I’ve been hearing a lot about Revlon and their ‘Grow Luscious’ mascara of late. Yet I’ve not really heard anyone confirm whether it does work. If you are new to my blog, you won’t know when it comes to mascara I’m a bit of an addict. I can’t help myself and have probably about 14 at present (I’ve just had a clear out and binned 7), having long, luscious lashes that don’t look clumpy and as if I have spider legs on my eyes is my goal. I’ve tried several lash growth formulas although the only one I think really works is Rapidlash (Review here) but it really is pricey and out of many peoples budgets. To find a mascara that may help with the whole lengthening process kills 2 birds with 1 stone.

At present Superdrug are running a 3 for 2 offer across all brands of cosmetics and you can mix and match what you purchase. As I was buying a couple of other ‘essentials’ I decided to give Revlon’s Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara a go and give you my thoughts.

The first part of this review will be based on Revlon’s Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara and how it fairs as a mascara. I will try and use this every day for a month (I noticed results with all my other lash formulas from a month upwards) and then report back as to whether its helped with the condition of my lashes like it claims to do (Expect updated review around the end of June – when done I will put a link here).

For those who like technical info and the links, here’s a little more info about Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara….

Revlon® Grow Luscious Plumping™ Mascara plumps lashes up to 200% instantly for intense volume. Our uniquely tapered brush grabs every lash, individually, and coats it to plump perfection.

Contains a lash enhancing complex that conditions your lashes day after day.Ophthalmologist tested.

How to Use

To get Jessica Biel’s seductive lashes firstly apply Grow Luscious Plumping™ Mascara to lash tips and let dry. Apply next coat starting from base of eye lashes extending to lash tips. Use the tapered tip to easily reach corners of eyes and bottom lashes.

 HINT: For extra conditioned lashes and true intensity, glide a Grow Luscious™ Lash Liner along lash line from inner to outer corner of eye before applying your mascara.

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The packaging of this mascara is probably the hardest one I’ve ever tried to photo (So, I apologise for the press image at the beginning of this post). Due to the silver and green packaging which is lovely and striking it means it picks up every shadow and reflection going. However, it isn’t a metal casing so you don’t get finger marks all over it (Its a pet hate what can I say).

The wand is nice, big and chunky. I would liken it to the size of Benefits Bad Gal in that its quite big, but maybe not as full. The similarities for me end there. Although big, even with short stumpy lashes you aren’t making a mess of your eyes and getting more mascara on your lids than lashes. The bristles are natural bristles rather than plastic tipped ones (Like Chanel Sublime De Chanel which has short plastic bristles – review here) which I find sharp and uncomfortable. Getting a good amount of product from lash to tip is a breeze.

The formula its self is thick, but not too wet and definitely not clumpy. It doesn’t have a strong odour, so I didn’t get any stinging or eye watering because of it.

One coat gave my lashes more definition and definitely length. I chose mine in Blackest Black as I like a true black mascara and that’s exactly what it did to my lashes. I was really impressed on this 1 coat application as it was similar to 2 coats of L’Oreal Lash Architect 4D (Review here). So you get great coverage. If you like a more natural looking lash, I’d say this product isn’t for you.

I did try for 2 coats as I’m a ‘2 coat girl’ and like lots of mascara and lashes and found it to look amazing. My lashes looked long and volumous without the appearance of spider legs.

No mascara

I coat left eye against none on right

1 coat both eyes

2 coats both eyes

The proof with all mascaras for me is the lasting power. I’ve spent £30 on mascaras before to be disappointed with panda eyes and bad smudging. I gave Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara quite a test in that I wore it on a hot sunny day. Plenty of sweating (I know too much info!) and my foundation couldn’t cope with it all. But even with all that heat and excessive oil on my lids (I didn’t have any primer or powder on) there was still no sign of panda eyes. 6 hours later and my lashes were still looking like I’d just applied my mascara – now that’s what I call lasting power!

Over all I’ve been really impressed so far. With regards to price (Although I did get this as part of a 3 for 2 offer) it cost me £9.99. About average for the named brands in pharmacy mascara. I even preferred the formula to my favourite 2 mascaras – 17 Peep Show and Bourjois Fast and Perfect (Revolving) Mascara. Except, I found this seemed to stay put better.

I think I’m going to need to use it over a longer period of time to see if it does become my favourite but can say it is an amazing mascara and if it does help with the condition and length of my natural lashes then I am sure it will become a permanent fixture in my make up bag!

Have you tried the Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara formula yet?

Lots of Love,

Mel xxxx