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      01.05.2013 11:23
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      An Ok mascara, but not one I will rush to buy again

      The mascara

      I love mascara. Even if I do not where a full face of makeup it is one of the things I always wear, and for this reason I have built up a huge collection. One of my newest purchases is this Spectra lash from Avon. A lot of my make up tends to come from Avon as I love the convenience of shopping through the catalogue. I have been rather impressed with a lot of their mascaras, so when this promised to create three different looks in one it found its way on to my order list.

      The reason I purchased this was the novelty factor. Avon promises this mascara can create three different looks, all with one products. The idea is simple. At the bottom of the mascara is a dial, and by turning it to different settings the volume increases and you can go from a natural look to a full volume look with a click of a switch. Sounds promising?

      The mascara itself is pretty ordinary other than the small dial at the bottom. It is large in size and like other mascaras it has a twist top lid to reveal the wand. I have to be honest I was a little disappointed with how large the head of the applicator brush is. I am very clumsy often ending up smudging my makeup and I prefer smaller wands for less chance of overdoing it. The container is a good size so it is not overly large and can sit comfortably in my hand while I am applying it.

      In use

      I actually found it fairly easy to apply. The large brush with large spaces between the bristles means I only need a few strokes to cover my small lashes. I did find it difficult when it came to do the lower lashes and smaller ones, but being super careful I was able to apply without too much fuss. I like mascaras with larger spaces between bristles as I usually find they pull the lashes a lot more creating a fuller effect.

      Setting one is obviously for the more subtle look and the dial I choose to try first. To be honest I was a little shocked at the amount of mascara on the brush for the first setting. It looked a little over loaded for a natural setting but I gave it a try anyway. I purchased black, but it is available in a black/brown shade too. I found it easy to apply and there was no excess mascara to rub away. My lashes looked defined, but it was a very natural look and one I would say is perfect for day wear and wearing to work. I really like this setting and to be honest it is usually where this mascara stays each time I use it.

      The second setting is for a natural look but will a little more volume. Again the brush had a fair amount of mascara on it, but not overloaded. I did find it added slightly more volume to my lashes and they appeared a little longer. I did have to add an extra coat to really notice any difference to the first setting, but you could notice a subtle difference. There was no difference in the length but I could see that they looked a little fuller without any clumping.

      Finally setting three, and as I have four children I go out once in a blue moon so I couldn't wait to try out the fuller lash look. I excitedly turned the dial to number three. As I removed the brush it had a noticeable amount of mascara on the brush, a lot more than the other two settings. Unfortunately for me this was not great. I just found that the mascara was a little too wet taking an age to dry. In that time I blinked and managed to smudge it. My lashes did look fuller, but not a huge difference to the first two settings. There just seemed to be more mascara than actually stretching and pulling the lashes.

      One of the claims is that it produces clump free lashes on any of the three settings. I have to say this has been one of the most impressive features of this mascara. Even on the highest setting for fuller lashes, I have found the mascara is a great consistency. It sits on my lashes without making them feel too heavy. It lasts well through the day without flaking or peeling away. I have sensitive eyes and it manages to be light enough that I do not notice it there, but it still makes a noticeable difference to my eyes. There was no clumping or spider lashes but it still made a noticeable difference.

      There are a couple of downsides for me. I have to be honest and say I don't really think there is a huge difference between setting one and setting three. You can build up a fuller look but you do need to keep recoating your lashes. It can create both a natural look, and a more night time look but you have to really work at it to make a huge difference, so I don't think it was anything to do with the different settings. Also it is not waterproof. Even getting caught in a downfall of rain this mascara begins to smudge and panda eyes really is not a great look. Yes this means it is a dream to remove and a few swipes of a makeup wipe takes it away, but for day to day wear it just isn't durable enough.

