I’ve mentioned a couple times on this blog that I’ve been using a few Almay eye products for several years, and it just occurred to me that I’ve never actually reviewed the ones I use! So I’m starting with my favorite Almay mascara – Triple Effect!
The reason I’ve been wearing Almay eye products nearly exclusively is because several years ago, I noticed other drugstore brand mascaras, and sometimes eye lines, made my eyes itch like crazy. Almay is hypo-allergenic, so I’ve been able to wear their products without issue. And thankfully, I happen to like the products as well!
Almay’s Triple Effect mascara promises fuller, longer, and curvier lashes. My photo doesn’t totally show off the unique applicator brush, but essentially, all the bristles are jammed packed on one side of the brush, making the impact of the brush really concentrated and dramatic.
These are my lashes without any mascara. All I’ve done is curl them. *womp womp*
These are my lashes with two coats of the Almay Triple Effect Mascara. I think what’s most apparent is the volume and fullness that’s added. There is some added length, which is great. And for the most part, my lashes maintained their curl.
I really think, for a drugstore brand, this gives great drama to my lashes. If you compare it to higher end mascaras that I’ve reviewed, like Benefit, Tarte, or Smashbox, it may not be quite as impressive, but it’s a fraction of the cost! How can you go wrong?
The formula washes off fairly easily. Soap and water will take most of it off, but the formula is so dark, I often find I have black stains left around my eyes, so I use the Almay oil-free makeup remover pads to really get every last bit off.
The only real complaint that I have regarding this mascara, as well as all the other Almay mascara formulas, is that after a few weeks of use, it starts to thicken up a bit and you have to wipe excess product off the applicator brush. But despite that, the mascara still delivers the same great results on your lashes! It’s just a nuisance to have to wipe off the excess.
Overall, I’m a big fan of this mascara and I have repurchased it many times over the last several years and I will continue to repurchase it in the future!
Have you tried any of the Almay mascaras? Are you a fan?