I’m not quite sure when Revlon released their new mascara range but from what I can tell, it was pretty recently. There are five in total, all claiming to do different things and all with different brushes and coloured lids. I went for red – the Revlon Ultimate All-In-One.
I’ll be honest, it was a mistake. I’m not sure why, out of a selection of five, I went for the only one without a tester, so I couldn’t see the brush. I’m an idiot. It’s tiny. Like absolutely tiny. Like, compared to the massive Too Faced spoolie, it’s like one of those bottom lash mascaras that used to be a thing. It’s about the size of my little finger nail. Why, Revlon? What does that achieve? Like, sure I can reach into the corners of my eyes a tad better, and sure I can get right into my bottom lashes, but I’ve developed techniques for that with big brushes and that really is the least of my concerns.
The brush also has this weird ‘four different sides’ thing going on. A short side, which I assume is just for getting massive amounts of mascara on your lashes, a long side, lengthening?, and then two other in betweeny sides. I get why this could be a cool thing. I get why it’s nice to decide whether you want long or thick lashes today. I don’t really get how anyone can be bothered to check which way their brush is going onto their lashes and alternate and switch between them and ugh. Seriously, when I put on mascara I want it to go on thick and fast, coating my non-existent lashes, and being faff-free. I’m actually a little bit angry at how small and fiddly the brush is. Sorry, Revlon.
But what about the formula? Well, yeah. I don’t think I really like that either, to be honest. One good thing I’d say is that the Revlon Ultimate is very black. It’s a really really black black. It does add quite a bit of drama, and looks fab layered up with a black cat-flick (so literally just my every day face). But, and yeah there’s a but, because of the weird brush situation, you really have to know what you’re doing with it. Like, really have to know. The first time I used it, I didn’t really think about it and so just layered it on as usual. Bad mistake. I ended up with that super cool spiderweb lash look when all of your lashes stick together into little points and ugh – where was the separation? Really bad times.
On top of that, it doesn’t especially lengthen or volumise, for a mascara that’s meant to do both. It might be an absolute hero if you already have long, thick lashes, as the deep black formula will look absolutely banging, but for kids like me it’s a massive disappointment. Massive. I’ve dabbled a few times since and worked out the brush a bit and whatever and I’m still just a little bit meh about the whole thing.
If anyone wants this mascara I’m willing to just give it to you so let me know!
Have you tried the Revlon Ultimate range?
Do you have any rubbish mascaras?