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Mar 24, 2009

Avon Spectra Lash Mascara Review

Last week the Muse was busy dialing Jenny's number but she can stop all that now and dial the new Avon Spectra Lash Mascara up for a good time! It's probably easier as Jenny hasn't been answering since 1983, the Muse suspects she isn't as hot as she once was.

You know you so want technology like this! Mascara with a built in dial that dials up to three to intensify your mascara experience. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are so cranky they didn't come up with this incredible concept before Avon!

Supposedly Avon Spectra Lash dials up 8x fuller lashes with just three clicks, the Muse thinks it's easier than dialing 867-5309, I'm kinda lazy, three numbers is easier than seven. The question remains does it work.

Ummm actually yes kinda it does! It's a bit gimmicky yes but that doesn't take away from the fact that's it's a decent mascara with a great price tag. Hello $6 USD mascara it's good to meet you, let's be BFF in this scary economy, I'll even let you hold my hand!

So the gimmick would be the dial but technically speaking since the dial does sorta work maybe it's not a gimmick. Dialing 1 will get you full lashes, dialing two gives you fuller lashes, and dialing three gets you oh my god fullest lashes. I've no idea the technical side of this innovative, crazy cool dial but I suspect by twisting the dial you're compressing the tube somehow and it gets you more or less mascara on your brush which in turn creates the fuller or less fuller look to lashes. In simple terms the mascara simply adds more or less mascara to the brush to create fuller lashes.

The overall formula is quite good with a nice inky formula. It's waterproof and has nice long wear. It doesn't keep curl particularly well but it does a great job of creating fuller, longer, thicker lashes when dialed up to three. I prefer the mascara stay dialed to three for the best results as 1 and 2 give my lashes a rather whimpy look but dialed to three they look nice and plump. However, you do have to be careful as this setting puts quite an excess of product on the brush which could cause clumping when applied. Be sure to curl prior to use and brush on slowly at first to avoid a clumpy look. I took three photos so you can see the difference each time I used the mascara with a different dial. I also took photos of the brush dialed on different settings.

All in all I think for the price Avon Spectra Lash Mascara performs quite well. Available in four shades for a $6 USD price tag makes it a nice Beauty on a Budget purchase. It's worth checking out for the price as it performs quite well plus you get the novelty of whipping it out of your purse and showing your friends how you can dial your mascara....whoa...the coolness is just too much for this Muse!

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Blogger Beauty Bitch said...

Wow, I would LOVE this. I love gimmicks and dials, knobs, buttons and clicking things would totally hold my attention. I'm a child at heart and still love pressing buttons in an elevator so dialing my mascara would be so much fun!

March 24, 2009 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Shefali said...

Interesting Muse!!

I have to say, I busted A GUT reading this post! I laughed so out loud at your first paragraph about Jenny, I had to read it out loud to my husband and laughed out loud too!!

March 25, 2009 at 12:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

lol bora! I heart you! I'm a total geek so honestly the entire dial thing I can dig! LOL!

March 25, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

lmao shefali! I'm so glad you laughed...sometimes I can be too corny lol! I'm an 80's child at heart :-D

Hehe :-D you can draw the hub into the world of cosmetics with my quirky cool posts LOL

March 25, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Laura R said...

Hello $6 USD mascara it's good to meet you, let's be BFF in this scary economy, I'll even let you hold my hand!

Muse, Muse, are so FUNNY! you start my day off with a smile.
Glad to know that the mascara actually works according to hype. I thought for sure it would be a bomb! :)

March 25, 2009 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey laura :-D

hehehehehe! Hey for 6 bucks it works pretty damn good although I didn't like it dialed to 1 and 2...made my lashes wimpy but on three I got nice volume and it plumped up my lashes quite a good deal :-D

good stuff!

hehe I'm glad you're grinning over my insane babblings :-D

Avon has changed a good deal later, for the better, and many of the items I've gotten from them over the course of the past year are pretty high quality at a great price! Have you tried their new lippies? the gold ones? omg good stuff and cheap as day old chips!

March 25, 2009 at 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Laura R said...

i tried the pro-to-go lipsticks (since they frickin' discontinued my fave old shades and formulas) and LOVE them. didn't get the golds with that order but your review put them on the list of stuff to try!

March 25, 2009 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi laura!

oh my god loves 'em! Those are fab :-D wait till you try the gold ones they are awesome :-D

March 25, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

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