      Summary

      I do like this mascara for a natural look in the summer when I am sure it will not rain but it is not one of my favourites. It does not clump and makes a noticeable difference to my lashes. I did buy this for the novelty factor of having three different mascaras with one wand, but I found that the only difference is when you apply a few coats of the mascara. As you can do this with most mascara I'm not sure it is anything to do with the product itself. The brush is a little large for my liking but it is still ok for applying quickly. The dial is easy to turn but the only difference I noticed is the highest setting has a thicker consistency than the lowest one. I would have preferred this if its staying power was a little better rather than having a novelty clicker at the bottom. I purchased mine as part of a two for £10 deal but it retails at around £10 normally. You can find much better mascaras for this price, and so unless you find it on offer I would not recommend buying at full price.

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      17.01.2013 13:33
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      Spectralash mascara

      The Product
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      This product is from Avon and is a mascara that claims to have three different looks in just one tube. The dial at the bottom of the mascara allows you to level up the volume which creates the 3 different looks for day or night. The product claims to be clump and flake-proof which is something I look for in mascara as there is nothing worse than having your mascara flake off during the day or the night. The mascara comes in brown/black and black. I decided to purchase the black as I prefer dark mascara, especially for a night out on the town. The mascara comes in a black tube which is then wrapped in black plastic it and states what the product is in a number of different languages on the side. On the bottom end of the mascara there is a small round sticker which tells you the colour of the mascara which in this case is black. The plastic wrapper is easy to get off the mascara which reveals the main mascara tube packaging. The mascara tube is black and has silver writing saying 'Spectra lash mascara'. On the bottom of the tube is a purple dial and it clearly says the numbers 1-3 on the bottom of the tube. The dial has embossed lines line on it so you can turn the dial easily. I was intrigued to know how turning the dial on the bottom gives you extra volume on the mascara. For £10.00 I had quite high hopes that this mascara was going to be good and live up to its claims.

      Price/Availability
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      I got this from an Avon catalogue which my sister gave me but you can purchase this direct from the Avon website for £10.00.

      Using the Product
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      I decided to test the mascara using the 3 different apparent looks. I started off by testing look 1. The dial was already turned to 1 so I unscrewed the lid ready to apply the mascara. Either I was feeling particularly weak this day or the lid to the mascara is a little stiff to unscrew. This was much tighter than other mascaras I have used before. The brush looked as though it had a good coating of mascara on and I applied this to my lashes. The brush to the wand coated each of my lashes in a coat of mascara and helped to make them look darker and more defined. I only needed to go over the lashes a few times with the mascara to create a nice natural look that was suitable for day. Although you could see that I had applied mascara to my eyes, it was very natural looking and looked perfect for the day. The mascara also gave my lashes a little volume without looking too over the top which was good. The mascara stayed looking great all day and didn't flake off or smudge which was good. The mascara stayed looking good all day right up until the evening when I removed the mascara. The following day I decided to try the 2nd look so I turned the dial to number to on the bottom of the tube. I was expecting the dial to click when I turned it or slick into place but it didn't. I applied the mascara like I had the day before and looked at the results. Admittedly I don't think there was a huge difference to the effect of the mascara compared to the day before but I did notice slightly more volume in my lashes than I had done the day before. It was time to try the final and third look so I turned to dial to 3 and applied the mascara. I applied the mascara as I had the previous days. Even as I was applying the mascara I could see that it was giving my lashes much more volume than it had the previous day, I was impressed at this. After applying the mascara I looked at the results and was impressed to see that my lashes had a good amount of volume to them. When using eyelash curlers before applying this mascara the volume and length it gives to my lashes is amazing. Whilst wearing the mascara I didn't have any problems with my eyes feeling irritated and the mascara didn't flake off at all during the day when wearing the mascara. I rubbed my eyes a few times forgetting that I was wearing the mascara and I was surprised to see that the mascara doesn't smudge either. I removed the mascara using Simple Facial Wipes which get rid of even waterproof mascara. As I hadn't applied too many coats of the mascara I suspected this was going to be easy to remove using one of the wipes. The mascara was easy to remove without having to rub too much at my eyes. The mascara came off a lot easier than my previous mascara that I have been using.

