10 July 2009

Dear Maybelline...


Today, the lady at the drug store check-out introduced me to your new mascara. It's $14.99. Seriously? We're kind of in a recession. I mean, I already cringe when I pay $6.99 for my current mascara. I know, I'm a little cheap. But you should know that if I wanted to pay over double that amount, I'd visit a department store.

And the fact that it vibrates really isn't a selling point. There are FOUR steps to follow to apply this new concotion with its "patent-pending elastomer brush that vibrates 7,000 times per stroke." Do you realize that at least three days per week I have to break out a Q-tip to remove mascara from under my eye? Sometimes I blink, sometimes I sneeze, sometimes my eyes water too much. I don't think I need the vibrating feature.

Maybelline, while we're on the topic of eyelashes, what's this about the drug that makes eyelashses grow longer? This is even more ludicrous than your expensive drug-store mascara. Again, we're in a recession. Not only that, but whose idea was it to research growing eyelashes when there are important illnesses that need a little more research?

Maybelline, maybe you should talk to those lash-growing drug people. The money y'all make off of the seemingly ridiculous products could be donated to things that research diseases that affect most of us. You know, something like cancer or diabetes. I bet the people and families whose lives the really bad diseases affect will be much more appreciative than those plagued by short lashses.

Thanks for listening,
Troubled in Texas

2 comments :

Christine said...

Gimme a break! That's ridiculous....

Pleasant Drive said...

Funny! You know, it's funny that you said you cring at a pricetag of $6.99. I do to. I'm so cheap when it comes to makeup. And, even with my frugality, Brian still says, "I can't believe women spend so much on their faces." I said, "Well, you should just be glad that I buy it at Wal-Mart."