Thursday, 19 September 2013



Splurge or Save – the best mascaras from budget to blow out, tried and tested!!

With an overwhelming number of products to choose from it can be a bit of a mascara minefield out there and having struggled to find a mascara I love enough to be totally brand loyal to, I thought why not road test a selection of what's out there and share with you what I find to be the best of the bunch to achieve those to die for perfect peepers! 

 Seventeen Doll’d Up Mascara - £6.29

 Uses a curved brush specially designed to give you a fabulous set of doll like lashes to create a beautiful overstated wide-eyed look.

      Rimmel Scandal Eyes Volume Flash Mascara - £6.99

 A big brush that volumises and defines, with more lashes revealed, corner-to-corner; seriously, you won't need your falsies after this!

Bourjois Volume Clubbing Ultra Black Mascara - £8.00

Extreme volume, ultra resistance with a maxi brush; it curls your eyelashes without the need for an eyelash curler, making them thick, full and really long.

       Gosh Boombastic XXL Volume Mascara - £8.49

Great if you really want to build up extreme volume and length at the same time. The huge brush stores plenty of mascara, it also separates the lashes without clumping them together.


  AVON Supershock Max Mascara - £10.00

1         Maximising mascara that gives great volume and length, it builds up without clumping and gives you a nice full look.
Art Deco Art Couture Lash Volumizer Mascara - £14.50

A luxurious mascara for extreme length, volume, curl and separation that gives lashes incredible depth and coverage.

Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara - £15.00 

      With one of THE fattest brushes out there it is no wonder this product claims to give you lashes that 'stand out and shout' and I can't say I was disappointed!

   Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara - £16.50

   Super long lasting and no smudging with a natural looking thickening effect

MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara - £18.00 

     The formula is very "wet", black and inky. It applies well, does not smudge or flake and removes very easily, it coats each lash well to create a beautiful wide eyed look.

Nars Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara - £18.50

This mascara thickens as well as holds the curl for dramatically full lashes. It never smudges or flakes! I am impressed by the fan-like lash effect it creates.


 Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Mascara - £19.00 
    This product truly lives up to its name, it lengthens and provides decent volume, it also separates your lashes well so you won't even have to think about using a lash comb.

   Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Lash Enhancing Mascara - £21.00
    Volumises, lengthens and curls the appearance of lashes for an eye-opening look that lasts all day.

  Dior Diorshow Iconic Extreme Mascara - £23.00 
    A great luxurious everyday mascara that gives you just the right amount of eye drama for daytime; it creates the fake lash effect minus the fake.

   Tom Ford Extreme Mascara - £34.00 

      Coming in at the most expensive but in my opinion it is definitely worth the extra splurge... super glossy and super black it makes my lashes long and lustrous with every lash defined PLUS a thickening, volumising effect. The perfect mascara for beautiful, dramatically framed eyes. Love.


    Please note: These opinions are my own and I have not been sponsored for this post.

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