Almay One Coat Triple Effect in Blackest Black- I Love You. There. It’s out in the open.
Over the last 12 years it’s safe to say I’ve tried dozens of mascaras- from my very first which cost me R15 to the impulse buy that left my bank card feeling used and abused- I have tried nearly all the different specs of mascara offerings.
When I first learned about make-up, my best friend’s amazing oldest sister told me that you have to force your lashes up and that mascara only does so much. I am determined to find the one that does it all. While I am a bit of a mascara-hoochie, there’s only one that I have repurchased over and over again. Almay One Coat Triple Effect in Blackest Black. After fighting my natural urges to repurchase for the umpteenth time recently, I went ahead and did it. And boy, did I love it all over again.
Generally, I only like my mascaras after they have dried out a bit because I like multiple layers for really bold, thick lashes. Almay One Coat Triple Effect is a gel formulation that boasts added aloe and vitamin B5. It’s also a slightly thicker formula that allows it to really hold that curl. It claims to do it all; curl, lengthen and volumise in one sweep. See for yourself here:
Aside from the wicked-cool formula, it also has a very unique wand. For the last two years I tricked myself into believing that a silicone wand was the best thing, but really I think I was fooling myself. The Almay One Coat Triple Effect has a conventional wand with one side of short bristles, ideal for volume, and the other of longer bristles to lengthen and force those lashes into a curl.
Since I love this so much it’s a little hard to find any major problems but two things do hassle me a little bit with this. The first being that it’s not ideal for bottom lashes. If I do put some on the bottom lashes, I get a bit of panda eye by the end of the day and secondly you really need to be confident in your make up remover. I use straight coconut oil to take my make-up off and even with this I need to give my lashes a good rub.
So even though mascaras come and go out of my make-up bag(s), Almay One Coat Triple Effect in Blackest Black is forever. You can get this wonderful mascara at Almay stockists for around R120 but also (savings savings!) at Takealot.com for R90 over here.
If you do manage to pick this chap up, let us know in the comments or on twitter, @smudgedbeauty because it would be awesome if you felt like this too: