Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Could it be magic? Revlon Lash Potion Mascara

If I was only allowed to have one single beauty product, it would without a nano second of a doubt be a mascara! I am a complete mascara girl - I've lost count of how many brands I've tried, I've tried different colors, effects (volume, length etc) and I am VERY fickle. Even if I do actually like a product, it's unusual for me to repurchase it straight away since there are so many other products to choose from that promise the perfect look, and the only time I've ever actually done that was with L'Oréal's False Lash Telescopic mascara. Don't actually have it anymore - see I told you so, fickle! Even though I have blonde eyelashes, they are pretty long, slightly curved and of good quality which is why I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mascara to emphasize their shape. There are two types of mascaras that will inevitably get my attention: the first one is if they play on the flared look and the other one is if it promises ridiculously long lashes, and when I first heard about Revlon's Lash Potion Grow Luscious Mascara I thought it sounded just like something I should try.

This mascara claims to have almost magical effects through "spellbinding volume and supernatural length" with the help of the formula which is packed with strengthening proteins that will create volume. The whole witches brew theme is of course also played at in the name of the product, and the beautiful prismatic packaging - all very cute!

I bought the Blackest Black shade (not waterproof) and I find that it's quite a dry mascara, but at the same time it's still fluid enough for you to get enough product on the brush in one go for one coat, which will give you great coverage. Another good thing is that it doesn't clump or flake in any way and at least on me, it stays put all through the day without any smudging. 

The brush is very large and bristly and it comes with triple-grooves that comb through the lashes preventing the spider leg effect. It does cover your lashes very well with a few sweeps and it's also nifty enough to reach the shorter eye lashes closest to your nose. For me however, the brush feels a little stiff and I would have preferred it to be more flexible and bendy to better follow the fanned shape of the lashes and to easier build up volume from the root of the lashes.
 
After only one coat, you can't help but notice the volumising effect and the lashes look thick and dreamy. If you add just a thin second coat on the end of the lashes you'll also get that ridiculous length that you can sometimes only get with falsies. 

This is definitely a very good mascara for this price range, that will create a volumised look and give good coverage with minimal effort, although for me the magic isn't all there mainly because of the brush. Have you tried this mascara, and did you think it was out of this world?

46 comments:

  1. haven't tried this mascara but it sounds like a decent buy:)

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    1. It definitely is, just wish the brush was a little bendier :o) Xx

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  2. Sounds like a good 'un Charlotte! Mascara can be so hit and miss.

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    1. Hey Emma - for me it's not perfect but it is good, no question :o). Xx

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  3. I love the magical theme running through this! I'm going to buy a new day-to-day mascara this week so think I'll give this a try x

    Jodie Marie | à la Jode

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  4. I haven't tried this mascara cos we don't have Revlon over here anymore. The packaging is super cute. I read your review and you said you already have awesome lashes (lucky you). Mine are quite pathetic sadly. So this one wouldn't be the right for me. I love the mascaras from L'Oreal. I haven't tried the False Lash Telescopic yet. Think I should try that one :D
    Have a happy Tuesday Charlotte!!


    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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    1. I'm a bit partial to L'Oréal myself and am already looking forward to getting a new mascara from them LOL. Xx

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    1. Hey Keeli - if you do, let me know what you think of it :). Xx

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  6. I don't really use mascara but that packaging is super pretty!

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You're sooooo lucky! I wish I didn't have to, but with blonde lashes it just looks weird without mascara :). Xx

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  7. I've never actually heard of this, looks pretty good. I will probably be drawn into trying it out next time i'm at the makeup counters! xx

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  8. Great review, really want to give this a whirl now :)

    x

    http://itcantbeanotherbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hello Isabelle and thanks for visiting! That's so nice of you, thank you very much, let me know what you think of it! Xx

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  9. Will definitely check this one out!

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  10. I love the look of the mascara. And the name. Potion! Professor Severus Snape! Yes, I am a Potterhead.

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    1. LOL - LOVE It!!! I'm sure Hermione would wear this as well :) XX

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  11. I really want to try the L'Oreal one that you repurchased, it seems like an awesome product that I've heard everyone talk about! The packaging for this one though is really cute :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I did really like the L'Oréal one I have to say, but I'm moving on and already ave my eye on another l'Oréal mascara :). Xx

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  12. I will be needing a new mascara soon - and I've always found Revlon to be good! I'll give it a shot :)

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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    1. Hiya Isa! I hope you like it and that it gives you lovely long lashes :o). Xx

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  13. I've also recently reviewed but sadly I didn't like it. It clumps and sheds a little - such a shame because the package is gorgeous! X

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. I know what you mean, sometimes you just don't gel with a product, but luckily there's so much else out there! :o). Xx

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  14. Oooh Love the packaging, but a lot of the reviews I read said it just doesn't do enough for thin lashes so I will probably skip out on this one.

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    1. Completely understand that, it's like me and Maybelline's the Rocket - we just don't compute :o) Xx

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  15. I have to try it :) great post!

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  16. This mascara sound good, I alway use drugstore mascara as a back up , when I run out of my YSL mascara. I use the maybelline great lashes mascara. I would like to try this one out.

    http://foureyesval.blogspot.com

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    1. Hiya Valerie and thank you so much for visiting! I haven't used YSL for a while but I remember it being another great product and will go for the Baby Doll some time soon. Hope you'll visit again soon! :). Xx

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  17. attractive packaging....surely buying this one...thanks for the review dear

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  18. i'm so with you on it being a desert island product! cannot be without mascara xx

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    1. And when I'd finished it I'm sure I could think of a practical use - fishing rod maybe? :). Hope you'll visit again soon! Xx

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  19. Oooh, I've never tried it but I definitely will now! Great review
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. Thank you, that's so lovely of you, I hope you'll like it :). Xx

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  20. Sounds like such a great mascara, I'm definitely gonna have to try it out. :)

    http://beautyblog.skylish.co.uk

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    1. Hello Catherine and thank you for visiting! I hope you'll be happy with it and let me know what you think :). Hope you'll visit again soon ! Xx

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  21. Oh wow it sounds amazing! The brush is my favourite type of brush too... I love the packaging xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It's a very girly packaging so it looks pretty on the dressing table too :). Xx

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  22. Sounds great! The packaging is definitely eye catching lol!
    Hannah :) x

    Love, Life, and Makeup Blog/Twitter/Pinterest

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  23. I really enjoy this mascara and already have backups. I normally wear it layered with other mascaras. Great review. Thanks for sharing.

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