Saturday, 9 November 2013

Avon Super Shock Mascara.

For the first time on my blog I'll be reviewing a mascara. Mascara makes up an essential part of our daily make up routine. May it be school, college, job, shopping, visit to a friend or anything of the sort, without a mascara our look is incomplete. Most of the times we do not have time for eye makeup and or even a liner and so we just end up putting our mascara and we are done! That's how essential a mascara is to all the makeup lovers out there! 

Today I will be reviewing the most raved about, Avon Super Shock Mascara.

What does Avon say about this mascara?
Answer:  Available in Black only. Get yourself some extreme volume! Thickening base coat and volumizing mascara in one. Up to 12X more volume. All AVON mascaras are hypoallergenic and ophthalmologist-tested.


Avon's Super Shock Mascara comes in a beautiful pink coloured, 10ml container. The packaging is truly adorable. I mean how many pink coloured packaging, mascaras do we get to see? Not much right. The wand/ applicator is firm and fits perfectly in my hands. The applicator does not bend unnecessarily, a problem I faced frequently in the past with other mascara wands. I believe a mascara wand should be firm enough so that application of mascara becomes easier. The wand has short bristles which are perfect to create lengthy lashes. 

Before moving on with the review I would want to tell you guys a few things that I look for in a mascara:

  1. Lengthening of the lashes
  2. Volumizing of the lashes
  3. No clumping of the lashes together
  4. No smudging of the mascara 
  5. Should not flake
  6. Should be easily removed with water.

Avon's Super Shock Mascara pretty much full fills most of the above mentioned criteria.
The lengthening effect of this mascara is pretty good. I wouldn't say it's really shocking as the name says. I usually have to use multiple strokes to get the desired lengthy lashes. 

Mascaras which clump together the lashes turns me off majorly. This mascara does it's job well by mostly not clumping my lashes and lengthens them separately. The voluminous effect of this mascara is not as great as it should be. I don't find much volume in my lashes after I wear this mascara so I would not agree with Avon's claim that it brings extreme volume to the lashes. 
Although this is not a water-proof mascara but I have never seen it smudging like never! It is as good as a water proof mascara. No matter how bad I would sweat, this mascara never lets me down by smudging around my eye area. Also, I have not noticed any flaking effect of this mascara.
It is ideal for everyday use. I wear it to school mostly and it stays all day long. So the wearing time of the mascara is a good 7-8hours which is great. 
In the past I had trouble with taking off my previous mascaras as they would literally get stuck to my lashes but I did not face any such trouble with Avon's Super Shock mascara. It gets washed away with water and my cleanser very easily. And I completely love this quality about it. 
The quantity of the mascara would last for a pretty good 4-5months. 

Picture a,b and c: With Avon's Super Shock Mascara.
Picture d: Without Avon's Super Shock Mascara.
 (Note: I haven't used an eye-lash curler prior to the application of the mascara)

Price and Availability: I bought this mascara on line from a facebook page Lush Grooming Bargains. Worth 599Pkr. 

Points in favour:

  • Packaging is travel friendly.
  • Mascara wand/applicator is firm which helps in the right application of the mascara.
  • Lengthens the lashes pretty well.
  • Does not clump the lashes.
  • Does not smudge.
  • Easily washed away with water.
  • Lasts for a good 4-5months.
  • Good for everyday use. 
  • Price is very reasonable.

Points not in favour:

  • Does not have a good voluminous effect to the lashes.
  • Not available at local drug stores. Can only be bought online. 

Rating: I would rate this product 4.7/5


  1. It does have a considerable effect on the lashes. I would totally buy it


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