It’s very easy to ramble on about new products that we’ve tried, tested and loved. But what about those old fav’s that we rely on everyday – they deserve a mention too! It dawned on me the other day that I have never done a full-blown post dedicated to what is probably the only constant in my makeup bag. I have repurchased it around 4 times now and dutifully apply it every morning. I’ve briefly spoken about it many a time, but after having a good lash day today, it was time to take a snap and enter full-on raving mode….
Now as a general rule I’m a big fan of waterproof mascaras. They hold a curl a million times better than their non-waterproof counterparts and are much less likely to leave you with a panda-eye effect. Naturally my eyelashes point down to the floor, kind of like a camel– I would function very well in a sandy desert. So I look for mascaras that hold my lashes up, lenghten and add a touch of volume. The Revlon Grow Luscious ticks all the boxes. I curl my lashes with my eyelash curler in the morning, apply 2 coats of the mascara and my lashes look nice and fluttery all day. For a longevity reference check out the photo above after about 12 hours of wear. It’s a plastic brush which isn’t to everyone’s taste, but I find that it gives a nice balance of separation and volume. Price-wise it usually retails at around the Rs.1000ish mark, but you can sometimes get it on offer; also note that it doesn’t dry out and one tube lasts me around 6 months. One thing that people always ask me is how to remove this mascara. I use either baby wipes or olive oil on a cotton pad – fold the wipe or pad in half and get your lashes in-between, give a gentle rub and the mascara should start to come off. It just takes a bit of practice!
I have also tried Lakme’s formulation of this mascara the ‘Eyeconic Curling’ and it’s a non from me. It gives huge amounts of volume, but doesn’t hold a curl at all. The result was big voluminous lashes, drooping towards the floor. Not great, but see I always come back to the Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!