Monday, 23 April 2012

Mascara Madness...

"You know, you go home and 
              try a new mascara….
I guess a male CEO can't do that..."
- Angela Jung, chairman of AVON cosmetics

- Aside from foundation, one of my favourite products to repeatedly switch up is mascara. 
I like to buy different mascaras in the will to find a truly brilliant lash thickener / extender / volumizer / seperator and legnthener in one little barrel.

Although I have tried countless mascara's offering to make my peepers look truely fabulous, I have had a mixed experience with many. Some providing great volume, some giving absolutley no seperation, others far too gloopy or too dry and difficult to build up any product. Then in other brands I found the brush was impractically shaped or the bristles gave no momentum to my lashes blah, blah blah….


Through trial and error and a little impatience I have found four mascaras that when used alone fit the lash criteria perfectly but also when used together, create momentous results and, better still they are all reasonably priced keeping any budget beauty queen happy.

1. Legnth

Vivo Cosmetics Legnthening mascara "Transforms lashes with dramatic effect" £1.50
- "Our Lengthening Mascara is the world’s easiest cheat sheet to long, fluttered lashes. Encased in a gorgeous purple tube, it has a long wand that spirals around to create length with added drama. It’s perfect for short lashes too because the wand is the ideal shape and style to help add much needed love to short lashes – making them long and fluttery! It also comes in three shades so you can choose between black, waterproof black and black/brown – depending on your mood! The waterproof black is particularly great if you’ve just been watching soppy love movies in the cinema!" 

2. Seperate

Clinique High impact mascara. £16.00 
- "High Impact Mascara is a multi-benefit mascara that adds maximum volume with definition and length. Specially developed brush and formula work together to dramatically thicken lashes while separating."

 3. Volume

MAC Zoom Lash £14.00
- "Major drama. Lasts all day, creamy, velvety formula builds density and conditions. Feels light, supple. Ultra sculpted brush has three sided fibres to embrace and seperate each lash, hugging every curve. Coats in one stroke from root to tip. No smudging."

4. Extra Volume
The Body Shop Super volume mascara £10.00
- " Our classic mascara gives lashings of volume, intense colour and coats without clumping.
  • Lashes appear more volumised
  • Non-clumping
  • Ophthalmologically tested

  • Suitable for contact-lens wearers"

As I am sure you have seen on some of my eye makeup tutorials, a few of these little gems have showcased their brilliance. All four products definitely live up to their mighty taglines and are well worth a try if like me you are looking to fulfill the lash criteria.



  1. I'll definitely have to try the Body Shop's offering, I love having volumised lashes! xx

  2. Ooh i want to try those!

  3. I love Clinique High Impact! The Body Shop one never worked for me though :'( xx

  4. i think i might go pick up some of these mascara and i have been looking for a couple of new mascaras xx



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