If there is one piece of makeup I couldn’t give up it would be mascara. It makes my face look so much more awake and although it’s only a small change it really does make a big difference. Mascara is basically used to darken, length and add volume to your lashes. There are so many different types out which all claim to have a different effect and there’s also different styles of brushes.
When I first started using mascara the only type of wand available (to my knowledge) were the brush like bristles ones, a couple of brands had curled or bent wands to help achieve a more fluttery look but they were mainly straight. Now a lot of brands use plastic wands which do help separate my lashes better. I also remember when Rimmel brought out mascaras with a comb as the brush, which was a bit weird thinking back – although they separated and coated every lash they didn’t add any volume or curl. They were more like a base coat in a way!
To be honest I don’t always pay much attention to what mascaras claim and buy ones that have been recommended by friends or that I have seen good reviews of on other blogs! I think finding the right mascara is trial and error. I’m the least loyal to brands when it comes to mascara and almost every time one runs out or dries up I try a new one.
These are my top three of the moment:
Rimmel Lash Accelerator – a good budget mascara that lasts well, doesn’t flake or clump and gave me long fluttery lashes. This is £7.99 at Boots and it's currently part of the buy one get one half price deal!
L’Oreal Volume Million – this one is the higher end of the high street/drugstore, it gives my lashes a lot of volume and again lasts really well. This is £10.99 so a bit more expensive and is also available in Boots. I've done a full review of this back when I first started blogging - link!
Benefit They’re Real – my current number one. The spikey ball at the end of the wand helps to coat even the smallest inside lashes which I love. It separates, volumisies and doesn’t clump. This is probably the most I would pay for a mascara, £19.50, you can buy it here again at Boots. I always like to link to Boots so you can get advantage points!
I don’t think you need to spend huge amounts of money on mascara, just find one that works for you and gives you the lashes you want. A lot of higher end mascaras are probably duped on the high street anyway, I always do some google research before to find out! From instance, Claire over at Stylingo recently reviewed No7’s Extravagant Lashes and said it is a dupe for They’re Real but is half the price!
On a side note you should definitely check out Stylingo if you like your beauty and fashion posts with some humour, really well written funny posts!