Bourjois Ultra Black Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Review

Hi Beautifuls,

Today, I am gonna bring you the review of a mascara that I love. I have been meaning to review it for long, but somehow always found the excuse to skip writing it. This mascara created a huge buzz when it released due to its unique wand, the wand with balls or wrap-around spheres. Yes, I am talking about the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara in Ultra Black.

Bourjois Ultra Black Volume 1 Seconde Mascara

Product Description:
Gives lashes instant 360 volume! Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara Ultra Black features a high concentration of high intensity black pigments to give you an enchanting gaze for up to sixteen hours. An alchemical mixture of Bourjois’ ultra volumizing and long-lasting formula and its patented brush, which features wraparound spherical bristles, for instant volume from every angle. Its black chrome-plated tube ringed with a sophisticated gold band adds to its appeal. Available in waterproof , with 24 hr hold.  Apply in a zig-zag motion to your top and bottom lashes for an instant eye-opening look.

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Bourjois mascara

£ 9.99

Bourjois mascara

My Experience with Bourjois Ultra Black Volume 1 Seconde Mascara:

It is one of those mascaras that give you perfect and full-looking lashes after one application. I am in love with it. The packaging of the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde mascara in Ultra Black is cute yet simple. The tube is black chrome-plated with golden ring and the name of the product written in golden letters on the tube.

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Now coming to the wand, well, you all must be fairly acquainted with the legendary wand by now. I really love the wand. The wand is bigger and thicker than your usual mascara wand and made of rubber, but it is extremely easy to work with once you get a hang of it. Some practice will make you a pro at using the wand.

Bourjois volume mascara

The wrap-around spheres on the rubber bristles of the wand are easily visible and add to your curiosity. These spheres really do what they claim. The brush distributes the product really well onto your lashes. It separates my lashes really well.

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wraparound mascara brush

The formula is neither too wet and not too dry, just perfect, though you still need to give it a few minutes to dry. It did not smudge on the lower lash line at all.  The mascara gives incredible definition to the lashes with just one coat. You can easily build it up as it does not clump at all. I hate mascaras that clump and are my biggest fear. I am so glad I have found one that will keep my fear at bay. Two to three coats can give a more dramatic, defined look. The mascara is really ultra black and makes your lashes look the blackest of blacks. It lived up to its claim and added volume to my lashes. It did lengthen my lashes but only marginally, but the volume it added more than made up for it.

mascara wand

It did last me all day long, around 10 hours. Though it is not waterproof, it does not get washed away with one splash of water, but smudges slightly. It is easy to remove with makeup remover.

Eye swatches for mascara

Pros of Bourjois Ultra Black Volume 1 Seconde Mascara:

  • Simple and cute packaging.
  • Easy application.
  • New patented wand with straight bristles and wraparound spheres.
  • The wand combs and separates the lashes easily.
  • It adds length and volume to the lashes.
  • Easy to apply onto the lower lashes as well.
  • Does not clump at all.
  • Formula is perfect, neither too thick, nor too thin.
  • An ultra black colour that will make your lashes pop.
  • Dries quickly as well (within a second).
  • No smudging.
  • Can be easily removed using makeup remover.
  • Lasts for a long time, around 10 hours or more.
  • One coat gives lashes definition.
  • Easily buildable.
  • Two or more coats give a dramatic effect to the lashes.

Cons of Bourjois Ultra Black Volume 1 Seconde Mascara:

  • Availability in India.
  • The wand is thicker than usual.
  • Not available in waterproof version.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Recommend Bourjois Ultra Black Volume 1 Seconde Mascara?
Yes, absolutely. The unique is really a great invention. It does all that it claims.

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