Product Type: Revlon makeup
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Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara
Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara
Member Name: k2705
Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara
Advantages: A nice mascara
Disadvantages: None for me
I recently ran out of my regular mascara and didn't have time to go to Superdrug to buy a new one, however I remembered that I had a freebie, it was Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara. I had never heard of this particular one never mind tried it so I decided to give it a go, after all it hadn't cost me anything so if I didn't get on with it I hadnt actually wasted any money.
The Revlon mascara comes in a regular mascara tube, the packaging is quite plain and not overly detailed but this didn't bother me if it worked. The tube itself is reasonably thin, it starts off as a dark shiny green towards the bottom and fades up to silver towards the top. Around the top of the main part of the tube where the lid meets it is a non shiny band with the word "Revlon" written around it in green lettering, towards the bottom of the tube in the 'green section' are the words "Grow Luscious Pumping" this is written in bold shiny silver letters. The mascara tube has a plain shiny silver lid, this is the same width as the main tube so once screwed on it looks like one continuous tube. This has a small white sticker on it which doesn't really contain any information other than the name of the mascara Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara and the barcode. On the bottom of the mascara tube is a small round black sticker this contains the volume of the mascara and the colour which in the case is "Blackest Black".
The lid of the mascara contains the actual mascara brush, this consists of a long thin plastic tube with the brush itself attached to the end of it, the brush is plenty long enough to reach the bottom of the tube. The actual brush is made up of small bristles which are positioned in groups, the brush itself is wider towards the top and thins out to almost a point towards the bottom. The shape of the brush allows you to reach and coat each eye lash, the bristles apply a good coat of the mascara whilst separating out your lashes at the same time. When I pulled the brush out of the mascara tube I was pleased to see that the bristles were not clogged up with thick clumps of mascara, as the brush is pulled out of the tube the mascara is evenly distributed over the brush, thick enough to cover your eye lashes but not so think that you end up with clumped together eye lashes.
When I first applied the mascara I was a bit concerned about how I would get on with the different style brush as it was totally different to the one I was used to. I did struggle a little bit to start with as I was use to plastic bristles on my mascara brush rather than the softer ones on my new Revlon mascara. I found that when I applied the mascara my lashes did clump together a little however with the aid of an eye lash comb my lashes easily separated and fanned out lovely, I think they clumped more because I was not used to the style of the brush rather than the mascara itself, I have been using the mascara for several weeks now and I hardly have any problems with my lashes clumping together. I was particularly pleased with how well this mascara lasted, I wear this every day whether it be for work or a day out, some mascaras I have used in the past start to wear off after several hours, this one looks just as good at the end of the day as it did when I applied it first thing in the morning. The colour is described as blackest black, there's not a lot I can say about the colour really other than the name is true it is a black mascara and when applied really makes my eye lashes stand out without looking thick and over the top, they still have a natural look to them, this particular mascara comes in only 2 colours the second is blackened brown, I do not think I would try this one as I do like to wear black mascara.
As I have said I received my Revlon mascara as a freebie, however I have since looked it up and discovered that it can be purchased from Boots and is sold for £9.99, personally I think this is quite expensive for a mascara and is a few pounds more than my regular one. However despite it being a little pricey it is a good quality mascara and lasts well, I find I only need to apply a couple of coats to get my lashes the way I like them, this means that the mascara is long lasting.
Overall I have been pleased with my Revlon mascara, it gives my eye lashes a natural look whilst making them stand out, it is the sort of product you could wear for a day at work or a night out. There is no information on the packaging to say that it is suitable for sensitive eyes, however I have not had any problems with wearing it. I did have a bit of trouble getting use to the different style brush but this was just me as I have been so used to a firmer mascara brush, this one is much softer which in a way is good as you cannot scratch you eye with it. I would certainly recommend this mascara and would consider buying it in the future, it is a bit more expensive than the one I normally buy, however if I was looking for an alternative I would definitely go for this one.
Summary: One I will use again