Sunday, January 10, 2016

Revlon Bold Laquer Mascara Review

Up next in my January Mascara review series is the Revlon Bold Lacquer Length and Volume Mascara. I actually finished this mascara in my latest Project Pan, but I wanted to put up this review!

Name: Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara
Shade: Blackest Black(3 options)
Price: $7.99 CAD
Size: 7mL
Find it at your local drugstore

What Revlon says:
"The Ultimate Black Bold Definition! Get Volume + Length to the nth degree. Our first mascara with only high shine black fibers."

This mascara has a standard wand with natural bristles. The bristles are tightly packed together and sometimes contains too much product. There was a lot of product build up in my brushes as I used it. I had to use a tissue paper to squeeze out some of the product to ensure it doesn't clump my lashes.

I like that the tapered end makes it easy to pick up the lashes in the corner. Although the Revlon description says "high shine", I wouldn’t say that you get a super dark dramatic lash look. This does well with everyday length but does not provide a lot of volume nor "high shine".

I do like that it didn't make my eyelashes feel crunchy. It kept a soft fluttery feel all day so it would be good for going to school or work where you want to feel comfortable and don't mind a bit less drama. It wore well for 4 hours and still looked fresh and lifted. However at the 8 hour mark, the lashes have drooped and I lost a lot of length.

There are lots of online reviews that say this mascara flaked on them but I didn't experience any flaking or smudging.

Mascara Ratings 
Big lashes: 4/5
Blackness: 4/5
No clumping: 3/5
No flaking/smudging: 5/5
Easy to take off: 5/5
Value: 4/5

Overall 25/30    B

Overall, the mascara was just okay. With tons of great drugstore options these days, I'd probably pass on this unless you find a great sale. It does offer a comfortable wear and good length but there was nothing too special about the formula. 

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