Watching a lot of Pixiwoo on YouTube sort of gives me bad ideas. For instance, it makes me want to get an Avon mascara all the way from the UK. Well, initially, I didn’t think Avon’s Super Shock was available here. I know because I checked Avon Philippines online, and it wasn’t there. So my first shock was, in a tiny, almost decrepit stall in a mall, Avon products were being sold, with one box marked “S.Shock Mascara”!! So I snatched that in a heart beat!
AVON Super Shock Mascara (Waterproof) (Php 299.00)
My second surprise is that it’s a huge mascara, 10grams! That comes with an equally sizeable barrel (plastic-type) brush too, easily the biggest mascara brush I’ve ever seen and used. You know how it is as much about the brush as the mascara itself so I’ll talk about this a bit more. The size of this one takes a bit to get used to; for one, it’s longer than the entire length of my lashes and two, the plastic bristles are too thin and short (too spiky!). I hurt my eyes a couple of times during the process. However, it was effective in applying the product to individual lashes, adding coats was specially easy.
So, what else is there to talk about mascaras? Well, one (or two) major thing for me is the time it takes for it to dry and to come off. Waterproof mascaras are notorious in the coming-off department, but I’m equally particular with the time it takes to dry. I’m always dashing so smudges are a bit annoying. This passed on both counts. I noticed a bit of flaking after about 6-8 hours, and that’s if you apply (and reapply) more than two coats.
So let’s move on to how it actually looks when worn:
The final surprise was, that it made my lashes look like this:
What I’m wearing: Dr. Oil Anti-Shine BB Lotion, Maybelline Clear and Smooth Foundation, Face Shop Brow Powder Duo, ELF Cream Eyeliner, Avon Super Shock Waterproof Mascara, (a very light dusting of) Sephora Sun Disk in 02, Rimmel Lip Liner, Revlon Matte Lipstick in Smoked Peach
Well, still not outrageously luscious, but I don’t like looking like Ms. Piggy so I like it enough. I think it makes my lashes look longer and fuller. At least enough for everyday use.
An Artechoke Hearts/Farts: Hearts. The Avon Super Shock was really a wonderful surprise! It’s cheap, it stays put, does not smudge and comes off relatively easy. The size and make of the brush is something you’d have to get used to—because you may need to master it to apply a couple of coats to achieve that super shock effect (I’m fine with a slightly-less shock, but that’s me). I like this mascara enough to bring it in place of my everyday mascaras (Maybelline’s The Colossal and Hyper Curl).
Suffice to say, the Shock hasn’t completely worn off on me.