You know I love Maybelline mascaras in general. You also know that I recently tried their their newest one Magnum Barbie mascara and it left me quite disappointed.
It was the perfect time when the NYX goodie bag came. I went for the Doll Eye mascara first considering my mascara situation. Here's what I think...
"Hello doll-face! For irresistibly fluttery eyelashes try this mascara on for size. Doll Eye Mascara uses a unique blend of natural oils Vitamin E and nylon fibers to extend eyelashes to almost faux proportions. Choose from lengthening volumizing or waterproof versions".
Packaging is simple. The plain black tube is quite dull to use after all the brightly colored Maybelline mascaras that I was using. This one however is sleeker, and I can carry it around in my everyday kit easily.
The brush is unlike any I have used so far. It has an hourglass like shape. It does reach and coat all the lashes well (something the bigger wands of the Maybelline ones don't do that well).
Now, I wouldn't go as far as saying that this creates doll lashes. Atleast it doesn't do so for me. It does add a bit of length and just a tiny bit of volume. It doesn't clump the lashes. But that is it. Nothing compared to my beloved Falsies...Oh! How I love that one!
Price : 1425 INR
It is an average mascara overall. It adds some length and volume, but nothing that would make you go ooh-la-la. It works fairly well as an everyday mascara, just to define the lashes, when you do not want a dramatic look.
One thing to keep in mind is that the performance of mascaras varies a lot from one person to another, depending on how your lashes actually are. I have read a lot of good reviews about this one, but somehow it didn't sweep me off my feet. I like dramatic lashes, so I will be stocking up the Falsies soon.
Have you tried the NYX Doll Eye Mascara? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below :)
UPDATE : After about 2 months of use, the formula has become a bit thicker and now it works so much better! I am loving using this everytime I am out these days. It gives a lovely length to the lashes and it can be washed off easily too! If you buy this one, and it isn't working for you initially, it may be because the formula is too wet (which is why I did not like it too earlier). Give it sometime to thicken up and then see it work wonders :)