Mascara is the one thing that I cannot live without. I haven't worn foundation for nearly 2 weeks, because that would require getting up earlier and I'm actually quite happy with my skin at the moment so I'd rather let me skin breath. I feel naked without mascara though, my eyelashes are so so light it's so annoying. I'm also very fussy when it comes to mascara which doesn't help at all, so I thought I'd show you my top 5 picks.
First up is a mascara I've got very recently actually, I only started using it this week but it's made its way into my top 5 so so quickly! It's the Max Factor False Lash Effect, it has a plastic wand which is huge, meaning that it gives your lashes so much volume. I find it hard to get a mascara that stays on all day and doesn't fade, as my eyes water so much, but this one does the trick. I can see this being a favourite of mine for a long time, this will definitely be repurchased.
Next is my all time favourite, you will have seen me rave about this everywhere all the time, and I always will. It's Benefit's They're Real, although it has a price tag of £19.50 which is a lot more than all the other mascaras in this post, it's definitely worth the money. Ever since I picked up the mini version of this mascara in an Elle Magazine I have repurchased every single time. It has the most perfect wand that picks up all your lashes, even ones you didn't think you had. It makes them so long and it's not clumpy at all. What more could you want?
Maybelline's Rocket Volume Mascara was my holy grail for most of last year, in between the purchases of They're Real, it does exactly the same job as the Benefit alternative and at a better price. It may not be the Benefit version, but it isn't far off at all.
The next two offerings are by W7, a company I never thought I'd ever try, but they've proved me so wrong. Their mascara game is strong, I have to say. First up is their Souffle Mascara, this is the only mascara I like that doesn't have a plastic wand. Yes they may be a bitch when you poke yourself in the eye with them, but they work with my lashes better than anything, except for this W7 offering! It's a bristle brush, which I can confirm still hurts like a bitch when you poke yourself in the eye, but this wand really opens up my lashes and lengthens them so much. It's converting me into not so much of a bristle wand hater, I think. The packaging is also my favorite colour. It's a win win. Second up is the Lashtasic False Liquid Lashes Mascara, this is very similar to the Max Factor offering I talked about earlier, it's pretty much the same, but obviously a cheaper alternative at under half the price. It can be easy to make this mascara clumpy on the lashes, so you have to be a little careful not to apply too much.
Do you prefer drugstore or high end mascaras? What's your favourite?