The Sister of my Holy Grail Mascara


If you are a regular around these parts there is one thing you would have picked up on, and that's my love for the Revlon 'Lash Potion' by Grow Luscious mascara. It is my holy grail for a reason, but I have near-hysterically raved about it one too many times to warrant anymore talk on it. It's needless to say that when I received it's sister product with this months issue of Cosmo Australia I was excited to see how it would weigh up.

One of the Bold Lacquer's major claims is that it is a smudge and flake proof formula that can least through sweat and tears. This is a particularly interesting blanket claim considering that it comes in both a regular and waterproof version. I wore this standalone on a no-makeup day around the house just to test it out for blogging purposes. Because I wasn't wearing any other makeup I was constantly touching and rubbing my eye area forgetting that I had this mascara on. It flaked a little just from the touching, but overall it stuck firmly and was very reminiscent of the few waterproof mascaras I've tried in the past, regardless of me having the regular version of the product. I think this makes it clear that the waterproof version would be extremely waterproof, however I can not entirely vouch for that as I haven't tried it first hand.

When discussing the longevity of this formula and the feel of it on the lashes only one thing comes to mind and that's Benefit's 'They're Real'. The world lacquer from the name really sticks in my head because this is kind of how it coats the lashes in a very hard, non-budging kind of way. As for removal, this comes off as easily as my regular mascaras, so I really recommend this for anyone who has trouble removing waterproof formulas yet feels they need them.

This product also appears to have fibres in it to aid with lengthening, yet I do not find it any more lengthening than the original, if anything less so. One of the biggest differences I notice is that this formula is more separating and less thickening which isn't a bad thing by any means, but if you're looking for a super thickening mascara I would go with the Lash Potion. Due to its separating nature this is much more buildable than the Lash Potion, which does tend to clump after the second coat.

The Lash Potion hasn't been pushed from holy grail status by its sister, but I will say that they are indeed very similar. The few key differences between them simply makes them suitable for different occasions and different people, so if you are in the market just decide which factors are more important to you. Bold Lacquer is so much more appropriate for the impending summer months in Australia, so I feel I will get a lot of use out of it regardless!

Have you tried any Revlon mascaras and if so what did you think?
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  1. Sounds like a cool mascara!!!!

  2. I've not tried any revlon mascaras, but this one sounds really good so I might give it a try. Great review xx

  3. I really like the sound of this mascara, especially because it separates the lashes rather than thickens them - sounds like the longevity is awesome as well

    Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  4. Thanks for the review! I don't think I've tried Revlon mascara before!

    xo T.

  5. I haven't tried either of them. I'm still searching for a holy grail item. Hopefully one (or more) of this will do the trick. Happy weekend! :] // ☼ ☯

  6. Definitely give them a go if you get the chance!

  7. I love the long wear of they're real so I'm definitely going to give this a go!

    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

  8. Omg I def need to try this! I think I am going to try the Lash Potion, as I live in Canada and the climate is colder...though the thickness concerns me, does it tend to clump??

    Love from Canada,

    Marie from

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  9. It's not clumpy, but it's not buildable either. After two layers it starts to get a little gloopy, but because the mascara works so well I don't ever need to add more than a layer or two. I definitely recommend the Lash Potion more than this. x

  10. They are very similar in my opinion, however I find this to be more thickening than the they're real! x

  11. I need to try this mascara, I really like the packaging as well :) Thanks for sharing x
    Ana Céline Labod

  12. The packaging is amazing!