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Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Makeup | 3 comments

The Body Shop – Sparkling Black Mascara

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The Body Shop Sparkling Black Mascara Review

Another Christmassy offering from The Body Shop®, this one is Sparkling Black Mascara* – a regular black mascara with a glittery twist from The Body Shop® new Christmas collection.

The Body Shop Sparkling Black Mascara Brush

Sparkling Black Mascara is a black mascara with tiny flecks of silver glitter suspended in it, you can see the glittery specks on the brush in the image above. The brush is very thin with not many bristles and I find it quite difficult to gather much of the product up on it in the tube – I really have to stir the brush round the tube to pick it up.

It’s therefore quite difficult to get a lot of the mascara on the lashes, I can only manage to get a really thin covering onto my eyelashes.

The Body Shop Sparkling Black Mascara Eyes

As you can see from the image above it nicely coats each lash in a thin layer, but it really doesn’t thicken or lengthen the lashes. My eyelashes are quite fair (unless I have them tinted) so this mascara from The Body Shop® makes my lashes look quite natural and dark, but doesn’t really give me the effect I’m looking for – I like to have thick, long, curled lashes.

The Body Shop Sparkling Black Mascara

It’s also a bit disappointing that the glitter effect doesn’t really show up on the lashes either. I can see it a little bit on the lower lashes, but not on the upper lashes. I can sometimes see the odd sparkle in the corner of my eye when I blink though, which can be a bit strange! I’ve tried using it just on the tips of the lashes too, when I’m wearing another thicker black mascara, but the glitter still doesn’t show up very well unfortunately.

If you’re looking for a glittery mascara then this probably isn’t for you as the glitter doesn’t really manifest itself. However, if you want a really natural black mascara that makes your fair lashes look naturally dark for a ‘no make-up’ look then it’s worth a try.

Sparkling Black Mascara is priced at £10, available from The Body Shop®.

There’s currently 40% OFF online too when you buy 3 products, or 30% OFF when you buy 2 products, plus there’s still FREE standard delivery on orders over £5! Have a read of my previous The Body Shop® Christmas product review.

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*PR sample

3 Comments

  1. I knew it sounded to good to be true! What a pity! 🙁 xxxx

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