The Hunt for the Perfect Mascara

Is it just me or is finding a mascara that works for you one of the biggest challenges in life? I’ve been through more mascaras than I care to admit to. I don’t know if falsies have given me unrealistic expectations but I still havnt found ” the one”. To make your search a little easier I thought I’d run through some of the tried and tested. (For reference I have fairly long lashes but they easily clump together and are a bit sparse due to my mild addiction with Becca lashes).

Ysl False Effect Mascara ( £26)

This started off so strong! It has a fairly thick wand and the product itself is quite thick. I would say this adds volume but doesn’t do much to separate or lengthen. It also starts to dry out fairly quickly and clumps like there’s no tomorrow. It’s a no from me.

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara (£19)

This is so hyped amongst beauty lovers. The unique dip in the middle wand gives your lashes a lift. But again, I found it has a very thick wand and ends up clumping you’re lashes together.

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara (£8.99)

This actually reminds me a lot of the Too Faced Better then Sex mascara. It similarly has a biggish wand and although it does add drama, and is certainly not bad for a drug store mascara, it doesn’t do much to lengthen or separate your lashes.

L’Oréal False Lash Architect ( £10.99)

I actually quite liked this L’Oréal offering. I bought this because the infamous telescopic maraca (which by the way I’ve never tried) wasn’t in stock. I was impressed enough to repurchase this a couple of times. It has slim wand and overall thinner solution. I find this combination works better for me as it coats lashes and lengthens, while helpfully not glueing your lashes together.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ( £22)

This is hands down my favourite out of the bunch. The only drawback is that it’s not exactly budget friendly. As mascara is an everyday makeup item I find this little splurge does add up. Saying that this does exactly what it claims. It separates, lengthens and lifts those lashes. My lashes have honestly never looked so healthy. I think I’m gonna to have to invest in the Benefit They’re Real version next.

So there you have it. A quick run down of the my tried, and mostly failed, mascaras 🙂

I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂

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