[affiliatelink] When I found myself in Manchester last week with no mascara, I pulled the most interesting looking one from the shelf at Boots at Piccadilly station. I think L’Oreal Paris Unlimited Mascara came out last year but somehow it passed me by. The USP of this particular mascara is that it has a properly bendable wand.
It’s also got a short wand which I really like – they’re better if you need to get very close to your mirror to apply. The brush is the sort of spiky applicator I prefer over the fat fluffy brushes.
The bend mechanic is in the applicator lid and it works so well! The bend shortens the brush even more so I feel it might be good for anyone with co-ordination issues or who finds long wafty wands difficult to manage. In terms of activating the bend, it’s a simple twist of the bit you can see where the brush is resting (I’m sure there is a technical term for it but damned if I know it!) so it’s not too fiddly – good for people who find grip and fine motor acts tricky.
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If you don’t struggle with regular mascaras, then there’s no real benefit to the bend other than allowing closer application. I found that it over-delivered on the first coating but it’s new so perhaps that’s to be expected – it’s definitely my kind of brush, the mascara gives a beautifully dark black finish and it lasted well. I don’t think it’s quite excellent enough that I’d re-purchase but I’ll definitely finish it up. Actually, I bought it along with the new L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation and got a box of products worth £40 which was a nice surprise – I’ll feature both later in the week. For now, L’Oreal Paris Unlimited Mascara is £9.99 HERE, non affiliate HERE.
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