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
This weekend I decided to set myself a drugstore make-up challenge. I only allowed myself wear products that I bought in Boots, Superdrug and CVS. I wanted to keep it quite natural. Here is the look I settled on:
and the look…
- No 17 Get Even Foundation in Natural
- Beauty UK Palette No 2
- Eco Tools Brushes
- Rimmel Recovery Concealer
- Maybelline Mousse Blush: Peach
- Prestige Sun Minerals in St Tropez
- Prestige Sun Minerals Highlight
- Bourjois Blanc Diaphine
- Natural Collection Lip Liner in Almond
- Annabel Eye Liner
- Revlon Sable Eye shadow
- Wet n Wild Mega Shine
- Essence Gloss
I really enjoy using the Beauty UK Palette. I applied the orange shade to the lid and the aqua under my eye. I used Revlon Sable in the crease to blend out the orange and Bourjois No 40 on the inner corner of my eye. I think the No 17 foundation requires a post of it’s own.
My make-up lasted as long as it usually does with more expensive products. I’m converted. For today anyway!