Review // Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara in Black

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara* - £9.99
When an opportunity arose for me to try out a new Bourjois mascara I jumped at the chance. Whilst I hadn't used one of their mascaras before, their lipsticks are massive staples in my make-up bag and if the mascaras are anything like their lipsticks then I was definitely in for a treat. Enter Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara*! My first thoughts were "wow, it reminds me of the Shine Edition Lipsticks" with it's shiny, mirrored packaging. I received the Black version of this mascara which has the coral pink banding but the Waterproof version has a lovely turquoise banding to it. 

What Bourjois say about their Volume 1 Seconde Mascara:
"Maxi Volume from every angle! Ready for your lashes to flutter? Ready to show off super-glamorous lashes in record time? Ready to give your lashes impeccable volume from all angles? Bourjois' new Volume 1 Seconde Mascara has a unique brush with spherical bristles to wrap every lash in a 360 degree motion and straight bristles to create clump free definition."

How to apply:
"Apply in a zigzag motion to your top and bottom lashes for an instant eye-opening look."

Yep, the mascara wand has balls. And I love it. They are so small that I didn't notice until I studied the brush hard enough. The brush has wraparound spherical bristles which takes its inspiration from professional round hairbrushes and, guess what? It works. It totally works. The little spherical bristles work really well with the small, straight bristles to deliver clump free, voluminised lashes. Don't just take my word for it, look at the before and after photos above! (Photo 1: before. Photo 2: One coat on the top lashes. Photo 3: 2 layers)


My eyelashes appear to have lots more volume and appear much thicker than before. The mascara isn't too wet, meaning it doesn't transfer onto the skin which is great and it doesn't leave my eyelashes feeling or looking crispy or clumped together. One layer, in my eyes, is perfect for everyday and it's incredibly easy to get the desired look in just 1 second. Bourjois claim this mascara will last 16 hours on the eyelashes (24 hours with the Waterproof version) but I believe it will probably last even longer than that.

Overall, I have found another staple in my make-up bag from Bourjois. With the innovative wand with its wraparound spherical bristles, it's easy to apply (and remove!) and easy to build up the mascara to the desired look. With one coat my eyelashes appeared separated and voluminised whereas with two coats, my eyelashes also appeared much thicker and fuller. I can't rave about this mascara enough and for the wand alone it's definitely worth a try.

* - PR Sample.

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