Product Type: Boots No.7 makeup
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And they call this extravagant?
Boots No7 Extravagant Lashes Mascara
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
Boots No7 Extravagant Lashes Mascara
Date: 11/08/12, updated on 28/05/13 (48 review reads)
Advantages: Darkens lashes
Disadvantages: Quite expensive, clumpy, doesn't make your lashes look 'extravagant'
As I had a Boots No. 7 £5 off voucher handy in my purse (as I never like to buy No. 7 products full price since they are quite expensive and anyway Boots seem to be handing out these vouchers pretty frequently), I decided to take a little trip to Boots and check out if there was anything in the No.7 section to interest me. I like the brand, since it is one of the best shop's own brands out there, but I don't go out of my way to make sure I own every single product that they sell. Of course, whilst I have had some brilliant results from some No. 7 products, others have been downright disappointing, so I wanted to buy something that I would enjoy using again and again.
After a little bit of browsing, I decided on buying the No. 7 Extravagant Lashes- I product that I had not heard of or used before. As I had been searching for a new mascara at that time, one that actually lived up to its claims, I decided that I would give it a try. It looked like an interesting product with a lot of potential at the time, so I picked one out and bought it at the till.
I don't think I would have been so keen to buy this mascara if I had to buy it at the full price, which is £12.50. By my standards, that is quite expensive for a mascara, especially from a high street brand, even though No.7 is generally known to be quite expensive. The average price of a good mascara from a high street brand, to me, is about seven to eight pounds. Fortunately, after using the £5 off voucher, the total came to £7.50, which is not too much of a bad price. However, it is still quite a high price when you think that you had to use a £5 voucher to bring it to that price.
The mascara is contained inside a black plastic tube (with a very slight curve to it) that is fairly lightweight and portable- however, I think I should point out that this mascara tube is slightly larger than your typical mascara, so it may not fit into some smaller make up cases. It has a clear purple panel on the lid with 'No. 7' written on it. Altogether, the packaging is nothing too spectacular. The lid can easily be screwed off to reveal the mascara brush.
A rather unique part of this mascara is the brush, something that caught my eye initially. Instead of your ordinary bristled brush, No. 7 has provided its Extravagant Lashes users with a weird design of which I have never seen before on another mascara brush. It is a cubic shape that folds in and out, rather like a cubic tube that has been squashed together. It is not too hard to use and to apply, but I think I prefer the ordinary bristled kind of brush and I think that the new brush design does not benefit my lashes that much- it seems like No. 7 have tried just a bit too hard to impress.
I chose the black shade, as it adds more emphasis on my lashes and makes them stand out more. This mascara does make my lashes look noticeably darker, which is a good thing at least. However, this may be due to how clumpy this mascara is- it clumps quite a lot on your lashes, though more so when the mascara has been used several times.
It does add length and volume to your eye lashes (a little more length than volume, I think), but nothing near something 'extravagant'. My lashes look a little longer and a bit thicker but nothing that I could really boast about. For the price paid, that is quite disappointing, as I think I could have received far better results from the several cheaper cosmetics brands out there, and I could have hung onto a little bit more of my money too.
Altogether, a rather disappointing mascara from Boots No. 7, with nowhere near extravagant results, despite the price, the product name and its claims. There are much better mascaras out there, for cheaper prices too, and I would not recommend this one, with only 2 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Summary: Not worth it