This brush is extra fat on one end and skinny on the other.
The reasoning behind the shape of the brush is that the fat end will add length and volume to the outer lashes creating that falsie lash look and opening up your eyes. While I have found that it does, in fact accomplish this, it is a bit difficult to apply. I almost wish that the fat end was on the inner part of the wand and got skinnier as it went out. Does that make sense? It just is that the way that I normally hold a mascara wand, it puts the fat part of the wand on the inner part of my lashes.
The mascara itself is nice as well. It is gentle and easily removed but isn’t flaky. My eyes get easily irritated by mascaras, so I have to be careful. The one issue that I did have is the brush doesn’t separate very well. I’ve found that I need to use an eyelash comb after I apply the mascara to get the type of separation that I like.
In the end, the result is pretty nice and I think that if you like voluminous, long lashes you will enjoy this mascara. Unfortunately for me, I’m not crazy about clumpier lashes and the brush can be difficult. While I can’t see myself buying this specific mascara when I run out, I am excited about trying other mascaras by Almay.