Cargo TexasLash Mascara

My Nana, bless her heart, has this habit of ordering makeup from QVC and HSN. And it isn’t cheap stuff either- we’re talking Smashbox, Laura Geller, Cargo, and Stila to name a few. I was totally shocked when I went through her makeup drawer! Not a lot of older ladies have that kind of quality makeup stashed away. Anyways, she gave me Cargo TexasLash Mascara ($20) because she says she’s too old to wear mascara anymore. So I gave it a try.

There are things I like about it, but all-in-all I didn’t like it. It’s a fairly pigmented mascara, so you get a really decent black lash. The formula clumps a bit, but it isn’t a nightmare. It doesn’t smudge or smear at all, even after I’ve washed my face. No flakes either! And it’s very nearly a waterproof mascara, though it isn’t advertised as a waterproof formula. What I really noticed was that it helped lengthen my lashes.

Now, if you know anything about lengthening mascaras, you’ll know that the mascara uses little fibers to attach to your lashes and literally give you fake length. Unfortunately, with most of these mascaras the little fibers flake, smear, smudge, and sometimes fall off your lashes when they get too dry. Cargo TexasLash gives length without those problems, but it isn’t an even length. Some of my lashes will appear longer than others, making them look uneven, and I can’t find a way to fix it. No matter what I do, some of my lashes just end up having much longer length than my others after I use this. The funny thing is, this isn’t a lengthening mascara. It’s a VOLUMIZING mascara, and I haven’t seen the slightest bit of volumizing to it. My NARS Volumizing Mascara far, far out shines this.

It’s actually a decent mascara. I’ve used a lot worse, to the point that I cursed the tube and threw it across the bathroom in rage. But it isn’t the wonderful ‘maximum lash volumizing formula’ it claims to be. And I honestly prefer thicker-looking lashes to longer-looking ones any day. The length this gives is uneven, but even so, I was fond of the formula. The clumping wasn’t horrible and it didn’t smear, smudge, or flake in the slightest. But I’ll stick to my NARS, as always.

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