Drugstore Make-up, Reviews

Boots 17 Va Va Voom Mascara

I picked up Boots 17 Va Va Voom Volume Mascara a few weeks ago. I have been wearing it every day since then as a road test of sorts.

First of all lets get the moneys out of the way. This is a cheap Boots brand product, I think I paid €6 for it.

It has a huge brush with oversized bristles which are designed to create big, dramatic lashes in one easy sweep. I think this mascara succeeds in it’s mission.

It’s easy to apply (you could nearly apply it without a mirror) I start by twirling the brush at the back of my lashes the moving to the front of the lashes, I wiggle the wand at the root and comb up. Since my lashes are so fair, for daytime I haven’t applied it to the bottom lashes. Instead I blink purposefully while the mascara is still a little tacky and the transfer of product does the job.

Today my sister commented on how long my lashes looked and I too noted that they looked good. Best of all that was only after one coat.

To be honest I didn’t expect this mascara to last. Today was the ultimate test. I spent 11 hours in a roasting childrens hospital ward. When I got home my mascara was still intact. No clumping. No flaking.

This is my no means an amazing mascara but I really like it! I think it’s probably more suitable to day time though as it wasn’t as buildable.

Have you tried this mascara?

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  • MascaraGirl

    Hi all I picked up a magazine that said that Bourjois Volumizer in Black is absolutly amazing!! They gave it a 10 out of 10! I’d like to get it but does anyone know where it is sold?

  • Dorothy

    Picked it up in Boots yesterday! It was about 8€. Very happy with it! The brush is massive! Great volume, length and definition! :) Great value for money! Thanks for the recommendation Amy!

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      @Dorothy Yay glad you like :) x

  • Louise Manning

    hey i just bought the loreal telescopic clean definition mascara for 14.99 in boots the other day and im so happy with iti was watching juicystar07 on youtube and she wore this in a few videos and it looked amazing!so i tried it out..its great :)

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      @Louise Manning Oooh I must try :) Thanks for letting me know!

  • http://twitter.com/galenuk Galen

    I tried this mascara last summer (they were giving away a free eyeshadow palette with it – how could I resist?!) and it was just too heavy and clumpy for me, but my lashes are very easily weighed down.

    Glad it’s working for you though!

  • Dorothy

    Thanks a lot for the reply, Amy! :) Definitely have to give Dior Show a try then. I doubt they have it in Boots, do they? Where in Dublin can I get it and around how much is it? I hope you don’t mind me asking so many questions…

  • Dorothy

    Amy, what is the best mascara with a similar brush to this one in your opinion? Currently, I’m using the L’Oreal one with the long, thin brush, and and before this, I had the one with the little ball-like brush, and I don’t like either of them as much as I like the kind of brush that the 17 mascara has. It just gives me the most volume and length. So, what would you recommend? Thanks in advance, and also I hope your sister will be better soon! :)

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      @Dorothy I love Dior Show for the big round brush. But I have to say, I really like this mascara. It lasted 11 hours today and still looks great. Thanks for your get well wishes for Eimear :)

  • sarah

    oooh i have to try this, i work in a childrens hospital and its always baking hot, so maybe this will last the day =) thanks!

  • Janine

    17 isnt a boots own brand is it?
    I know that the natural Collection and No7 is but not 17?

    • http://www.makeupandbeauty.ie Amy

      @Janine it’s a boots brand, they have 3 make-up lines

  • http://essjay23x.wordpress.com Essjay23x

    Hi Amy, I’m loving the Max Factor Lash Extension Effect mascara at the moment but this 17 one sounds like a bargain. Might see how many Boots points I have.
    Hope your sister gets out of hospital soon.

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