I love my mascara and it is one of those things I wear daily – even if I am just in the house! I’ll admit its my Kryptonite! I see an offer on mascara and I can’t help myself, I just have to buy it! A while back Boots were doing an offer on their Foundation; that if you bought a healthy mix serum foundation you got a free mascara, there was 2 mascaras too chose from and I picked the Coup De Theatre as I hadn’t tried it before not read much about it. I really quite like Bourjois mascara’s and have a few in my collection. I don’t think anything really compares to their Volume Fast and Perfect (Revolving brush) mascara as its my favourite by Bourjois but I am always willing to try something new.
The packaging is really rather striking and classic. I have always loved a monochrome colour scheme and the sharp contrast of white against the black is so eye catching its hard to miss!
I was a little disappointed when I opened the mascara at the brush. I am not a massive fan of the ‘plastic’ spiky wands. I always find them uncomfortable to use (I think I must be heavy handed). I know they are great for achieving length and separating the lashes but I’ll be honest and say this was a point against Coup De Theatre in my books.
Here are a few details about Bourjois Coup De Theatre Mascara from the Boots Website(Source)…
Bourjois Coup De Theatre 2 in 1 Mascara combines a lengthening base with a volumising coat. A brush that is worth two, to stretch the formula’s micro fibres for a lash extension effect. The result: minimum effort for maximum effect!
As with all mascaras I feel the best way to really see how good they are is to try them, so here are several photos I have taken so you can see the effect of Coup De Theatre mascara on my lashes.
Bourjois Coup De Theatre Mascara Application – Left eye 1 coat Right eye none
Bourjois Coup De Theatre Mascara Application – Left eye 2 coat Right eye 1
Bourjois Coup De Theatre Mascara Application – Both Eyes 2 Coats
Bourjois Coup De Theatre Mascara Application – Both Eyes 2 Side View
Would I buy Coup De Theatre Mascara again?
In honesty probably not. The formula is ok and not heavily scented like some can be. For a micro lash fibre formula it isn’t too thick or clumpy and comes out really well on the brush. But the main problem for me was the brush, it was rather sharp and uncomfortable for me to use on my lashes. I also felt that although the mascara was ok on lengthening (Although nothing special I have to admit) I didn’t really feel that it created much volume on my lashes at all. If I were to compare this mascara to another one the one that immediately springs to mind is Chanel’s Sublime de Chanel.
The mascara did not smudge on my lashes nor did it really budge throughout the day. I didn’t get panda eyes at all (Something which I do get with Chanel’s Sublime De Chanel) and it is a very ‘true black’ so my lashes were quite prominent in length. I would even go as far as to say that Bourjois Coup De Theatre makes a good dupe for Sublime De Chanel.
I just like to see some volume as well as length and I feel as this mascara boasts it gives you this and a false last effect I feel its a claim for me it didn’t quite meet.
So, if my opinion if you are looking for a mascara that gives you length and lasts throughout the day and doesn’t seem to smudge then Bourjois Coup De Theatre would be great for you. If you are looking for volume and length I can’t guarantee this will do it for you. However, at £9.49 it does make an amazing dupe for Chanel’s Sublime De Chanel and is a fraction of the price!
Have you tried Bourjois Coup De Theatre? What was you opinion?
Lots of Love,