Product Type: Revlon makeup
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Revlon Doubletwist Mascara
Member Name: malibu_jenny
Revlon Doubletwist Mascara
Date: 01/05/12, updated on 02/05/12 (33 review reads)
Advantages: None. Absolutely none.
Disadvantages: Clumpy, runny, sticky, messy, overpriced.
On Thursday morning, as I stood yawning and dishevelled in front of the bathroom mirror, I glanced at the sink and toilet and then did a double take. They had been meticulously coloured in parallell black lines. Could this be the bath crayon lying on the laminate, or....could it be the remains of my precious Revlon Grow Luscious mascara? It could. With the sun coming up and M&M chatting excitedly at my feet, I did the best I could with half melted eyeliner and optimism, then we headed off to work and nursery.
At lunchtime in Boots, the whole world was rammed in and jostling umbrellas. Conveniently I picked up a new mascara with my sandwich. Having liked my previous Revlon purchase, I stuck with the brand and chose Double Twist, purely on the grounds that the poster promised more volume and length than the one next to it. Getting back into the office, I headed to the toilets and flicked it through my eyelashes. Unsurprisingly in such a short fat container, it was a short fat brush, plasticky rather than bristle. Ostensibly to maximise length but also to get the stubby lashes nearer the eye.
First impressions weren't good. The formula was incredibly wet and sticky, so the brush was glued up before I even got to apply for the first time. The wetness meant that as I applied a single coat, I ended up with a row of speckles in a line beneath my eyebrow. These needed to be rubbed off and took my foundation with them. Annoyingly that was at home and couldn't be reapplied.
The effect was pretty dramatic, possibly more than you'd like for daytime use. Initially I was happy with it, dark and smouldering - I'm a dramatic kind of girl - but then I leaned in towards the mirror and on closer inspection I noticed the nasty little clumpy blobs on every eyelash. It looked fairly dreadful. I'm not sure what the worst thing was about this mascara. The clumps were the tip of the iceberg; it set like concrete after a single coat, giving me rigid, brittle eyelashes which felt uncomfortable and unnatural. It gave no curl at all. The massive, chunky brush was a pain to use and prevented me from creating any kind of swoosh. Hard spidery lashes were the upper limit. And the constant flaking through the day irritated my eyes, leaving them red and swollen.
I am hugely irritated to have paid £8.99 for this, I'm thinking of posting it back to Revlon with a note to say just how awful it is. I had to stick with it an entire week and on top of all the application problems, it was a pain to remove with my usual wipes and thanks to the gluey nature of it I lost a fair few eyelashes. For the week I was using this, I had to comb through my lashes with the brush from an old bottle and even that was hard work. M&M took one look at it and threw it in the bath; it's not even good enough for colouring in the toilet.
Summary: Didn't they test this? It's terrible.