Thursday, December 15, 2011


As an Esthetician, I naturally love makeup, lashes, and trying new products.  I wear mascara daily, even if it is the only makeup that I put on that day.  I believe that when you have some mascara on, you look more awake.  As a mother of a young child, this awake look is essential!  I had eyelash extensions for a good part of this year, but as work got busier and the holiday season came fast approaching, I didn't have the time for the fills.  I loved having the extensions though as it was so easy to look decent with minimal effort.  So, I was so excited when my best friend had a Cry Baby lash party at her house last night.  I thought that the timing would be perfect since Christmas is next week and my lashes would have that dramatic look for the holidays.

I really didn't know much about this product other than it was supposed to make my lashes look fuller, darker, and longer.  The Cry Baby Website advertises the product as "Professionally applied semi-permanent mascara" and states that you will get two weeks of volume, length, color, and curl that is 100% waterproof.  The cost of the application was $40.00...a party special.

The esthetician started the process by taping down my bottom lashes.  I expected this as it was the protocol for lash extension application.  However, she used so much surgical tape that my under eyes are still red and a bit puffy tonight, a full 24 hours later.  Their website suggests that this product be applied the day of a wedding or special event, but 4 hours prior to the start of it.  I am so grateful that I didn't have this product on my wedding day, or other special occasion.

The entire process took about 20 minutes.  Because I wasn't exactly sure what Cry Baby was, during the application, I began asking questions.  Just as she was finishing my application, she informed me that Cry Baby wouldn't look like eyelash extensions.  While I didn't expect that, I was shocked when I got up and looked in the mirror.  I really didn't see much of a change.  While my lashes were darker, I didn't feel it was enough to make a difference  I curled my lashes per her suggestion this morning, but it wasn't enough for me.

I wear Maybelline's The Falsies Volume Express flaired mascara.  I buy this product at CVS or Rite Aid for $7.49.  This week on, it is on sale for $5.62.  I wish that I just stuck with my beloved mascara and saved myself $40.00.  For me, Cry Baby was not worth the money. 

In conclusion, I really am underwhelmed by Cry Baby.  I thought it was a waste of money.  Perhaps it was just me that had a bad experience, but I wouldn't try it again.  I will just stick to what I know works...Maybelline Mascara!

Before application
After application

1 comment:

  1. I am an experienced (20 plus yrs) Aesthetician and make-up artist,tried and used everything. I do NOT LIKE crybaby mascara, hated the way my lashes felt, no real volume or extention,skip this treatment,save your money,and buy a great mascara and lash conditioner..or wear false eyelashes