Product Type: Avon makeup
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A Good Day Time Mascara..
Avon Supercurlacious Mascara
Member Name: angelboouk
Avon Supercurlacious Mascara
Date: 10/12/12, updated on 10/12/12 (65 review reads)
Advantages: easy to use, lightweight, nice colour
Disadvantages: price, nothing special
Supercurlacious is one of many mascaras that Avon offer. Avon have released different variations of this mascara including 'Diamonds' and 'Catwalk' but I am reviewing the standard Supercurlacious Mascara.
This mascara is available in two shades - black and brown black. Nothing overly adventurous but probably the most popular two shades of mascara. Avon claim that this mascara will offer a 'full, seductive curve' for up to 12 hours. Other claims include :
*No flaking, stiffness, clumps or smudging
This mascara is presented in a tapered black tube with a silver band. The mascara comes sealed when the original purchase is made. Avon claim that this mascara features a 'curved, moulded brush' which will grab each and curl each lash. For hygiene reasons, it is recommended that you replace your mascara with a fresh one every 6 months
~Price and Availability~
This mascara is available from www.avonshop.co.uk and from an Avon brochure. The full price is £8.50 for 7mls of mascara but it is normally on some kind of special offer or reduced.
I actually bought a wholesale lot of these mascaras a few months ago but decided to keep one for myself as I use quite a lot of mascara. They sold well with many returning for more so I can only assume the majority were pleased with their purchase. Anyway, I have been using my mascara for 8 weeks or so.
I don't wear a great deal of make up at any one time but do like to make the most of my eyes as I have been told that they are my best feature. Mascara is normally the second last make up item I apply so it needs to be a decent one. I have the black mascara from this range.
The tube holding the mascara liquid is pretty standard for a mascara. It is shaped well and features a slightly chunky lid which is easy to grasp when applying the mascara. The lid screws off to reveal quite a long wand which features a flexible but well secured brush. The brush is curved and finished off with lots of small bristles. It doesn't look much different from the majority of mascaras on the market but does seem to bendy a little more due to its flexible nature.
This mascara is easy to apply even when you have shaky hands like me. The brush itself is long enough to coat the full length of my eyelashes without missing any. Each dip into the tube results in a decent amount of mascara liquid being released. The brush doesn't drag on my eyelashes as I apply this mascara. The flexible nature of this mascara brush allows the brush to curve as I wiggle it up my eyelashes and coat them in an acceptable amount of mascara liquid. It was a little more difficult to apply this mascara to my lower lashes without causing any smudges but with a little practice and more control of the wand/brush, I have mastered it.
I would say that this mascara does dry fairly quickly on my eyelashes and certainly doesn't weigh them down. I often forget I am wearing it to be honest and have experienced no flaking. I don't need to apply a great deal for a noticeable strength of colour. My eyelashes are of a decent length and quite dark but this mascara makes them look more fluttery and with a strong black colour. The curl element of this mascara isn't brilliant in my opinion. Whilst the brush seems to nudge my eyelashes upwards slightly, it doesn't give a full on curl without the aid of eyelash curlers.
This mascara doesn't offer a dramatic finish to my eye make up but is a pretty decent day time mascara. It doesn't have the same impact as some other mascaras but it does last long with the colour still being detectable after a good 8 hours of wear. Avon do not make any waterproof claims here but I find that this mascara can cope with a small amount of liquid contact without smudging but full on rain does result in panda eyes! Any remaining mascara is easy to remove with a make up wipe or fluid. It is worth noting that this appears to be a gentle mascara. I have sensitive eyes and this mascara hasn't caused any irritation.
4 stars - a quality mascara but not outstanding. I don't feel the full price of this mascara is worth it. It is sometimes reduced as low as £3.50 and this is a much fairer price. The mascara remains fresh and doesn't dry out quickly inside the tube. If you mascara does dry out, adding a splash of baby oil is said to revive it a little.
Thanks for reading x
Summary: fine as a standard black mascara