Product Type: Boots makeup
Newest Review: ... it was cheaper I'd be willing to buy the other two shades to try them out, but not at £6 a go - even if I do get Boots points.... more
Photo Flawless Mascara
17 Photo Flawless mascara
Member Name: thelittlepixie
17 Photo Flawless mascara
Advantages: Quite cheap, nice packaging, unusual colour selection
Disadvantages: Smudges, doesn't curl, clumps, didn't lengthen or volumize, didn't look flawless :(
This product intrigued me due to it's unusual colour system, you see which product you use depends on your eye colour. Each version matches the colour of your eyes, so as I have blue eyes I would use the metallic blue version, now I am usually not a fan of coloured mascaras, but I did want to see if this particular range would change my opinions about them.
Packaging: As this product is from 17's new "Photo Flawless" range the packaging is a classic black with gold lettering, as I have said before 17's packaging usually is very simple but there's something professional looking about this range, it doesn't LOOK cheap and plastic-y.
Price: Like most 17 items, this is priced at around a fiver, which is pretty reasonable for make up which (althouch cheap) is usually quite good quality - usually. ;)
Product: Again the brush for this mascara is quite a thick curved brush which is supposed to give a curl to lashes, those who have read my review on the no7 mascara will know my doubt when it came to mascaras which claim to curl lashes, but I actually wasn't aware this mascara had a curved brush at the time. On the brush the colour didn't LOOK blue, it still looked black to me, but it did look slightly metallic (there was a slight shimmer to the colour), upon applying the mascara it still didn't really look blue, which I was very glad of, but it didn't look quite black either. The forumla isn't too runny, but it is quite "wet" and does seem to clump very easily, it's also very easy to smudge it which is one of my pet peeves. Due to the thick brush this product should be good for volume, but to be honest, on my lashes it looked nothing special at all, as I said it does get quite clumpy, it doesn't really lengthen and I didn't think they looked volumized either. :(
As for being photo flawless, I'm not even sure how the colour choice is supposed to enhance this, maybe my eyes aren't blue enough or something lol!
Summary: I'm not really impressed with this mascara, perhaps it's simply because I've tried so many, but I found it very disappointing, the colour variation didn't seem to have a real point to it in my opinion. The application can be messy and definitely did not curl my lashes, which I didn't expect it to, it is quite smudgey and the end result was nothing particularly impressive. :(
Summary: This product just didn't do anything for me, didn't look flawless, didn't perform well :(