June 09, 2014

bourjois volume 1 seconde mascara

Bourjois are back again with the release of a new mascara, which promises volume in one second from what I can gather from the packaging. I'm not so keen on the name, we all know that no mascara in the world takes anywhere near to one second to apply. On a more positive note, I do really like the packaging, it has a chic and expensive feel to it and is ultra simple looking too. The thin nib on the end of the handle for the wand actually makes application much easier and means you end up using a lighter hand than when using a bulky version. Upon the first coat, the mascara coats each lash quickly and easily to create jet black voluminous lashes. With the second coat the lashes end up looking much thicker than with the first, but be careful as at this point clumps can begin to form, as you can see at the inner corner of my eye. That's not to say it isn't a great mascara though, you just need to keep in mind to have a light hand and don't overdo it with the amount of coats that you put on. As you can see from the before picture I wasn't particularly blessed with long and luscious lashes, so to find a mascara that makes them stand out and look both thick and dark is always a blessing. I usually prefer to go for dramatic looking bold lashes so this mascara works perfectly for me but it's worth baring in mind that you can still use it for a more natural look by using just one coat. After I had been wearing the mascara all day I noticed that my lashes didn't feel heavy with product and they still felt malleable to touch rather than solid as a rock as with some mascaras. It reminds me a great deal of Benefit They're Real (my usual favourite) with the effect it has on the lashes, but doesn't feel lashes feeling clogged up towards the end of the day as the Benefit mascara can sometimes do. Should the tube last well and I continue to get the same results from the mascara then I will definitely be buying it again, Bourjois have done it again with a mascara that is set at an affordable price point but has high end results. Plus it's currently reduced at £3 off the usual price over at Boots!


  1. Thanks for the thorough review - been meaning to try this mascara (haven't tried any from Bourjois yet) x
    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

  2. This looks incredibe! I need to try it!


  3. This really reminded me of Benefit They're Real too, but I found it smudged less. I normally don't like many high street mascaras but this is one of the best for sure!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  4. I really want to try this mascara! Not only does it looks pretty but the results seem to be amazing! Thanks for the great review :)
    xx Ann-Kathrin


  5. I looks kinda similar to Benefit They're Real. Personally I love alll the Benefit mascaras although this one might be worth trying, Benefit ain't cheap!

  6. Hmmm...interesting and impressive. This seems like a great one to try out. I love how it gives volume to the lashes. I will check on this.