      Overall Opinion
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      I had high hopes of this mascara when I purchased it but I didn't have much confidence in the product it being an Avon product I didn't think it would be good as other branded make up such as Maybelline or Bourjois. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised at how good this mascara actually was. The mascara is really easy to apply and there is always a nice amount of product on the brush without leaving your lashes coated in thick mascara. I wasn't sure how good the different looks would be, but I was also pleased with this, as when I turn the dial to 1 this gives me lashes a perfect natural look. I normally turn the dial to 3 when I am going out on the town as I prefer more volume in my lashes then. In terms of value I do think the mascara is quite pricey, how-ever it does lives up to its claims which makes the mascara well worth buying. The mascara was kind to my eyes and didn't cause any irritation. The mascara was also easy to remove without having to rub at my eyes too much. The only downside I have found to this product is that I think the lid of the mascara can be quite stiff and often difficult to unscrew, when comparing it to other mascara's I have purchased in the past. Due to the smooth finish of the mascara tube you can't get much of a grip on the lid either. I would definitely buy this again as I think it's a great mascara for both day and night.


      (review may also appear on ciao)

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      02.12.2012 23:12
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      Not a mascara for me.

      ~*~*~ Avon Spectralash Mascara ~*~*~


      ~ What is it? ~

      This is a mascara that claims to offer three different level on mascara intensity to your eyes by simply clicking through the three different numbers on the bottom of the tube.


      ~ Price & Availability ~

      This is an Avon product so is only available to buy through a local Avon rep or online at www.avonshop.co.uk. You may also find it on ebay.

      It has a usual retail price of £10.00 but is currently on offer for £5.


      ~ Spectralash Mascara ~

      This mascara is available in two different shades -

      Black
      Brown/Black

      I bought it in black as I always buy black mascaras. When it arrived I was surprised by how chunky the tube was. You get a long black tube which has a purple turnable wheel on the bottom. There are three points to turn the wheel to and these are numbered 1, 2, 3. The wheel clicks into place very easily so it is simple to switch along to whatever number you want. The numbers are described as -

      1 - Full
      2 - Fuller
      3 - Fullest

      So as you can see in theory this could actually be a very good mascara. To have the option of simple day and night wear from one mascara would be a great thing.

      The lid simply screws on and this, as usual holds the mascara wand too.
      The wand on this mascara is the traditional full brush rather than being made from silicone, plastic, bobbled, etc. The brush is nice and fat but tapers slightly at the end making it good to get to the smaller inner and outer lashes.

      The brand name and product info is printed in silver font and it does look like a nice mascara.


      ~ Using it / My Thoughts ~

      I had seen this in the Avon brochure when it was first introduced and I have to say I wasn't totally convinced by it so I didn't bother getting it, I will often buy newly introduced products but this one looked really gimmicky so I left it. It wasn't until my cousin recommended it by raving about how brilliant it was that I finally gave in and bought a tube. I managed to buy it on offer for £6 rather than the full £10 price and I have to say I am quite glad about that!

      Of course when it came I didn't really know what to expect but I was impressed by the chunkiness of the tube and it looked quite quirky and I had to test it out straight away. As I already had make up on I had to remove all this before testing the mascara out.
      The purple dial was already on 1 so I tried this on my bare lashes which are blonde and fine (but long thankfully!) I felt one coat on setting 1 didn't really do much for me, of course there was mascara on my lashes but they still looked quite bare, I then moved onto the other eye where I had moved the wheel to the number 2 setting. I didn't see much, if any improvement so I went over both eyes with the mascara on number 3, again I wasn't impressed and it took a bit of building the mascara up with many layers before my eyes looked like I wanted them too.

      On settings 1 and 3 I got pretty much the same result so I have just left it on setting 3 but have rarely used it as I wasn't overly impressed with it.

      When first put on I did like the results, my lashes looked full and curled nicely but after a few hours I noticed it flaking and my lashes looked quite bare compared to how they originally looked.

      I certainly don't think this is worth £10.00. If you want to try it yourself I would really recommend buying it when on offer at a lower price.

      I am not a fan of this mascara and think the cool wheel is a gimmick although if it worked I do think it would be a brilliant idea.

      I don't know why my cousin is so taken with this mascara but I do know that she puts a fair few layers on as I have sat opposite her whilst she was doing her make up, I also know that she only wears mascara on nights out so maybe it's fine for a couple of hours on nights out but I know that from when I applied it in the afternoon, it was flaking off in the evening.

