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I have avoided having to wear makeup every day ever since I had my second drain on my recourses (my youngest!). Before I had my boys I worked in Boot's the chemist (many moons ago!) I had to wear makeup every day and as I worked in London my skin really didn't approve. After leaving and doing jobs for the last 10 years that really didn't require makeup I only wore it when I was going out. But now I have taken on a bigger challenge and am currently in training for a new career and again find myself working in London. So I find myself back to having to wear makeup again, the one thing I do like is a good mascara but not one that leaves me with panda eyes. I have been using a Maybeline one but it has now finished and I decided to treat myself to a nice new one. I have always liked L'Oreal products and this mascara was on special offer so I decided to give it a go!
This mascara has new technology with its formula enriched with hydra-collagen known for its volumising properties. Lashes are instantly plumped up and full of body. It also gives instant impact to your lashes with its expert combination of structuring and smoothing waxes this allows a smooth and even application on each and every lash with virtually no clumps. It also has a brush that is 2x bigger than a classic mascara brush; this new instant impact brush deposits just the right amount of formula on each and every lash instantly.
So there you go we now have mascara with technology! Where will it end!!!!!
Well the mascara comes in one of those lovely hanging packets that is see-through at the front so it teases you with the product because you know that its going to take you at least an hour to break into it! And this one is no different, I must admit I do feel that the actual packaging does make the product look a bit cheap but that's just my opinion. The mascara itself is actually quite bog standard in packaging it just looks like a million other mascaras being that it is black in colour but it does have a nice sort of gold brush bit painted on the side and also the name in gold.
Ok before I start telling you my opinion I should tell you about my eyes and why I am so picky about any mascara I use, I have quite unusual eyes. They are normally blue in colour and quite big but on a bad day they can turn green! Yes that's right my eyes are the equivalent of the hulk! The draw back to my eyes as well as the hulk thing is with big eyes you would expect long eyelashes but no I get short stubby ones! So I really need a mascara that makes lashes look longer and fuller. So this mascara should be perfect for me!
To open the mascara you basically just unscrew about a quarter of the way down and then you get to see this magnificent brush? To be honest it doesn't look that much different to me than normal mascara brushes apart from maybe being a bit thicker and bristlier. The actual bristles on the brush do look a bit more spaced out in clumps if that makes sense.
So far I wasn't that impressed but what's a brush between friends! So next to apply and get my lovely fuller lashes, so I applied as I normally do half asleep and poking myself in the eye! I found the mascara did go on easier than usual it seemed to just slide on I finally found out why they have made all the fuss about the brush! Basically it means you only need to use one coat as you get as much as you need in one coat! The downside is that for some reason my eyelashes felt a bit wet after applying. It felt quite strange but it didn't flick any off when I blinked like some can do and leave a nice mark under the eyes! To be honest the wonder brush didn't really make any difference when applying except it did seem to clump some of my lashes together which apparently is something its not supposed to.
So for the overall effect well to be honest I was disappointed my lashes really didn't look that much fuller or longer, they did look a bit plumped up but that could be that a couple had stuck together! The best bit I can say is my lashes do look nice and black and stand out but more a stubby stand out than a wow look at her stand out!
I can say that the mascara did last all day and that did include being caught in all this bloody rain we have been having! It doesn't say that it is waterproof but it doesn't seem to run during the torrential downpours I found myself dodging!
Removing is good I just use those face wipes and it seems to come off quite well so I suppose that's a plus!
The mascara lasted about 6 weeks and that was using it every day so not bad I suppose.
I would normally list the ingredients for products I review but I have never seen so many ingredients in one product it would be a review in itself.
This product cost £6.99 and I got it in good old Boot's it was on special offer and the full price is supposed to be £9.99.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
I have to say no! To be honest I was really unimpressed with the final result of using this product, I was expecting a small miracle after reading the product statement but all I got was a damp squid. So I will find another mascara to make my hulk eyes look WOW