I've had this Barry M Showgirl mascara for a couple of months now as it was a 'gift with purchase' when I bought a couple of nail polishes (quelle surprise!) So in the mad flourish of new mascara excitement, I tried it straight away but was less than impressed with it, hence the lack of post. However, others may love the look of it so here goes!
First of all, it's by no means the worst mascara I've ever used (that one's coming up soon!) but it doesn't live up to it's name.....not by a long shot! It's called Showgirl Extra Volume but I found it offered no extra volume whatsoever. Yes, it's black & yes, you can tell I'm wearing it - just - but it just doesn't offer the va-va-voom I require in a mascara! The above photo is with 2 coats so you can imagine how little was on the lashes with just one coat.
I've mentioned before that because I wear glasses, I like a mascara to give a bit of oomph otherwise my eyes disappear behind the lenses. This to me is a very light coverage daytime mascara, very similar in fact to the Maybelline Great Lash that everyone raved about & I hated!!
The wand is a medium sized tightly compacted bristle brush with very little 'give' to it so I found the application quite difficult. The formula is not too bad on application to be fair but it does flake after a few hours. This generally tends to indicate that the formula will dry up quite quickly. I do love however, the pinky metal tube although it's quite heavy so not the most practical for travelling with.
This retails at £4.99, which is a decent price if you prefer a lighter mascara but I definitely won't be repurchasing, it will get passed on to one of my daughters!
Have you tried this?