Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Beauty: First Impressions #1

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I don't think I've ever done a first impressions blog post before, and I'm not sure why. I think that it's nice to see what someones first impressions of a product are, compared to a few weeks down the line when they do a full review of the product. Sometimes my first impressions of a product are really good, and I feel like I'm going to love the product, but a few weeks later I'm choosing other products over it as it's just not met my expectations. And yet sometimes it's the other way around where I'll hate the product but grow to love it. 
With review posts it's hard to get an understanding of how far along the line they are. Have they just purchased the product now and are doing a review after their first use, or is it a product that they've used and loved for a while now?

I thought I'd do a first impressions post on products before I actually use them properly, or before I write a full review on them, just for you guys to see my initial thoughts and for myself as well when I come to review it and see how much or how little things have changed.

I saw this mascara advertised on TV and thought "I got to get myself some of that". I have really short lashes and when I'm doing more than the school run or the weekly shop then I'll most likely pop some false lashes on. I still like my eyes to look natural, I just want my eyes to look as if I actually have eyelashes. 
When I first got this I was taken aback by the hard wand. It reminds me of Benefit They're Real but without the ball part at the end. For some reason I was expecting it to be a soft bristle wand even though it's not advertised as one. 
Applying it for the first time, I couldn't help think that it was too wet and clumpy. I mean, it wasn't clumpy as such, but I needed to put a few coats on to cover my lashes evenly, which resulted in my lashes sticking together from he amount of product on them. Spider lashes aren't cool. 
Although it's not waterproof, once it dries it does take some rubbing to get off which gives it a bonus point in my eyes. 

Overall, as my first impressions went, I wasn't too blown away by it. I had to put a lot of product on, which made my lashes stick together and heavy, so a curl didn't even hold. 

I'm going to keep using this and see if it improves or if I change my mind on how I feel. Maybe I just need to practise with the application. I'll write a review of it in the future if my opinion does change.

Have you tried this before? What did you think? What mascara are you loving recently?



  1. My first impressions were the exact same, the formula is far too wet, I would sneeze and it went everywhere..

    Parie x

  2. I was the same! I feel it's very spider lashy...
    Trudy | TrudyJohanna

  3. I've seen this mascara just about everywhere and I'm dying to give it a try - bit annoying that you have to put a lot of product on however!

    Lucy | Forever September

  4. Love this mascara! It is my go to with the Maybelline lash sensational mascara.

    Annie | DrugstoreDreamer

  5. It's too bad. I hate when my lashes go all clumpy because you have to put on a million layers!

  6. I don't think I'll be trying this out after reading your review as it seems disappointing. Plus these days a mascara has got to be special to be added to my collection as I already own quite a few.

    Kirsty x

  7. I have this mascara too and i hate the clumpy-ness of it.
    Natalie xx


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