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Thursday, 29 May 2014

weird mascara wands

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Sometimes I feel like mascara wands are getting odder and odder. I seem to recall that it all started with the Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes. It was a weird ball shaped thing-a-ma-gjig which reminded me a bit of a mini loo brush. Then there are the bevvy of rotating mascara wands which were a huge trend a few years ago to the uber flexi brushes that trended recently. Bizarre and Off Beat mascara wands have that quirky gadget-y feel to them which is why they come across as gimmicky most of the time. Most of them come out with claims like they get right into the lash line, coat every lash or help hold a curl. Sometimes I think the beauty world can't get any weirder… But it does. Heres my take on the more unusual wands from the beauty world.


The Bourjois Beauty'ful  Volume Dark Kohl mascara has a unique stubby hourglass shape, which isn’t that weird but it does remind me of a Ye Old mace. Dark Kohl has a excellent formula which is super black and non flakey. The brush helps coat upper lashes with ease but when it comes to lower lashes I seem to struggle a bit. The ball like end makes it quite awkward to add products without it ending up under your eyes.


NYX Fly with me Mascara has a bulb on the end of a standard rubber brush. I found the brush itself to be way too flexible that I struggled to actually use it properly. It would bend in half if I used too much pressure. The formula of this one is pretty horrible, it feels like I’m applying black glue to my eyes. Definitely skip this one


I’ve not tried it but the Avon Mega Effects Mascara which has a brush that looks like a paint roller for your eyes. You’re supposed to rock the brush backwards and forwards and bend depending on the best angle for you. Maybe I should give it a go in the name of blog reviews - but frankly this is the oddest looking mascara I’ve come across. I’ve seen mixed reviews on this one so the jury is still out there for me!


Bourjois Beauty'Full Volume Dark Khol Mascara review swatch
Bourjois Beauty'Full Volume Dark Khol Mascara  £7.99
Bourjois Beauty'Full Volume Dark Khol Mascara review swatch
Avon MEga Effects Mascara


  1. I couldn't agree with you more! What ever happened to a good old standard mascara brush?!

  2. I love the Bourjois Beauty'full volume mascara! One of my all time fav's :)

  3. Haha, i agree with you; remember the 'electric' mascaras that would rotate for you (because the idea of that isn't 100% terrifying), I thought that was the pinnicle of ridiculous mascara inventions, obviously not. I really want to know what your thoughts would be on the Avon Mega Effects Mascara, a video of you trying it out would be hilarious!!

    Emily xx Beauty Bunny

  4. Haha so true! Nowadays you have no idea what to expect when you open a mascara!


  5. I found the Bourjois Volume Clubbing mascara wand to be a bit odd - it's flat one two sides with no bristles, and then has slightly shorter dense bristles on one side and longer dense bristles on the other... the flat sides just get coated in product that never gets used because you can't apply it to you lashes unless you want to just dollop it on :\ didn't really see the point. Quite a good formula though x

  6. There really are some crazy wands out there, definitely try the Avon mascara one for us if you could, I'm so curious about it xx


  7. I agree, mascara wands never seem to be simple anymore. Rimmel London Rockin Curves is kind of crazy too!xx

  8. I have yet to try an hourglass mascara shape but I agree with you when you say that it looks like a mace hahaha.

  9. how very weird x

  10. there really are some weird brushes out there ! i get the ones that are meant to reach different lengths of eyelash but some are just trying too hard
    Lauren x
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  11. I have the Bourjois Dark Kohl and it certainly isn't one to apply in a rush, my sister refuses to use it as she hates the brush.

  12. I have been a bit disappointed in Bourjois for eye products recently...but I am surprised to hear that you would skip the NYX, I'm currently loving the NYX Baby doll Mascara but may rethink the Fly With Me.

    Hannah Marie x

  13. awesome!



  14. It's bizarre tbh there's so many weird and wonderful brushes but tbh they all just give the same result as a regular wand haha! The only thing that makes then super dramatic is the mascaras that have like mini fibres x

  15. I hear the new Avon mascara's a little psychopathic... I'm not sure I have the goolies to try it lol

    Blogdesherrell, x

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