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Friday, September 3, 2010

Great Mascara Round-Up: Week 3 and Final Review


Well August is over and thus my "Great Mascara Round-Up" is too. If you aren't in the know, I "challenged" myself to use a different drugstore brand mascara each week. Week one I used Cover Girl LashBlast Fusion. Week two I used Maybelline's The Flasies. And for the last two weeks I have been using Revlon's Grow Luscious. I decided to use it for two weeks since it claims to lengthen your lashes, and I figured one week wouldn't be enough to determine if it could do it or not.

"Get lashes that not onlylook instantly longer and lusher, they will also grow stronger day after day." From package

So onto the goods. I wasn't too sure what to think about Revlon's Grow Luscious as I had been reading very mixed reviews and really didn't believe that the product could make my lashes grow as it claims it can. When I first opened the tube, I was a bit surprised as to how large the brush is. This stuff has one of the largest brushes I have ever used. It is an old-school type wire bristle brush, but boy does it work well. I was happily surprised by how long this mascara made my lashes. Out of all three this mascara lengthened the best* straight off the bat. I loved how easily this mascara layered. With some, you have to act super fast to get that second coat on before you get tarantula legs, but this mascara was smooth sailing during application and I was able to take my time applying it. The brush was a bit too big, in my opinion, as it lacked a finer tip to get into corners and get all the itty bitty lashes. This mascara wore really well too. It has been quite hot the last little while and heat and sweat can sometimes bring out the worst of even the best mascaras, but this stuff held firm. It didn't flake or smudge and removed cleanly and easily.

Both eyes wearing Grow Luscious
You can see a more even length on each eye

As for the claims that this product will make your lashes longer and stronger... I was initially a skeptic ( I play that part well.) But I think this product might actually be working. The lashes on my left eye have always been a bit shorter than that on my right, and I find that some mascaras only make the difference more visible, but since I have been using this mascara I can see less of a difference in length, making me think that it is actually working.

I would say that this was my favourite mascara out of all three, but none were out right terrible and I would recommend them all for their various qualities.
Have you used Revlon GroLuscious? What did you think?


* Please keep in mind nobody is the same and what works for me may not for you, and the above are merely my opinions :)


2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading these mascara posts of yours. I have tons of mascara and definitely do not use them as much as I should.

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  2. oh i love mascaras! after my lipgloss obsession :D i have not tried much definitely should...wanted to try the telescopic but dont know if it was worth it...

    i love reviews of products :)

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