Product Type: The Body Shop makeup
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Member Name: paigemcgill
The Body Shop Define & Lengthen Mascara
Advantages: Cheap, Non clumpy, Extends and defines
Disadvantages: Doesn't 'thicken' lashes
I am a big fan of The Body Shop's extensive amazingly scented skin care range, but I've never tried their make-up before purchasing the 'Define & Lengthen' mascara. From the consistently high quality products The Body Shop produce, I had really high expectations before trying out my new purchase.
I'm a sucker for bright and eye-catching packaging (stupid, I know), which evidently this mascara does not have. So I then relied on a nice catchy label to trigger my purchase - but evidently, this mascara does not have that either. Despite the mascara not meeting my usual requirements; it did, however, boast the words 'define' and 'lengthen', something we all look for in a mascara right?
After applying a thin coat of the mascara onto my eyelashes, I was thrilled to see that the mascara had done exactly what it boasted - 'define' and 'lengthen'. My eyelashes are naturally rather short, but after using this they appeared extended and surprisingly unclumpy. You do not need a lot of this product to achieve unclumpy, lengthened and defined eyelashes - which means the product lasts for a long time!
The brush is relatively thin and long, which makes it easy to apply to the corners and bottom lashes. Also, the mascara doesn't dry out - unlike most mascaras. I'd been using the mascara for almost 3 months before it ran out and that's with it being used every single day. The mascara also comes in two different colours - brown and black. You can pick it up from your local Body Shop store, from a Body Shop party or you can order it direct from the Body Shop website (www.thebodyshop.co.uk) for around £6-7, which is a lot cheaper than many other mascaras.
I would certainly recommend this mascara to anybody who wanted natural looking, elongated lashes. It doesn't really 'thicken' lashes, as some people want - but it definitely redeems itself by lengthening them. Overall, a very good buy! It's not overly expensive, and doesn't irritate eyes (even sensitive ones). And, it's ophthalmologically and dermatologically tested.
Summary: A very good mascara, for a very good price!