If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on a motorised mascara for a while, but have been scared off by the prices, Bourjois’ new Volume Fast & Perfect mascara* is what you’ve been waiting for.
Its battery operated brush rotates either clockwise or anti-clockwise at the flick of a switch, making it easy to evenly distribute mascara from the roots of your lashes to the tip with very little effort of your own. The first time I used it, I wasn’t all that impressed as I found it created a look that was too clumpy. Still, I know this is often the initial result with brand new mascara, so I used a tissue to give the wand a bit of a wipe and tried again. The result? Jet black voluminous-looking lashes that were easy peasy and fun to create.
The way I like to use it is to switch it on and then insert the wand at the base of my lashes, holding the brush just beneath them. If I’m doing my left eye, I make sure the brush is rotating anti-clockwise and vice versa for the right as I want the brush coat each lash and roll up and OUTWARDS, covering my lashes from root to tip. After the brush’s rolling action has applied the mascara to most of my lash line, I then switch it off and use the brush to create quick, sweeping outward movements that helps to remove any clumps while improving definition even further.
If you’re looking for an innovative li’l stocking filler for a cosmetics-obsessed family member or bestie, you won’t go wrong with this baby.
*Available at selected Edgars and Red Square stores nationwide.