When it comes to mascara I usually go with Maybelline or a high end brand. However, I received this Revlon Bold Lacquer mascara as part of my July BeautyBox 5, and I was getting bored with my current collection, so I thought I’d give it a try.
Formula’s lacquer film technology and intense color pigments deliver a lustrous, deep color to lashes. The lash stretch brush pulls the formula’s high-shine, lengthening fivers from root to tip and beyond, giving you lashes that look gorgeously long and full.
Ok, so that probably sounds like every mascara’s claim/description, so I definitely took it with a grain of salt. It comes in a nice sleek tube, though the colors on the packaging always throw me off – I keep thinking it’s a colored mascara!
I’m not sure what a “lash lengthening” brush looks like, but this looks like a regular bristle brush to me. I really like it though – I find these tend to coat and separate my lashes better than the comb brush. The tapered end of the brush means that I can really get into the corner lashes and not poke myself in the eye. Win!
The formula was not wet at all, which is a huge plus for those with short straight lashes. Wetter formulas not only smudge more easily when applying, but it also weighs down your lashes. Double win!
The combination of the wand shape and formulation makes this a mascara very easy to apply. It coated my lashes evenly and gave it some length and volume with minimal clumping. I also found this mascara very easy to layer – most tend to start clumping right away, but I had no issues with 2 layers of this.
What really amazed me about the Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara was how it didn’t flake or smudge for an entire day. Since I have oily lids I find that my mascara will usually have smudged a bit by noon, but this stayed put on my lashes the whole time! I even made the mistake of sleeping with it still on, and it still stayed put! You might think that this means the mascara would be a pain to remove, but it wasn’t at all! One swipe with my good ol’ Neutrogena Makeup Remover and it was gone.
Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara
The Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara reminds me a lot of an all-time favorite of mine - the Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara - but with a little more oomph. It makes for a great everyday mascara and does a decent job of volumizing and lengthening my lashes. Nothing dramatic though, so those looking for killer lengths or volume will be disappointed. Overall I'm pleased with this mascara and will be using it as my everyday mascara :)