Friday, 13 January 2017

Review: GOSH Rebel Eyes Mascara

This mascara costs £8.99. At the time of writing it is part of a buy one, get second half price GOSH offer at Superdrug. It claims to give "longer, volumised, curled lashes in a few strokes" with the promise to "last throughout the day without any rub off or flaking".
These are my bare lashes before applying the mascara. As with all the pictures in this post, they look less dark and defined than they do in real life. I have discovered that you need to wear a LOT of eye makeup to make a look translate into a photo, but these photos represent how I would wear this product in reality.
The wand is long and curved, reminding me very much of Benefit's famous Roller Lash mascara. I like the way that it coats almost every lash at the same time as the wand fits across the whole eye. I also find the long "handle" makes the product easy to work with.
One coat of mascara

The formula is fairly dry, which I prefer as it means a lot less mess during application and also when wearing mascara behind glasses.
Two coats of mascara

I did not find the effect to be particularly volumising in comparison to other drugstore products making the same claim. However, I did find that the GOSH mascara lifted, lengthened and curled my lashes impressively with just one coat. I did not use eyelash curlers before applying this product.
Two coats of mascara

The curl and held fantastically well all day and I felt my lashes looked long and flattering. The best thing about this mascara is that it absolutely did not flake or leave any dark marks around my eyes or glasses whatsoever. Not even a smudge. For a non-waterproof mascara this performed exceptionally well, and removed very easily at the end of the day.

After 5 hours - no flaking
After 9 hours - no flaking

Overall, if you are looking for a volumising mascara then I would suggest giving this one a miss. I like L'Oréal's Miss Manga Mega Volume mascara for great, drugstore volume. GOSH actually makes an Xtreme Volume and Length mascara which might also be worth a try. However, if you are interested in a drugstore mascara which will lengthen and curl your lashes then this is a winner. Easily comparable in my opinion to Benefit's Roller Lash which costs around £19.50 for a full-sized tube, and I found the GOSH mascara easier to remove. 

Which are your favourite drugstore mascaras? Thanks for reading,

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  1. I haven't seen this before but then again so many products have flooded the market recently its hard to keep up. Its great that it doesn't flake as that's my biggest issue with mascaras. This sounds great. I have a few mascara here to try but must keep this in mind. Great review Delyth. X

    1. Yes this is a great one to remember next time you need a mascara xx

  2. I'm really impressed with the curl that it gives without using eyelash curlers! That's really impressive. Xx

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  3. Me too! Lovely mascara. Thanks for reading xx