Barry M Showgirl Extra Volume Mascara available at Boots
I recently made the decision to go cruelty free across all of my cosmetics, which is something I should have done a long, long time ago. This has meant transitioning my beauty products over to more animal friendly ones. During the process I've decided to start introducing cruelty-free beauty reviews onto my blog that will cover from make-up to haircare to skincare and everything else in between.
Before switching to cruelty free products, I swore by using Benefit's They're Real mascara to accentuate my fair, stubby little lashes. However, sadly Benefit do still test on animals so I've had to remove them from my cosmetics list. Finding a new mascara that suited me and my overly sensitive eyes was going to be a challenge, so I decided to go to the cruelty free Twitter community for a replacement recommendation. A few people, including Vivi from 'Sammy sans Cruelty' (a wonderful blog for cruelty free beauty reviews), came back to me with the Barry M Showgirl mascara, so the next day I popped into Boots and bought it.
Upon initial application I didn't warm to the Barry M Showgirl mascara; I found it clumpy, messy and I found the wand a little too chunky to apply. However, it's a product I've grown to love so much that I feel comfortable enough wearing it without my signature cat liner flick!
It does take a couple of coats to build up the impact needed, but for £4.99 it's an incredible cruelty free mascara to replace Benefit. Also, I'm a sucker for pretty packaging and the metallic pink tube absolutely stole my heart.
What are your thoughts on the Barry M Showgirl Extra Volume mascara?