Everyone has a staple beauty product. For me, that’s mascara and lipstick/gloss. I may not apply plaster my face or powder my nose or even darken my eyes, but I really cannot go out without these two products. Today, I am going to review a mascara, which I have been using recently, and just as much as I love the brand, I am in love with this particular mascara as well. Last time, I was using the rotating wand mascara by Bourjois, and that was a product like none other. This time, once again, Bourjois has hit the nail at the right spot, and come up with another “type” of mascara. This one lengthens the lashes, and adds volume to them. And it does dry out quickly (within “1 seconde”) ;so the claims made by the brand are not at all exaggerated.
Bourjois’ New Volume 1 Seconde Mascara gives lashes instant, clump-free 360° volume! Unique Brush: Its patented brush is inspired by the professional hair styling brushes, with spherical bristles that perfectly wrap lashes for 360° volume and straight bristles to create clump free definition. With 16hr hold.Easy to remove.Available in waterproof version, with 24 hour hold. .Apply in a zigzag motion to your top and bottom lashes for an instant eye-opening look.
I got it for 7.99 GBP for 10 ml product.
My Experience with Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume Waterproof Mascara:
Bourjois actually means business, with the release of this product in mid-May 2014. As usual, these have been released in select countries as of now, and no, it does not include India. The mascara comes in a silver color packaging, with the details written on it. It has an orange color band and orange color script for the normal non-waterproof version; and a blue band with blue script for the waterproof ones. I got the waterproof version for myself.
The formula is perfect in consistency. It is neither too thick, nor too thin. The color is black (yes, quite dark black). My main concern while purchasing mascara is the wand and the reason why I was attracted to this one was the wand. I have never seen something like this ever. The wand consists of straight bristles, with intermittently placed “wraparound spheres” (something like a rounded hair brush). These balls, sorry “spheres,” along with the bristles envelop each and every eye lash in a jiffy. The wand combs the lashes, separates them, gives them length, volume, and thickness as well. It has never ever clumped my eyelashes. Due to this unique feature of the wand, it is actually very easy and very quick to apply the mascara.
Usually, I find it a bit difficult to coat my lower lashes, but, NO…No.… not with this one. This wand coats my upper and lower eye lashes equally easily, without the wand poking into my eyes or the mascara smudging below my lashes onto the skin. The wand is a bit thick, so I did face a few hiccups during the first couple of times while coating the inner most lashes, but then, it was just a matter of practice. The formula dries very quickly on to lashes, and it will not smudge your skin during application.
For day time, I apply only one coat of the mascara. I build up on the layers if I am going off to a party during evening hours. It lasts on my lashes all day. I have tested it for around 16 hours, without noticing any change at all. It does not clump; nor does it feel heavy on my eye lashes at all. It does not get removed with water or sweat or even tears; but it does get removed extremely easily with any oil-based makeup remover; which is a relief. I really hate eye products, which I have to scrub and scrub at the end of the day to remove it.
Pros of Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume Waterproof Mascara:
- Nice, sturdy packaging, can be easily carried in your purse.
- Available in both non water-proof (orange band) and water-proof (blue band) versions.
- Relatively inexpensive.
- New patented wand with straight bristles and wraparound spheres.
- The wand combs the lashes like a round hair brush.
- It separates the lashes, adds length and volume to them.
- Very easy to apply onto the lower lashes as well.
- Does not clump at all.
- Formula is perfect, neither too thick, nor too thin.
- The black color is quite a deep black.
- Applies very quickly.
- Dries quickly as well (within a second).
- No smudging.
- Resistant to water, sweat, and even tears.
- Can be very easily removed using oil based makeup remover.
- Wand does not poke into my eyes.
- Has not caused any adverse reaction to my eye area.
- Lasts a long time (I have tested it for 16 hours, without seeing any change at all).
- One coat is enough for day time; can easily add more coats later on for a more pronounced effect.
Cons of Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume Waterproof Mascara:
- Not yet available in India.
- The wand is thick, may need a bit of practice to coat the inner eyelashes.
Would I Recommend Bourjois 1 Seconde Volume Waterproof Mascara?
Yes, I will recommend this to each and every one of you. You may choose between the normal and the water proof versions as per your liking. It is so easy to apply; even beginners are going to like it and find it very easy. It lasts all day, does not smudge, but gets removed easily with a remover. What more can I say. I am completely loving it and enjoying it so much. And, after all, it is really important to enjoy what you are doing. Only then will you get your best results.
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