New Revlon line delivers on its promises
By Lauren Kelly, Editor-in-Chief
Recently, Revlon released a line of five colour-coded mascaras, each with a different purpose. After researching each type, I decided that the best two choices for me were the purple and blue ones; Dramatic Definition and Volume + Length, respectively.
Dramatic Definition promises long and defined lashes—and it delivers. It’s a wired brush with long, thin bristles, meant to separate your lashes while you apply. I usually use mascaras with plastic applicators because of my success with CoverGirl’s Clump Crusher, but this performed similarly due to the style of the brush. This is my favourite kind of mascara, as it results in more natural-looking lashes without any clumping together. It definitely does what it promises well, but provides a little less drama than Volume + Length.
Volume + Length was more of a wild card for me, with its large, densely wired brush. Both of those things sound great, but I rarely use mascaras with this brush type. However, I was massively impressed with it. It both volumizes and lengthens, giving me very dramatic eyelashes. I have recently been using CoverGirl’s Super Sizer when I want more drama, but it clumps my lashes so badly I have to run through them after with my Clump Crusher brush. Volume + Length provides nearly as much drama by itself with no worries about clumping, at least on my lashes.
The other three options in the line are the red All-in-One, which has a small, precise plastic brush meant to get to every lash; the pink Ultra Volume, which has a two-tiered wire brush meant to prevent clumping; and the green Super Length, which has a large brush meant to cover and lengthen every lash with special fibres.
The packaging for the line is really aesthetically pleasing. The matte finish on the black body looks great, and the dramatic colour on the lids makes them easy to tell apart, and quite striking. However, they are a bit on the large side, as they’re wider than most mascaras.
I like Dramatic Definition, but I couldn’t recommend Volume + Length more highly. It can be very dramatic, or it can be used more sparingly for a softer, more natural look. It will definitely be my go-to going forward, and easily replace Super Sizer. Although not as cheap as some products I cover here, these work incredibly well for the money. At Shoppers Drug Mart, they were each selling for $13.99, but Wal-Mart has them for $8.96. If you’re in the market for new mascara, definitely give one of these a try.