August 28, 2013

Marcelle Waterproofing Mascara Topcoat

I've mentioned before that I typically avoid all non-waterproof mascaras because they fail to hold a curl on my straight Asian lashes and I often end up with raccoon eyes at the end of the day. So when the Marcelle Waterproofing Mascara Topcoat landed in my mailbox, I thought I might have found a game changer.

This innovative product is not a waterproof mascara. Rather, it's a transparent coat that you can apply to transform any mascara you own into a waterproof one. Now add on the fact that it's paraben-free, hypo-allergenic, and perfume-free... sounds pretty amazing, right?


I decided to test the topcoat out over a few different mascaras that haven't worked for me in the past but sadly found that this is not the holy grail I was hoping for. I should note that Marcelle never claimed that this product would keep lashes curled in addition to waterproofing, but a girl can dream! Unfortunately for me, the drippy lacquer felt heavy once applied and weighed down my already drooping lashes. Since my favourite mascaras are already waterproof formulas, I will be sticking to them instead.

As for the waterproofing capabilities of the Marcelle Waterproofing Mascara Topcoat, I managed to work in a few sweaty gym sessions while wearing it and my mascara did remain happily smudge-free. So if you don't suffer from straight lash syndrome and you're looking to "emotion-proof" a favourite non-waterproof mascara, this might be just the product you're looking for.

For the folks the above paragraph applies to (jealous!), Marcelle is offering a special deal for you. From now until September 30, buy any Marcelle mascara and receive a Waterproofing Mascara Topcoat for FREE. Offer is only available online at Marcelle.com with promo code BOGO.

11 comments:

  1. Aww such a shame this product didn't work for you :( I was recently looking at a product from Etude House that has the same concept I think but it also helped in curling when I was reading some reviews. Unfortunately I don't remember the name >__<

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  2. I'd love to know what your favourite mascara is as I have straight, sparse lashes and am constantly in search of a waterproof mascara (like you, I prefer waterproof) that will give me long, natural-looking, doe-like lashes (I really dislike the thick, fibrous, spidery, gloppy look) and keep them curled. I have tried so many brands, mostly the expensive ones, and still haven't found a really good one.

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    1. Maybelline Volum' Express Turbo Boost in the waterproof formula! I've been using it for over 8 years and it's the one I go back to time and time again - even over more expensive options. I know everyone has different experiences with mascara but this is the one that holds a curl best on my lashes and looks very natural.

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  3. Awww, that's too bad Alison! I was totally rooting for it to work for you!!

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  4. It's a great idea, but it sounds like it's not quite as great as regular waterproof mascara!
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  5. I think this product is an amazing idea! I usually shy away from waterproof formulas because they're so difficult to get off, but I could defiantly use the extra curl.

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  6. This mascara sounds like a great idea! Too bad it didn't work for you! I think it also depends on the person...some things work for some and some don't! Great post though!

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    1. Definitely depends on the person... I bet this would work on lots of others!

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  7. I have the same problem! Too bad the mascara couldn't hold a curl! Hope someone comes up with a product that can do both!

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  8. This sounds amazing! There's been so many occasions where I've loved a mascara but just wished it was waterproof!! I need it xx

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  9. thank you!

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