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.