Thank you to the lovely Sheenie from http://www.just-nice-things.co.uk/ for reviewing this mascara.
‘I’m always dubious when a mascara springs onto the market, promising Bambi-esque lashes. I’ve only found one mascara to achieve that, which I’m firmly devoted to. So when I was asked to try bareMinerals’ super-duper Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara, Miss Pessimistic softly tapped me on the shoulder and told me not to get too excited.
The blurb on this new mascara from bare Escentuals boasts it’ll give you “lashes so full of volume they brush up against your neighbour”. Quite. It’s from the same people who brought you the bare Minerals cosmetics range, which I wasn’t taken by so a mascara that challenges other leading brands is intriguing.
Containing a cocktail of amino acids and natural extracts, like horse chestnut and apple fruit extract, the formula is said to help fortify and pamper lashes, while vitamin E and amla fruit for a protective barrier. Now I know what amla is – it’s an Indian gooseberry and combined with oils, serves as a natural conditioner to promote long and healthy hair so I am impressed it’s an ingredient used in this product. Add to the mix a dose of copper, zinc, selenium, calcium and iron to condition and rehydrate lashes for optimal moisture balance.
To look at, the product itself is a simple design – no bottleneck shaped handles to help with gripping. It’s a mascara- how else are you supposed to hold it? The next thing that strikes me about this product is its wand. Its shape is nothing spectacular (just normal really) and it’s big but its bristles feel very soft just from reinserting the wand back into the holder. The wand is drenched in the formula yet upon application, it coats the lashes lightly and evenly. To be honest, I shrugged my shoulders after the first layer. It’s the second layer which took me by surprise, instantly unleashing mega-watt lashes.
I have been wearing this mascara for at least nine hours in any given day and can confidently say I haven’t noticed any flakiness or clumpiness nor have my lashes dried out. My lashes appear distinctively bold from the killer second coat, giving me that extra oomph I like, and I believe this will be a winner amongst many.
For £15 it’s a very reasonable price for all the features it lives up to. My favourite mascara costs £20 though after trying the Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara, I could very well switch over.’