Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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Boots No7 Lash & Brow Perfector
Member Name: star3683
Boots No7 Lash & Brow Perfector
Date: 03/02/12, updated on 03/02/12 (247 review reads)
Advantages: a alternative to mascara, can be used on lashes and brows, natural look, no running
Disadvantages: can go discoloured
I hardly ever wear and make up just for the fact that I do not really like the feel of it on my skin. But for a night out I do like to wear a little for a change, and this includes curling and defining my eye lashes. Now I have worn black mascara on the odd occasion and although it looks nice I prefer the more natural look especially as I have Ginger hair so black mascara can look a little harsh against it. It was several years ago that I discovered the Boots No7 lash and brow perfector and have been purchasing it ever since.
The last and brow perfector is part of the Boots No7 range and therefore can only be purchased in Boots. It is currently priced at £10.00, but it is worth looking out for the £5.00 No7 vouchers that Boots regularly give out throughout the year as with one of these you can purchase it for just £5.00 which in my opinion is a fantastic bargain. Also not forgetting that you can collect your advantage card points too.
The lash and brow perfector comes in a clear round plastic tube with a black screw top that has a brush wand attached to it. The tube contains 7ml of the clear lash and brow perfector liquid which may not seem like a lot but as you are only using it on your eyelashes and eyebrows then a little does go a long way. The packaging is very simple but quite elegant looking and has gold writing, although this can be a little hard to read on the clear part of the tube.
On the back of the tube it describes the brow and lash perfector is a 'caring, conditioning gel to enhance and shape your lashes and brows'. It is also hypo-allergenic which means it is more gentle than some other cosmetics and less likely to cause you to have an allergic reaction, although it is worth patch testing any new product on your skin first. I personally have fairly sensitive skin but have not had any adverse reaction to the product.
The gel is really easy to use, I usually curl my eyelashes first and then you simply unscrew the top and pull out the wand that it attached to it. As the wand is pulled out the brush at the bottom which is about 1 inch long brushes against the side of the tubes narrowed top to remove the excess gel. The brush is rounded on one side for use on your eye lashes and slanted on the other for use on your eye brows. As the gel is clear it is a little difficult to see where you are putting it but the brush works well and does seem to give a nice even coverage and helps to keep the lashes separated and in place. On my eye brows I simply sweep the slanted side of the brush over them and it helps to define them and help tame any stray hairs into place to give them a nice shape. Also with the gel being clear then you do not need to worry about it running if it gets wet from rain or tears. This means that it is also perfect to wear on holiday as it will not run in the heat or if you fancy a dip in the pool!
The only downside to this product is the fact if the brush comes into contact with any foundation or eye shadow then it discolours the remaining gel in the tube and it can go a little cloudy but still seems to work well. I am sure this is the same with black mascara but as it is black you do not see it.
Overall in my opinion this is a great little product that I will continue to purchase as it makes my lashes and brows stand out a little without looking like I have used a dumper truck to apply my makeup. I know this product would not be for everyone as I have friends that could not live without their black mascara that they wear day and night. But even for those people it would be great to try for a more natural looks occasionally whilst still keeping the definition.
5 dooyoo stars for me.
Summary: natural looking, defined brows and lashes