I love technology. I love progress, that’s why, I love seeing how the world changes. Whilst my friends carried around mobiles that resembled bricks “I just wanna make calls, innit“, I had the smallest, swishy ones – not to show off but because I like itty bitty multi tasking gadgets.
I also love justifying crazy make up purchases because I’m a beauty blogger. Could I say now to a crazy purchase (A £28 mascara! Eek!) that was also on the edge of technology?! (Vibrating!?!?!…
An expensive vibrator…hmmm…..
So after you’ve banned the kids from going to ballet for 3 weeks so you could buy this mascara, you get this in the box – a very old school looking mascara (cheap, somewhat lightweight plastic but I do like the bumble bee pattern) and the battery which is actually the end of the tube:
The EL label sits at the end of the battery pack:
If pictures of batteries turn you on:
Slot this into the end of the mascara (there’s only one way it can go). Keep the blue tab on the outside then push it down firmly. When you are ready to use the mascara, pull the blue tab! Then we are off:
As soon as the buzzing started my nosiest cat came over to inspect. Now, lets get to the nitty gritty…
the brush is a traditional brush, nothing wacky here. It quite a bristly one, neither too big or too small – I am guessing the focus has been kept on the good vibrations. Its a good enough brush though not extraordinary. I do like the slightly point tip for corners of the eyes.
Its confusing. I think Lancome’s oscillating mascara came out first, and I remember someone telling me how it doesn’t spin round like in my fantasy, it just buzzes…like my toothbrush I guess.
This one is the same, it buzzes and vibrates, it doesn’t turn or anything like that. Am I the only one who was confused by this when these kinds of mascaras first came out?! At least the name ‘vibrating’ is less confusing than ‘oscillating’.
But oh yes, is it any good – well………
Creamy, black. Not too thick or too thin. More likely to give a separated lash effect.
Volume? Medium. Holding curl? A little. Lengthening? Yes. Nice separation? Very.
Shoot me now – its £28.
One coat – nice separation and thats all:
Two coats – much better, thicker and longer. A bit of a push and it enhanced the curl a bit:
Well, its the most expensive mascara I have ever bought and I am learning to love it. I think I need to practice the technique a bit more. Yes, its a decent enough mascara but it will take time to love for now. I am just getting used to the vibrating brush and the best way to build up volume.
Its a tad dry in texture I found but it gives amazing separation.
It might work for someone women – you probably need longer and better behaved lashes than me though.
Having said that, there will always be a use for things that vibrate. I just hope this doesn’t start off when its in my bag in a busy place. Try explaining that to the other passengers….”It’s just my mascara vibrating….”