Saturday, 15 February 2014

Bourjois: Beauty'Full Volume Mascara Review

Yesterday I bought some Bourjois Mascaras, they were on three for two and I had birthday money to spend, one of the mascaras I choose was the Beauty'Full Volume Mascara in Black. It usually sells for £7.99 although I bought this in a three for two offer in Superdrug.

Bourjois Beauty'Full Volume Mascara

The mascara claims "Bourjois’ NEW innovative mascara has a Volumising mousse formula and a mega lash styling brush, to leave your lashes looking and feeling silky smooth and super stylish! The mega lash styling brush perfectly coats lashes and gives extreme root-lifting volume in just a few strokes.Lashes feel soft with a flexible hold without looking stiff! Its volumising mousse formula gives instant volume to lashes from the roots, and can be applied layer upon layer without any clumps so don’t be shy!" Click here if you want to know more about this mascara.

Bare lashes brushed with my MAC lash comb

With two coats of the Bourjois Beauty'Full Volume Mascara

My finished eye look

Overall I have to say that I don't really like this mascara because I felt it clumped too much and it made it so frustrating to apply. The first coat was nothing special, it really just defined my natural lashes but as soon as I started to apply a second coat I instantly regretted it, it just clumped so much!

The bottle is a bit chunkier than the standard mascara bottle, I love the colours

The brush is pretty big, it's a normal bristle style brush with lots of bristles of the same length

Length: 3/5 I really didn't feel this mascara added much length to my eye lashes, the length it did add was in the form of tiny little clumps which you can see in the pictures above. The formula was also quite thick so it kind of weighed my lashes down a bit. However this mascara does claim to be more of a volumising mascara so I cant expect it to give me drastic length, my lashes are naturally long anyway but it did define my natural lashes well.

Overall Performance: 2/5 Unfortunately this mascara really didn't do it for me mostly down to the clumping during application and the thick, clumpy look of my finished lashes. The brush is very standard but on the thicker side and it holds quite a lot of product which didn't help with the clumping problem. The formula is slightly too thick which meant that when applying a second coat of mascara it just clumped and took ages to apply it nicely which was annoying. It didn't really separate my lashes well but I think due to the formula being so thick it stuck them all together which gave me a sort of spiky lash look which I know some people like but it wasn't the look that I wanted from this mascara. Overall it was just too thick and clumpy to deliver a fanned out, separated and even result. The mascara didn't flake, smudge or transfer during the day and it came off easily with my normal make up wipes however I did need an extra one because the mascara was quite black and thick.

Volume: 3/5 I suppose this mascara did add volume to my lashes but only through a clumpy and annoying second coat, they still looked clumpy when I finished my makeup. I do know that some people like this sort of look though, a thicker, spikier lash look so I would give it 3/5 because although I didn't like this look personally on myself, other people may like it and it did give volume to my lashes. Plus it actually looked good in photos later from a further distance.

Expense: 2/5 For £7.99 this mascara isn't badly priced, but I feel for the results I got and the price I paid I wouldn't use this mascara again nor will I put it into my daily makeup bag. The formula really was just too thick and prone to clumping and left my lashes looking uneven and clumpy, not the kind of look I am after for my eye lashes.


1 comment:

  1. Hm, I like the effect veeeeeeeeery much! - but the brush.. I hate that kind of brushes, they make me get dat mascara all over my face, even inside my nose. Terrible :x