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The Review: Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara

I feel like I always give an explanation on how I encountered a product, so here ya go! I basically go through a love hate relationship with mascaras. If you dig through any of my mascara reviews, you'll find that I go through a pattern of loving them for a about a month, and then slowly start to hate them and question my lashes because the mascara is just so shockingly bad. This was (almost) the opposite. 
At the time, I was just finishing up using Maybelline's The Rocket mascara. I was fed up with the impossibly hard to take off formula and that was the day I swore off waterproof formulas. I walked into Ulta and I believe my sister was trying to get the Neutrogena deal of like buy two, get one half off or something like that so I helped her out and bought myself a mascara and if it says "healthy" and "lengths", I'm all ears! 
I hated it when I first tried it. Okay maybe not hate. It was just too natural for my liking. I was used to having formulas that I only had one coat and I was given a false lash effect. I would put on 3 coats of mascara and still had barely any definition. But, it's in my nature to stick with a product and find some use for it. I ended up using it as a primer for other mascaras as it made it easier for those mascaras to be taken off.
Then one day I noticed it was so dried out that it grossed me out, but I knew I had one other option to give it more life. I put some hot water in it, shook it up, and voila! It was like brand new mascara! I think both mascaras that I was using at that point were dried up, so the new formula captured my heart and I still had to put coat after coat on, but it somehow was okay enough for me to like it. I had always gotten complements when I wore it, but personally it wasn't enough, but enough for me to stick with it. 
And then it dried out again and I tried to revive it once more but then it turned to more of a grey shade and I love blackest black mascara so I decided it's given me all it's got. 
And that's the very long tale of my journey with Neutrogena's Healthy Lengths mascara. Overall, it's just a very natural mascara, so be warned! It also can tend to dry out fairly quick, but can be revived a time or two (but I dont recommend hot water, I heard saline solution is acceptable though). I don't see myself repurchasing it, but it's out of personal preference. The formula was a dream to work with in terms of making me feel like I wasn't harming my lashes and it gave them a bit of a breather. 

Have you ever tried this mascara? 

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