Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour Mascara review, before & after photos

I've said this before, but for anyone new to the blog, Bourjois do some of the best affordable mascaras in the business.  I've pretty much tried them all and I don't think I've come across a dud in the bunch.  They're a new offering out which I think is an extension on an existing Volume Glamour line, and includes an ultra black edition and a waterproof version.  So for the past week I've been solidly wearing the Volume Glamour Push Up mascara in ultra back because I like my lashes thick and black!

I know some people aren't a fan of the plastic wands when it comes to mascaras, but I'm an equal opportunist when it comes to wands and I'll take whatever works best.  So for those who love a normal bristled brush, Bourjois has you covered.  It picks up a decent amount of product, so if you're not a fan of uber black lashes, then scrape off a bit.  But sure what's the point in that?!  More is more when it comes to lashes!

I'm super impressed with the blacker than black lashes this gives me and it ticks all of the boxes I consider when deeming a mascara to be good or not.  It gives me great length and volume while curling my non existing lashes.  Seriously.  Before and after photos like these ones really drives home just how beady my eyes look with bare lashes!  See how much bigger and more open my eyes look with mascara?

The brush is a great size for getting product onto the lower lashes without making a mess or poking yourself in the eyeball.  And while eyeball pokage is an everyday occurrence with me, I've not done it once since using this!  (Yes, it's early days, but I'm living in hope that my eyeballs will be free from pokes for the foreseeable future!)

I love that this packs on the product to the lashes, making it look like I've a really thick lash line.  And it's before and after photos like the ones below which really show what I'm talking about.  Now because the wand can pick up a lot of product, clumping is something to keep an eye on, but I think if you apply the product and then comb through the lashes a couple of times with whatever's left on the brush, you'll be grand.  I don't use a lash comb and I'm grand!

I don't have any issues with smudging, smearing, melting, flaking or any such instances where the mascara ends up anywhere else other than on my lashes.

I haven't tried out the waterproof version yet, but it's going to make an appearance in a feature soon, but Ultra Black Edition, you are brilliant!  Bourjois have done it again and it's definitely one worth checking out when you're in the shops next.  They're €12.99 and at the time of writing this blog post, Bourjois have a free gift worth over €27 when you spend over €20.  If that's not a reason to go wild and buy some new summery products, I don't know what is!


  1. Wow this has really made a huge difference! I’ve been loving the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara recently, but also love SEVENTEEN’s Doll’d Up Mascara.


  2. They're pretty impressive before and after pix - I've never tried a Bourjois mascara. So many mascaras, so little time!


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