Hmm, where to start with Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara. First of all, the brush is massive – almost uncomfortably too big to be honest. The idea is to start at the base of your lashes and wiggle the brush through but it’s just too big to do that without possible incident, in my view. I’m wearing this today, so I’ve given application a good run. However, the bigness of the brush does give your lashes a push in an upward direction, although this comes not on the first coat but on the second or third.Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara
You get plenty of mascara on the brush when you pull it from the tube, but I went very cautiously on the first coat and got a bit braver with subsequent coats. At one coat, it’s a nice day mascara just for some eye definition – it doesn’t do a fat-lash thing on you which turns out to be this product’s best quality. You will still get fine definition on lashes even if you coat up – you don’t get that pver-thick lash look; just longer and darker lashes with good separation. The further towards the root you go with application, the ‘wider’ the lash look.
I quite regularly use MAC Upward Lash (£19) which uses a very different and much smaller brush to get the same look. I think in comparison, it’s easier to use than the Bobbi version, and very definitely sends your lashes skywards, but it also over-delivers sometimes so you end up with far too much, which hasn’t happened with the Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara despite the fat brush. Anyway, this doesn’t launch until January so there’s time to ponder on it. It will be £23.
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