      I am not very impressed with this!

      Thanks for reading :o) x

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      27.02.2012 01:11
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      a good mascara for the first few weeks

      I am a huge fan of the Avon cosmetics range and have always brought most of my mascaras from here. When I saw this one in my brochure I had to try it.

      *** The product ***
      I believe I paid about £6 for this product, purchasing a 9ml tube.
      The mascara comes in a thick black tube with a purple dial on the bottom that you turn to change the fullness of the desired affect.
      1,2,3. 3 being the fullest and working its way down to 1. twisting the lid open, there is the applicator attached. the applicator did put me off to start with as it seemed quite big, lots of bristles and quite thick. I liked the fact that the tube was big, I could stand it up on the side and it was steady, I could hold it easily and there was plenty of mascara in it. The purple dial; now I have read other reviews and people said they found this quite easy to turn however I found that it needed quite a bit of force to twist (I later found that it loosens with use.) I liked the fact that the Dial was a different colour to the bottle and I thought that it was an innovative idea being able to change the fullness of the lashes!

      *** Using the product ***
      Using the product for the first time, I was really happy with the results achieved. I first used it on the number 2 setting, wanting to achieve full lashes, but not wanting to look over the top. The brush was quite big and I found it to be quite clumsy, with no shape to it; leaving it hard to get into the corner lashes. It left my lashes quite clumpy and it took a while to dry on my lashes. However after using an eye lash seperator, I was pleased with the results.

      After using the product for a month, and switching from 1-2-3 depending on what I was doing, I found that the brush become a bit worn and messy. I started noticing no difference between the settings and when taking the brush out of the pot, there were lumps of mascara on it. I found that after I had used the spectra-lash mascara, i needed to use a fine combed mascara to brush away the excess and eventually just stuck to the one mascara, which was actually a different Avon one.

      I would recommend this product if you are going to find the setting thats best for you and stick to that, this may stop the brush becoming as messy as mine was. I also found that the top of the mascara tube become very messy where the brush was going back inside and all of the mascara was going over the edge (the brush was so big.)

      *** Removing the product***
      I tend to use johnsons baby wipes to remove my makeup, its softer on skin and easily removes most make up, however when trying to remove this mascara my lashes all stuck together. I applied some eye make up remover to a cotton pad and wiped it over my eye, a lot of the mascara did come away, although I found it very difficult to completely get all of the mascara off without rubbing my eyes and making them sore. My eye lashes felt very heavy and clumpy even after I had removed the mascara and when I woke up the next day, mascara was on my face; so it didnt even wipe off properly anyway!

      *** All in all ***
      For the price of the mascara and for the first month of use, I was very pleased. The mascara lasted a long time and I felt I had longer fuller looking lashes. However, I was unable to use it after a month as it was pretty much a mess. If you go through your mascara quite quickly and like to have thick lumpy looking lashes.. then this is the mascara for you! If you want an evenly full effect, I wouldnt recommend this. I have since used many different mascaras and am still on the lookout for the right one for me!

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      12.09.2011 15:41
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      Great innovative product!

      - Packaging -

      Quite large, black sleek design with a twist adjuster at the bottom so you can choose how dramatic you want your look (1,2 or 3). Has Avon Spectra Lash written along the side.

      - The Good -

      Very impressed with this mascara, I recently bought a L'oreal mascara at double the price.. the recently advertised 'million lashes' one - it was useless compared to this!

      At the bottom of the mascara is a purple swivel dial. You can put it to either 1,2, or 3. 1 giving the most natural look and three which gives the maximum definition (volume, length etc). Although the add states that you can get 8 times the volume, more realistically, it is around 3-4 times the volume.

      The dial is great & really DOES work! I tend to use number 1 for daytime/work and then number 3 for a night out! The brush on the mascara is also very good, it is quite big, but the bristles are good quality! It is also very easy to remove at night with wipes! It does not flake at all either.

      - The Bad -

      The only downside is that sometimes there can be a lot of mascara on the brush, so you have to wipe it on the top to make sure you don't use it all up & cause your lashes to gloop together!

