Boots No. 7 Exceptional Definition Nutrient Enriched Mascara

3.7

34 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS



Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I.love.this.stuff. I saw a u tube review of another Boots mascara (called SEVENTEEN Falsifeye HD) that was phenomenal. It MAY have been a slightly different formula/wand but is not available yet in the States so I was bound and determined to try ANY Boots mascara. I was thrilled when I found out Target carries the No. 7 brand. I prefer a bit cheaper mascaras than this; but, really, this was not a bad price ... esp. for something that I also consider HG. I was actually after the No. 7 Extreme Length but it was not in store and this one had the same wand. Or looked like it did. And it may be the wand that I love. I am not a prolific user of mascara so take my opinion for what it's worth; but part of my reason for not being a huge user is not liking something that looks "fake" (as such, this is def. a defining mascara, not a VOLUME one). This stuff def. makes my eyelashes stand out (and, admittedly, they are thin. I need to try some Latisse!), but doesn't make me twitch from looking like not myself. Honestly there are so many different mascaras out there, I tend to think nobody really knows if paying more is really worth it (and I mean a LOT more than $5-7). I'll never know because I refuse to pay $50 for Guerlain Noir G or $34 for Lancome.



on 2/18/2015 7:36:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I'm onto my third tube of this stuff - it is my HG mascara. Unfortunately I live in Australia and so it is hard to get my hands on but it is just simply the best mascara I have ever tried. For everyday I really aim for the 'my lashes but better' look and this is exactly what this mascara provides. If you are going for a dramatic look, this won't be the mascara for you. My lashes are defined, lengthened a little bit, and not at all clumpy or spidery. I also like the way it wears, it still defines the eyes really nicely even though it has worn off a bit by the end of the day (which I think may be due to my glasses as this wearing seems less evident when I don't wear them.) The mascara gets better as it dries out too, which is always a bonus.
The wand is also hands down the best mascara wand I have ever used, it has three different components (I guess thats the right word?) - long bristles on one side, short on the other, and a ball at the end. I use the side with the longer bristles first to give some volume and then use the shorter bristles on the other side to separate my lashes and lengthen them, and then the ball at the end I use for lashes at the outer and inner corners of my eyes. It is really perfect, I have used some other mascaras after using this one and it really made me realise how great the wand is once you master how to use it to its full potential.
The packaging claims that the mascara is 'nutrient enriched' to help strengthen your lashes or something. This was not a selling point for me, to be honest I thought it was a gimmick, but I think that there might be some truth to it. Its not going to make your lashes amazing all of the sudden, but I did notice after using it for a couple of months that my lashes were in a better condition. Whether or not it really is making my lashes stronger, it is just a great mascara so I will continue to formulate ways to get it despite living in Australia! Honestly could not recommend it enough.


on 5/9/2014 7:42:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I note most of the reviews are from pre-2012 and describe a freebie product. I'm telling you about the one I bought two weeks ago which is the BEST mascara I've used in ages. Gives amazing length and definition and NO clumps. Doesn't flake and is easy to take off. If it's a really thick, false lash effect you're after you won't like this but if you want separated, defined lashes this is perfect. It's not one of those wimpy 'natural' mascaras - i.e. doesn't do anything! - so two coats will really make a difference. I love it

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Got this as a freebie, which is good as I'd never buy it. It clumps a lot, and doesn't last very long. Maybe because mine is a little old so no longer has its original consistency. Not a fan. Very thick and gloopy texture.


on 2/15/2014 11:01:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I personally use this mascara a lot. It is so much better than some others for the same price or more. I love the way my lashes look.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

If your looking for a mascara that will give you thick volumptuous lashes then this isn't the one, what it will do however is give you very defined long lashes.

The wand has one side which has extra long fingers on it which really help separate the lashes so they look very natural with no clumping. I love this when i want a natural makeup look, but if your after thick lashes then this one really won't do.

Its a good product for the money, does what it says on the tin but won't blow you away


on 6/9/2013 3:53:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I bought this on sale to try. The brush is supposed to be helpful but I did not find it useful and rather hard. The mascara is ok, I would not call it exceptional compared to Mally or Tarte. This was good to try for casual use but I would not repurchase.


on 12/28/2012 9:42:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I got this mascara for free in the Deco Darling gift box from Boots when I bought foundation last week. Now, I usually have good luck with Boots products, but either this tube is from a bad batch of mascara or this formulation is just a dud. It sheds little black particles all over my face after just an hour of wear, and embrittles my lashes to the point where some BREAK when I try to take off the rest of the product with makeup remover! This is horrifying!! I have never had a mascara do this to me before, not even the cheapest CoverGirl or Maybelline tube. Even though this was free, I'm thinking of bringing it back to the store or emailing corporate just so they're aware of the problem.

Incidentally, the brush is good, and the mascara really doesn't clump. However, that's not of primary importance when the product has such serious issues elsewhere.

I was under the impression that most mascaras were pretty much the same, but this is clearly not the case. I'm going back to Maybelline, which might smudge, but at least it doesn't make me look like I lost a fight with a chimney sweep.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my favorite natural-looking mascara ever! This mascara is the first mascara I have seen, that makes my lashes so pretty, yet so natural!! It's amazing! Their are different bristles on the brush to create different looks. I purchased mine for $7 at Target, but you can also find it at Walmart, but I don't know about drugstores. I would definitely consider purchasing this product, especially if you want such a pretty and natural look! :)


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

What a lovely mascara: gives AMAZING volume, adds a nice bit of cheeky length, curls wonderfully, applies like a dream with no clumps or flakes, the brush is fabulously designed......But then, oh dear.....2 hours later....it looks like i've gone 2 rounds with Mike Tyson.
Unfortunately it hasn't got much staying power at all and smudges all under the eyes....result...well, a less then desirable look!
Like a hot date, it'd started out so amazing...but...he didn't have the stamina to keep up with me for a single day...oh well, into the draw you go for rainy day (and i'll see if there's any room for the mascara as well ;)




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