If, like me, you live in England, you will know how unbearably hot it has been this past month. There hasn't been a day where I've felt comfortable wearing a full face of make-up as it was just too hot and being a typical Brit, I can't handle anything above 20 degrees C. So, for that very reason, I've been looking pretty bare faced all month, focusing on not passing out in the heat, rather than on what I look like. I've been wearing the Simple illuminating moisturizer as a base (as it has SPF also), Bourjois Java Rice Powder to stop shine, Carmex lip balm and a simple slick of eyeliner followed by Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara*. Whilst the idea of wearing this little make-up does frighten me slightly, it is necessary and very practical in this weather.
The Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara has been my absolute favourite mascara lately, but only for my top lashes. It makes them appear longer and fuller, as well as separated, without looking like spiders legs (we've all been there, girls). I've been using two carefully applied coats in the day and if I want a more dramatic look for the evening, a couple more coats does the trick perfectly. For the purpose of this review, I have applied it to my bottom lashes also, although I prefer not to use it on these as it can make them look longer than I want them to. I like my bottom lashes to be exaggerated but not stand out too much, which this mascara does tend to do. One problem I do tend to have with mascaras is that they can be tricky to get off but that isn't the case with this one. I use an eye make-up remover on my eyes before cleansing my face and this mascara comes off exactly when I need it to, without sticking to my lashes or pulling them out.
When I run out of this mascara, I will definitely be picking up some more as I love the lengthening effect it has on my lashes. Have you tried this mascara before? What is your favourite Bourjois mascara?
Bourjois Volume 1 Second Mascara - Isme £10.