Product Type: Boots makeup
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Longer Set of Lashes
Boots No7 Extreme Length Mascara
Member Name: VampirePrincess
Boots No7 Extreme Length Mascara
Date: 14/02/11, updated on 14/02/11 (66 review reads)
Advantages: Gives a good effect to lashes - super staying power
Disadvantages: None really
Well before my beloved Boots No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara (previously reviewed) came on the scene I used to always use a No7 Mascara's. My second favourite being Boots No7 Extreme Length Mascara, I've never really been let down by their mascara's they just seem to get better and better.
Boots No7 Extreme Length Mascara 7ml:
'Open your eyes to incredibly intense, fluttering lashes with our Extreme Length Mascara. Its smooth formula is perfect for building up your lashes without any clumps.'
How Boots recommend you to use - "Begin by massaging the brush at the roots of your lashes, then zig zag up to the tips to achieve maximum length and definition"
I first tried this mascara over a year a go I had received a £5.00 off voucher and in-need of a new one the assistant suggested I give this one a try; as I already have a good set off lashes so giving them some needed length would give them that flirtatious appeal.
When I first applied this mascara I was quiet surprised it actually made them look almost twice as long, it did however need two coats to get that effect but well worth it. I applied just how they suggested and on the first coat it just made my lashes dark, but on the second coat the extra length really kicked in.
The brush was a little different from some of the No7 mascaras it was rather flexible and thinner. When applying the brush it really gripped on to my lashes giving me separate lashes without any clumping; even reaching the smaller lashes around my eyes and each were all very even looking. It made each individual lash stand straight so an eye lash curler was needed which I didn't mind.
Once applied and curled I loved the effect it gave to my eyes, as my lashes were longer it some how made my eye's look larger. One thing I wasn't as keen on as I normally like them to look thicker/fuller I didn't really get that from this mascara, but still a nice looking set of lashes. A good thing about this mascara is that it does dry really fast which is good as at least two coats are needed.
As with most No7 products this has amazing staying power, I would apply around 7am for work come back home around 5:30pm and still looking like I just applied. Some mascara's I've know in the past can leave crumbs of mascara around your eyes, this one stayed put and didn't flake.
One thing that can put me off mascaras is the smell and lucky this one doesn't smell too bad I think it has a mild kind of alcohol scent to it, but once applied you can't smell this at all only when you smell inside the tube itself.
I do like the appearance of this mascara in a copper coloured tube and when you pull the brush out its green, which happens to be my favourite colour. It does look higher end make up as does with most of the No7 range.
When it comes to removing this mascara I find it really easy and a baby wipe normally does the trick, when cleaning off the mascara at this point it really smudges all around the eyes but after a few seconds of wiping it's soon erased.
For a more of a natural looking mascara then this is great, perfect infact but for me personally I would like a fuller look to my lashes.
Price and Availability:
As this is a Boots No7 item it can only be purchased from a Boots store or on their web-site, however if ordering from their web-site delivery costs apply if spending over £45.00 delivery is free
This mascara comes in two colours, black and black-brown both costing £12.50 each. Since purchasing this they now also do a water-proofed version costing the same.
This mascara gave great results in making my lashes look longer and longer looking in a natural way. My only down point was it didn't give me that fuller look, but then it didn't say that on the tube! It did what it said it was going to do. The black one is perfect and really does darken lashes well; I have also found that the brown-black is perfect when you're going for that more natural look.
I would recommend this mascara if you do have a fuller set of lashes as this will give them the wow factor length, but an eye lash curler is needed as they seem to go really straight once applied.
Four out of five stars from me.
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A mascara tip I found out during my make-over - I always thought mascara had a 12 month self life but infact when it comes to make they are part of a few that have a shorter shelf life. I was told that you should only keep mascara for a maximum of 6 months and to ensure it lasts you that long don't keep pumping the wand in and out as you're only exposing the product to drying air. Also never share your mascara with anyone else, the brush harbors germs really easily and will transfer to your own eyes.
Purchasing this mascara will earn you 48 advantage card points.
Not tested on animals.
Made in Germany
Summary: A long set of lashes from Boots No7