Tuesday, 2 November 2010

My Current Mascara Manifesto

I love mascara.
If there's one thing you need it's mascara, whoever you are. Being the make-up addict I am, I often look at what people wear and if there's one item I always find on anyone without fail, it's mascara. So whip out your wand(s) and let's get cracking!
My mascara collection is forever changing. There's always new products to try and I'm a sucker for a gimmicky brush. So the collection you see now will most probably be unrecognisable within several months. Nevertheless, let yourself get inspired...

L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black

Love the brush, its awesomely thick and covers your lashes. Lashes should be big and bold, at least that's how I like them. I wouldn't say it is anymore black than other mascaras, but my lashes are already quite dark, so perhaps I don't notice as others would. However, it does have a very wet, heavy feel on the lashes which may bother some people. Also, if you're an eye scratcher/toucher, expect panda-eyes to come your way.

No.7 Extravagant Lashes

This mascara just doesn't work for me. The 'square' brush is useless and the formula so thin it clumps all your lashes together into 5 big spikes. This mascara is only good if you're gonna use it very sparsely and carefully, or if you want the thick, fake-looking 60's look. Oh, and it lasts a long time. Otherwise, give it a miss.

No.7 Exceptional DefenitionIt's not all bad news for No.7. This is a really interesting product. You most likely saw the advert, which promoted the 3-function brus to within an inch of its life. It's fair to say clumping is minimal, and it gives lovely, natural yet accentuated lashes. The best thing is that if you're not feeling any special eyeliner, then this will give enough contouring and emphasis on the lashline. Double-use product, I like it!

Rimmel Max Volume Bold CurvesI used to own the Rimmel Max Volume Flash that just came in the pink tube, and I adored it, so obviously I had high hopes for this. I like it, but it's a slight let down. The formula is very thick which is generally not a problem but I don't feel it gives the lashes as nice a fanned out look as it's predecessor did. I'm still in the primary stages with this mascara, and I think it has potential. It gives good volume and length, but is not all there.

Max Factor False Lash Effect

You'd have to be living under a rock if you didn't know about this mascara. After the raves, I succumbed, and I am glad I did. I wouldn't say they look false at all, but the lashes look extremely good with this one. Just long and thick enough, but not clumped or too over the top. The brush is nice and chubby while being synthetic, so its the best of both worlds. However, if you're a clumsy'un with mascaras, perhaps steer clear, as it can be a bit of hazard!

Maybelline Lash Stilleto Voluptuous
You might be seeing a recurring theme here, in that any mascara with the promise of volume draws me in like a moth to a flame. This brush is thin and a bit of a strange kinky shape, and really wiry, so its not the most comfortable application. This mascara holds the curl of lashes quite well, and prevents my the incessant slumping of my disobedient outer lashes. It doesn't give 'WOAH' volume, but there is some volume there no doubt. Truth be told, this mascara specialises more in legth, but having said that, I do reach for it frequently.

There you are. Tell me your mascara collection, and your thoughts on any of the above. Hope you liked the post!


A La Moda said...

wow thats really helpful! i really like Covergirl LashBlast and L'Oreal Million Lashes.

Holly said...

i love the pink volume flash mascara!xx

A La Moda said...

wow thats really helpful! i really like Covergirl LashBlast and L'Oreal Million Lashes.

Gaby said...

I loved the original Lash Stiletto mascara, even thought it dried up quite fast -_- Now I'm tempted to try the Voluptuous!