Product Type: 17 makeup
Newest Review: ... liked the design of the mascara, which comes in a square shaped pink plastic tube. I thought the look of it was nice and the promise of... more
Member Name: walsha11
Advantages: Nice tube
Disadvantages: clumps, thick fluid, dries out quickly, brush too bendy, soft bristles, looks horrible on
I bought this mascara from boots about a year ago when I was looking for some new products to try. I really love trying new mascaras and have used a wide variety of brands, with varying success. 17 is not a brand I usually buy from as my experience with their products across the board has never been great. I think there are other budget brands out there that offer better quality making this one not all that appealing. That said, I am open to trying something new and thought I would give it a go.
I liked the design of the mascara, which comes in a square shaped pink plastic tube. I thought the look of it was nice and the promise of false effect eyelashes was an appealing one for me. The tube has a twist lid which you turn and then pull to reveal the brush. This mascara has a large, round bristle brush with evenly spaced bristles. I thought the brush looked good and this only added to my desire to try the mascara.
The mascara fluid evenly coats the brush and this means it goes on easily. However, the fluid itself is thick and clumps very easily. It also flakes when it dries and is simply one of the world fluids I have ever experienced. I could wear it for an hour at the moment before I would find it flaking off onto my face. Because it is flaky and clumps it therefore also looks terrible and gave my eyelashes a horrible spidery appearance.
As the time since I have bought this mascara has lengthened the quality of the mascara fluid has become worse and worse until, 2 months later, it has become unusable. Most mascaras usually last me anywhere from 4-8 months worth of use because I own a lot and use them each sporadically. This mascara has the worst life span of all of them and has now become thick and sticky.
The brush has very soft and bendable bristles which are not a great combination with the fluid which tends to stick them to the brush. I found applying this an unpleasant experience and the effects even worse. It cost me £6.50 for a 9ml tube which is relatively cheap compared to other products on the market. That said, I would absolutely never buy this again because I found it to be a terrible product of very poor quality.
Overall, an underwhelming mascara that has affirmed everything I originally thought about the brand.
Summary: Worst mascara I have used in a while.