Bonjour my pretties…*cackle*!
What can start the week of better than a new mascara review and I have for you today the new release from Boots No, 7 – Exceptional Definition Mascara.
Boots No. 7 mascaras always come in such chubby tubes:
Exceptional Definition Mascara comes in Black and Brown/Black, and is here to help us get definition and volume. No clumps, okay? The brush is special and tailored to help you reach every lash, especially the pesky buggers at the end of your eye and inner corners!
Observe, the brush:
Note how this brush is trying to cover a few things in one small area!
The short area reaches all the lashes from the base to the tip, the longer side is there to help separate lashes and to add volume, and the spiky tip reaches every lash (and it is rather helpful and rather similar to this).
The long side is made for combing:
Short side for application and getting close to the roots with no clumps:
Top of the brush:
Also, this mascara contains a Cashmere Keratin and Hydrolyzed Soy Protein which help condition, nourish and strengthen the lashes. Treatment and mascara in one is becoming popular, no?
Ok, so far I think the packaging is a bit chubby, I love the idea of the brush, the formula seems ok and like a light gel texture and all else is fine.
My eyes are quite red at the moment, I am more tired than I have ever been!
So we comb through with on coat. I use the stubby side, then the wider comb, then the tip with a light hand. Note – my mascara came in brown/black although I think it still worked well, there may be less “oomph” than with my usual black.
Note, curl has been held. Hurrah! Also love the separation and definition. Volume is ok, not outstanding.
Flopping has occured (see the outer half of my eye).
This problem of floppy mascara is quite specific to me though, and other ladies with sparse, short, straight lashes. Those of you with long lashes with natural curl, I do not forsee this happening (I tried this on my friend I work with who has glorious lashes and indeed, her curl was in tact).
There is more length and more volume – I do like the separation this mascara gives, although my lashes look a bit spidery.
What is good about the brush though, is that it’s dead easy to keep coming through the lashes until you are happy.
From another angle, there is a lot more length than before, my lashes are basically in recovery from extensions!
Overall I like the brush on this mascara – its good for controlling how much product you use and it’s nice for defining the inner and outer corners of your eye.
The downside is that the volume is so-so and I think if anything, this mascara is better for length. Also, in my own personal case, it made my lashes flop so for me it’s instant ‘You’re Dumped!” but I assure you my colleague, with her far better behaved lashes is loving this hot piece.
This mascara comes in Black and Brown Black and is £12.50. Launched on August the 11th 2010 online and on Boots No. 7 Counters.