Thursday, 27 January 2011

17 Photo Flawless Mascara

After reviewing the Collection 2000 Big Fake mascara I thought I would review another inexpensive mascara, the 17 Photo Flawless Lashes Mascara.  I blogged about the new 17 Spring collection and a few of their new products and this mascara is one of their new products along with a new foundation and primer. 

They Say
'These fabulous mascaras have a clever curved wand that will give your lashes a long-lasting lift and voluptuous volume from day to night. They are smudge-proof and promise to leave you saying good-bye to panda eyes.

Each mascara contains a carbon black shade mixed with a twist of pearl scent colour. Available in Black/Blue, Black/Green, Black/Copper, choose the right one to suit you.
By accentuating your natural eye colour, you’ll never feel the need to hide from the camera again. 
"Thanks to the angled brush of this mascara it creates the most dramatic effect by lifting and curling the lashes. The best thing about this mascara is the intense pigment in the formula that accentuates the colour of your iris, brightening your eyes making them bigger and your lashes full of life”.'

 As you can tell in the photo above the wand is curved, not too wide or too long and has longer bristles on one side. The curved brush means that it adds a nice curl and the size of the brush gives you a lot of control. The bristles being longer on one side is a little annoying as I did manage to poke myself in the eye a couple of times simply because I didn't know if I was using the longer or shorter bristles, but as long as you are careful this isn't a problem.

As you can tell in the above image the mascara doesn't appear to be an intense black however once it is on the eyes you can't see the colour of the pearl. The mascara I used is the copper on but as you can see my eyelashes still appear to be an intense black, I wouldn't say the copper pearl has accentuated my natural eye colour.
 These images were taken after about 6 hours of wear but the mascara still looks pretty much perfect! There is very little under my eye area even though I have extremely watery eyes in the winter. 6 hours later and my eyelashes have still got a curl!
This mascara has added both length and volume to my lashes and I think it is a good mascara, it definitely exceeded  my expectations. The consistency of the product is quite dry but still a very buildable mascara.

Would I recommend this mascara?
I would defenetly recommend it if you have shorter eyelashes or you are looking for a mascara that can hold a curl. Overall great mascara and a great price!

Mascara retails for £5.99 from Boots and

What's your favourite inexpensive mascara?
I am looking for a few more to review, I heard the Primark one is good! 

Sabrina X

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  1. Sounds good if your on a budget

  2. It makes your lashes look fab!
    Can't believe its so cheap,
    £5.99! Usually they're all ~£10!

  3. it makes your lashes so long!

  4. looks good! will definitely have to have a look :)


  5. I love how black it looks. Looks great on your lashes...and what a bargain!
    Zoe x
    Please take a look at my blog and giveaway, here!

  6. Wow your eyelashes look amazing! May have to check this out :)

  7. I always think the cheap mascaras are the best ones! This is a really good review, really informative :) i reckon i'll be snapping this up!

  8. Amazing effect!
    It makes your lashes very long and curly.