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I had been using this product for years without problem until the product was 'improved' last year. Triggered a major allergic reaction first time I used it. No longer suitable for my sensitive eyes and the mascara flaked off my lashes & left a dry residue under the eyes, most attractive.
I started using this mascara as I have sensitive eyes and when I used to use a Max Factor mascara, my eyes used to feel itchy throughout the day. I was reluctant at first to use a mascara especially for sensitive eyes as I thought that it would just be basic in terms of adding volume and curl to my lashes, but I was very wrong...
I found that the shape of the brush separates my lashes very well and they do not looked clumped together. The brush curls my lashes very well and I have found this mascara to make my lashes look more full and volumised than any other mascara I used to use, however, I do need to use eyelash curlers as well. I receive many compliments about my lashes and have been asked several times which mascara I use.
So the main question.....does it actually help with sensitive eyes? I would say yes it certainly does! I used to have so many problems with my eyes being itchy so I found myself rubbing my eyes all the time and accidently smudging my mascara. But with this mascara, I very rarely feel that my eyes are itchy or sore, and this is only when I have had my make-up on for 24 hours or more without removing it.
It is a regular-sized mascara and fits into any average sized make-up bag. It is silver on the outside and has a sleek exterior.
The only disadvantage is that it is fairly expensive, but I find that it lasts a very long time, a lot longer than a Maybelline mascara that my mum and my sister use.
I bought Boots No 7 Sensitive Eyes Mascara because I have just been diagnosed with Blepharitis - not an infection but a clogging up of the glands which give moisture to the eyes. I thought I would not be able to wear mascara again so I am glad I found this one
It states that it is hypo- allergenic and opthalmologist approved, which gave me hope that I could wear it.
It comes in a very light and attractive silver wand with 7ml of mascara.
I am fair so bought the brown/black colour.
On application I found the brush was very good for application of the mascara and separation of the lashes. The mascara was quite thin and did not really thicken the lashes to any noticeable extent. However you could apply several times for thicker effect.
The best thing though was that the product did not produce the usual stinging or irritation I was finding with my old mascara so I think the product lives up to its name.
The cost is £10 however Boots frequently give you the No7 £5 vouchers when you buy other products, so I actually purchased it for £5.
Very good value for a specialist mascara.
Slowly working my way through my vast make-up collection and picking out my trusted favourites!
I have about 3 mascaras in my make-up bag at the minute but this is the one I use the most.
I do have sensitive everything and sometimes make-up can really irritate my eyes so I minimise what I use on them, but I always wear mascara because my eyelashes are already long and thick and I love to enhance them even more.
My mum says I was born with eyelashes to die for and all the nurses in the hospital were jealous, I also learnt very early on that a little flutter of them lashes got me whatever I wanted and out of a lot of trouble too!
I hunted around for ages for a sensitive mascara and wanted a decent make so it was gentle. My mum suggested No7 as she used to use it ages ago and so I checked it out.
The only downside is they don't make a waterproof sensitive mascara so I have to remember not to rub my eyes when I use this one!
The mascara is in a silver tube with a twist off lid, the No7 branding is on the lid in black letters. On the front of the tube itself it says 'Sensitive eyes' and on the back it says 'Hypoallergenic' 'Caring Mascara for tear free eyes and longer, thicker lashes.
I usually prefer to use black mascara because my eye lashes are very dark brown so brown makes little difference, this mascara only comes in one colour though; brown/black.
So I untwist the top (easy enough) and have a look at the brush, its pretty standard, bristles all around going to a point. The mascara on the brush looks very dark, almost black so thats a plus point for me, it's definitely more black than brown.
The mascara seems a thick consistency so doesn't drip off and cause a mess.
I apply some to my top lashes and am really pleased with the result:
My lashes look about 3 times thicker and a fair bit longer too, the colour is slightly darker than my natural lash colour so it is noticeable. I apply two coats and am pleased there is no clumping, each lash is defined perfectly.
I always wear mascara on my bottom lashes too to really open up my big eyes, I am a bit dubious with this mascara as it may smudge all over as its not waterproof but I give it a go anyway, I apply it carefully along my bottom lashes and as its so thick it doesn't drip or rub off onto my skin, it looks really neat and I love it!
It also dries really quick.
I have once or twice forgotten its not waterproof and rubbed my eyes, the result being a bit on my fingers but nowhere else so it has staying power too. Very impressed with this as its not meant to be smudge proof but it really is. It doesn't flake off either even when you apply a couple of coats like a lot of mascaras can.
