Revolution Pro The Mascara Revolution – Review!

The first mascara to be released my Revolution and off course I got excited. I don’t turn down a cheap but good mascara, which is what I was hoping this one could be. On the other hand, being their first mascara I was not sure if they would do a good formula or if it would be a flop. No better way to learn than to just try. I think for 8£ trying is completely OK. I actually used to always buy high end mascaras because I was convinced that was my best option and well worth the investment, but after finding several great drugstore mascaras lately I have almost stopped buying high end mascaras. I mean I love Lancôme mascaras for instance, but I can get 4 good ones at the drugstore for the same price. I was excited to know if this could be a new cheap hit.

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The tube looks nice though. It’s that reflective rose gold fingerprinty look, and with just a different print on it it could look like a high-end product. It’s quite light weight though so it does not feel high-end. But it looks nice laying around in my makeup bag.

The mascara brush is quite large with short bristles and a curve. I found it quite easy to apply on my top lashes, but the wand is a bit big for my lower lashes and smaller eyes. It works just fine with if I just focus on the task, but I get major mascara-face-expressions (you all know what I mean) when trying to reach those bottom lashes without making a mess. It works fine, but it is on the bigger side just so you know.

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The formula is quite thick, almost moussey. I was happy to learn that it’s not one of those very watery mascaras because I never manage to apply those on my lashes without applying them at least a few more other places. This formula is easy to work with regarding not making a mess.

Since it is quite thick it also covers the lashes quite well. I was very happy with how my lashes looked with just one coat. They look both long and thick,, but not clumpy. A second layer would make them look quite full, a bit too full for my taste and edging getting a bit clumpy. Since I was happy with how my lashes look with just one coat, plenty of volume and length, then I didn’t feel I needed that second coat anyway. If thicker lashes are something you like then you can definitely get that with this one.

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It wears well too! I did not experience any smudging or flaking. Off course it’s not waterproof, which it does not claim to be, so after running in heavy rain with it I had a tiny bit of smearing. But overall it held up very nicely. One thing I do like with this is that the lashes stay soft. Even though it’s a quite thick formula it does not make my lashes feel crunchy. They stay soft even when the mascara has dried.

Overall I have to say I am impressed. I like the look, I like how it wears and I like the price.This one will be a repurchase for sure. It is actually not that far away from the L’Oreal Paradise Extatic mascara (Or Lash Paradise as it’s names in US) so if you like that one chances are that this one is worth a try as well!

What is your favorite drugstore mascara? Or do you prefer high-end?

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Review: L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara!

After the success story with L’Oreal Paradise Extatic (or Lash Paradise as you know it in US) my interest in L’Oreal mascaras reach a high peak. I have been loving the Paradise Extatic and I am just about to pick up my third tube!

So when this odd looking think was released I knew I had to give it a go. The packaging is so strange for being a mascara. It looks more like a big liquid liner. It’s a bit bulky if you want to keep it in a small makeup bag, but you have to give them credit for thinking new right?

The wand can be bent, which I did not find useful at all. It may just be because I have been applying mascara with a normal straight wand all my life and that I am just not used to it. Someone else would probably enjoy this feature, but if you are like me, there is a small plastic piece on the want that prevents it from bending, so you can just do like me and keep it on.

The applicator wand is your typical rubber wand. I don’t mind a rubber wand but I tend to prefer a want with bristles instead. This one does the job nicely and coats the lashes evenly. I could also easily apply the product to my lower lashes with this wand.

This is a one coat kind of mascara for me. In my opinion this gives more volume and thicker lashes instead of that fluffy feathery look. One coat gives enough drama for me, and I find that with two coats the mascara can get a bit clumpy. Not a problem though since I feel like I get enough lash in one coat anyway.

It does naturally also give you longer lashes, but I would say that this is more of a thickening mascara. The color is also nice and black.

I found that this lasted well on me through out the day without smudging or having any fallout. It stay put nicely, you loose a bit of lift through the day, but what mascara does that not happen to?

If you are into a more feathery and natural look I am not sure this would be your best choice (Lancôme Volume-à-Porter is great for that purpose) but if you want some Black voluminous lashes in one coat than this could be worth a try. I think it’s actually a bit similar to Maybelline Total Temptation mascara, just a tad more intense.

I actually think I will repurchase this one again!

Did you try this weird looking thing? What are your opinion about it?

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