      - Price -

      The price is around £10, but with Avon/online there is always discount. But it is well worth the price!

      - Overall verdict -

      This is a very innovative product, which is basically 3 mascaras in one, your lighter daytime one and your more defining/volumising night time one! Well worth the price & beats most bigger brands!

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        27.02.2011 22:26
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        A fantastic innovative mascara worth every penny!

        I have only recently started using Avon products but this product was one that I regretted ordering until it arrived and I had tried it.

        << THE PACKAGING >>

        It comes in a sleek black tube with a purple dial at the bottom that can be adjusted. It says AVON Spectra Lash Mascara along it.

        << WHY I AM SO IMPRESSED BY THIS MASCARA >>

        I was extremely impressed by this mascara. I bought it due to the very clever advertisement that showed how three different looks can be created by this one mascara.

        At the bottom of the mascara is a purple swivel dial. You can put it to either one, two or three. One gives the most natural look, followed by two with a slightly fuller look and three which gives ultimate definition, length, volume and thickening. The advertisement stated that it can make your lashes up to 8 times more volumised. But I have quite long eye lashes anyway so I did not see 8 times my volume but to be more realistic around 4 times. I would say that 'dial number one' refers to twice the volume, 'dial number two' three times the volume and 'dial number three,' four times the volume. Which I still think is very impressive.

        What is so great about this dial which seems to work very well (I assume by more product going onto the brush as the dial increases) that I have a day time, work and night time look. At home I use dial one, at work dial two and on a night out dial three.

        I love this mascara not just because of the gimmicky dial (but that is why I bought it in the first place) but also because of the brush. It is a moderate to large brush but the bundles of bristles are just perfectly spaced so as not to clump mascara in the eye lashes and it allows fantastic separation of the eye lashes.

        I have tried a good few mascaras including a few Clinique mascaras, the Estee Lauder vibrating mascara as well as high street brand mascaras like Rimmel. My favourite mascara has always been one from Mac but that gives a very full look so I have always used another mascara for the day time so as it is a little more natural. As I previously said my eye lashes are luckily quite long so I do not need loads of mascara or to go over my lashes with several coats to get a lot of volume. Therefore, this Spectra Lash Mascara from Avon gives me my natural Clinique mascara and my very volumising night time mascara from Mac in one. So it means I use only one mascara and save money.

        Another plus point to this mascara is that it does not flake or fall under the eyes during the day or during application. It is very easy to take off with eye makeup remover though with barely any rubbing.

        << THE ONLY DOWNSIDE >>

        The only possible downside to the mascara which really does not bother me anyway and will not affect my rating of this mascara is that the very end of the mascara can sometimes have a lot of mascara on when you pull the wand out of the tube. So I have to just wipe the end off on the end of the tube so as not to lose lots of the mascara.

        << PRICE >>

        This mascara costs £10.00 but more often than not it is half price or at some other discounted price. It comes in brown/black and black. I went for black just because it shows up a lot better on my lashes.

        << OVERALL >>

        A fun yet effective mascara which is unique from any other mascara I have tried. I think it is a lovely present for somebody, instead of your bog standard mascara and when it is half price it is exceptionally good value.

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          22.12.2010 18:36

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          Great everyday mascara

          When I first decided to try this product I wasn't really convinced that it could work - I couldn't really see how the same mascara from the same tube could create 3 different looks, but actually it does work!

          The brush is quite a nice size and the product is easy to use. You simply selecting 1, 2 or 3 depending on the look you want to create and apply as usual. I use '1' for every day use when I just want quite a natural look, at work, for instance. I use '2' to create a bit more of a 'made-up' look, when meeting friends for instance, and then I use '3' for a night out.

          I found that the mascara didn't really clump and it make my eyelashes look slightly longer, particularly when using '3' but as I have quite long eyelashes anyway it may have more of a noticeable effect if your natural eyelashes are no that long.

          This is probably not the best mascara I have tried but it still does the job, is a good price and the theww different options make it a bit different.

