If you don't know what I'm talking about, you probably aren't very active on Facebook. Or you don't pay attention to an announcement approximately half of your female friends seem to have posted.
They're all selling this $30 mascara called Younique that promises to change your life, improve your mood, and "uplift, empower, and validate" you. What does it do? This:
It's mascara--just in a four-step process. You put your mascara on, then this gel mascara, then fibers, then more gel mascara. Here's the thing, though...those Younique saleswomen will promise you the moon and the stars to get you to buy their product.
In one situation, a girl who was on a TV show I watched this summer chose to help sell Younique. Over the summer, I heard her say on camera that she uses Latisse, a $100+ per month prescription-based product that makes your lashes grow. Yet now that she's being given free Younique products, they post pictures of her super-long lashes and pass it off as being 100% mascara.
I even mentioned on one of her posts that I heard her say earlier she uses Latisse. Her salesperson chimed in to quickly explain to me that this former TV star wears Younique, not Latisse. The saleswoman also answered questions from others with inaccurate information, as I've seen almost every other host do.
So, here's what you should know before you pay $30 for this great mascara:
- NO, it doesn't come off easily. In fact, even eye makeup remover doesn't take it off. A combination of cleanser, eye makeup remover, and time finally removes the stuff. If you use it every day, you might end up with a mess.
- It clumps. You'll need an eyelash separator. Or talent with separating your eyelashes with a safety pin without poking your eye out.
- It will not lengthen your lashes. It makes them fuller. Period. If you see someone saying it'll give you spider-leg eyes, that person is lying.
- If it doesn't turn your life into magic, they'll tell you you're using it incorrectly. None of their advice makes any difference, by the way. Most of us know how to put on mascara by now.
All that said, it's a GREAT product. I love the way it makes my lashes look. I just think you should know before you buy what you're getting...so you can invest in a couple of bottles of eye makeup remover and a few bags of cotton balls!
What "hostess party" items have you bought? Did you find the hostess exaggerated the claims to get you to buy?