Product Type: Soap & Glory makeup
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Natural False Lashes in a Tube
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara
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Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara
Advantages: Looks great and does what it says on the tin...
Disadvantages: Nothing for me!
I really like make-up recently, and I'm always open for trying something new, with Soap and Glory I have always been a fan of the bath stuff - never realised that I would like most of their cosmetic range too. I'd only ever tried their lip balms in the past, and when it came round to looking for a new mascara a few months ago I thought I'd give a Soap and Glory item a go, having been through a lot of the more mainstream branded mascaras I wanted to try something different. Boots, had this so I guessed that I'd give it a go especially since I had a money off coupon - always try something once!
~*~ Soap and Glory ~*~
Soap and Glory is a brand of baby pink colour schemed items that are available in Boots, John Lewis and online. They cover all aspects of washing and keeping your body looking fabulous, from shower gels, to moisturisers and anti-cellulite creams, they have everything you could ever want to keep your skin looking good. My favourites are their amazing hand cream, and I have to say since they introduced cosmetics and facial skin care to their ranges they have really gone up in my estimation and I'm really happy to buy from them even despite the price compared to the price of the normal make-up I buy.
~*~ Thick and Fast ~*~
The main thing I love about this mascara is the size of the brush, I'm a big fan of having large chunky brushes on my mascaras this one is brilliant and very thick. It just means I can put it at the base of my lashes and I can get a good amount on my lashes before I start concentrating on the ends of my lashes. This mascara is meant to be one that provides false looking eye lashes, though until I looked on the website for writing this review I didn't actually know that - it claims to give you longer, fuller lashes, with that fake lash effect. You might think then that this is a big clumpy tube of mascara, but that couldn't be further from the truth actually - the tube is actually fairly slim, in black with the pink writing down the side explaining what the mascara is. The brush inside is not what you would expect compared to the size of the tube - but I really like it, it doesn't get all clogged up in mascara either so when it is pulled out of the tube it gets a good release, without spending lots of extra money on the technology that claims to stop excess mascara on the brush. Admittedly this mascara isn't cheap at £10 a tube, but it is worth every penny in my eyes.
Application is really simple too, pull your brush out of the tube, and wipe away any excess off the end of the brush if you feel the need to - and simply go from the base of your lashes to the top and pull the colour through the lashes. This mascara comes in Superjet black, I'm not sure what kind of extreme black this is but it does seem to be a little bit darker than some other mascaras I've used in the past. However to me, black is black! For a day time use, I tend to just brush it twice and carry on with my make-up, because even though the brush doesn't look like it's not much on it actually gives you a really good covering really quickly so I don't complain too much about the mascara in that sense. During the day I don't feel worried about little bits flaking off because it has NOFLAKE24 technology which means you won't get flakes under your eyes, which is really good for me, because it happens quite often with cheaper mascaras that I get a bit of panda eye! On a night time usage, I'd apply quite a lot more to get the dramatic lash effect that I want - it's easier to apply one level at a time that way you can decide what is appropriate for the time you're using it, and what level of fake lashes you feel like you want. They don't look too fake unless you're putting 5 or 6 coats of mascara on, which I do at night and it does look like I've got false lashes on because it makes them look a lot longer and thicker than my normal lashes do.
On a night out, it lasts well, I don't find that I reapply during the night, I'd find I spend more time reapplying eyeliner instead of mascara. So for the money it's well worth it! Getting it off is simple too, I use an eye make-up remover to remove it, and it comes off really quickly and easily with little to no residue, it doesn't hurt my eyes, make them red or sting if I get water in my eyes. It's great mascara from a great company! My tube has lasted around 3 months now, and I think I've still got a fair amout left, but I will be buying a new one soon, just because I don't want to run out of it especially now I've found a mascara that I love! Finally!
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
£10 in Boots at the moment, but it is also available else where!
Summary: Best Mascara I've Owned in a Long Time