“ Brand: Boots / Type: Mascara „
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I love big bold lashes and and always after a good mascara to bring my eyes out.I got this mascara as a product to test and review from boots.It is supposed to give you a fan phenomenal lashes but for me it was a big disappointment.
Basically the unique thing about this mascara is its star shaped brush.It a straight head applicator with a really spiky brush at the end.The brush is actually like different star shaped discs put on top of each other in an irregular pattern.This helps to spread out the lashes and make them look wider to give a fan like affect.The brush did take a bit of time to get used to,because it is really spiky.But I must admit when I did get the hang of it the result was really spread out lashes.And also due to the unique brush there was no chance of any clumping or my lashes sticking to each other.I did get a lovely fan of lashes.
The formula of the mascara is good in quality.I have had it for over 9 months now and it has not dried out.It is not water proof but I prefer my mascara to be like that because I worry about breaking my eye lashes while trying to get the mascara off.
The tube is gorgeous.All silver and looks very premium.
One might ask if every thing is so nice,then why did I give this mascara a low rating.Thats because it gives you a fan on lashes horizontally so to speak but does nothing to give the lashes volume.I have tried to do it in layers.Tried all sorts of technique but what ever I do I cannot get this to give me heavier lashes.It does not bring the lashes out so this is not for any one who wants heavier eye lashes.That is why this is not for me.
So to summarise if you like to have nice spread out lashes,but prefer a more subtle look then this is the mascara for you.My personal view is that boots No7 basically targets older more sophisticated ladies and their products are not for the young and the daring that want a bold look.
No7 Fanomenal Lashes Mascara - £12.95 for 7ml
I was tempted in the summer by the offer of a free gift when purchasing from the No 7 range, when I had eye surgery, and saw this as the perfect excuse to buy all new eye makeup - so I wouldn't get an infection. (Like I need an excuse)...
The Brush itself is straight, rather than curved which I prefer as the contour of the curve is never right for my lashes... Rather than a brush applicator it has a kind of rubbery spikey 'comb' these spikes are small, and I find they apply the mascara wonderfully. It seems to volumise and separates the lashes perfectly it gets into the corner of my eyes with a litte redirecting of the brush. The mascaras fluid is nice and easy to apply - and coats my lashes well.
Having bought mascaras in the past that seem to smell funny I can say categorically that this is not one of them. It has a faint scent but it really isn't unpleasant, and it doesn't dry out and flake off. If rubbed it does smudge a bit (but to me this is my error rather than a fault on the part of the mascara). It is nice and easy to remove which was must when I purchased this mascara as I had just had eye surgery and didn't want to have to rub too hard to get it off. The mascara builds up nicely so you can apply another coat to your lashes if you want an even more exaggerated look for a night out...
I have this mascara in black and as shown in the image it comes in a wonderful shiny silver tube (I'm a bit of a magpie). I have had mine since around July - so I have to admit it is coming to the end of its mascara life now but is still goes on well. The tube itself has become a bit on the scuffed side but this is probably due to the way that it is kept in the bottom of my handbag...
I'd happily recommend this to a friend (I am in fact planning on replacing mine this weekend), and although it is a little on the pricy side No 7 often have a 3 for 2 offer on or a free gift with multiple purchases. (The free gift offer in on currently - 04.12.12)
I am always keen to try new mascara so when I was recently in Boots, I decided this was worth giving a go.
The mascara can be bought online at www.boots.com or instore. It costs £12.95 so not the cheapest mascara but given the price of mascaras, its not anywhere near as expensive as some of them.
I like the packaging of the mascara. Its silver and very shiny with just the name of the mascara on the front and a brief description of the product on the back. It is slightly curved for ease of use and has a screw on/off lid. The product is advertised as having a unique "star" brush with cogs to load and through the lashes to simultaneously volumise lengthen and separate the lashes.
The brush itself is quite short in length and certainly the brushes on the actual wand are much shorter than I am used to and definitely shorter than expected.
When I use it, the mascara is definitely very easy to use and there is plenty of mascara loaded onto the brush for each application. Because the brushes on the wand are short it makes it easy to get to the lashes at the corner of my eyes without the mascara getting onto my skin as can happen when the brushes are longer. One thing I did like about the product is the fact that whilst plenty of mascara gets onto the brush, it is very evenly loaded and there isn't any excess mascara on the very tip of the wand.
The mascara is actually one of the better ones I have tried (and I have tried many). It separates lashes and whilst they don't look especially longer, they do look thicker.
The mascara is easy to apply and with a couple of coats I have thick and nicely defined lashes. It stays on well and although it doesn't state that its waterproof and I don't think it is, it certainly doesn't start to smudge at the slightest bit of damp weather. It is also very easy to remove compleyely with my usual eye make up remover.
Lasts well without any signs of drying out; I recommend this mascara and will probably buy another.
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