Name: Show Time Volumizing Mascara
From NYC’s website:
If you take one thing with you on your big night out let it be this: new NYC New York Color Show Time Volumizing Mascara. It gives up to 8 times instant and extreme volume for your most dramatic eyes ever. There’s no drama in the price though. So get ready, because tonight is showtime!
What I liked:
– lengthening daytime mascara
– adds a bit of length
– doesn’t clump
– holds a curl well
– lasts long without fading nor smudging
– thin wand easily reaches every lash
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– doesn’t add volume and doesn’t provide a dramatic look to lashes
Memo to Gio: stop buying NYC mascaras without reading their reviews first. You’re just throwing money away.
These days, I rarely buy beauty products without reading what my fellow bloggers have to say about them. But when something is really cheap, I can’t resist the urge to impulse buy them. Especially mascaras. They have such a short shelf life that I can’t bring myself to splurge on them.
But spending even just a few euros on something that doesn’t work that well is a waste too. Sadly, I haven’t fully learned this lesson yet. After trying (and hating) NYC High Definition Separating Mascara last month, I’ve decided to give its sister, Show Time Volumizing Mascara, a go too. Although I like it more, it’s not that impressive.
Show Time Volumizing Mascara doesn’t really add that much volume to lashes. Its simple and thin bristle wand easily deposits the thick black formula on the lashes, even the tiniest ones, adding length, but barely any thickness. But, at least, rather than weighing the lashes down, the formula holds the curl from an eyelash curler pretty well.
However, Show Time doesn’t deliver “your most dramatic eyes ever”, as NYC claims. Far from it. The result is actually very natural. This is not a mascara that I’d use for a night out. Instead, it’s more appropriate for the daytime, for either school or work. Its cheap price makes it particularly suitable to young teenage girls who are just getting into makeup.
You won’t even have to reapply it throughout the day because it is fairly longlasting. Even better, it didn’t smudge nor flake at all on me. It also doesn’t clump. But while I’m glad it doesn’t add volume by clumping lashes together, as so many mascaras do, a volumizing mascara that doesn’t provide a dramatic, voluminous look is, imo, a fail. I would have liked Show Time a lot more if it claimed to be what it is: a lengthening daytime mascara.
Far from providing a dramatic, voluminous look, NYC Show Time Volumizing Mascara only adds a bit of length and holds a curl well. The result is a very natural look suitable for the daytime. In addition, the mascara doesn’t clump and lasts long without flaking and smudging.