Monday, 13 January 2014

Bourjois Volumizer Ultra Black Mascara

There are quite a few "two step" mascaras on the market, but I haven't tried any of them... until now! I've been trying out Bourjois' Volumizer Ultra Black Mascara* ($20 CDN), which has a smaller brush and a larger brush to give you the exact amount of volume that you desire. My lashes are naturally fairly curled and long, so I really go to mascara for a super black colour and a ton of volume. This mascara uses the same brush, but the first step has a lot more of the actually mascara liquid removed from the brush, thus giving a more natural look.


 "The new Ultra Black Volumizer mascara for 11 x more volume and ultra black lashes in just 2 steps.

Its secret? An innovative transformable brush for customised volume to suit any style or occasion:

How does it work?
- Use Step 1 for extremely defined lashes with 2 x more volume, perfect for everyday glamour.
- Apply Step 2 for dramatic boosted volume with no clumps, perfect if you want the ultimate show-stopping eyes.

Its formula contains high purity mineral pigments for a deep intense black result and can be applied layer upon layer without clogging, boosting volume with every stroke.

Enriched with fortifying and repairing ceramide, natural waxes and provitamin B5, it is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers (Ophthalmologically tested)." - Bourjois
Step 1 Brush

Step 2 Brush


The step 1 brush is still medium sized and not too tiny. Nothing like the wand for something like Clinique's bottom lash mascara! I've been using this brush to apply my first coat of mascara, and my only light coat of mascara to my bottom lashes. I'll then use the step 2 brush to apply the second coat of mascara to my top lashes only. I do find that when you're pulling out the step 2 brush from the tube there isn't anything for it to grip onto on the way out. Therefore, you're left with a ton of mascara on the wand, which can result in a few clumps. I wouldn't wear just step 1 on its' own, since I do prefer a more voluminous look. However, if you opt for a more natural mascara look, you might want to just stick to using the step 1 brush. I haven't had any issues with this mascara smudging, flaking, or loosing its' curl throughout the day - but I generally don't have these issues with any mascara. 


I do really like the volume that this mascara gives my lashes, but I could do without the clumps. I think that I could find a similar effect from a lower priced mascara, but this was a very fun mascara to try out. Have you tried Bourjois' Volumizer Ultra Black Mascara before? Are you a fan of these two step mascaras or do you like to just stick to a single step?

12 comments:

  1. Your lashes look beautiful!

    x

    http://holaflo.blogspot.se/

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  2. I love the idea behind this brush! So cool :)

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    1. I love the idea of the brush too, it's so different! :)

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  3. I like the idea of a two step mascara but I feel like they don't really do much for my short, sparse, barely-there, stick-straight-down lashes. Single step with extra time using a lash curler works for me. Great review though :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. You know, I've only used a lash curler a handful of times? I just don't find that they do anything for my lashes! You gotta find what works for you :)

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  4. The volume seems great but I'm not sure about the clumping and if I can be fussed with a two step mascara when you can get excellent effect from so many other straight forward mascaras :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. It's definitely a more gimmicky mascara!I really like the idea behind it, but it wasn't perfect.

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  5. I love how funky the brush is, and I really like the final result! That's a shame it makes the lashes look clumpy though!

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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    1. I love the brush, so fun! I know, I could definitely do without the clumps, but I can just use a lash brush to get rid of them! :)

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