Right, before I get started, you need to know that I have fairly long & curly lashes and to me the perfect mascara would be as black as possible and give me thick and voluminous lashes. So if you are after lengthening mascaras stop reading now.
My number one choice for big events would have to be the Covergirl Lashblast Vollume Waterproof. The plastic wand is massive and takes some getting used to but this gives me full lashes and zero budging. The bristles are made out of plastic and very short which helps separating lashes.
Yes – I did wear this mascara at my wedding and it lived up to my expectations.
The waterproof formula is brilliant for events but an absolute pain to get off. So as a day to day mascara I would highly recommend the normal formula: Covergirl Lashblast Volume. Same wand, same effects, but easily removed.
Another real favourite of mine is the Clinique High Impact Mascara. It has “old style” bristles and a fairly big wand – but nowhere near as big as the Lashblast. It gives full lashes but not quite as intense as the Lashblast. A very nice every day mascara.
The Maybelline One by One Volum’ Express is a more recent favourite. It has a plastic wand in an interesting shape. I find the result very comparable to the Clinique High Impact – for a drugstore price though. Thumbs up.
When I first got L’oreal’s Volume Million Lashes Mascara I loved it. To me this falls in the same category as all mascaras above, with a small pricepoint. Unfortunately I did find it dried out on me fairly quickly which is the only downside. I would still repurchase this though.
The bristles are very short, sparky and made out of plastic. Yet the wand is quite flexible and bends easily which can be a plus.
I am a big fan of the Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara (unfortunately I don’t have a tube here at the moment) so I was very excited when Rimmel came up with this variation called Rimmel Sexy Curves Full Figure.
This is an OK mascara but I much prefer the original version. If you are after very natural looking lashes then you may like this, but I am more for definition.
As you can see the bristles are twisted and curved and Rimmel promises “Extra Volume & Shapely Curves”.
I probably won’t be purchasing this mascara again.
The Napolean Whole Lotta Lash Black Mascara is another OK product. I didn’t hate it, I didn’t love it. There is really nothing wrong with this mascara but there is nothing special about it. The wand is quite thin and the bristles are short and out of plastic. I would say this gives medium definition. I tend to use this mascara if I don’t want to look too overdone. I won’t be repurchasing this.
The SAX Wonderlash Lenghtening and Seperating Mascara was provided to me for consideration. Unfortunately this product did nothing for me. To be fair it is a lenghtening formula and as I mentioned my lashes are already quite long. The wand is very thing and the bristles are soft and thin too. I sometimes use this for my bottom lashes because of its size. I will not be repurchasing this mascara.
The Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express has a cult following online so of course I tried it too. My first feeling for this product was hate. I could not work with it at all. I gave it a second shot and got it to work for me but I still don’t love it. The odd shape of the wand makes it hard to use; if you don’t get mascara all over your nose and cheeks you probably won’t get much onto your lashes either. I will not be buying this mascara again.
The Maybelline Lash Stiletto is a complete waste of time in my eyes. Even after numerous coats this mascara is hardly even detectable on my lashes. It has a thin wand and thin bristles which makes it ok to use for bottom lashes. I am looking forward to finally binning this product and no I will definitely not repurchase this.
The Essence multi action false lashes mascara is my latest acquisition from Europe. I had some pretty high hopes for this mascara because the wand has decent size and the formula promises ‘”ultra volume, long and thick lashes in a flash”. Unfortunately I find this product too dry to work though. I think the problem is that the tube is too tight for the wand and wipes too much product off the wand as you are pulling it out of the tube.
I will not be repurchasing this mascara.
Over to you guys! Have you tried any of the above mascaras? Do you share my opinions or have you had different experiences? Which are your all time favourite mascaras? Let me know in the comments below!