Monday, September 8, 2008

Shocking Paraben Free Mascara Finds!

I stopped by Meijer (higher rent Wal-Mart) to read labels after work and was stunned to find two Paraben free mascaras on the racks. Neither is advertised as Paraben free and the rest of their mascara lines had Paraben in them.

1. Maybelline The Colossal a.k.a. 'Big Yellow'. This is a Volum' Express product. The other VE products have Parabens in them. I can't find an ingredients list for this online. Give it a read the next time you are in the store, people rave about this mascara. Price: $7.

2. Revlon 3D Extreme Mascara. I actually purchased this one. Meijer had a 50% Revlon sale and I had a $3 coupon (I am weak). I will post a review after I use it. The reviews on Walgreens and Makeup Alley are split on this. Either people love it or hate it. My fingers are crossed! Price: $8.

Water Aqua , Paraffin , Stearic Acid , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Cyclopentasiloxane , Trisiloxane , Carnauba Wax Cera Carnauba - Copernicia Cerifera , Acacia Senegal Gum , Beeswax Cera Alba , Glyceryl Stearate , Triethanolamine , Silica , Nylon-12 , Dimethicone , Hydrogenated Olive Oil , Stearyl Esters , Polyurethane-1 , Hydrogenated Polyisobutene , Dimethiconol , Polyethylene , Simethicone , Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3 , Lecithin , Sorbitan Laurate , Polysorbate-20 , Propylene Glycol Laurate , Propylene Glycol Stearate , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , 1-2-Hexanediol , Iron Oxides May Contain - CI 77491 - 77492 - 77499


  1. Great find, thanks for sharing. The Revlon 3D Extreme Mascara actually ranks better on the EWG's Skin Deep Database than many "natural" mascaras and is substantially less expensive. Definitely giving this one a try!

  2. TheBalm. Cheater mascara is good. It's Sulfate, Phthalate and Paraben free.