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          22.10.2010 16:33
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          Try it, you'll love it

          Avon Spectra Lash mascara was on half price for £5 when I bought it and I naturally was expecting good mascara from Avon, having had their mascaras before.
          I was absolutely right to expect a lot. And it met my expectations.
          It comes in a black tube with a purple 'dial' at the bottom end. This mascara promises 3 different styles by turning this dial. 1 being the thinnest, 2 being a midway thickness, and 3 giving your lashes a more plumped look. I'm not sure it makes too much difference if I'm honest. Though others may disagree.
          Nevertheless this mascara is still super. It's advertised as 'clump-proof' which it definitely is.
          This mascara is available in black or brown. I went for the black as I go for darker make-up styles. It's quite a thick liquid, but not sticky. It's excellent for making your lashes look really plumped up and long. Not so good perhaps for people who are into the natural look. But I've not tried it so I could be wrong.
          It's definitely, to my mind, an 'evening' mascara as it gives a really glam look when worn with a nice smoky eye shadow.

          This mascara gets a high rating from me and would be whole heartedly recommended to anybody asking for a good mascara for thick, long looking lashes.

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          15.10.2010 21:56
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          Great mascara but the dial is useless

          I am always looking for a bargain and I think in order to find a good product at a bargain price you can't really go wrong with Avon.

          So I was delighted a few months ago when I was flicking through the latest Avon catalogue and saw that the Avon Spectra lash mascara that I had seen advertised on the television was on offer, half price from £10 to £5 for a 9ml tube.

          From the advert I had seen I thought I simply must try it especially if it was on offer and Avon had written such a appealing description of the product; "Innovative mascara gives three looks in one tube - just twist up the unique packaging to customise your preferred level of volume, from a full everyday look to dramatic high-impact look. Clump-proof and flake proof*. 10ml*Consumer Study, 138 people."

          There were 2 colours to choose from either black or brown/black, I decided to go for black as that is the normal colour of mascara that I would go for and wear on a daily basis.

          As regular Avon customers know you have to wait until the next campaign to get the products that you have ordered, this usually takes about 3-4 weeks so bear this in mind if you are planning on wearing a product to a certain occasion.

          When I received my mascara it was wrapped in the plastic covering that Avon generally put on their products, I like this as it shows that the product has not been opened, you can't be too sure in shops.

          I was quite surprised at how chunky the mascara tube actually was and it is quite heavy in comparison with other mascaras that I have used in the past.

          The tube itself is black and the purple bottom is a dial with choices numbered 1-3 which determine how thick your eyelashes are once the mascara is applied.

          The mascara brush is soft and glides through eyelashes easily; I prefer the softer brushes to the plastic ones because I think they make your eyelashes look more natural. The brush spreads the mascara evenly to leave lovely lashes with no clumps. When you are applying the mascara the brush does feel quite heavy, I'm not sure why maybe there is something in the lid?

          Now this is why I have titled this review does not do what it says on the tin. In order to test the use of the thickness changing dial I used the number 1 on one eye and number 3 on the other eye and to be honest unless you knew I had done this you wouldn't have noticed as the difference was only slight.

          But saying that I do love this mascara, it gives your eyelashes a lovely curl and does make them look thicker and longer but in a natural way. So despite the thickness dial not making a difference I would definitely buy this mascara again as it does do a good job.

          At the end of the day when you want a nice clean face the mascara comes off easily with makeup wipes so you won't be left with panda eyes in the morning.

          One thing I would like to see as an option for this mascara is being waterproof, just a small quibble that I have.

          You can order this product in the Avon catalogues and online on the Avon website so it is quite easy to get hold of.

          In conclusion I would say buy this mascara if you want longer lashes but do not buy it if you are expecting miracles from the dial.


          ==Adapted from a review on Ciao==

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            09.05.2010 12:41
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            Brilliant. Love it.

            There was loads of fuss about this mascara when it first came out. I am an Avon rep, and I sold loads of these when it first came out in the brochures. I was quite surprised, really, at how well this sold because usually my customers aren't that interested in the mascaras that Avon do. I think it was the advertising that did it. It's only recently that Avon has invested in TV advertising, and this was proabably one of the first mascaras they ever put on TV. Reese Witherspoon is Avon's global ambassador, and she modelled this in the adverts (with lash inserts for an even lash line - personally I never tend to look at the model wearing it for this reason). I think the fact that Reese Witherspoon was advertising it though, could have been what made lots of people buy it.

