REVIEW: VOLUME 1 SECONDE MASCARA ULTRA BLACK

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

I have found the mascara to rule all other mascaras.

By 'found', I mean that back in December Laura wrote a rave review, and I promised myself that when I was finished with whatever mascara I was using before (clearly so unremarkable that I can't even remember what brand it was by or what it was called) I would seek out the mascara in question and give it a whirl myself.

After all, almost every other successful beauty product purchase I have ever made has come off the back of a recommendation by Laura, so I already knew that this wouldn't disappoint.

BOURJOIS PARIS: VOLUME 1 SECONDE MASCARA ULTRA BLACK
I never thought I would get excited about a mascara, ever, but this offering from Bourjois has been a game changer for me.

It is everything I could possibly hope for in a mascara, and then some.

PIGMENTATION - I can't get on board with colourful mascaras. I can't even venture down the brown mascara route. For me, I want my lashes as black as black can be and this product delivers just that. Laura talked about the original Volume 1 Seconde mascara in her post, and Bourjois obviously knew that they could do better and so subsequently brought out the 'ultra black' variation, and you really can't get blacker than this.

VOLUME - The consistency of this mascara is thick, meaning that the formula really clings to the lashes, making them appear fuller. The more coats you apply, the thicker the coating. The only downside to this is that your lashes can clump together. This doesn't particularly bother me, and a little extra attention with the wand soon puts this right, but something to note if you are a lash perfectionist (Charlie, I am looking at you!)

CURL & LIFT- Some people swear by eyelash curlers, but I just can't get to grips with them. I'm probably doing something wrong, but they don't seem to do the trick for me, and seem like a lot of faff for little result. Luckily, this mascara seems to curl and lift my lashes as soon as it is applied, and the curl stays all day.

LONGEVITY - Once applied to my lashes, this mascara does not budge, and so can take me from morning to night easily without having to re-apply.

PRICE POINT - At £9.99, it delivers amazing results and doesn't break the bank.
Admittedly, it takes a little while to dry, but I haven't found this to be an issue at all.

Here's a scary mug shot of my eye area to show you the difference one coat of this mascara makes.
It goes without saying, but the left is my eye with eyeliner only, and the right is my eye with eyeliner and just one coat of Volume 1 Seconde Ultra Black...
You know the iPhone emoji face with the hearts for eyes? That is the emoji I would allocate to this mascara. I think it must be love.

Repurchase? YES!
Recommend? YES!

Have you tried this mascara?

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