Mascara is a make-up article that is indispensable for most of us. as most of us, i for one do have makeupless days. During those days I only use mascara. For that reason, investing in a good one is a big MUST. My favorite mascara so far is the Lancôme Grandiôse Extrême. In March I thought differently and wanted to try something else. It was now 4 months ago that I had bought my Lancôme mascara. From the day of purchase, I used it daily. Now I know what they say: Do not use your mascara for longer than 3 months. Just like many, I always use it longer.
Anyhow, in March I saw a new mascara in the stores from Maybeline. A mascara that does not clump, where you cannot get panda eyes. One that you can easily apply and remove. It sounds too good to be true. Let’s see if that is indeed the case. So I bought one. In this blog post you can read my experience. After 3 months of intensive use of the Snapscara by Maybelline, Is it really in a snap on and off? keep on reading.
below my eyes it was not pitch black but weirdly grayish
I hope I’m not the only one (probably not). When I first heard / saw that the new mascara by Maybeline is called Snapscara, I thought of Snapchat. I also see similarities in this although one is a mascara and the other an app it is both about fast on and quickly off. Whether that is also the reason for the name, I really don’t know. But it is funny.
This product was promoted as the mascara that is easy to apply and remove. The brush is slightly curved, making it easy to apply. As I was applying it, I noticed that it could still clump a little bit. This of course depends on how much of it you apply. If this happens, you can easily solve it by using a lash separator. If you do not have one, you can also use a cotton swab. Keep on reading below to find out whether it is easy to remove this mascara.
My eyelashes before and after
To be honest, I don’t have very long lashes. The photo below was taken after 1 cup of coffee in the morning. The thing is that the mascara which use must give me an ultimate boost and volume. If that is not the case, I will throw it out the window. Just kidding. Just like everyone else, I try to get the best out of it. After all, you have paid for it. Before applying mascara, I use (in most cases) an eyelash curler.
After using the mascara
And now the after application moment. In the image below you see a picture of me after using Snapscara. What immediately strikes me is that my eyelashes look a little longer. It gives a good volume and the curved brush helps immensely when applying it. Especially when applying it on the small lashes. It’s easy to reach those lashes. With normal application of 4 x over your eyelashes I did see some lumps. This is easy to solve with a lash separator.
Exercising and Snapscara
as mentioned previously I never leave the house without applying ‘Tha Mascara’. This naturally also applies to sports, exercising outdoor or indoor. You can describe me as someone who loves jogging/running and walking. I don’t really do strength sports. The only time my strength is put to the test is when I do my weekly groceries.
About jogging. FYI, I run at least twice a week. What I try to do every time is to get the most out of it. How I do this is by doing short mega burst sprints of 1 to 1.5 minutes every 15 minutes. At the moment my jogging/running sessions last for 45 up to 60 minutes. This of course means that I will also sweat. You are really exercising when you start to sweat right? Girl if you don’t sweat you better call it a recreational activity such as walking in the park. In the case of Snapscara on my eyelashes, this is in my opinion the ultimate test, don’t you think? Now the results, indeed no panda eyes (as I call it). The only thing that you can experience is that you can get black dots above and below your eyes. By the way, when I use a towel I pat instead of rubbing it on my eyes, My conclusion is that it survived the exercise challenge (yeey).
Lukewarm water sufficient to remove it
This is probably the part you started scrolling down to: is Maybelline Snapscara easy to remove? To test this, I used no less than 2 cotton pads with a bowl of lukewarm water. One cotton pad per eye. Nothing more nothing less. After this I used a make-up remover in combination with again one cotton pad per eye. The latter is mainly to see if there are any left overs.
Test 1: lukewarm water
With the lukewarm water and a cotton pad the majority is removed. If I can express in percentage you get up to 95% off. What I did notice is that you should not rub on your entire eye. Although I did it carefully, I noticed that at the bottom of my eye the well-known panda appeared. at the bottom of my eyes it was not pitch black but weirdly grayish. My advice is therefore to stay as close as possible to your lashes when removing it.
Test 2: is there anything left
To check if there was anything left, I used a cotton pad with make-up remover. As you can see in the image below, there is a small amount that remains. I have to confess though. I used one cotton pad per eye that I immersed in lukewarm water. So maybe a second cotton pad could grab the remaining stuff.
If you are like me you probably use a make-up remover to remove everything all together. It is nice to see though that the mascara can be removed with just hot water. In reality I always clean my face with the help of a make-up remover. You can think of eyeliner, eye shadow, concealer. If i would use lukewarm water then it would be a very messy. no, let’s try to prevent that.
Conclusion: is Snapscara worth it?
3 months ago I was very skeptical about Snapscara. I mean which mascara can you remove with only lukewarm water and which does not clot or cause panda eyes. The answer is not a single mascara. Although they advertise that it does not lump, I can guarantee that this too can lump. Although it is less than, for example, Lash Princes from Essence, it clumps. In addition to clotting, it can happen that you can get black dots around your eyes. I am not a chemist, but it seems that the make-up of the liquid is composed so that it is on the dry side.
All negatives aside, Snapscara is in my opinion a great mascara. it survives running / jogging and is easy to remove with lukewarm water.
Extra: Are all mascaras the same?
I have tried different mascaras over the years. In all actuallity, all mascaras are almost the same. They generally contain pigment for color, polymers and fats to color and coat the eyelashes and preservatives. Some contain some kind of fiber to make the lashes look longer. In addition to these differences, there are variations in color and water resistance. Ultimately, the biggest difference is the brush. Everyone has different preference. Some people like curved ones for others straight brush straight brushes are preferred. Never throw away your expensive mascara. You can use it for other applications. Some examples are:
- If you are in love with the brush, buy a cheaper mascara and use it in combination with the brush that you are so in love with
- You can use it as an eyebrow brush after cleaning the brush
- You can also use a clean mascara brush to remove lumps
- If you use an eyelash serum you can also use the brush to properly touch the tips of your eyelash with the serum.
Whatever mascara you use. use the one that you find easy. tell me .. which mascara type do you prefer?
Maybelline Snapscara review
- Clumps and other inconveniences
- Ease of removal
3 months ago I was very skeptical about Snapscara. I mean which mascara can you remove with only lukewarm water and which does not clot or cause panda eyes. The answer is not a single mascara. Although they advertise that it does not lump, I can guarantee that this too can lump. Although it is less than, for example, Lash Princes from Essence, it clumps. In addition to clotting, it can happen that you can get black dots around your eyes. I am not a chemist, but it seems that the make-up of the liquid is composed so that it is on the dry side. All negatives aside, Snapscara is in my opinion a great mascara. it survives running / jogging and is easy to remove with lukewarm water.