Honestly, I’m hoping that writing this review will help me make up my mind up about this mascara. At the moment we have a bit of a love/hate relationship and every time I use it I can’t decide whether to throw it angrily in the bin or make it a holy grail. It’s all very confusing and emotional and it’s becoming a bit of a toxic relationship…this review is our couples therapy, if you will.
So let’s get cracking!
The Revlon Ultimate All-In-One mascara claims to deliver five benefits in one; volume, length, definition, lift and intense colour. So how does it live up to these expectations?
Volume: 10/10. But also 5/10. Why? Because whilst it has the power to give my spindly lashes the volume of my dreams, it really makes me work for it.
Let me take a moment to talk to you about the stupid brush on this mascara. WTF Revlon. The bristley bits are minute, you can barely see them, and if you don’t wipe the majority of the product off on the side of the tube you are going to have clump city on your lashes; huge, massive, black, sticky, clumps that will get errywhere when you try to remove them.
So, after 5 minutes or so of removing most of the product off the stupid brush, veryveryveryvery carefully applying it to my lashes and then working at it with a clean spooly/eyebrow comb, you get some amazing volume. I just don’t know if it’s worth getting up 15 minutes earlier for. Give me a different spooly, Revlon, and then maybe you’ll retain your 10/10 status.
Length: Similar to above, once you get this mascara working the length is about an 8/10. Your lashes are longer, but it doesn’t happen easily.
Definition: Again, you can achieve this, but you’re going to have to reeeeeeaaaalllly want it and work for it. Once you’ve done that the definition is amazing! Each lash looks perfect. Does it happen with the spooly provided? Hell no. That spooly can f*&^ off. You’ll have to use your own tools to get that what-dreams-are-made-of definition.
Intense Colour: Straight up 13/10 in this criteria. This is the mostly intensely jet black mascara I own! It is so pigmented! I love me some dark lashes, so it really ticks this box for me.
So…the final decision…do I recommend this mascara? As much as this breaks my heart (for some unknown reason) I’m going to have to say no. The formula is fantastic, but the spooly is a piece of poo that should never have left the brainstorming stage of development. Did they not try this mascara out before they sold it? Obviously not, because if they had they would have instantly gone “well that spooly is S%^&!” and replaced it with a normal spooly.
Sorry, Revlon, you stuffed up. If you don’t mind working insanely hard for amazing lashes, then you will love this. If you don’t feel like taking half the day off to apply your mascara, then this will probably annoy you as much as it did me.
Have you tried any of the other mascaras in Revlon’s “The Mascara Revolution” range? Let us know in the comments below if we should try any of them out!
Stay beautiful, N x