            The reason I personally bought this, is when my customers told me how good it was. It should be the reps telling the customers how good something is, but for me it was the other way round. Then when I saw this reduced to half price, making it only £5, I decided to buy it.

            In the brochure this is described as giving your lashes 3 looks for the price of 1. There is a purple dial at the bottom that you can twist and it gives you fuller looking lashes each time.
            You can buy this in black or brown/black. I chose black because I thought it would give my lashes the most definition.
            This is also descibed in the brochure as being 'clump proof'. I agree with this because I have never had any clumps from this mascara. I think it is a great mascara, and considering I got it for only £5 I think it is brilliant and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a new mascara, or if you just like the look of this one. Recommended :)

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              09.04.2010 08:25
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              This Mascara launched in Avon about 4 months ago. I've just got round to trying it, as I always try to buy my make up when it is on offer in Avon. Although this launched with a half price offer and has been on the odd offer since, I wasn't needing Mascara and waited until I had finished my other Avon one until getting this one.

              I don't tend to wear much Make up, but since I have blonde hair and my eye lashes are blonde, then I like a Black Mascara to darken them.

              This is a 12ml tube. The right price of this is £10, but I got it for £5. I think around the £8 mark for this is a lot more realistic price for a Mascara from Avon, but I don't know about the £10 mark.

              You get this in Black and Brown/Black.

              The packaging is ok. It is quite a thick tube, but I will explain about it a bit soon. The tube is black with the writing up the side in a silver lettering. There is a twisty bit at the base of the tube and it has the numbers 1,2 and 3 down there. You just get the wand out the usual way, which is to unscrew the top bit. The Wand is quite thick as well and the Mascara was nice and wet when I applied it. One coat was enough to give a good coating to my lashes. It dried quickly and gave a thick enough covering.

              So what is the 1,2 3 bit at the bottom? Well apparently depending on the look that you want 9apparently), then you twist the base to the number and it will give your lashes a different look. I guess the way it is described is that number 1 is the normal everyday coating, 2 is a more dramatic way, and 3 is a plumped out lashes which gives the appearance of thicker. I've always used this on 3 as I have thin lashes and want them to look as thick as possible. Can't say it radically changes my Lashes, but I felt that they seemed a bit fuller, and not clumpy or that.

              I have ordered another tube of this from the last Avon book as I still got it for £5 and I think this will be the Mascara I will keep using for the time being.

              It does a good enough job for me.

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                16.03.2010 13:33

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                Couldnt get my lashes to look right!

                I deciced to try this product when it was on an introductory offer in the avon catalogue for £5, as it was highly advertised on tv by reese witherspoon, so i was expecting it to be a bargain and a high quality product!

                I was very disappointed with this mascara, i have tried others from avon and havnt really been impressed with any of them! The spectralash mascara was far too clumpy and that was only set on number one as i dont like mascara on too thick. I did not bother trying setting two and three, as it was coming out far too thick on the brush.

                I like my lashes to look more natural, but I couldnt get my lashes to look right. I had to keep taking it off and try again but i gave up in the end and went back to my original no.7 one.

                This mascara doesnt seperate your lashes, it is too heavy, and doesnt lengthen your lashes either. I found my lashes looked like i had out 5 coats on, and didnt look natural at all.

                The mascara is quite big and chunky and to be honest to me looks cheap. It is like a big thick marker pen in your make up bag. I would have been upset if i had paid full price for this which i think is about £10 as i ended up throwing it away!

                I like the idea that avon has come up with but i think it needs a brush that wouldnt make it clump so much, and pick up so much of the liquid on the brush.

                Overall, i would not recommend this product, i use the no.7 dream lash mascara at £11.50, it is well worth paying that bit extra for a better quality product.

