Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara review, before & after photos!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Bourjois is the actual business when it comes to affordable bases and mascaras and if you're a long time reader of the blog, you'll know I have lots of love for the brand in general!

Launching mid May, the Bourjois 1 Seconde mascara was love at first swipe for me.  I got it to play with a few weeks ago and it's rarely been off my lashes since.  There's the regular version which is the one below with the orange band and the waterproof version has a blue band, just in case you end up standing in Boots trying to figure out what's what!

I'm loving the mirrored packaging and it means I can find it easily when it's plonked in my makeup bag along with everything else.  Now you know I can't talk about mascaras without discussing the wand with plenty of innuendo, so come on, let's get it over with.  My wand has balls.  I know.  I ain't lyin'.  The technical term is "wraparound spheres", but they're balls.  Look at them.

The balls, sorry, "spheres", are alternated between the evenly sized bristles and promises to envelop each lash.  That's what they all say, but does it work?

Hell yeah!  The wand combs the product through my lashes easily and gives lift, volume, thickness and separation, with no hint of clumping.   The formula is one of those Goldilocks ones, not too wet and not too dry, just perfect.  I've only ever needed to use one coat to get fabulous lashes and that's perfect for me first thing in the morning.

It stays put all day and there's no flaking or smudging whatsoever.  When it comes to removing it, it takes minimal effort even with my trusty faithful Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.

I think the sign of a great mascara, for me anyway, is the ability to wear it on it's own with no liner or eyeshadow and still feel made up and put together.

The Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara will set you back €12.99 and is well worth every penny in my opinion.

It's the closest balls have gotten to my eyes in quite some time... Ok ok I'm done with the rudeness!! This mascara is fantastic and is definitely one to check out when it launches!


  1. Hahaha nice ones :)
    I must try that mascara ! Today I tried the Bourjois 1 seconde nail polish, must be a sign ^^ (it's great too btw)

  2. Looks great! I have often trusted in your mascara reviews, so I will give this one a go! Thanks for a great review. x

  3. This looks great I'm well overdue a new mascara so might give this a whirl, good excuse for a 3 for 2!

  4. I like a good set of balls Karen! I've used a similar wand to this before (balls and all) and it did the job well but was difficult to get hold of until recently. I love the sound of this mascara - will definitely be trying it out! x

  5. Feck you, I want this now.... I didn't even know mascara wands could have balls!

  6. i just stumbled across your blog and you are HILARIOUS! i also really like your reviews and i think your eyes are gorgeous. xo carly


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