Best of all, and this must be because of the conditioning properties, lashes don’t feel crisp or brittle and that’s with an application of three coats, (I needed to vamp them up as was going out, two coats is the norm for me). Amazingly, it melts off easily with cleanser.
REVIEW I COULD HAVE WRITTEN MYSELF!
As my lashes are quite short this is the ONLY mascara that will give them great length, with only one coat. Another brilliant thing is that from the moment I put it on in the morning my lashes look exactly the same until I remove it at night – it’s incredible. I’ve tried loads of different mascaras but none come close to being as good as this – even when they cost twice the price.
This appears to be the number one gripe against the mascara. I agree it’s on the dry side, but for me, ‘dry’ means I don’t have to dab it on a tissue first to get rid of excess product ie it’s not a wet formula.
If it’s very obviously too dry and some reviewers have said there’s nothing in the tube, then take it back for a refund. I find Boots customer service in store (forget about online), are very reasonable and won’t put you under the spotlight if you need to return a product, even make up. Although, another top tip, go to a Manager not a sales assistant to return products.
When mascara is running out and drying because it’s come to the end of its life, dip the bottom of the tube into a cup of hot tap water, it will soften the formula, so you should be able to tease out a few more applications.
This is by far my favourite mascara in the world. Not only is the brush the answer to many women’s spider-lash issues, but the formula itself is nice to work with, neither too thick or too runny, and it hardly clumps or flakes off (not until 8 hours or so into the day at least).
Most of all I love that it is easy to wash away with cleanser or soap. No need for eye makeup removers, and should a little flake off, and end up in your eye, it doesn’t sting or hurt in any way, and I am a lens wearer to boot!
THREE DIFFERENT BRISTLE SIDES
The bendy plastic wand is great. The fact that it’s a little comb works wonders, and helps you far more easily to separate lashes that would otherwise be stuck together. You will no longer need to stand around and poke at your lashes with a toothpick/pair of tweezers etc. after applying mascara to make your lashes stop resembling a cobweb gone awry.
And the fact that the wand is double-sided makes it very versatile. If you want a heavy and full look, use the slightly more flat-bristled side first, before running the “comb” side through your lashes to separate them. If you only want a little colour and definition for a more daytime friendly look then just use the “comb” side.
These reviews are interesting because I didn’t (and still don’t), take any notice of which side of the wand I’m using. I just apply, wait for it to dry and brush on another coat. I really think I’d mess it up if I try to comb my lashes though afterwards.
I love this mascara and I’d be really sad if Boots discontinued it for some silly reason – ie because it’s been around for so long, or it’s not one of the ‘trendy’ volumising ones. Although, if you DO see it out of stock in the next couple of days, it’s because I’m stockpiling it.
No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara £12.00 Boots *