I picked up the Bourjois mascara 1001 Cils which means 1001 lashes. It looked like a funky tube and since it is supposed to make you look like you have more eyelashes it had to be tried.
The tube is white and has a twisty effect with a rectangular end, this makes opening the tube quite easy which is good and it won't roll around if you put it on the table which is also a plus. The wand goes in and out like the Rimmel curvy lashes mascara but it isn't as rigid and I prefer that the Bourjois wand has a slight bend to it.
Normally I find those plastic or rubber (whatever it is) wands that are now popular a right pain in the bum. This wand has plastic 'bristles' and the brush is quite narror which is my preferred wand shape as the conical ones make a big mess and the massive wands make things impossible to apply without poking yourself in the eye, you can't get near the lashline at all. I love my L'Oreal Voluminous brush as it is normal and has normal bristles! But this is the best plastic wand I have used and it really definited and separated the lashes. I was able to get right in and grab the small lashes which are sometimes hard to get so I was very impressed with the wand. When the small lashes are definited at the inner and outer corner it causes the lashes to look more plentiful and it widens the eye as it gives the illusion of more lashes, which is what I always strive for.
The consistency of the mascara is more wet than say a L'Oreal or Lancome but the 1001 Lashes is a perfect consistency for what it is meant to do and works well with the wand. The formulation is more about lengthening, curling and defining rather than thickening but if you apply this with a volumising mascara it is the absolute perfect combination of definition of lashes, length and volume.
All in all this is a close second to my HG mascara (Voluminous) and I will be using them both in conjunction with each other to maximise the length and define the inner and outer corner lashes. There is £2 off this mascara now at Boots so go and check it out http://www.boots.com/en/Bourjois-1001-Lashes-Masc-Black_1015685/ its only £5.33!
Has anyone else tried any new mascaras lately? Collection 2000 has a new collagen mascara which sounds interesting. Let me know! xx
Is it me or is the drop in VAT causing things to have really weird prices? Everything used to be either a full pound or 99p now everthing has a weird amount of pence, which is really annoying if you pay with cash as you get a big handful of change!