You ever purchase a great moisturizer and suddenly your life is transformed. Your skin is so much brighter, your friends are telling you look ten years younger, your complexion is smooth and soft, it’s a miracle. All this makes you want to invest your savings into stocks of your brand new, miraculous moisturizer. You want to go out and buy a case of it because you simply can’t live your life without it.

A month later, it stops working.

Your skin isn’t as bright, your friends have stopped complimenting you, and that case of moisturizer in your closet is no longer a miracle but more like a ball and chain around your neck.

So, this probably happened to you before right?

But what about the my mascara stopped working phenomenon (sounds like a Big Bang Theory episode doesn’t it?) have you experienced that? I mean you probably know about the mini mascara dilemma by now but what about the fact that your mascara suddenly, mysteriously stops working. One minute you have long, fluttery lashes and the next you have stubby flat lashes!

So, I’ve been using Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara which I hated when I first used it. I tried it a few times and was all, “This is doing nothing for my lashes!” Fast forward a week later and you’re have to wrestle me to the floor to get this out of my hand. I found out that curling my lashes and applying a few coats of this created super long, full lashes. It was love! Everyone was telling me how great my lashes were looking! Life was good.

After three weeks the formula suddenly stopped working for me. Now it’s creating a clumpy mess! What happened? Why did it stop working?

It’s not just Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara though. This happens to me quite a lot with mascara even my beloved Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes seems to lose it’s effect after a month of use. There is good news here! If I crack open a new tube, I’ll instantly get good results. Since I toss drugstore mascara out after a 90 days anyway it’s not a big deal.

But I really want to know the mystery behind the formula not working after a month or so.

It’s a conspiracy. Either that or I suspect the formula just begins to morph after while since you’re constantly opening and reopening the tube and sliding the applicator in and out of the tube.

Does your mascara suddenly stop working after a while?

Are we just bored and imagining it?

What do you think of the My Mascara Stopped Working Phenomenon?

Have you been a victim of it?

Do share!

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