Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara – You want this!

Most of us have a holy grail mascara. I used to. My all time favourite was a tube mascara by a Japanese cosmetics company, but I stopped using it as it became way too expensive. I was devastated. I have used many mascaras over the years and I love many, but none ever came close to ‘the one’. Until I discovered the new Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara.

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara – You want this!

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara Pretty Please Charlie

This is what Revlon has to say:

Desire oversized lashes and multiplied benefits? Introducing Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara, our breakthrough formula combines buildable fibers and 360º tubes to deliver mega volume and extreme length for an oversized lash look that won’t smudge or smear!

Revlon’s unique approach combines fibers and 360º tubes in one step for plumped and extended lashes that get noticed.


Unlike traditional mascaras, Revlon’s tubing mascara features a polyurethane copolymer base with the benefits of waterproof mascara without the tough removal, as it removes easily with warm water. Upon application, the copolymer binds creating an adhesive encasement around each lash (also known as a “360º tube”) that won’t wear off or flake.


Fiber formula provides additional volume and length, and when combined with tube technology, lush lashes are instantly flake-free and smudge-proof in one step.

Revlon takes Mega Multiplier Mascara one step further by using two uniquely shaped microfibers, triangular and heart, for a formula that gives you an oversized lash look with both volume and length.

When I received the press release about Revlon’s new mascara, I freaked when I read the word ‘tube’. I immediately phoned my mom to tell her about it and I couldn’t wait to try it. Why you ask?

Because tube mascaras are AMAZING!

The tube that forms around each lash does not smear, smudge or move until you remove it with warm water. Do you hate waterproof mascara because it’s such a pain to remove, but you still prefer waterproof as non-waterproof makes you look like a raccoon at the end of the day? Then this is the mascara for you!!

Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara will not budge until it gets in contact with warm water. This also means that it is the perfect summer mascara as you can go swimming and your mascara will still look great. Yes, I wear mascara when I go swimming. I always wear mascara. I’m pretty sick of being asked why I look so tired so these lashes are always done.

Revlon sent me one of these beauties to try and within a day of using it, I went out and bought my mom one. My mom has extremely sensitive eyes, and as she recently had eye surgery, she didn’t want anything but a tube mascara to touch her lashes. Great timing Revlon! My mom loves this mascara too.

Has my lashes ever looked better? Honestly, they have. There are other mascaras that give me slightly better definition and volume, and I sometimes have to go back in to remove a few clumps, but the pros of Mega Multiplier outweigh the cons 10 fold.

Plus this fab mascara retails for only R169.

In summary…

  • It’s ideal for sensitive eyes.
  • It removes gently (with only warm water!).
  • It does not smudge or smear.
  • It does not budge.
  • It’s sweat, tear and pool water resistant.

Well done, Revlon. Your Mega Multiplier Mascara is freakin’ fabulous!


Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer review

I was really in two minds about posting this review. I prefer to only post about products that I really like and that I would spend my own money on. I am still not sure if I would fork out R850 for this, but stick around and you can decide for yourself.

Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer Review

Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer Review

Let’s start off with what they say:

Lightweight, non-greasy primer minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mattifies against oily shine and imparts a silky, luminous finish to skin. H2ORelease™ Complex and Abyssinian Oil help provide intense, sustained-release moisturization that locks in optimum hydration levels. A microencapsulated tint releases upon application to provide neutral coverage while Whu-Zhu-Yu Fruit Extract enhances skin radiance. Naturally-astringent Mushroom Extract reduces pore size and appearance. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

I received this primer shortly after it launched and I have to say, I was totally underwhelmed after the first use. It felt great on my skin, yes, BUT R850?! It did a good job blurring fine lines and making my pores look a little less huge, but I really didn’t think it was worth that price tag. It also didn’t mattify as much as I hoped. This was in March of this year while we still had lovely warm weather. And my skin could be classified as combination to oily.

Then winter arrived with one moerse bang and my skin didn’t know what hit it. All of the sudden my face was tight, dry, sensitive, scaly and blotchy. Not a pretty sight. (Keep an eye out as the products that saved my skin will be on the blog shortly). My forehead was so dry that when I scratched it (I know, I know!), I could see the flakes fallen to the floor. Super sexy.

I tried the primer again, and voilà, results.

On my dry skin Hydrablur worked like a charm. My skin appeared smoother and my foundation application was even. Currently I’m using it every day.

In short, would I recommend it… maybe.

If it fits your budget, and you are struggling with dry, patchy and flaky skin, give Dermalogica’s Hydrablur Primer a shot.

Have you tried Hydrablur? I’d love to know what you think.