Hello lovelies! I realised I haven't posted since Saturday, which is quite bad as I did want to post every 2-4 days! However, today&...

Tried and Tested Mascaras

14:16 Laura Thornberry 2 Comments


Hello lovelies! I realised I haven't posted since Saturday, which is quite bad as I did want to post every 2-4 days! However, today's post will be sharing with you some mascara's that I've been using or have used, and to share my views with them with you! Please feel free to leave any of your favourites or any recommendations in the comments!

This is the first mascara that I have used from this range and I'm not completely sure if I would try any other mascaras from Collection 2000.  However, it did have some good points; it's really easy to apply, doesn't clump badly and instantly makes my lashes look darker and longer and for only £2.99 it is a bargain mascara. I just don't think it gives the right effect and look that I prefer from a mascara, as I like one that gives a lengthening and voluminous effect in one.

The only reason I picked up a Topshop mascara is I've heard many bloggers rave about how good there make up selection is, in which I ended up trying out this mascara. I like the fact is has a nice even brush that helps to get all lashes, has a really dark black colour, long lasting and you can actually notice it working well to create a voluminous look. The only thing I didn't really like about the mascara was the perfume like scent, which was a bit off putting.

In the past, I've used quite a few products from Rimmel and been very happy with the end result, until I started to use this. I don't know if its just me, but I didn't really get on with this product at all! From using this mascara a few times, I felt that my lashes looked quite short and clumpy and not much volume was added, which disappointed me.

Accessorize Volumising Mascara
This is probably one of my most used mascara's and I really enjoy using it. It defines, separates, lengthens and volumises the lashes really well to give a natural look or is very buildable to give more of a dramatic look. The brush is a nice size and the mascara doesn't dry or clump on the applicator, which helps when applying to the lashes. It lasts all day without smudging or leaving the lashes feeling brittle and dry. The packagings pretty cute, covered in animal print and with pink roses which I really like aswell.

2True Eye Lengthening Mascara No 1 Black £1.99
This is probably the cheapest mascara that I have bought, and to be honest with you I wasn't actually disappointed with it. It helps to thicken, separate and build lashes, without clumping and give such a natural daytime look.

Rimmel Extra Super lash Mascara Black/Black 101 £4.99 
This is another Rimmel product, and it's one of those products that I don't particularly love or hate. It gives the lashes a really dark black coat and gives some reasonable length and volume, but not to the degree that I would like. It does have a tendency to clump slightly, so you do have to be careful when applying.


This is a really nice mascara, it lasts all day and doesn't smudge which is something I look for. However, the I did find the applicator quite weird and flimsy to use as its plastic, and the brush was quite a weird size and shape. Also, it did lengthen my lashes, but did leave them quite clumpy and spider like, which for me is a big no! I think this is probably something I wouldn't use again, the product was over hyped and the only thing that really drew me towards it was the packaging.

This mascara workswell at thickening the eyelashes and adding a lot of length, however it does get slightly clumpy and flaky and the product does build up heavily on the brush, which doesn't help when applying. I found the mascara itself to be quite a dry formula which doesn't really give a nice effect on the lashes and does make them look quite awful.

Which mascara's have you been using recently? Have you tried any of the ones I have featured? Would you recommend any for me ?

2 comments:

  1. Good reviews, it goes to show how its not all about the price..

    Great post, Thanks for sharing!:)

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