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Gave me astonishing length!
Avon Astonishing Lengths Mascara
Member Name: xxfoxyredxx
Avon Astonishing Lengths Mascara
Date: 25/03/08, updated on 09/07/12 (514 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely colour, none flaky and easy to apply.
Disadvantages: Can irritate if not removed properly and it isn't waterproof.
The one thing when I'm reading reviews on this site that always strikes me about us ladies is that we all purchase so many mascara's and find it's the one item really hard to get right. When someone writes a positive review about one it's like halleuheau finally I'm never buying anything different to this one again lol
Me, I'm the same. I buy loads and loads and one of the things I do is buy cheap ones cos I think it's going to be rubbish anyway and of course it is but then I'd rather buy one for £2.00 and it be 'crap in a tube' than buy one for a tenner and it let me down. However if I bought one for a tenner it probably would be better so I'm in a vicious circle really with my buying patterns!
However recently I decided to buy one that was more of an investment and I was looking through my little Avon catalogue and decided on this mascara for £7.00. Now I'm not tight when it comes to my purchases, believe me but as I've stated I hate, hate, hate buying mascara so I thought what the heck its worth a try when I realised looking through said catalogue if I bought something off the page I'd get it free! So made sense to buy the eye make up remover lotion for £3.00 and this free! Pleased I was!! I love my bargains!
7ml long black plastic recyclable tube with screw off lid. When you screw off of course the brush is attached and is almost the length of the tube it resides in. The brush itself is the old fashioned brush type i.e not a comb and the colour is coated on the brush. On the front in Silver writing I'm told it is indeed Avon Astonishing Lengths and is 7ml in size. On the bottom I'm told the colour (in my case black). All in all nice elegant packaging from Avon!
I find applying mascara really fiddly even though I'm a qualified Beauty Therapist. The thought of applying it really fills with me with dread. Even at 33 I make the most messiest of messes on my face! However with this I really do find it easy which surprised me looking at the brush as it is quite big really!
Lets talk about the the brush for a moment! It's not long bristles or hair like but quite short, stout and thick. As you run them through your eyelashes because of their shortness the brush is easy to take under the top eyelashes and because there's no hair to the brush it isn't at all irritating to the eyes.
Now I've been using this almost every day and I'm very impressed indeed. Firstly the colour. As I stated earlier the one I'm using is black and in this case it's a lovely dark but shiny black. It applies very easily. Again as I said the brush is easy to use and coating all the eyelashes you have isn't a problem at all, even the smallest one's.
If you do make a small mistake it's easy to correct whilst still wet but I wouldn't leave marks too long and it is quick drying but is simple to remove with a bit of water or eye make up remover on a cotton wool bud. However I find it so simple to apply I'm not making many mistakes at all.
The results are quite amazing! It really does add thickness and length. My eyelashes when I have used this really do appear thicker and longer! Almost fake like so for me this is really suitable for evening use. People have actually remarked on my eyelashes lately and it must be down to this as I don't have beautiful eyelashes at all!
After using this now for a couple of months I am finding that this mascara is starting to clump and I know it's not cos I'm not screwing the top on properly cos I'm really careful with my make up especially that I like! However if there are any lumps being applied I can brush them out easy and it's not anywhere near as clumpy as a lot I have used in the past!
It's quite stubborn to remove and it really is a case of buying something decent to remove it. I do recommend a decent and pacific eye make up remover rather than just a cleanser and toner. Do not EVER go to bed in it. It gives me the most sore eyes ever and my eyes go puffy. The other thing is don't get in the bath with it on either cos if it gets wet its impossible to remove and gets everywhere! I would also advise not to wear for too long as after a while it does make eyes a little on the sore side and don't apply to much cos even though it does make eyelashes really long and thick it can make eyelashes feel very heavy, so just one coat is enough!
Really brilliant. Fair price (even at the full price of it), looks lovely and is easy to apply. Just make sure you remove well!
£7.00 from Avon only. Available in brown/black and black.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Summary: A good mascara, particulary for evening use.