One Coat Triple Effect

by Almay  
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$8.19 
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Category:
Makeup > Mascaras (regular) > Regular Mascara
Last Updated:
3/24/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

One Coat Nourishing Mascara Triple Effect is marvelous. It has a dual-sided brush that maximizes length, curl, and thickness, although if you get too enthusiastic while applying, it can go on somewhat heavy and uneven. The brush side with the longer bristles quickly lengthens and separates lashes, while the opposite side has short, closely packed bristles to add thickness and drama. The formula keeps lashes soft and makes it easy to remove with a water-soluble cleanser, making this a top choice and one that rivals the best mascaras from L'Oreal. Of course, there is nothing in it that is nourishing for your lashes.

Long a standby for those with sensitive skin seeking hypoallergenic products (though that term is unregulated and can be applied to any product, regardless of ingredients), Almay continues to refine its comprehensive makeup line. In early 2006 the company repackaged its old favorites, and also relaunched several new makeup items. Everything now has a sleek new look and color-coded packaging. We admit, the makeover is effective, not just product-wise but visually too.

Shopping this drugstore line is now much easier because of the clearly defined product and color family groupings. Lamentably, testers and trial sizes of the makeup are still scarce regardless of where you shop. Almay has always been a reliable line for foundations, powder, and mascara. Within its current lineup you'll find that remains true. Their foundations are better than ever, and still offer full, broad-spectrum sun protection and a mostly neutral palette. We also found their concealers and mascaras have improved, as have the pencil options. When it comes to shopping for makeup staples with state-of-the-art formulas, Almay has many winners, and some innovative surprises that its competitors would be wise to learn from.

For more information about Almay, owned by Revlon, call (800) 992-5629 or visit www.almay.com.

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  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

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  1. Karen A
    Reviewed on Sunday, April 06, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Not for sensitive eyes
    • I switched to this brand because of the supposed hypoallergenic properties. I've been using this for at least 5 months now and have developed a sensitivity. Started getting itchy near the tear ducts like when I previously used Maybelline's Great Lash mascara. Prior to the sensitivity, this product was great! No clumps, lasts all day, no smudging and comes off reasonably well with makeup remover. Sigh. Moving on...

  2. Ilia
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    a drug store favorite
    • My experiences are very consistent with the Beautypedia review. This is one of the best value products at the drug store, in my opinion. 2 coats with the long bristle side, no clumps and I'm ready to go. Fabulous! one of my favorite mascaras.

  3. RITA C.
    Reviewed on Friday, April 12, 2013
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    Don't buy
    • Hate this mascara. Had smudges after an hour. I loved the Almay Nourishing triple effect but the discontinued it. Why would they do that and leave us with this inferior mascara?

  4. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Don't buy it!
    • This mascara runs! By 9:00 a.m. I was shocked to find dark smudges under my eyes and I have not switched eyeliners, so it's definitely the mascara... I'm surprised that this is rated a "best" product, it's the only mascara I've ever used that runs! Don't buy it ladies :-(

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