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Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara

The Bourjois 1 Seconde mascara was all over the blogsphere during the Summer so chances are you've probably read all about it but I had to get my two cents out there because I'm OBSESSED with this. Bold statement to make but I'm pretty sure this is up there as my favourite product of 2014 and I mean it's only August so it's gotta be good.
I actually bought this without reading a single review which is rare for me. I was immediately drawn to it's shiny packaging. Against all the black and off blacks and black with a hint of basic grey or pink it just really caught my eye. There's also coral. I love coral. Good call Bourjois, my inner magpie was very pleased.
The idea behind this mascara is that the formula dries instantly so as you're applying it to your lashes it's holding that curl and adding volume to your lash.
The brush is unlike your typical mascara wand as it has these tiny little balls between the spikes to help coat every lash in a 360° motion. Where the spikes help separate your lashes and avoid clumping, the balls help push your lashes upwards to give the effect of a curl all without using an eyelash curler. The spikes also get smaller towards the end of the wand which helps grab all those tiny lashes near the corner of your eye.
When I'm applying the mascara I shimmy it right up to my lash line and make sure I twist the wand rather than pull it out over my lashes. This way I'm making sure all those nifty balls are reaching my lashes and the spikes can really separate. If apply by just pulling it out from the lash line I don't get nearly as good as a curl or volume.
I love this mascara. The formula dries instantly without clumping my lashes or leaving them all flaky feeling. It elongates them and leaves a lovely curl. I've been using this every day since I bought it and it's the perfect mascara to transition to night time because you can really build up the product to give a more 'dramatic' night look.
Have you tried this? Comment below with your thoughts.


Unknown said...

Sounds like a lovely mascara, ill have to try this one!
xprincessjas | x

Ellie Burns said...

looks awesome! I love build able ones xx

Francesca | said...

I was actually going to try this mascara a few months ago, but for some reason or other I never got around to picking one up - you've actually reminded me to buy one ha - enabling me! xx

francesca | on-thebias | fashion, beauty, lifestyle

Makeup Monster said...

Delighted you love this too I really want this version now as I have the waterproof one at the moment!