In defense of a "bad" mascara: Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lengthening Mascara

Before I post my reviews here I usually look for what other people are saying about the product. Sure I already have my own opinions to share, but I don't want to think or feel in a vacuum. It's like reading a movie review with all the spoilers - I just want to know if everyone else liked or disliked what we collectively experienced!I suppose it's always nice to know that someone else felt the same way you did about something.

So I was reading reviews about the Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lengthening Mascara (~P600) before I started writing this post. I was truly surprised that almost everyone seemed to dislike this mascara with a passion. 

The other bloggers (not local ones) are saying that this is super clumpy and flaky. It's is clumpy, true, but only because it dries super fast. The workaround is simply applying it as quickly as possible. I haven't observed any flakiness after using it for two weeks; it could be that I'm using a fresh stock. Only time will tell just how flaky this can get but for now I haven't observed anything out of place.

I like this mascara because of two things: how it lengthens my lashes like whoa and how it never smudges or smears. Swear. This isn't waterproof which makes it easy to remove with just cleansing oil or warm water. Still, the mascara stays fresh even when I'm wearing it to a grueling day out.

I also like that my lashes stay curled all day with the Overtime. The wand is also easy to use - it's thin which keeps me from poking my eyes and getting the mascara on my skin, and it separates the lash hairs nicely.

The Revlon Overtime lengthens ridiculously well (as well as the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander actually) but provides a bit more volume. Behold:

Tip to prevent clumpiness: brush up in precise, quick strokes. No need to dip again per eye, just coax the lashes upwards while separating each clumpy hair with the wand. Keep the strokes to a minimum so as not to get too much product in.

It looks good to me! So yes, the Revlon Colorstay Overtime Mascara is something to reckon with. The clumping problem does take a bit of practice to solve, but hey for a drugstore mascara it doesn't hurt to compromise a little. Get this if you're looking for something that won't smudge and will lengthen your fringe to new heights. Like I mentioned above, it can lengthen like a Majolica mascara and stay put like Fairydrops. If you don't want to spend P800+ on one tube then this is a nice alternative. :)