Sunday, 3 March 2013

Seventeen Va Va Voom Volume Mascara - Review

Bonjour!

Ok so when I bought this 17 Va Va Voom mascara (months and months ago) it looked liked this...


...so you can tell how long I've had the tube! With this in mind I thought I'd best open it up and have a bash with it before Christmas.  The external packaging has been re-vamped and now looks like this...


...however the formula and brush remains the same (I checked at Boots recently but didn't buy anything - can you believe it!).



So - as the name suggests this mascara is all about making the lashes pop - just what I'm after - always!  The brush is a big bristle one rather than plastic - it's one of the biggest I've used and I've used a fair few! I had to be careful not to get the mascara on my top lid when applying at the roots of the lashes but it's just practise I guess and I think I've cracked it. The formula is actually pretty thick (don't know whether you can see the blob on top of the brush) which can 'up' the clump factor but - again - with a bit of wiggling/practise I seem be able to avoid too many clumps and just use my eyelash comb if needs be.  It's a good solid black, stays put all day without flaking or smudging but is easily removed with my cleansing balm without excessive rubbing etc.

The usual naked barely there lashes...




Cutting straight to the chase with a couple of coats of  Va Va Voom and specs...



At first I wasn't sure I liked this mascara - the size of the brush and type of formula took a bit of getting used to - but I have to say it's grown on me and really thickens the look of my lashes.  So, another mascara success from Seventeen here.  My Va Va Voom is in Black - however looks like there is also a Blackest Black available  - which sounds very tempting!

Seventeen/17 Va Va Voom is priced a mere £6.29 from Boots here.

Have you tried out any Seventeen/17 mascaras - I'm slowly working my way the range - can you tell? - which is your favourite so far?
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Jen x


12 comments:

  1. I am terrible with mascaras - I always think there must be another better one than the one I have! I do like a chunky brush, but do make a mess if I'm rushing!! This looks tempting! X

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    1. I'll always try a new mascara Claire - you know me! The chunky brush isn't bad at all! xx

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  2. I would struggle with a large brush but it seems to have worked well on you, lashes look great honey x

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    1. Thanks Sharron - I've just about got the hang of the big brush! xx

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  3. brilliant .....am in need of a new mascara!!

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    1. Yes it's a decent mascara and a great price! :)

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  4. Sounds fantastic especially for the price point! Love seeing post on drugstore mascaras, whenever I go into Boots I always feel so overwhelemed at the choice haha and end up going for one that turns out to be rubbish! Next time I'll be checking this one out, love big natural bristle brushes xx

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    1. Tell me about it - there's so much choice in Boots these days it's positively confusing! I'm liking the big brush have to say! x

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  5. I always bypass 17 as a brand, I guess I find it kinda kiddie but I'm really going to have to review my thinking, this mascara looks amazing! Awesome review

    Roxy's Box of Tricks  
    xxx

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    1. Thanks. I overlooked 17 for years but there are some really good products available from the brand - as I'm now discovering! x

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