Monday, 19 September 2011

Review: Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara

I really needed a really good mascara for Eid. My Benefits 'They're Real' mascara hadn't arrived yet so I was getting desperate. A few days before Eid, Aroosa and I went to the Mall of Lahore. It's safe to say it's one of our favourite places in Lahore. We can hang out there even if we're completely broke. 

We saw a Bourjois counter at the new super market that had just opened there (you can imagine how excited I was). I spent a good ten minutes or more just looking at all the make-up while Aroosa patiently waited. I ended up buying the Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Mascara. Was I disappointed?

Bourjois claims:

Ten times the volume. Intensified eyes. Glamour guaranteed.

10 times more volume* for 16 hours**
Volume Glamour revisited for 10 x as much volume*!

The Good

This mascara really lengthens my lashes beautifully. It provides dramatic volume as well. I was sold when the girl at the counter told me she had this mascara on her lashes. They were incredibly  long and had intense volume. Does it do the same for me? Yes, it does! Although mine never seem as long as hers did. However this mascara is perfect for anyone who wants dramatic, fuller glamorous eye lashes. It gives the appearance of thicker fuller lashes, which I love.

 I apply multiple coats and I haven't experienced any clumping.  It has a petite wand ( I don't know how else to describe it) which is slightly narrowed at the end. The narrowed end is great for those little lashes in the corner of the eyes.

I really like curvy the tube, even though it's black. The mascara is a water proof one so you don't have to worry about it smudging or smearing. It lasts for a really long time as well. I've had it on while working out (it's a long story) and despite the sweat, the mascara stayed intact.


The Bad

The only bad thing about it is the price. It's for RS1250 which I think is a little pricey for a mascara. However I justified the price to myself by comparing it to the Maybelline mascara's which are all RS800 and above.

Final Thoughts

I honestly think this is worth the investment. I also tried the Bourjois Volumizer Mascara (the two in one mascara) and it didn't look half as good as this one does. This mascara does make my lashes look dramatic and glamorous. The pictures don't do justice to it. 

What I love most about this mascara is that I don't have to worry about it drying out or finishing. Bourjois is here (yay!!) and I can repurchase it whenever I want. I tend to be a little stingy with some of my make-up products which aren't available in Lahore. So I'm enjoying this a little more. 


Bourjois counters can be found at Mall of Lahore, Hyper Star, and Al-Fatah



  1. that mascara look good nice review

  2. Love the review and you have beautiful eyes Ms. Sana!<3

  3. i recently bought a mascara and im very disappointed with that:( you sound pretty happy with your really looks volumizing, lengthening in the pictures.

  4. SadeeStyle: It really is good. Thank you:)

    Benish: Benish I know how that feels. I was so disappointed with the one I bought before this. If possible give this one a try, maybe you'll like/love it?

  5. i am waiting for the benefit's mascara review!!! people have been raving about it all over but i really want to see if it works on south-east asian lashes :D

  6. Batul I'm going to review it asap. :)

  7. yayy puhlleeezzzz how much longer now?:D

  8. Purchased this mascara a while ago and used it last week.
    Does give a fair amount of volume
    Does last a long time and doesn't flake (if it does, it's not much at all)

    This mascara is $22(I live in Australia)-I think its a little pricey
    It does clump
    It is a little bit hard to get off!

    Overall, I would definitley reccommend this mascara. However, I was a little disappointed with this mascara as I own other Bourjois mascaras that lengthen (which this one still does, just not as much as I'd like), volumize and gives that proper 'pop' to your lashes that this one just doesn't do as well in my opinion.
    I found this mascara good, but definitley not Bourjois's best.