This gloriously spiky-bristled brush belongs to Avon Supershock Max mascara. It claims to give up to 15x volume (I assume this is compared to naked lashes) and yet to be completely clump free. The brush is the plastic bristled kind which virtually promises an application with great definition - the plastic spikes comb the lashes through beautifully during application, ensuring that no one or two lashes get overloaded with mascara.
The photo above shows two coats, applied slowly and carefully with plenty of brush-wiggling from root to tip. My lashes look pretty good - there's definitely no clumping going on, with each lash well defined and combed into good shape. I'm not sure the volume improvement is 15 times the volume of my naked lashes, but it's certainly enough for me.
This mascara is comparable to Benefit's They're Real, which has proved amazingly popular due to its plastic brush and great formula. Supershock Max doesn't have a formula that makes it quite as easy to build up volume as They're Real, but with a little time and effort, you can get a similarly well defined, lusciously full look. At just £10, this is a bit of a bargain - and one which I'd definitely repurchase if I needed performance on a budget. Find it at Avon online now.
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