“ Brand: Chit Chat / Type: Mascara / Suitable for: Eye „
WHAT IS IT?
A mascara from a brand called Chit Chat.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
To use this mascara you use the white end first as a base and paint over that with the black end. It comes in a single tube so the mascara brushes are in the middle, I think that makes application very difficult because the handle of each brush is the opposite tube so that makes it very bulky in your hand while you are applying the mascara.
WHAT I THINK
I have got to have honesty with you, Chit Chat is a brand that is available in English Poundland stores and it is not a brand I would consider. Through June and July I am testing beauty bargains for an Italian language magazine that I write for and my editor was keen that I should try this range from Poundland because they are very cheap and if any of the products were good that could be a lead feature in the August edition of the magazine.
I will not give this mascara a very good review because it is very bad and made my eyes painful after I had used it for two days only. The mascara feels like putty to apply and both of the colours are very thick so that it is easy to leave lumps of mascara on your eyelashes, they spread across my lashes quite easy but have got a horrible texture I think.
The white dries quick and is easy to cover with the black mascara, the brushes are thin and that is good because I think it would look very funny if you could not get the black all the way to the roots if your eyelashes and the white colour showed there. The black is not very dark and there was no difference to the volume of my eyelashes even though I had been careful when I applied the white because that is the base that helps with volume and length. My eyelashes stuck together quite bad and even after I used an eyelash comb they would not separate from each other.
My eyes felt gritty and painful so I used the mascara for only a few days but in that time I found out that the mascara does not last very good and the black fades quick so after only two hours my eyelashes looked gray because the white shined through.
I would not recommend this mascara to anyone even if you are on a tight budget because it will make you look worse than before you applied it.
1 Dooyoo Star but I would not give it any stars if I could.
Chit Chat Duo Mascara
Makeup can be quite expensive, and we as a society tend to believe (even if we do not want to) that the more expensive the item, the better the item is. Therefore, when I came across the Chit Chat range of makeup at the Poundland store for the obvious £1.00 each I was wary, though at such a low price I considered it well worth the risk!
As well as mascara, the Chit Chat range includes bronzing pearls, lipstick, eye shadow and more.
As the title of this item shows, this is duo mascara with a black top coating and a white bottom coating, each in the same long plastic tubing with the relevant colour ends so not to confuse. The brush parts of the mascara is actually in the centre facing outwards which feels unusual at first as I am used to it being the other way round with single mascara tubes, though once I used it a couple of times, I got used to it! When untwisting an end, the brush and end containers usually come apart quite easily, though I have had a few problems with it coming apart wrong and 'losing' the brush inside. This started happening after I had had the mascara for a while, and when it happens, I simply put it together again and twist the other way to secure it before pulling it out which usually works.
The brush itself is quite wide rimmed and so does not thin out the eye lashes as well as other mascara's I have come across. Saying this, though, it also does not clump the mascara up between the rims and so does enable the mascara to go on the eyelashes without too much of a problem.
The base coat (white) I had never used before and so at first did not quite know what I was doing, though once I had figured it out (which wasn't that hard really!) I set to work applying it. I did not get on well with this bottom coat, though. Although as mentioned above, the brush is well established to prevent clotting of the mascara on the eye lashes, the bottom coat itself seems very clotty before it is even on the brush. It seems quite thick and therefore does not settle on the brush or the eyelashes at all well. I gave up with the bottom coat after a while as I really did not like the way it went on.
The top coat (black) is another story. It is much thinner and sits well on both brush and eye lashes. It does not uplift the eyelashes hugely, though it does enable some colour upon them and does make them lengthen slightly, though if you are after something which really lengthens then perhaps this is not one for you.
The smudge factor to this makeup is very large. Although it does not run easily so you are safe in the rain, any rubbing of your eyes, even a miniscule amount will smudge this everywhere. Even if you manage not to smudge the mascara, it still does not last very long and you will have to reapply it a few times during the day or night.
Cleaning the mascara off is easy enough with wipes and/or hot water.
For £1.00 this mascara is decent though I certainly would not pay any more for this, though I believe that you would not find this anywhere else anywhere as it seems exclusive to Poundland.
Chit Chat is a range of make-up exclusively available at Poundland. It covers everything from nail polish to bronzers to eye make-up. I decided to give the duo mascara a try as I've never used one before and for £1 I can afford to give it a go!
The packaging is simple, it comes in a plastic tube that is double ended and is covered in a plastic seal with a hot pink backing board. It stands out and is very minimalist. The tube itself has the mascara base coat at one end and the mascara top coat at the other end. It is connected by a central section which has a brush on each side.
I found it a bit odd getting used to the applicator brush being in the centre of the tube. It unscrews from the end sections and there is a separate brush for each coat. To apply you firstly brush the white base coat over your lashes and wait for this to dry. When it's set you then cover over the top of this with the black top coat.
In my experience this is not a very effective product. The mascara is quite thin, but the white base colour spreads evenly and goes on quite easily. It stands out well against the natural dark colour of my lashes and it's easy to see when they're fully covered. It dries within a minute or so, and then I put on the top coat.
The problem with the black top coat mascara is that it seems to need several brushes through my lashes before it properly conceals the white base coat. By having to repeat the action this causes my lashes to stick together and get that horrible spidery look. It can take some time to get the black mascara applied correctly and once both coats are on my lashes feel dry and brittle.
It works fairly well for lengthening, and the results last all day. The stuff does not budge until you remove it in the evening and I had no problems with it running or flaking despite the dryness. I was disappointed that there was no visible volume boost to my lashes, I had expected with putting on two coats they would look thicker but I noticed no difference in this area.
I don't feel too let down as it was only £1, but even at that price I wouldn't bother again and I will spend my money a bit more wisely on a more expensive product that performs better.