1 October 2014

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara

A picture of Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara

A picture of Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara
My eyelashes are very hard to please. One beauty feature I always envy on other girls (and sometimes even boys), would be having long, luscious lashes. Mine are the opposite with no hint of a natural curl, they always point downwards, and I have to reach for my eyelash curlers every single day. By the end of the day, most mascaras haven't held up to the job and my lashes are back to the way they were. There's only two mascaras I can rely on to hold a curl on my lifeless lashes all day long, but both are high-end and ones I can't afford to repurchase regularly. Mascaras have a 3 month life span, and spending £25+ on a mascara every 3 months isn't quite within my budget. I've tried eyelash perming before, back when I was in hairdressing college (which also did beauty), but after a couple of very successful attempts, I had a really bad experience and I've been put off ever since. I have to rely on mascaras for making my lashes pop, and I've finally found a new favourite with a budget-friendly price tag, the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara (£9.99).

Featured inside The Glamour Beauty Power List 2014 Beauty Box (£15.99) (read review here), it's my favourite product from the box and I have used it every single day since. All the products featured inside the box were picked by no other than Glamour Beauty Director, Alessandra Steinherr, so I knew the mascara was going to be good, I just didn't think it would be this good! The box is still available by the way - so I'd snap one up quick if you don't want to miss out!

With a slightly different design to your standard high-street mascara, it's rounded with a curved top, which I actually find makes application easier as the brush is easier to hold and use. It has some pretty big claims; it promises to wrap every lash in a 360' motion for clump-free definition. The brush isn't too stand-out, it's a nice length with the perfect amount of spherical bristles to catch all your lashes, without any unwanted clumping. The formula is also pretty spot on; just the right consistency to apply to all lashes with ease, with a quick drying time and long staying power. It doesn't clump, smudge or budge, but it's also pretty easy to remove with a good bi-phase eye makeup remover. What sells this mascara the most for me is it's ability to hold a curl. I always curl my lashes before applying, popping on two coats of mascara, and each time I've used the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara, that curl has held all day. It's been a long, long time since I tried a high-street mascara that was this good - and I think I've just found my new favourite. 

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  1. I got this in the glamour beauty box too and I would never have considered it before but it's amazing. I definitely are with you the brush is great and keeps your lashes curled for so long XX

    lauraslittleloves

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    1. Neither would I, so I'm really glad it was included in the box. Fab mascara! xo

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  2. I keep hearing amazing things about this mascara! I must try it out!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. It's brilliant, I'm so impressed especially for the price xo

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  3. I've to get a new mascara soon because my old one is dried up and almost gone, think I'll give this one a whirl!
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. Let me know what you think to it if you do decide to give it a try! :) xo

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  4. Wow this sounds amazing! I've only just started experimenting with Bourjois products and so far I'm pretty impressed - I usually stick to Rimmel for mascaras, but I'm pretty keen to give this one a try - I also love curling mascaras. Great post!

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    1. I'm a big fan of Rimmel mascaras, but I've found the formula over the past year or so really irritates my eyes, so I'm glad to have found a great drugstore alternative! xo

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  5. Been hearing so many people say amazing things about this mascara... I am just waiting for my current one to end and then I'll buy it. Love mascaras that don't clump but still give you a good false effect. x

    speakingbeautyuk.blogspot.co.uk | Instagram

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    1. No need for false lashes with this beauty, it's THAT good! :) xo

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    1. It's fantastic! Fab packaging and design, brilliant formula and fab results! xo

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