Eye Spy Mondays: Sky-High Eyelashes (Product Review, How-To, and Giveaway)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

#eyespymondays #giveaways #productreview

Are you ready to blast off with Maybelline's The Rocket Mascara? I have been waiting for this mascara to become available ever since I heard it was coming to Manila. And luckily, I got invited to the launch so I had first dibs on the newest mascara from the Maybelline mascara line.

Maybelline The Rocket Mascara, PhP 449.00/tube

Comes in a chic electric blue tube with pink accents just made this mascara desirable. Again, you know me, sucker for good packaging!

Same shape of tube with the existing mascaras now so no need to re-learn how to hold your mascara.

The mascara brush is completely different from all the other mascaras that Maybelline has! It has close and tightly arranged bristles that makes coating the lashes easy, and this avoids clumping.

Its' brush is something I have never seen before. I think it was made to do width and length. Here are the results:


  • I applied 3 coats: pausing to rest for 1 minute after each application. There was no clumping!
  • Even though I wore it the whole day, my lashes didn't feel heavy.
  • Doesn't smudge as much.
  • Affordable.
  • Available practically everywhere!
  • Coats each individual lash very well and evenly.
  • Easy to handle.

  • It felt a little bit sticky when you press your lids together tighly.
  • The fumes irritated my eyes, it made my eyes water, and stung my eyes. But disappeared after about an hour. Of course, this is just me since my eyes are really sensitive to mascaras.
  • It didn't hold my lashes' curl.
Although this is a good mascara too because it really doesn't clump, but if I were to choose from the mascara line that Maybelline has, I would use The Falsies, and The Rocket second. The Falsies holds my curled lashes the whole day.


Let's have some fun! I whipped out my AVON True Color Eyeshadow Quad in JEANS to create a makeup look inspired by THE ROCKET.

To exaggerate my lashes and still wanting the natural look, I used 3S Pre-glued Lashes. I love these because they are not made with plastic or synthetic hair. They look very natural even with this kind of length! You can get these from Beauty and Minerals!

3S Pre-glued Lashes in Majestic, PhP 250.00/pair
 Using mainly #2 and #4 from the quad, I applied #2 all over my lid from the lash line up to the crease. I then applied #4 only on the outer corners of my eyes (half way blending inwards), and on the bottom lashline.

I lined my eyes with black eyeliner using COVERGIRL's Liquiline Blast in Black. I used 3S Pre-glued falsies in MAJESTIC, and applied 3 coats of ROCKET mascara to blend my natural lashes with the falsies making it look very natural. This adds length too!

For my lips, I applied MAC's Girl About Town only on the center of my lips and pressed my lips together to create a stained, ombre lip look. And that's it!

Would you like to win a ROCKET mascara? 

So here's how you can win this fabulous head piece and ring set! Just simply follow these guidelines, terms and conditions and you can be the lucky winner!

  • Like Maybelline's and Sabs Hernandez' (not my personal account) FB Fan Page.
  • Create your own ROCKET makeup look. You do not have to use Maybelline's mascara, just create a look on your impression on The Rocket mascara. 
  • Do a selfie and post the photo on Maybelline's Wall with this caption: "Check out my Rocket look. I want to win Maybelline's THE ROCKET mascara from The Makeup Maven!" Don't Forget to tag me so I can see your entry!
  • Follow my social media accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Google+ or GFC. You can follow all or just a few.
  • Giveaway is open to Philippines residents only (Metro Manila or Provincial).
  • Winners will be announced on November 30, 2013.
  • There will only be 1 winner.
  • For the winner, we will send the prize to you via available courier, so please provide a legit delivery address when we announce the winner. Delivery charge will be shouldered by the winner (via bank deposit). No meet ups.
  • Winner will be notified via FB announcement in Sabs Hernandez's Fan Page, and an email will be sent to the email address you provided so make sure that it is valid and that you check your email and FB Page regularly on November 20, 2013-onwards.
  • The winner who does not respond to the email in 3 days from the time of the sent email, a new winner will be picked from the pool and be notified immediately via email.
  • Once the winner is notified, the winner should provide a scan or photo of PROOF OF IDENTITY (Picture ID) that you in fact exist.
  • Please do not flood my email asking if a winner has been picked already. Winners will be announced on www.Makeup-Maven.com on November 30, 2013, or via email.
  • Sweeties, please play fair. Some participants would unfollow and re-follow in Instagram, FB, Twitter, Google+, or GFC just to earn more points. If you are already a follower, please skip that entry. Violators will be disqualified (and that would be a bummer on both our ends) Thanks! You're awesome ;)

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  1. I love the look so much! And I think the mascara wand actually reminds me of Covergirl Lash Blast mascaras. Anyway, will try and work on the giveaway. Thank you so much!

    1. Yay! Thank you! Hope you join and make an entry! I can't wait to see everyone's Rocket look! ♥

  2. I bought this yesterday and I was disappointed. I really wanted to like it because of the raves and reviews. :( I can compare this to Benefit's They're Real! in the sense that they make my lashes look good but they don't hold the curl so well. I hope the waterproof formula comes out soon since it's supposed to hold the curl better. I'm still sticking to my holy grail mascara-- The Falsies.

    1. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. The Falsies mascara is my favorite too! ♥

  3. Amazing blog! Reallly great reviews!

    It would be great if we could follow each other!

    I am now following you on GFC and would love for you to follow me back!!

    Blog: http://www.stylememoirs.co.uk

    1. That would be great! I am following you now on GFC ♥ Thanks for dropping by and the follow! HUGS!

  4. i love the look you've created so much ms sabs! so cool so refresing =) blue e/s nakaka younger look!

    1. Aww... Thank you! Blue is one of my favorite eyeshadow shades! :)

    2. i love blue and green e/s din nung hindi pa q nageexperiment ng ibang color, i could still remember yung blue mascara na pinagkaguluhan namin nung highschool hahaha.. pinagalitan kami ni teacher.. ay sila lang pala kasi cosmetology class kami hehehe.. =) i dunno where to get it.. alam ko kasi sa classmate ko yun and i think its from abroad

    3. hihi you're welcome po ms sabs =)

  5. I love your rocket interpretation!!! I can never pull off blue on the eyes and such a cute pink lip. Your color choices are SUPERIOR! I want to learn how to choose flattering colors, too :(

  6. WOW. Sexy eyelashes! I was excited for the mascara, too, btw; but now I'm not so sure. Hmm. What's the best mascara you've tried so far?


  7. cool!!! Lovitttttttttt it's my fave color hahaha could you also do a review on their lengthening mascara as well? thanks!!!

  8. does the rocket interpretation have to be wearable makeup? or can it be something out of this world? lol

    I want to do my own interpretation coz i love makeup as much as you do! and that giveaway would be nice too! lol

  9. Hi! I've tried this mascara and I have to say it's gorgeous: infinite lashes and so black! I'm definitely in love with it, right now it's my favourite one :)
    Have a look at my blog if you want! I've just started following you :)
    Red Velvet

  10. I loved the ombre effect you created. I came to your blog searching for the foot mask review. and gosh.. Im amazed with your writing skills and pictures.
    Keep up the good work sweets :)



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