Back in the day, I had a double ended mascara like the new L'Oreal False Lash Superstar mascara. It probably was from L'Oreal now that I think of it and I still remember how much I loved it back then. These were the days when I wore frosty blue eyeshadow from lash to brow. On purpose. Because I thought it looked fabulous. I even pointed it out when someone admired my eyeshadow. "Oh thanks, I brought it all the way up to my eyebrows to make my eyes pop" (and everyone's eyes pop out of their heads having to look at it.)
But the mascara. It detracted from or emphasised this makeup look. I'm not sure which. But now L'Oreal have released a new double ended mascara, catchily named False Lash Superstar. And it's everything I remembered from back in the day and more. Thankfully I've grown out of the frosty blue look.
So this two step mascara promises volume and length and claims to give the false lash effect. I think most mascaras have that claim nowadays, but I had a good feeling about this one.
Step 1 is the lash primer and this combs through the lashes, depositing the product onto the lashes, giving you icicle lashes. The primer effectively thickens the appearance of each lash and I find it's best to apply this and then apply step 2, the lengthening mascara, over the top before the primer has a chance to set. So do both steps on one eye and then the other eye and you'll be gold. The curved brush on the mascara end helps to fan out the lashes beautifully, separating them and adding lots of length.
If you're a fan of full wispy lashes then you're going to love this one. It's great at keeping my lashes curled for the day and definitely gives me a much needed wide eyed look every day. I only need one coat of the black mascara for day time use and if I'm going out, I apply a light second coat while the first coat is still wet to give even more drama. I've never been one for the natural look when lashes are involved.
Is this a reincarnation of my mascara of days gone by? I don't know but what I do know is that if it is, L'Oreal have kept a good thing going. Yes, it's giving me the feels in terms of my Princess Di blue eyeshadow days, but also the relief that there were no digital cameras or phones back then...
The mascara is on stands now and is €17.99. A bit spendy for a drug store mascara but you know Boots, they're always doing special offers. Definitely one to check out!