I don't trust its waterproof-ness completely though so went back to waterproof when I went for my tattoo incase my eyes watered lol!
This mascara comes off really easily too at the end of the day or night, with my eyes being so sensitive eye make up removers can make them sore too so a bit of hot water on cotton wool works well with this for me and removes all traces of it; you won't wake up with panda eyes.
The tube it comes in is the standard size, 7ml. It costs £10.50 from Boots and I'll definitely be buying it again.
I really recommend this for anyone with sensitive eyes, this doesn't irritate mine at all and also looks really good, works well thickening and lengthening those lashes!
Then all you need to do is flutter them lashes and let them work their magic.....
I bought this mascara when it first came out. I was attracted to the fact that it was called sensitive eyes. Being a contact lens wearer I am very conscious about the types of mascara I am using as my eyes are easily irratated. I purchased this mascara in the brown colour. I was impressed as the mascara didn't seem really thick like some of them are. It went on quite easily and any smudges were easily wiped off with a cotton bud. It lasted all day and never gave me any irratation. The main problem I found with this is that it wasn't waterproof so any rain or even tears and I found the mascara running down my face. Also I needed to be careful wiping my eyes, you know when they get itchy as I found that sometimes made the mascara smudge. Overall it was a good price and did not irrate.
Hiya! Today I am reviewing Boots Sensitive Eyes Mascara from the popular No 7 range.
I must confess that I have never been big on make-up. I tend to only highlight eyes or lips, rather than all over cover that clogs pores and causes problems for my sensitive skin. However, I have long since been a fan of the No 7 range, which usually has good quality products at reasonable prices.
It has been a while since I last bought any new, so I was surprised to see that the No 7 range has had something of a revamp recently with new bottle shapes and names. Apparently this is because they celebrated being in the cosmetics industry for 70 years last year by adding 290 new and improved products, a softer logo and 'modernised, feminine' packaging.
No 7 currently makes products for Eyes, Lips, Face and Nails, as well as a Skincare, Suncare and Bodycare range. In the Eyes section, there are assorted eye and brow pencils, eye shadows and mascaras. The Sensitive Eyes mascara I am reviewing comes in two colour choices - Brown/Black and Black. I chose the Brown/Black version.
I can see what they mean about 'feminine' packaging! The Sensitive Eyes mascara comes in a voluptuous- looking silver bottle and has a wand with thick bristles.
Here is what the product claims:
- Caring, for tear free eyes
- Longer, thicker lashes
- Fragrance free
When I first opened it, there was a feint chemical-type smell you get with most mascaras, which worried me a little, but I pressed on, reassured by the fact it is for sensitive eyes.
The mascara clumped a bit on the wand, which meant it then clumped a bit on some lashes, but with the second coat it smoothed itself out. I left it at two coats, just in case it caused a problem to my sensitive eyes.
Even with the two coats, I have to say I was a little disappointed with the result, as it wasn't as bold as I was hoping. I can't say that made my lashes that much longer or thicker, but it did make some difference and highlighted my eyes to a small extent. I would say a natural, subtle effect.
On the plus side, this mascara actually lasts a long time. I wore it all day and late into the night and it was still firmly in place. I even rubbed my eyes and nothing came off, which is pretty good really, bearing in mind that it isn't waterproof. So far, I have also had no problems on the irritation side, even when I rubbed my eyes, so it does what it claims there.
Another advantage of this mascara is that it is easy to remove. Some mascaras are ridiculously difficult to take off and you find half your lashes come off too! There is no such problem here and I find those make-up remover wipes work best with this.
This mascara seems to be getting better every time I use it. I think it clumped at the beginning because it was a new tube and had got a bit dry. I now shake it before use and that seems to make it much smoother on application and longer lasting.
On the whole, it is a good buy and I am happy with it. The mascara costs £9 for a 7ml tube, which is on the expensive side, but then it is good quality stuff and should last a while (it is important to change mascaras every three months anyway, so that no nasty bacteria builds up on the wand!). It doesn't irritate sensitive eyes and it stays put for ages.
However, I would say this is only suitable as an enhancement of a natural look and for day wear. From that point of view, it's a great product to have, especially if you have sensitive eyes. If you are looking for something glam to wear on a night out, this wouldn't really fit the bill though, as it doesn't do anything super-duper like triple lash volume or define lashes. I suppose the black version of Sensitive Eyes might be more noticeable, but I am still on the look out for a mascara that gives a stronger result for those occasions.
Back to the drawing board...
Till next time,
Thecharmedones x :)