When it comes to mascara, i have always use my trusted l'oreal lash architect. I'd say I've probably been using it for about 4/5 years and have even seen it go through packaging redesigns. My main concern about trying new mascaras is from experience they don't really do what it says on the tin! When i was in boots yesterday they were running a special offer for the launch of the said mascara so feeling adventurous i thought id give it a go. For £7 it wasn't too bad a risk to run.
Let me give you a bit of background knowledge of my lashes over the past 6 months. In October last year, one of the girls at work got lash extensions and i was jealous of how gorg her lashes looked. All full, thick and long, i was hooked. So off i went to get them with my bestie. Now the place we were told to go to was an afro carribean hair shop where you can buy the lashes and get them fitted for £12. A bargain price considering my usual beautician was charging £100(that should have been the first clue!) Anyway, we had them out on and off home we went. We were happy with our new lashes but they did mean we had to have alot of eye make up on so our bottom lashes weren't looking sorry for themselves. 2 weeks later my BFF took hers off and as they came off so did her lashes! I got slightly concerned but we thought it might just be her lashes. A week later i took mine off. We found out that they have used hair tar to aply them...the stuff thy use to glue extensions and weave in! Now you might no have looked closely enough before, but your eyelashes have a few layers to them. I was now left with just one tiny layer. They looked awful. Mascara couldn't even beef them up, as there was nothing there to work with. Cue lots of eyeliner and dark shadows to give my eyes some sort of definition. 2 months later and they were starting to grow back. Now its nearly 4 months on and they still aren't back to their usual self an I'm worried this may be a permanent fixture. The cycle of an eyelash is 3 months so hopefully by easter i should have a full thick set back.
So anyway, back to the mascara. Obviously false lashes are the way forward for my pitiful excuse of lashes.
False lashes everyday = heaven!
Now they state the below...
Unlike some other volumizing mascaras that only create volume at the base, new False Lash Effect Mascara wraps each lash right to the tip for a false lash effect.
Big talk for a mascara but its so true. I use eyelash curlers before applying mascara but after about 30 mins, they have dropped back to where they started. However with this product, it really lifted my lashes and stayed that way. It separated them amazingly and i really did feel like i was wearing 'natural' false lashes. I have been wearing it since 1pm this afternoon and even though my eyes are kind of tired, it has not been emphasised at all by my mascara. I usually find that when I'm tired, mascara will irritate them and make them feel itchy and bitty. I still feel as fresh as wen i first applied it. Id say you nee a couple of coats, but I'd rather coat it on than have clumps that I have to try and separate. They had a wand on the stand which you could play around with. It isnt like a usual brush, the bristles are plastics but so soft that they will just wrap around your lashes.
Now I'm not suggesting everyone will love it, but i'd say its worth a go. I did get a compliment from the topshop sales girl (which gave me another chance to rant on about it!) And I've converted my sister and BFF already! (did i tell you i used to work in sales!) I would not have written a review if i didn't think it was worth reading about.
A new must have in my make up bag! Let me know what you think too!
ps. Boots are running the offer of £7 instead of £10 for a limited time.