17 July 2014

Product Review: Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara*

Mascara is probably the one beauty product that you can tell instantly whether you like it, instant gratification, you gotta love that? Due to that fact, I always love trying new mascaras and when I was given the opportunity to try out the new recent release from Bourjois, I was on it like a car bonnet! So here's how I got on:

Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara Product Review
Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara Product Review
Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara
Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara Product Review

(Ok, let me just point out the obvious, I don't have the most photogenic lashes so these pictures don't really do this mascara much justice, but they are what God gave me, so I just have to live with them I suppose.)

Right, onto the good stuff, this mascara honestly blew me away! As the name would suggest it's a volumising mascara which it does in spades, not only that, it still manages to make my lashes look longer. The plastic bristle brush is quite big, but it makes it really easy to coat every lash. It might be a tad big for the lower lashes but that's not really a problem for me as you can see, I don't wear mascara on my lower lashes.

The main stipulation for me as far as mascaras go is no smudging, I have seriously watery eyes but I can't deal with waterproof formulas, man are they hard to get off. So every mascara I use has to have good staying power otherwise I end up resembling a panda (not a good luck). This particular one has pretty good staying power, I was quite surprised, especially as I unexpectedly shed a few tears while wearing it. Afterwards I checked in the mirror expecting to see a panda-eek mess, nope there was hardly anything!

Price wise this mascara is in the mid range coming in at £9.99, though there are some offers on at the moment but I think it's definitely worth the money, it's a great drugstore mascara that could definitely give some high end brands a run for their money.

Bravo Bourjois, you have seriously impressed me.
                                                                                                                                               *PR Sample
XOXO Claire


  1. I totally agree about mascaras, I love trying them as you know so quickly whether you like them or not! :)
    This sounds really nice!


    1. I'm becoming quite the mascara addict :)

  2. It looks great :)


  3. This looks fantastic i like the little balls it has on the brush it helps to make the lashes look amazing


    1. It definitely makes application easier :)

  4. This really did wonders for your lashes! I have been loving the L'Oreal telescopic at the moment as it is so lengthening
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

    1. Thank you, there are definitely some seriously fab mascaras out there :)

  5. This looks really promising, will check it out!

    Laura | Laurzrah xx

  6. Seems like a good mascara, I might try it. Thank you for the review.


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