If there is one new product that is guaranteed to grab my attention and have me rushing off to buy it straight after work even though I definitely don't NEED it, it's mascara. I know I am not alone in my quest to find the next best product to give me super model-esque long, dark lashes and on this occasion it has led me to giving Bourjois' latest offering, the Volume 1 Second mascara*, a bash.
Promising super glamorous, voluminous and fluttery lashes with an impressive 16 hour hold that is still easy to remove, this new mascara had a lot to live up to.Taking its inspiration from professional round hairbrushes, the 1second has a 360 degree brush that has both straight bristles and these tiny little spheres too, that are designed to coat the whole lash in product while the straight bristles then come along and add the definition to each one- pretty clever stuff!
I was pretty excited to give it a whirl, on first inspection I worried the consistency was a little 'wet' for me, but happily there was no problem at all in application. I am always worried about it ending up all over my lids and with a thicker brush this nearly always happens to me but with this It went solely on the lashes and gave it that rich black coating I am after. The straight bristles really do define each lash which is so important to me as my natural set are prone to clumping together. I was super impressed with the length it gave and the staying power is fantastic- I haven't been looking in to the mirror later on in the day and finding it all transferred under my eyebrows or flaking off under my eyes which is fab. My photo is a little misleading as these are my lashes following the LVL treatment I had, so are currently unusually long and striking looking- but I got to use the mascara for a couple of days before I had this done and was thrilled with its performance then and continue to be impressed with it.
Right now its on offer in Boots for £9.99 or 2 products for £14 which is excellent considering I have paid much more for properly terrible mascaras! With Bourjois it is usually their foundations that catch my eye but this has definitely reminded me that they do other things well too.