Mascara Monday: Revlon Lash Potion by Grow Luscious mascara

| April 29, 2013 | 42 Comments

Revlon Lash Potion mascara

A new Revlon mascara!! It is a well known Clumps of Mascara fact that I’ve always had issues with Revlon mascaras. And I’m not the only one either. Many of you have had your issues with the brand’s mascaras. The past few, however, have been decent and despite not being an insane fan of the original Grow Luscious mascara, I was kinda excited to try this one that I received for review.

And I mean, look at the packaging!

Revlon Lash Potion mascara

Revlon Lash Potion mascara

Talk about ‘Best Dressed Mascara’, uh? Let’s hope she lives up to her fabulousness!

Price: $7.99 at drug and mass retailers nationwide and from CVS, of course!
Packaging (brush wand): 3 out of 5
Overall: 3.5 out of 5

What It Claims: “Revlon Lash Potion drenches lashes with a potion of strengthening proteins for captivating volume and length. Lash Potion works to nourish lashes so they reach their fullest potential—looking lush, long and lustrous. The Lash Potion ‘Illusionist Wand’ has wide grooves to instantly coat lashes in formula for maximum volume and triple brushes to comb through for clump-free length – in just one swipe! There are no smoke and mirrors here – just enviable long, voluminous lashes.” (per press release)

The Truth: Not bad. Could be better though.

What I Loved About It: The volume is niiiice. It’s been awhile since I’ve tried a mascara with a good amount of volume. This one has it!

What I Didn’t Like: Revlon still can’t get the whole mascara packaging thing down right. Ugh. It’s so annoying.

Overall: I really do have a love/hate relationship with Revlon. I’ve always thought that their mascaras had so much potential but there was always something that stopped them from being awesome. It usually isn’t their wands because the wands are pretty awesome. I like this one a lot!

mascara wand

Yeah, it’s pretty massive but it’s a fantastic wand for volumizing. And boy does it really bring those lashes out there! If you’ve got super tiny lids or lashes you may struggle with this one a bit. And not because the wand is so huge. But because of that huge mascara hole…

mascara tube

This is so common in Revlon’s mascaras that I’ve given it a name. I’ve named it the Black Abyss. I don’t know why this feature keeps popping up in their mascaras. It does nothing but cover their great brushes with a ton of mascara goop. And it takes time to remove said goop. Time that many don’t have, well…time for. That said – as awesome as the wand is, the Black Abyss gets in the way a bit.

But if you’ve managed to remove the excess goop and apply the mascara to your eyes you’ll achieve a wonderful set of lashes. I was amazed at what this mascara could do with only 1 coat. Pretty spectacular! The formula is pretty thick so it’s best to work quickly and settle with only 2 coats of mascara if you can help it. If you go for a third you may end up with clumps of mascara. Hehe. See what I did there? :cool:

There is a bit of downfall to this mascara though. I found that it tends to flake over time. It had a hard time lasting throughout an 8 hour work day. I would catch it flaking away a few hours later. Ugh. And we all know how much I hate flaking mascaras. The best way to prevent this is to apply as few coats as possible. So instead of 2, I found myself applying just 1 coat and I didn’t have the problem as much. But it kinda sucks because while my lashes looked great with 1 coat, they looked amaziiiiing with 2. *sigh*

I’m guessing the waterproof version of this should straighten that out a bit. I can’t speak on if the mascara will help thicken and strengthen lashes over time since I’ve only been testing it for a week. And as gorgeous as the packaging is, that dress of hers is very fragile. She got all scrapped up in my purse.

Revlon Lash Potion mascara



Bare Lashes


Lashes after 2 coats

Mascara on eyes 2

Mascara on Eyes 1

Do I recommend it?: I do! But only if you’re in the market for a volumizing mascara. I think it’s great for short term wear if you don’t mind messing around with the excess mascara on the wand. And of course if you buy this mascara from CVS/pharmacy, it’s applicable for those awesome Extrabucks Rewards.


