When I first started my blog I decided to email to different makeup companies to see if anyone would be willing to give me sample mascaras to kick off my blog and luckily I got few positive replies 🙂 One of them was The Heat Group who is Australia’s largest Australian owned cosmetics company and also distributes globally known brands such as Covergirl, Essence, Max Factor and Bourjois. I was sent three mascaras: Bourjois Volume Clubbing Absolute Black Mascara, Bourjois Liner Effet Mascara and Essence Maximum Volume Mascara. How lucky was I? 🙂
I decided to try the Bourjois Volume Clubbing Absolute Black Mascara because it matched the most to mascaras that I normally buy. The last time I bought and tried Bourjois was very very long time ago. I think it was when I was a teenager so I can’t remember if their products are good or not. Priceline sells it for $22 which is okay price for me.
Bourjois promises quite a lot about this mascara:
“Volume to get you on the guest list! Extreme volume, ultra resistance. Create your own V.I.P look for extremely striking eyes all night long! Volume Clubbing Mascara gives you extreme volume, perfect for nights out. Its patented double-sided brush with its high volume of supple bristles ensures even coverage on the lashes. Its extremely resistant formula is enriched with vinyl for a look that won’t budge all night! 100% tear and sweat proof. Tested and loved by clubbers!”
It also mentions on its website that the model is wearing lash inserts to even out the lash line (I assume it is the model on packaging because I didn’t see anything else next to the mascara description on au.bourjois.com). I think it is such a good thing that they mention it because lot of brands just add false lashes on top of mascara and then they state this is the look you will achieve. It is obviously misleading statements because you will NEVER achieve the same look as on packaging.
Mascara itself looks pretty average:
It has a bigger wand as any other volumising mascaras. The only difference is that the brush has kind of empty sides on it. Its like quarter of the brush has bristles, then there is a bigger gap and same again. Kind of strange I thought because I didn’t find that it would have been any better or worse in that matter (Bourjois is calling it double-sided brush). The brush gives enough product so it is not too dry nor is it too wet. The result is here:
When I had finished applying it the first thing my mum said is how nice my lashes are and she wants to keep the mascara to herself 🙂 Obviously I didn’t give it to her because this stuff is too GOOOOD to share! It gives good amount of volume, just the way I like it. It does not clump and most importantly it does NOT smudge!! Jippiii!!!! I was wearing it outside during boat ride and got some water all over me and the mascara stayed put! It didn’t smudge or flake at all! I assume it is then partially waterproof as well even though it states it is sweat and tear proof. The only bad side was that it was quite hard to wash off, both with water and makeup remover. It came off as small pieces which I think was good because it did not leave any residue or smudged my eyes but at the same time I found it to be little too harsh to my lashes. I guess it explains the 100% sweat and tear proof formula.
Definitely A KEEPER mascara and I would surely pay full price for it! It will get a place next to my other few favourites! 🙂