Seriously, did I just pay near $21 for these two mascaras?

The new Maybelline Volum’Express The Mega Plush Mascara and L’Oreal Power Volume 24H Voluminous Mascara cost me near $21 bucks at CVS…WTF? Beauty on a budget my azz!

Someone have my head examined.

Have you tried either one yet?

I typically hate L’Oreal Mascaras so I have a feeling I wasted $11 dollars for this one!

  • 5/30/12 22:18 lara / the glossarie.:

    mega plush is on my list!


    • 5/30/12 22:19 the Muse:

      review tomorrow lara ;-D hopefully I can recommend you pick up ;D


  • 5/30/12 22:19 Angelic Mariposa:

    Cvs is the most expensive of the drugstores!! Bed bath and beyond, Harmon, Walmart or Walgreens are always cheaper!! Ugh!! Are they any good?? U could have gotten 4 eyeshadows from Inglot #justsayin. Btw love the new look!!


    • 5/30/12 22:30 the Muse:

      AGREED! walgreens is too though! sadly Harmons didn’t have these yet boo! haven’t tried yet, testing out the new maybelline tonight/into tomorrow so review on the way! that’s TRUE! money probably better spent as well!

      thanks babe ;-D hope you find it easier to read/enjoy!


  • 5/30/12 22:24 Coral:

    The L’oreal mascara isn’t too shabby. I had my reservations about the Maybelline mascara so I skipped on that one for the moment.
    Unless I have coupons and there is a sale or I desperately need mascara, I don’t normally get mascaras from the drugstore since they seem to cost so much.
    Love the new lay out by the way.


    • 5/30/12 22:29 the Muse:

      surprised coral, I NEVER have success with L’Oreal so I hope I like it ;-D agreed…$11 for a mascara, dunno, feels like I need to just go to sephora lol!

      aw thanks hope it’s more enjoyable for you during your scrollings around Musings!


  • 5/30/12 22:27 Jessica Allison:

    Ah, mass market beauty isn’t what it once was. That’s mostly good, but not necessarily for the bank account, huh?


    • 5/30/12 22:28 the Muse:

      ugh hurts my feelings jessica!


  • 5/30/12 22:32 Joyce:

    Wait for sales! You can always get drugstore products less than retail price because there are always “buy one get one 50% off” or even “buy one get one free” sale. =)


    • 5/30/12 22:34 the Muse:

      yeah joyce ;-D but I like to get reviews live as early as possible so I end up not waiting on a BOGO offer ;-/


  • 5/30/12 22:53 Jayne:

    I managed to find Mega Plush today for $6.99 which I was happy with. I can’t wait to try it out!


    • 5/30/12 23:02 the Muse:

      8 bucks and change here jayne wince!


  • 5/30/12 22:58 kelliegonzo:

    i got both of these also, the l’oreal is the first one of theirs that i’ve liked in a LONG time, the plush one i had high hopes for but it smudges like a mo’fo! raccoon eyes :(


    • 5/30/12 23:03 the Muse:

      aw man that sucks! but should be OK I don’t have oily eyes/lids so hopefully don’t get the old coon eyes!


  • 5/30/12 23:17 Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado:

    Mega Plush is also on my list. Gel mousse? Color me intrigued.


  • 5/30/12 23:26 Southern Gorgeous:

    I have Mega Plush, it’s not what I expected. It separates like a dream, is truly waterproof minus the hardness and flaking while still holding a curl but it didn’t fatten my lashes a darn bit. :(


    • 5/30/12 23:27 the Muse:

      darn southern doesn’t sound TOO exciting :-/


  • 5/30/12 23:32 Grace:

    I heard the mega plush one smudges kinda easily on asian eyelids (specifically hooded + mono ones) so I decided to pass this up :( Looking forward to the review though! :) I can’t tell, but is the one you got waterproof?

    Same here, L’oreal mascaras really don’t work for me, I totally wasted like ~$14 on the false fiber one!


    • 5/30/12 23:35 the Muse:

      the l’oreal you mean grace? that’s wp yes. I hate reviewing stuff that smudges for everyone as I typically don’t have smudging issues so it’s difficult for me to review :-/ blah! yeah, and the millionaire yada yada, what’s it called!? lol that’s how memorable it was..garbage


  • 5/30/12 23:47 Charlotte:

    I never buy anything full price at a drugstore, but I understand what you mean about needing them for reviews. If there is something I just can’t wait for I try to get it at Walmart, they usually have the lowest regular price. Everything is going up… but it is also, for the most part, getting better… so I guess you have to take the good with the bad. I’ve been waiting for WnW to jack up their prices with all the publicity they have had the last year.


    • 6/7/12 12:43 the Muse:

      that’s true Charlotte that’s very true…!


  • 5/31/12 3:08 Erika:

    I usually find that drugstore mascaras are well worth the money, except for Maybelline. I don’t know what it is, but nothing happens when I put them on and 3 hours later I find all of it under the eyes…


  • 5/31/12 3:11 Sarah:

    Ah, you want pain? Try living in Australia. $21 would get you only one of them. :) No wonder I don’t bother with drugstore brands – $35 for a Revlon foundation here – why on earth would I buy that when my favourite Shiseido one is $45 on Strawberrynet!


    • 6/7/12 12:40 the Muse:

      ouch sarah ouch!


  • 5/31/12 6:42 Caroline:

    The Plush one is on my list too! The only L’oreal mascara I ever tried made me want to scratch my eyes out, it itched so bad.
    I love the new site!


  • 5/31/12 10:46 JenJ:

    Well damn! I agree CVS is expensive but their doggone beauty club and getting the bonus bucks get me every time! I need to replenish my mascaras., Trying not to have so many. Think I’m going to revisit some drugstore options since I’ve been a high end kick.


    • 6/7/12 12:38 the Muse:

      that beauty club keeps me going back for more for some reason ;-D


  • 5/31/12 11:54 K.B.:

    I bought the L’Oreal mascara a couple of days ago, and I L-O-V-E it so far, although I don’t like the size of the brush. It makes me nervous to apply it because I’m afraid I’m going to get mascara all over my lids, which is more of a problem on days I wear eye shadow. I’m interested in hearing your thoughts, especially as you don’t like L’Oreal mascaras (I’m hit or miss on them myself, but I love the Telescopic Explosion Carbon Black.)


  • 5/31/12 11:57 Swims alot:

    Hey Muse
    CVS is $$$ but they have a great easy beauty return policy. If I don’t like a mascara, return it- w/ or w/ out receipt.


    • 6/7/12 12:37 the Muse:

      thanks swims alot ;-D I’m so bad with returns tend to dumb them in a corner, promise myself to get in store and return but never do :-/


  • 5/31/12 22:25 Quinctia:

    Eh, you’re almost halfway to a $5 beauty buck reward, at least.

    (Tell me you have a CVS card. They send me 20+% off coupons every other week on top of everything else.)

    It’s weird, aside from some colored mascaras I got from UD, and a clear Nyx one I used as eyebrow gel, I tend to always buy Maybelline mascara. Even when I get adventurous and buy one that isn’t XXL Extensions, it’s Maybelline. I always have luck with them.


    • 6/7/12 12:36 the Muse:

      true that true that ;-D I do indeed….! i signed up when they started doing the beauty club thing…!


  • 6/9/12 17:56 jacqueline:

    If you check out the websites I heart cvs, and I heart walgreens they have the upcoming ads so you can see if you should hold off.


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