Sunday, 20 January 2013

17 Va Va Voom Mascara review

 Hello lovelies, i'm having such a lazy weekend.  I've literally been in my pyjamas for the whole weekend, gotta love the snow haven't you?!  I don't really post many reviews and was massively excited by the prospect of this mascara.

I picked up the 17 Va Va Voom Mascara from Boots around two weeks ago.  I actually purchased this and the BB cream as 17 had an offer on - 2 products for £8.  Usually this mascara retails for £6.29 but I've just checked the Boots website and the offer is currently still on.  I haven't tried any 17 products apart from the lipsticks but I must say, after trying this mascara, I will definitely be purchasing more of the products in the 17 range.  

The brush is quite big, people with smaller eyes like myself will probably find that you do get a bit of mascara on your lid as the brush is so hard to control due to it's size.  It reminds me a bit of the Collection Big Fake Mascara if any of you are familiar with that.  I quite like the packaging, it's fun but basic and I'd say it's definitely aimed at a younger audience.  I mean, I wouldn't see this chilling in my Mum's makeup bag.  

As you can see from the pictures above (CRINGE), my eyelashes are absolutely tiny and so fair, in fact without mascara they are pretty much non existent.  I absolutely detest my eyelashes so I'm always looking for mascaras that promise to give you that 'false lash effect'.  I often use two or three mascaras at once to get my desired look.  I didn't curl my eyelashes before applying the mascara for the purpose of this review so this is purely just the mascara.  I had to use around 3 coats to get my eyelashes how they look in the picture above but I am really thrilled with how they turned out.  I will probably pair this mascara up in the future with a lengthening one out of habit and just because I like my eyelashes to really stand out.  My eyelashes do look a little clumpy but that's exactly how I like them although it's not to everyones taste!

Have any of you tried the mascara? Or any of the other ones in the 17 range?  Which ones would you recommend?

Grace x


  1. I agree about the packaging..definitely fun and young but not for the slighter more mature of ladies haha! This mascara definitely gives you dramatic black and serious volume! x

  2. You can definitely see the effects, I like a thick mascara brush so I think I'd get on well with this one and Number 17 make up is so cheap!


  3. WOW! they do really have a great effect!

  4. I have this mascara and I love it, yeah the packaging is a bit young I suppose but its fun and eye catching! :)

  5. Its made your lashes thick and fuller. looks really nice on your eyes!

    Pipp xx

  6. Im sooo loving that packaging and the product looks really good too! I prefer a brush that kind of size when it comes to mascara :) xx

  7. I've tried several of the 17 mascaras and they're all lovely :) think they all have similar formulations too, and like you i like the clumpier look for my eyes to stand out :) xx

  8. wow what a difference this mascara makes, a bargain too!

  9. great review, looks like a very good mascara!

  10. Lovely review and great mascara! I like mine kind of clumpy too because I have non-existent lashes and so it improves them greatly :)

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  12. their liquid eyeliner is awful so stay away from that one! the mascara looks really good though xxx

  13. Your lashes look so much better (: Loved it and really liked your blog xo

  14. Wow, such a huge difference in your lashes in the second picture! I haven't tried their mascara (or actually, anything from the 17 range, really), but I'll be sure to have a look next time I'm in-store! xx

  15. Love thepackaging xx

  16. I love that outfit!!
    Much love,

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