Whilst perusing the aisles of my local Superdrug this afternoon, I noticed a display of new mascara from GOSH. I love mascara and I only ever buy drugstore brands.There's no way I'm dropping £20 on something from Chanel or Estee Lauder when I'll need to bin it in three months. I am a big fan of Rimmel Sexy Curves. I like buildable mascaras and my eyelashes don't have much natural curl, so I also prefer a mascara to lock the work of my Shu lash curler in place.
Happy with my Rimmel, I was not going to be tempted by GOSH's latest offering. Then I saw the brush and thought 'ooo, interesting'. The wand is topped by a bristle brush that looks like a standard mascara brush spliced with the end of a loo brush. Perhaps not the most glamorous description, but that's how it looks to me. Unlike the multiple balls on the Rimmel Sexy Curves brush or the monoball that is the L'Oreal Telescopic brush, this ball is made of proper bristles, not plastic ones. It's also a pretty decent size and made me think it would do a good job of coating and separating my lashes.
I decided to chance it and so slipped it into my basket. When I got home, I had a closer look. The brush came out of the tube well coated but did not need to be swiped on a tissue to remove the excess. I am a big fan of not having to wipe away product I've just paid good money for, so that was a good start.
Top: my naked lashes, bottom: one coat of GOSH Irresistible Intensity
The pictures I've taken were from the end of the day. On first wear, I am happy with how well the mascara lasted. My lashes kept their shape without feeling too crispy. I had no smudges or flakes under the eye, though I don't tend to get that problem mush with any mascara.
I'm not sure if I used the wand in the way it's supposed to be used (I didn't check the tube for guidelines to be honest) but I was pleased with the finish my method produced and I really do like the 'loo brush'.