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                04.03.2010 22:53

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                A good mascara, but don't expect three different lash lengths as advertised

                Unlike standard mascaras, Avon Spectralash comes with three different settings on the base of the tube. This enables you to adjust the amount of mascara you apply, and the length and fullness of your lashes. Avon advertise this mascara as giving three looks in one tube.

                Spectralash Mascara retails at £10.00. However, Avon currently have a promotion which allows you to buy two items of makeup for £12. Spectralash mascara is included in this promotion.

                I bought this mascara because I liked the idea of being able to vary the the length and volume of my lashes between day and night time. Buying one mascara that allowed me to do this appealed, rather than buying different mascaras, which quickly dry out if you do not use them enough. However, I have tried all three settings on this mascara and to be honest I can't really notice a huge difference between them. My lashes always seem to be the same length and fullness, irrespective of the setting that I use. This is a bit of a disappointment, as it rather defeats the reason for me buying the mascara in the first place!

                However, having said all of that I like this mascara, as it does enable me to build up quite long and full lashes. As I don't notice much difference between the different settings, I have been using the mascara constantly on setting two. The mascara brush is quite thick and rounded. I find it easy to use and with a few sweeps you can achieve quite long and full lashes.

                This mascara doesn't smudge and it stays in place all day. This is a huge bonus for me, as I hate getting panda eyes. The mascara is also easy to remove with eye make up remover. I've been using this mascara for 6 weeks and it hasn't gone clumpy yet. Once opened the mascara has a shelf life of six month, and I am hoping that it will last this length of time.

                So whilst Spectralash wasn't what I expected, I would buy it again as you can achieve quite long and full looking lashes. I would also recommend it as a good, reliable mascara. However, I do not think it delivers on providing three looks in one tube.

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                16.02.2010 11:08
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                a good general mascara

                My attraction to this product was probably the same as many women - a mascara that can provide different lash outcomes in one product! Great idea! What a money saver!

                Hmmm.... maybe not. Greed set in upon opening this product and I wanted the longer, fuller lashes straight away. I am a sucker for that false lash look without actually having to apply the things. So I twisted it round to number 3.

                The packaging looks good, the tube is sturdy and the twister at the bottom is solid yet easily moved. But I d not fear for it breaking.

                So n goes the mascara. And again. And again. Layer upon layer. Yet I didn't feel that my lashes looked that long or full really. I thought they looked pretty average.

                In terms of staying power the mascara does not leave you with panda eyes by the end of the day - a bonus! But is easily removed with a face cleansing wipe.

                So after a few days of using this product on the 3rd setting, curiosity sets in as to what the other lengths are like. Exactly the same in my opinion. Maybe it's my eyelashes, maybe they have been over exposed to mascara over the years and are immune to this product - but surely that would apply to 90% of the women out there?

                The product wasn't too expensive in terms of mascaras out there. It is perhaps one of Avon's more expensive.

                So while this mascara has good staying power, nice packaging, and was easily removed - yes all the things you want in a mascara. I didn't feel that it did what it says on the tin. So it works just fine, but not quite what I had in mind.

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                25.01.2010 23:09

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                Not really worth the extra money!

                I bought this mascara with great enthusiasm thinking I could easily swap between a day look and a night look as suggested by Avon themselves. This is what I was looking for from the mascara. Plus I have always thought that Avon mascaras were some of the best!

                When I initally took the wand out of the tube I was pleased to see that the brush was quite large though it was already quite clumped which was disappointing, though I did consider that this could be just my mascara. However, a few other people thought the same thing. Moving the twisty bottom didn't make a diffrence that I could see when I applied the mascara to my lashes. I applied the mascara and I was fairly impressed. Over the course of a few days I used various different settings but I wasn't very impressed. I honestly couldn't tell the difference. I couldn't see added volume nor could I see why I could use this as a night or day mascara. I still needed the curling wand and it really didn't matter which setting the brush was on. I also found that the mascara was dried up and the wand got progressively more clumped.

                Perhaps I received a mascara which was a bit faulted but I wasn't impressed with this. There are better mascaras from Avon which I prefer for a more reasonable price. I don't see that it adds volune though it did apply nicely until it became progressively more clumped.

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