Lengthening and Volumising mascaras seem to be everywhere I look lately, but so far I’ve only found a handful that actually do a good job. I bought the mini version of this mascara as part of the No 7 Christmas Cosmetics Case, and to be honest I wasn’t really expecting much of it, but boy, was I wrong!
No 7 Extreme Length Mascara (£12.50) – Boots
It’s a 4.5 ml tube, which is much smaller than your average mascara tube, but it’s great for travelling. If you don’t buy this as part of the No 7 Cosmetics Case kit, you can choose the 7ml tube in the normal or waterproof formulations.
At first, when I opened the mascara and saw the tiny wand I thought, at least this would be a great mascara for coating the tiny bottom lashes without smudging mascara all over my face. With a mixture of longer and shorter bristles, this wand is perfect for separating the lashes, therefore avoiding that dreaded clumpy-lashes look.
… and Tell
As you can see from the photos, this mascara performed amazingly well! Even though it’s called an ‘Extreme Length’ mascara, it not only lengthened my lashes, but it gave them great volume. I’m really impressed with the results, and I think it’s all to do with the bristles! This mascara has made it onto my Top 3 mascaras of all time along with Maybelline The Falsies and Collection 2000 Big Fake Mascara.
Verdict: I give the mascara 9.8/10. I can’t really fault it, but if the lashes dried quicker it would definitely be a 10/10.
The full size version of the No 7 Extreme Length Mascara is available from Boots for £12.50 (link here). If you want to buy the mini version of it, you can buy it as part of the No 7 Cosmetics Case for £20 (link here).