I saw the advert on TV, was taken in by the
The new rubber-bristled brush is apparently shaped so that every last lash gets smooth, even coverage *yawns* We've heard it all before right? Yep, well it still didn't stop me from being sucked in.
Currently on offer in Boots (and possibly Superdrug too, I'm not sure), I picked this up earlier this week, and looked forward to trying it, the following morning.Given that the brush is made of plastic, that should have set alarm bells ringing as I'm still trying to figure out who had the brainwave that a plastic comb would transfer mascara through delicate eyelashes without incident!
I had lash extensions put in recently and my lashes have been left a shadow of what they were after using RapidLash. Now that the extensions have all fallen out, I can see that my natural lashes are shorter, however I've still been able to use my favourite mascara and create an effect of fuller lashes, disguising the damage to them.
I was keen to try a new mascara to see what I could still achieve with mascara, while they grow back to their former glory. Unfortunately I wasn't impressed with its maiden voyage - at all. The wand failed to brush through my lashes easily, tugging on them as I combed it through, in a similar fashion to how Revlon Grow Lucious performed. However, I give One by One an extra point for 'tripping' on my lashes in an almost aggressive fashion - that must have been the packed, plastic bristle comb working its magic!
The mascara I applied during the first coat was minimal, barely making a difference and it was near on impossible to get the comb to separate my lashes cleanly. Two coats later and my lashes looked clumpy, and quite frankly an utter mess which is very annoying, especially when you're trying to get ready and out of the door in a hurry.
Hot mess from the side ...
Hot mess from the front ...
The same happened the following morning, and the morning after that. I tried brushing the wand through slowly to see if I could sustain more control, but nothing seemed to work! I was left with carnage on my face and spidery looking eyelashes. All this mascara does is highlight the awful shape my lashes are now in. It is NOT my friend!
Needless to say, I'm not impressed and this is currently lying in the bin after just three uses. I'd love to know who the reviewers are raving about it on the Boots website - reveal yourselves!! 5 stars my a*se!
Furthermore, to whom it may concern, I think it's about time the current refund policy in the UK on cosmetics was re-evaluated! I'm so envious of you ladies in the U.S who can try out products to your hearts content, knowing that if they don't work, or if you've picked the wrong shade then you can return them, no questions asked.
Lancome Hypnose Drama, can you forgive me? I'll never cheat on you again! How ironic that Maybelline and Lancome are under the same company (L'Oreal)!!
Have any of you tried this and if so, did it perform better for you?
How much is it? £8.49
Where can I buy it? Boots, Superdrug