It seems that eyelashes-to-there are today's little black dress. Capitalizing on the hot trend, Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara has combined a mascara and lash enhancer in one product. The package states that this "lash enhancing formula complements the natural growth cycle of your lashes and improves their overall appearance and condition with each use".
One of the first things I noticed about Grow Luscious Mascara is the brush. This mascara has a very large brush (the brush is shown in exact size on the package). When I took out the mascara, I was struck by the fact that the brush…and the tube, including the opening…are the exact same size as MAC Opulash Mascara. The formulas are vastly different, both in performance and the fact that MAC Opulash does not claim to be a lash enhancer.
After using Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara for a few weeks, I have mixed feelings. It started out fine; I'm used to using mascaras with the big brushes, so I didn't have issues with that. For the first week of use, I didn't experience any clumping of the formula. But I noticed as time went on, that it did start to clump and the mascara started to build up at the end of the brush, so that getting in and covering the small eyelashes became difficult and messy. By the end of the day, I also noted flaking and this, to me, is unacceptable in a mascara.
In terms of the lash enhancement, it's hard to say. Since I used this product for about 3 weeks, I don't think it's fair to state one way or the other whether there was a significant difference. Would I buy this mascara again? Probably not; there are too many other great mascaras out to tolerate less-than-perfect application.
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara is available at mass market retailers, including drug and discount stores. I purchased my tube at Target for $7.99.