Wednesday, 18 May 2016

REVIEW | GOSH BOOMBASTIC XXL SWIRL VOLUME MASCARA


Let's talk about the Gosh Cosmetics Boombastic XXL Swirl Volume Mascara (£6.49). It is a "full-bodied, creamy, really spreadable mascara." It claims to "blacken and thicken the lashes without looking clumpy".The mascara is packaged in an eye-catching highlighter green tube and is infused with argan oil and bamboo extract that moisturises the lashes leaving them stronger and more nourished over time.


The wand for this mascara is rubber and gigantic, it is massive. The head of the brush is spiked similar to the They're Real Mascara, but that is where the similarities to the UK's best-selling mascara ends. I really don't really know how to be polite about this, but this mascara is awful. The rubber wand is uncomfortable, so it can actually be painful to put mascara on. It does nothing to my lashes, it does make them look clumpy. It might be okay for volume but it is terrible for length and separation. Furthermore, the packaging I am not too keen on. Green is my least favourite colour especially this shade of green, it looks cheap and feels cheap. The formula is so "creamy" that it is a mess to apply. 

The original price for this mascara is almost £9 and that is ludicrous to me. What are you paying for? I honestly have no idea. If you have patience then you can make any mascara work for you: wipe off the excess, comb through your lashes with a lash comb between layers of application and clean up any smudges with a cotton bud and some makeup remover, but you shouldn't have to work this hard to get decent lashes. I wouldn't buy this mascara again and I don't recommend it, there are plenty of better mascaras for a cheaper price point available. You can see below the results of one application:


PROS
  • Potentially not a bad mascara for volume

CONS
  • Not clump-free, bad at separating the lashes
  • Doesn't make lashes look longer, thicker or better
  • Rubber wand actually hurts
  • Not worth the money
  • Unappealing packaging

I hope you found this post useful, my reviews haven't been very positive lately but hopefully that will change, if you have any product recommendations please leave them in the comments below. I read them all. Hope you are all having a lovely week. See you tomorrow for my next post. Take care.

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Kiran 
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24 comments

  1. Awesome honest review! There are heaps of lovely mascaras out there shame this one didnt work out! Very helpful though! <3 Lovely post

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. So handy knowing to avoid this mascara (especially when usually that would be the sort of wand I'd go for!)


    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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  3. Can never have enough mascara!

    Do check out my classic wide- legged trouser look.

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    1. Will do, I am sure it is lovely xxx

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  4. Really appreciate your honest review! Too bad it didn't work out

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

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  5. Thank you so much for an honest review! I'll be skipping this mascara for sure, my pathetic lashes wouldn't stand a chance.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You are so welcome Shireen, yeah I would pass on this. Definitely not repurchasing xxx

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  6. Nope, it doesn't look that good ☺ thanks for being so honest
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  7. That packaging is awful, I really wouldn't expect that to be from GOSH as normally they package things quite well, but agreed it looks so cheap.

    Sounds like such a disappointing product, thanks for the warning, will avoid!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. I know it is quite unattractve, don't really know what they were thinking xxx

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  8. awesome!! Hope you’ll stop by my blog for the latest post!

    www.loveolia.com

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  9. Mascaras drive me bonkers! Everytime I think TRY A NEW ONE. Everytime I wish I had just bought Lash Sensational, I think this time I will just buy it again - no disappointment lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. Haha yes I love Lash Sensational, fantastic mascara! Xxx

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  10. Thank you for such an honest review! Glad I'm able to get a good view before I could have bought it!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  11. F\ck sake! I hate when i loose connection when posting a comment lol, i ws saying that i love your honesty when it comes to reviews and if you can recommend any good mascaras that will make my lashes thicker, not too thick and especially LONGER? Lovely post, thank you for sharing this with us. Hope to see you on my blog www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk !! Have a lovely week. xXx

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    1. No problem, I am actually going to post a top mascaras list tomorrow so make sure to check back then xxx

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  12. Love such honest reviews ! Shame it doesn't do much to lashes, I am too used to my They're real mascara from Benefit to switch to a new one anyway :) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

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    1. Love They're Real! Do you use it in any other colours except black? I am curious to try the primer xxx

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