Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Ultra Black Mascara & Express Eye Makeup Remover

As I start to reflect on this year’s beauty launches and which products have really impressed me, I feel I need to mention one of my favourite new mascara launches of the year; Bourjois’ Volume 1 Seconde mascara which I blogged about here back in April. Since then it has been one of those faithful eye products I always find myself reaching for when I want instant volume, length and separation with no clumping or dryness. This Christmas Bourjois has released an update version of this fantastic mascara in Ultra Black to give your lashes a blacker than black appearance for up to 16 hours, ideal for taking you from desk to dance floor! A mixture of Bourjois’ ultra volumising and long-lasting formula along with its patented brush which features wraparound spherical bristles, this mascara promises to give you captivating and hypnotic eyelashes in a flash! The chunky wand really grabs each lash and coats them with a super-rich, highly pigmented inky black colour and can be built up for a super glamorous flutter! The brush is expertly designed to capture and define every eyelash and fan them out for a dramatic finish perfect for the party season. Bourjois’ Volume 1 Seconde Ultra Black Mascara* is available from Boots for a purse-friendly price of just £9.99.

And to remove my makeup at the end of a long night dancing at the Christmas party? I’ve been using Bourjois’ Express Eye Makeup Remover* which is ideal for waterproof mascara and removes stubborn makeup and glitter in a flash! It has a non-oily formulation and is quite similar to one of my favourite (and pricier) makeup removers, the Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover, in both colour and performance! This remover has a two-phase formula which needs to be shaken together before using. The first, darker blue layer, contains oils concentrated with cleansing agents to remove all makeup effortlessly, even that waterproof mascara. The second, lighter blue layer, is the water phase to leave the skin fresh and clear and free of any greasiness. The formula has been tested to protect the lashes, the delicate skin of the eyelids and the fragile area around the eyes and does a great job at removing your makeup thoroughly without irritating the skin. I always forget that Bourjois offer a handful of skincare and shower products so I would definitely suggest checking them out next time you are in Boots or perusing Amazon online.

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  1. 14th December 2014 / 10:20 pm

    I love the Bourjois Mascara, never tried the makeup remover but I'm definitely going to have to try it!
    Jodie // La Lune Song

  2. 15th December 2014 / 3:08 am

    Both of these sound amazing! I'm still yet to try the 1 second mascara but I do really want to. I just have way too many mascaras (opened and unopened) at the moment!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  3. 15th December 2014 / 1:16 pm

    I would love to try them both!
    Im currently trying to finish up a bottle of Clinique's take the day off lashes and lips remover and its so messy! Not worth the price at all, will keep Clarins and Bourjois in mind 🙂
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x