Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara Review

I’d been using the same mascara – Avon’s Supershock – for years, but since I had some really bad experience with Avon Slovenia’s customer service a few months ago, I stopped ordering their products (which is a shame, because they have some really great ones)! As a result, I had to go look for a new mascara as soon as I ran out of the Avon one. A while back, Revlon’s Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara seemed to be quite popular around the blogosphere, so I decided to give that one a try. 

I quickly discovered that the mascara wand doesn’t have plactic but natural bristles, which I never really got along with, but I decided to pick the mascara up anyways. What a risk taker I am!

When I tried it out for the first time, I was really disappointed. It made my lashes very clumpy, which is what I was most afraid of, as all the wands with natural bristles seem to have that effect on my lashes. Being all depressed that I basically threw my money out of the window, I put it away and went back to using my already dry Avon Supershock Mascara. A few weeks later, when my Avon mascara became totally and completely useless, I decided to give the Revlon one another go, and I finally figured out a way to use it. I realized that it can look great on my lashes if I apply only one coat. As soon as I try to apply more coats, my lashes turn into a clumpy spidery mess, which you can see in the photos below. In the first photo, I’m not wearing any mascara, in the second I have one coat, and in the third two coats. 

Putting the clumpy issues aside, this mascara is actually a great lengthening mascara that is also long lasting and doesn’t smudge. It doesn’t add any volume, though, and I find the brush too big and clumsy to reach my inner lashes. Do you have any experience with this mascara? I would love to hear your thoughts. 

23 Comments

  1. Taya
    March 4, 2013 / 3:21 pm

    En sloj res izgleda najlepše na tvojih trepalnicah, ampak meni je to premalo (edino za kak naraven makeup je ok), ker imam rada, da mi da maskara ogromo volumna. Še pa iščem svojo popolno maskaro, sem jih probala kar nekaj, ampak vsaka ima neke pomankljivosti.Btw, tvoje trepalnice res krasno izgledajo tudi brez maskare. 🙂

    • Sandra
      March 4, 2013 / 7:58 pm

      Hvala! Ja, tale res ne da volumna. Meni je drugače najbolj pomembno, da mi ne zlepi skupaj trepalnic, ker tega pa res ne maram. Zdajle glih Maybelline Rocket Volum' Express probavam in mi je zaenkrat zelo všeč. 🙂

  2. Sandy @ absolute beaut
    March 4, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    Firstly your eye makeup looks absolutely stunning! I have tried this mascara before and I actually really liked it. I do prefer natural bristle brushes though. I think it still looks nice on you in the third photo too :).www.absolutebeaut.comxx

    • Sandra
      March 4, 2013 / 7:59 pm

      Thank you!

  3. Tala
    March 4, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    what do you think about the lancome v revlon mascara? have you tried it? 🙂

    • Sandra
      March 4, 2013 / 7:59 pm

      I haven't tried any Lancome mascaras yet unfortunatelly.

  4. Vicki
    March 4, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    I have been using this for about two months now and I think It makes a great everyday mascara, when you don't wan your lashes to be too dramatic. It separates them and makes them look really natural I would repurchase it.

    • Sandra
      March 4, 2013 / 8:00 pm

      Yes, it's definitely a great everyday mascara. 🙂

  5. melita
    March 4, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    Stvarno izgleda odlično na drugoj slici! Nisam ju viđala kod nas, morat ću malo bolje pronjuškat.. ili je to iz neke nove kolekcije?Hvala ti na linku, jako mi se sviđa tvoj blog i pratim 🙂 Veliki pozdrav iz susjedstva 😉

    • Sandra
      March 4, 2013 / 8:02 pm

      Hvala za komentar! :)Jaz sem jo pri nas drugače kupila pred kakšnimi 3 ali 4 meseci.

  6. Stella
    March 4, 2013 / 6:54 pm

    I haven't tried this mascara. The result looks natural.I think it's good for everyday use.

  7. Beth
    March 4, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Great review 🙂 I haven't tried this mascara, it seems like one you'd use for daytime when you don't want your make up to be too heavy xx

  8. Lux
    March 4, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    En sloj izgleda lepo, samo bolj za naravni make-up 🙂 Sem imela podoben problem z eno maskaro, poskusi kombinirati s tastaro – jaz sem najprej nanesla en sloj stare (bolj ko ne posušene), da mi je razčesala trepalnice, potem pa naprej en sloj nove in ko se je ta posušil še enega. Mogoče bo pri tej tudi delovalo 🙂

  9. aly7
    March 4, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    This makes your lashes look really natural and so long! I've been using Maybelline the Rocket and I loooove it, you should give it a try next time if you want! xo aly

    • Sandra
      March 5, 2013 / 9:19 pm

      I've just got it a week ago! I really like it so far. 🙂

  10. Stephanie
    March 4, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    I've never actually tried a Revlon mascara!February Favourites, Top 5 Blue Nail Polishes, Weekly Wants, Pictures from Paris, Biscotti Recipe, Stila Smudge Pot and more over at http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/I'd love to see you over there!xxxx

  11. Adeola Naomi
    March 4, 2013 / 11:50 pm

    The result looks great with the first coat.I really like your make up too, I am personally very "faithful" to my Clinique mascaras but I have been falling for the ones from The Body Shop too lately, I haven't try this one though.

  12. Bow Tied Beauty
    March 5, 2013 / 12:48 am

    It sounds good but I think there are probably better ones on the market. I always find Bourjois and Benefit are great brands for mascaras 🙂 xhttp://bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

  13. Pink_Diamond
    March 5, 2013 / 6:27 am

    Oh, kako imaš lepe učke. Pa tvoj make up mi je vedno všeč. Se mi zdi, da ta maskara ni najboljša. Jaz nujno rabim več plasti 🙂 Da je viden volumen 🙂

  14. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 / 9:32 am

    Pred kratkim sm odkrila tvoj blog in cist sm naudusena;-) good job!!:-D drugac pa tyd jz mam to maskara in sm cisto razocarana:-( glede na to da obljubja volumen,skoda:-/

  15. Gita
    March 5, 2013 / 2:52 pm

    Kakšne lepe oči in obrvi imaš, vau :)! Drugače pa hvala za tale opis, sem hotla probat to maskaro, pa bom rajš kakšno drugo vzela. Hvala za tak dober opis! :)xxhttp://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

  16. Sherrie Cola
    March 5, 2013 / 3:49 pm

    Love your eyebrows! I actually think that it looks fine in the third photo as well 🙂

  17. Simply Evani
    March 5, 2013 / 4:20 pm

    It definitely makes them more full! My sister swears by this mascara.

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