“ Brand: Boots / Type: Mascara / Suitable for: Eye „
Having recently experienced an unexplained swelling of the eyes I have been especially cautious about the eye makeup I use. I love wearing mascara and so I was on the look out for a more gentle product which wouldn't aggravate any sensitivity. I had a £5 voucher for no. 7 (which are often given out free when you buy other stuff), and I often do not use them. However, having heard that this mascara was very good for sensitive eyes I thought I'd give it a go (especially since I would get it at a discounted price).
The mascara comes in a sleek silver tube and has a widespaced spiral brush. The actual product is thinner than some mascaras I have tried but it doesn't clump or flake away within half an hour of application. Another great thing about the mascara being relatively thin is that it can be layered, so providing flexibility for subtle day wear or a more dramatic look. It does provide extra length, although not necessarily an amazing amount of volume. However, the black/brown tone is perfect, providing a natural colour and it is easy to both apply and remove. Overall, I have found this product to be absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend it!
No7 Sensitive eyes mascara is the only mascara i will use. I have very sensitive eyes and normally with any kind of eye make up my eyes sting the whole time i am wearing it and then especially with ordinary mascara , will ache and sting for days afterwards. No7 however does not affect my eyes unless i accidentally rub the mascara into it, the NO7 product range is the only range of eye make up that i have found dosent affect my allergies. The only complaint i have with this product is the price of it , i think i paid about £7 or £8 for mine, which is rather expensive in my opinion, as is a lot of the products in this range, but i am happy to pay this because it is a good quality mascara that has a good consistency to it and creates long, thick lashes while also keeping my eyes itch free. This is a good product for anyone with sensitive eyes as long as they dont mind paying a bit more for it than other brands.
NO7 sensitive mascara
Going to my nearest boots store, one Saturday morning, for a bit of shopping, I picked this mascara up for a bargain price of £2.95 because my mum had given me her £5 No7 voucher that she got when she spent over £15 a few weeks back. Browsing the selves, I thought to myself, I need a new mascara to be honest. Yes everyone says my eyelashes are long and all, but I like to add emphasis on them. I thought looking at the mascaras: well I want mascara that will last me, is the cheapest, and isnt waterproof. I am not someone who cries that often, and I dont like the fact that if you get a waterproof mascara, that it doesnt come off that easily on a make up wipe.
So I saw the No7 sensitive mascara, picked it up, took it to the lovely sales lady (who was smiling nicely at me) and paid for it.
This is a silver tube with a gold kind of paint writing on it. This tube it says is a 10ml tube, so it should last me quite sometime. Opening up the tube, I can see black mascara on a brush type stick. Pulling it out, its about seven cm in length. I can already see the mascara upon it, but it isnt gooey or sticky by the looks of things.
Applying the mascara
Now Im sorry to all those men out there that dont ever need to use mascara, or to al those women who now how to apply the mascara, but I will just go over it.
When applying mascara, always apply it as the last thing in your eye make up. Apply you eyeliner and eye shadow first
Next, open up the mascara, and sweep the brush of the stick on your eyelashes, in an upwardly movement. If you want to make them really long, sweep across quite a few times. Now get your eyelash comb, and comb through your eyelashes while they are still wet. This will get rid of any gloopiness the mascara has left. It will also untangle your eyelashes if they have crossed over or tangled up during the application of it.
Now get out there girl and flutter those eyelashes!
The Trial of the mascara
Applying it was easy, and was left with hardly any gloopiness that the mascara had left behind on my eyelashes. The mascara had dried within about a minute of application, so I had to hurry up with the eyelash comb. But I thought that was a good time to be honest, because if had taken any longer, I might not have had time to apply it when I am in a rush in the morning.
The wear of the mascara was good as well. I was left with no smudges by the end of my usual day. The mascara lasted about ten/eleven hours before I had to reapply, even though on the back of the tube says that it lasts twelve hours. I was really impressed at this to be honest, and I am really happy about the price of £2.95, even though it is originally £7.95. if I hadnt have had that voucher, I dont think that I would have brought it.
Taking the mascara off
To take the mascara off is easy. You either sweep a make up wipe over the eyelashes a few times, or you can get some baby oil on a piece of cotton wool and sweep it over the eyelashes.
NB I dont advise you leave any sort of make up on overnight, as this can cause spots and greasy skin.
Taking off this mascara I found really simple to do and easily done within around 30seconds. I think this is due to the fact that it isnt waterproof.
The only negative sides I found to this mascara, is that when it did so happen to rain, and I have to walk in the rain, the mascara does run a lot. I did start crying once with this mascara on, and it didnt really come off. There was an area at the corner of my eyelashes that was running a little, but all was good.
To conclude this review, I give this mascara a nine out of ten. I was really pleased with this product, and I would buy it again. The only thing that is a little off putting is the price. I wouldnt mind paying out £2.95 if I had a five pound voucher again, but if I didnt have the voucher, I dont think that I would pay £7.95 for it.
Available at: Most Boots stores for £7.95
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Boots No7 Ultimate Sensitive Mascara is my favourite mascara, not including clear ones. It has the perfect consistency – not too thick or too watery. It is also good for sensitive eyes like mine. The shape of the brush is great as it leaves the lashes separated and natural looking. The mascara doesn’t smudge easily but is not waterproof so be careful. It is also a bit pricey and costs about £6. However I do think its brilliant value and it lasts for a long time as I only wear mascara when I go out. I’m told that using an eyelash curler with the mascara is simple and effective. I personally think of eyelash curlers as instruments of torture and can’t use them. How to get round this in my quest for gorgeous looking lashes? Well I tend to heat up a teaspoon with a hairdryer and then softly press the lashes upwards. I find my eyelashes look naturally curled and then put on the mascara. Tips to getting perfect lashes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *~ Use a lash conditioner to keep them at their best. Vaseline is perfect for this (for the wonders of Vaseline see the relevant op!). Try not to get any in your eye. Use before going to sleep, but don’t use prior to putting mascara on. *~ Avoid applying the mascara really close to the base of the lashes if your eyes are very sensitive. This will help stop the product irritating the eye. *~ Comb lashes with an eyelash comb before the mascara dries to eliminate excess. *~ Don’t put more than one coat, and if you must then apply before the first coat dries. Otherwise the mascara may flake. *~ If you plan to wear other eye make-up like eyeshadow then apply mascara LAST! *~ And taking the mascara off? As I’ve said Vaseline is very versatile and is great to remove eye make-up. Mascara shouldn't be used for longer then six months once the bottle is opened (don't ask me why!). Seeing as it&
#39;s used on your eyes I feel it's important to be careful. Thanks for reading!
This product is itself no doubt good value for money. The only problem with it is after you've had it for a while you will notice that the silver coloured top begins to transfer it's colour. I first realised this when someone told me I had silver specks on my face. The more I used it the worse it got and no matter how careful I tried to be with it, it always ended up all over my face, hands and clothes. It's difficult to try and remove the silver specks and keep your make-up looking ok. So beware.