All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
When reader Emily sent me information about this week’s unitasker, I had to do some research. I didn’t understand what the device did or why someone might want to use it.
After reading the product description, I learned that the item, the Tweezerman Mascara Protector, is supposed to protect your face from getting mascara on it when you’re applying mascara. I just wipe the errant mascara off with my finger or a damp cloth, so I didn’t realize my cheeks needed protection. However, the people at Tweezerman thought otherwise:
Apparently, those who did purchase the product, didn’t really love it. (That might be the understatement of the year.) The Tweezerman Mascara Protector has such “positive” reviews on Amazon as:
“This thing works fine I suppose.”
“works okay. kinda a pain to use and not really worth it in the end. but hey it works.”
The competing product, the Myrabelle Mascara Shield, has reviews such as “i dont use it at all … if youre trying to save money, dont buy it” and “Don’t waste your money. If zero stars had been a choice that’s what I would have chosen.”
There are even comments suggesting that it’s easy to poke into your eye if you don’t have a steady hand. In case the mascara wand wasn’t dangerous enough, you can get a second chance to poke your eye with the protector! Three cheers for temporary blindness! Commenters also note that it’s very difficult to hold with one hand while applying mascara with the other, because those of us who wear mascara needed the process to be harder. Lovely.
At the end of the day, I’ll be saving my money and continuing to use my finger to wipe off any unruly mascara — the finger that is free and already attached to my body.