Before I start telling you how much I like this mascara, allow me a short rant at it's name. I'm not really sure what makes it "The Rocket", for a start, and I've always thought that Volum' Express is a bit stupid - Volume Express, fine, but why make it grammatically incorrect by removing the e and adding an apostrophe?
Anyway, naming rants over, I bought this mascara as I was in need of something capable of giving tons of volume and also being waterproof (the odd bit of tearfulness is attacking a little too regularly at the moment). The Rocket is the latest installment in Maybelline's long running Volum' Express range, and is being promoted rather heavily at the moment, so I picked it up at Boots with £2 off its already reasonable £7.99 pricetag.
The brush is one of the oh-so-trendy rubbery, stiff brisled kind, and the shape is unusual in that it's a fairly straight forward lozenge shape. The mascara itself has a pretty thick formula, and I've found that those definition-giving bristles are definitely needed to avoid clumps.
With a bit of effort, though, this mascara gives pretty spectacular results.
|I'm sure you don't need to be told which eye has mascara on it. Stupid light stubby lashes.|
I've always been an advocate of spending money on high end mascara, having rarely found high street ones which really deliver. Consider my opinions changed. This is a damn good mascara, and one which I'll definitely be repurchasing.
Find Maybelline's The Rocket mascara at Boots now, where it's still £2 off the £7.99 pricetag, making it a very decent £5.99.