Product Type: Boots makeup
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Define Those Lashes With No7!
Boots No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara
Member Name: angelboouk
Boots No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara
Advantages: quality, packaging, brush, fluttery and defined lashes
Disadvantages: full price
~Exceptional Definition Mascara~
This mascara is one of many offered by Boots brand No7. This mascara offers a 3 in 1 brush and No7 claim that lashes will be left with 'exceptional definition and volume'. This mascara also has a special formula which contains vitamins and nutrients, cashmere kerati and hydrolyzed soy protein. These ingredients combined together help to condition the lashes.
This mascara is hypo-allergenic and is available in two shades - black and black/brown. The packaging for this mascara consists of rather sleek, stylish looking green tube with gold writing. The tube can be recycled and as with other eye make up products, this mascara has a 6 month shelf life.
~Where To Buy~
No7 products are exclusive to Boots and www.boots.com. The full price of a 7ml tube of Exceptional Definition Mascara is £11.00. No7 products are often on a '3 for 2' offer.
I often buy No7 products and really like their make up range. When it was time to freshen up my mascara collection, I made use of a £5.00 off No7 voucher and treated myself to this mascara. I opted for this mascara in shade black as it came highly recommended by reviewers and friends. I am happy to pay a little extra for a good quality mascara and have rarely been let down by No7. I paid £6.00 for this mascara using my voucher and also received Advantage Card points.
I wear mascara several times a week either alongside a slick of lipgloss or with a bit more make up on. I feel that my eyes are my best feature so I like to make the most of them by wearing eyeliner and mascara. This mascara is definitely one of the better mascaras I have used and even better than premium brands including Clarins and Lancome. It is very easy to use and produces excellent results. I have naturally dark lashes which are of a decent length but I favour thick and long lashes to compete with my son and fiance who have been blessed with the most gorgeous eyelashes!
The wand is a good length and extends right into the tube. It is also easy to grasp which makes applying this mascara a doddle. The mascara itself is quite thick but not overly so and has very little scent to it. The brush at the end of the wand is a decent size and is well designed. It is classed as being a 'flexible' brush and does bend and curve but not to the extent that it feels like it is going to snap off.
As I said further up, the brush has a 3 in 1 design. The left side is said to load lashes with mascara to volumise them. The right side is designed to comb lashes to get rid of clumps and provide clear definition to your lashes. The top of the brush has a smaller bristle design which is designed to reach the smallest of lashes for all over coverage. I would say that No7 have designed this very well and the difference in length and texture of the bristles is evident when looking at the brush.
One dip into the mascara tube provides sufficient mascara to coat each set of eyelashes. As the brush is flexible, it wiggles up my lashes perfectly and without any discomfort or dragging. The colour of the mascara transfers very easily and with one coat, there is a good amount of colour on my lashes. Extra coats can be added for a deeper colour but I have been impressed by how nice and natural one coat of mascara leaves my lashes looking.
Applying the mascara and then turning the brush to comb my lashes proves to be a worthwhile experience. The comb part brushes out any potential clumps. I then catch the smaller eyelashes with the top of the brush and this is a simple task too. This mascara dries quickly and doesn't feel too heavy on my eyelashes. The finished look is excellent in my opinion. My eyelashes are enhanced and defined with a dark, fluttery appearance - no clumps, no spider leg appearance. Just pretty eyelashes. I like to add an extra coat if I am going out somewhere fancy and find that this mascara builds up well on my eyelashes without looking cheap or horrible. My sensitive eyes aren't irritated by this mascara.
~Take It Off!~
No7 do not state if this mascara is waterproof or not. I find that this mascara doesn't flake or smudge very easily. My eyelashes are left feeling conditioned which is down to the nutrients in the formula. I use some eye make up remover liquid on a cotton pad to remove this and this works perfectly fine for me. I do find that this mascara lasts well on my lashes. I apply it in the morning and the definition and colour is still evident in the evening with no top up required.
I have been impressed by how nice my eyelashes look when wearing this mascara. They have a good amount of volume and the black colour is rich and noticeable. Different finishes can be created by adding extra mascara. I have been using mine for a few months and it remains moist inside the tube. I always replace my mascaras after the 6month recommended timescale. I can recommend this mascara and will buy it again in the future.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a high quality mascara from No7