So Revlon still hasn’t fixed the “lack of a stopper” issue in their mascaras. Womp. But this is still a stellar mascara.


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  1. I for sure need volume in my mascaras, I used to love the original Grow Luscious mascara until my lashes decided they only want waterproof to hold any type of curl these days ;)
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  2. Carolyn N. says:


  3. gio says:

    This looks lovely on your lashes! Too bad it flakes so soon!
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  4. Kathy H. says:

    Length, for sure. My lashes are so stubby and being able to even notice them with a mascara on would be lovely.

  5. Supriya says:

    I always want volume…love thick lashes!

  6. I need the volume desperately!

  7. Felicia says:

    Volume is always good. :)

  8. Sade Nioka says:

    I had high hope for this one! Ah well maybe next time :-)

  9. Sade Nioka says:

    My lashes are really curly and thick so I would prefer length to stretch them out!

  10. EmilyMarie says:

    I would rather have length. I don’t care how thick my lashes are; I just want them to be long enough that you can actually see them! Haha

  11. danielle says:

    revlon needs to get rid of this black abyss!

  12. danielle says:

    oh whoops i forgot to say id rather have length LOL

  13. Angela says:

    Since my lashes are pretty long naturally, I prefer to go for volume.

  14. despina p. says:

    I d rather have length!

  15. JRE says:

    i have teeny tiny eyelashes anndddddd i wear glasses so i need as much help as i can get. Length AND volume

  16. Marty says:

    My eyelashes are reasonably full, so I usually go more for length. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Sam V says:

    My lashes are long so I like volume

  18. Jennifer S says:

    I’ve had a couple of bad,Revlon mascaras and usually opt for L’Oreal. But this just looks so cute.

  19. Jennifer S says:

    Oops I forgot, I like L’Oreal for volume.

  20. Veronica says:

    i definitely need VOLUME! i was blessed with naturally long lashes but they are lacking in every other category. i also need seperation/definition as my lashes always tangle together *bonus answer* lol

  21. Maddie says:

    I’d rather have length in a mascara. I have a ton of lashes but they’re not extremely long so length is my priority!

  22. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I say volume! :)

  23. Tabitha says:

    I want this JUST for the packaging!! Pink makes me happy.

  24. Samantha says:

    My lashes aren’t too short, so I’m gonna go with volume!

  25. Clara N. says:

    I definitely need length to my lashes cause I have those asian non-noticeably lashes..sigh -.-

  26. Tory C. says:

    Hmm, probably volume. I have pretty long lashes naturally, but I would love for it to look like I have more of them.

  27. Sally Lewis says:

    I need length & volume! Can’t I have both? If I had to pick it would be length.

  28. Autumn says:

    I would love to try this! The packaging is sooooo pretty!

  29. carolyn says:

    i’d rather have length!

  30. Marie says:


  31. Michelle says:

    I prefer length even though I have thin lashes because I find it makes my eyes look bigger if I have long but really separated lashes.

  32. TaNeisha says:

    I like length. I have plenty of natural volume but like to extend the lashes

  33. Vera K says:


  34. I would want volume. My eyelashes are TOO long!
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  35. Lauren Garrett says:

    I like both but if I had to choose it would be volume!

  36. Brenda says:

    Volume, I find that length rarely does anything for my lashes

  37. Szappanbubi says:

    I would say both as I have a really blondish-like thin lashes but length for sure as it opens my not-so-little eyes more!

  38. Liz says:

    I would much rather have volume. My lashes are already quite long, but they aren’t thick.

  39. LoReal H says:

    I know my lashes would fall in love with this mascara. I am a fan of their grow luscious mascara so I can’t wait until I am able to get my hands on this mascara. One problem I CAN NOT find it anywhere. Help lol

  40. Laura H. says:

    Volume ! I have fine and very straight lashes !

  41. Samantha says:

    I can’t wait to try out this mascara. Looks awesome!

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