La Roche-Posay Respectissime Volume Mascara

I quite often do side by side testing on mascaras to see which does better over the course of a day. One eye yesterday I wore this mascara (on the other was L’Oreal False Lash Superstar Fibre). It’s not fair to compare one with another because they’re different things, but it did at least put the word ‘volume’ into perspective.

So, the obvious bonus with Respectissime is that it’s for sensitive eyes, and contact lens wearers or those sensitive to fragrances should have no problem at all with it. The other indications for it being suitable for sensitivities is ‘high tolerance’ which doesn’t mean anything in isolation, and that it’s ‘nickel controlled’. I didn’t even know that mascaras contain nickel! Further research suggests that most do, and there are few, if any, that are completely free of it. If you know any, please do add your comments.

So, in terms of performance, it was okay. Not brilliant, but not awful either. If you want your lashes to touch the stars, this isn’t the one, but if you want a degree of volume and length with darker, well defined lashes, then you’re in luck! I noticed that this formula started to feel hard on the lashes well before the other mascara I was testing (which is a benefit of the side-by-side test). You can find it HERE for £16 (if you’re reading this on Monday, I’ve linked to Escentual and they have 25% off everything til the end of the day).

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated