Maybelline Chaotic Mascara
Maybelline Chaotic Mascara

When I looked around the internet for reviews on Maybelline Chaotic Mascara, I didn’t really need to go past the sad-face images to know that it wasn’t getting raves.

Maybelline Chaotic Mascara
Maybelline Chaotic Mascara

I posted a while back on the ‘chaotic’ look for lashes – the ‘too long at the party’ or ‘I didn’t make it home last night’ kind of messy lash look. I still think it’s rather cool that Maybelline took what we consider to be a bad look and turned it on its head to make it a statement look. I gave it a try myself (live on Periscope!) yesterday, and ironically, was disappointed that I couldn’t make it look messy enough! However, this formula takes a while to dry, and when I re-checked some time later, my lashes actually did look slightly clumpy, ‘I slept face down on my pillow all night’ crumpled. But only slightly.

Maybelline Chaotic Mascara
Maybelline Chaotic Mascara

So, I totally get what Maybelline have tried to do here – the brush is shaped so you wiggle the mascara on – badly obviously – but I’m certain that it’s a look I don’t want to adopt. That said, it has made me think about highly groomed lashes and now I don’t know that I want that either. There has to be some middle ground! I like an amplified lash look and have to say that Maybelline Chaotic Mascara is super-black; it’s maybe worth experimenting using a different brush to get a tidier version of that heavy, rock-chick look. Or, you could just get another mascara altogether….. ! I’ve just done a quick scoot about the interwebs and it’s either not in stores yet or it’s sold out (unlikely!).

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