Product Type: Bourjois makeup
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If you want clumpy lashes - look no further
Bourjois Mascara Volume Clubbing
Member Name: fudgey05
Bourjois Mascara Volume Clubbing
Advantages: Long Lasting.
Disadvantages: Makes my lashes clumpy and spidery.
I am a huge fan of all the Bourjois foundations so when I come across a 3 for 2 offer in Boots I jumped at the chance to try out their mascara.
The boots website describes the product as 'Be ready to party all night long with the ultra resistant formula that provides a tear and sweat proof result.'
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I purchased the product in Boots to collect some points, but it is easily available in lots of different chemists. In Boots it costs £7.99 full price, but there are always 3 for 2 offers on which means you can get a little more for your money! When I purchased the mascara it was available in absolute black and ultra black. I have no idea if there is any actual difference between the two, but I did a quick 'eenie, meenie, minie, mo' and chose the ultra black.
To be honest I was a little disappointed with the packaging as I thought it looked a bit cheap. My friend actually asked if I was using a Collection 2000 mascara when I applied it in her house! There is absoloutly nothing wrong with the pakaging in terms of quality; it is sturdy and the wand tightens firmly meaning air won't get into the product and dry out. However, as I think of Bourjois as being a more expensive 'drug store' brand I felt it could have looked a little more sleek.
The wand is fairly large, so not very good for those of you who like the smaller or 'comb' like mascara wands. It is also probably not very good from those who have short lashes as you will end up with smudges quite easily. When I first removed the wand from the tube I noticed that the bristles were clumped together with the product, and when I tried to remove some on the edge of the tube it seemed to get worse.
The application is, unfortunately, exactly the same; Clumpy with a caplital C! No matter how many times I seem to wipe the wand on tissue paper or the edge of the mascara tube, my lashes just seem to clump together. And I'm not talking about a few clumps, the first time I used this mascara was on a night out (rookie mistake) and I ended up with the outer one half of one set of lashes completely stuck together....this was followed by frantic combing with an old wand to try and distribute the clumo! After reading other reviews I am bewildered by my experience as others seem to rave about it, but try as I like I can't seem to get any effective results. I hoped that after using it a few times I would see an improvement, and I always feel that a little air needs to get into the product sometimes to make it work properly. However, this is not the case with this mascara. The only positive thing I can add is that it does lengthen really well, but as the lashes are not seperated I just look as if I have spiders lashes. Also, it is very long lasting which is good and I often have to use a cleansing water before my normal cleanser to remove it properly.
I very rarely find a product which I want to throw away, but I am disappointed to say that this is one. I am a huge fan of the Bourjois foundations and blushers, and I would like to stress I am not a negative person when it comes to reviewing products. However, I am struggling to find anything postive to say about this mascara. In order to use it up I firstly wipe all the excess product off on a tissue then apply a fine layer to wear to work during the day. As I wear glasses to work I don't worry too much about eye make up so I find this ok. Unfortunately, I can't recommend it and definately won't be repurchasing.
Summary: Very disapointing from Bourjois, won't be repurchasing.