Sunday, 22 January 2012

Mascaras I love and hate Maybelline, MAC and Rimmel

I think mascara has to be one of my favourite make up items, it can really open up and define your eyes and instantly make you look more awake.
I'm a bit of a mascara junkie actually, as you can see here:

Out of all of them my least used and least favourite is the MAC Plush Lash (RRP £14.00).. which just go's to show the more expensive ones aren't always the best! This one does nothing for me, I don't like the wide but flat (hard to show in pictures!) and short bristle brush which I personally find difficult to coat all of my lashes in mascara with. On top of that the packaging although simple because of the rubbery material/texture it seems to be dirty (just like the NARS packaging) all the time as a result. Definitely not worth the price. 
My ultimate favourite is Maybelline Lash Stiletto (RRP £8.19) It seem's harder to find this exact mascara in drug stores now, but is on ebay and other various sites online.  I think it has been replaced with this one here similar except the wand is curvy. Not tried that one yet but I'm sure I will eventually, the reviews seem positive.
 For me this mascara works very well. I love the wand, again a bristle brush. I like how it get's narrower towards the end which is very helpful as I tend to use the end part to get the little lashes and also the outer lashes. As the wand is rather thin I feel unless you layer on coats it's not as easy to get clumpy lashes.
The packaging is nice and simple.
 Another favourite is Rimmel Lash Excelerator (RRP £8.99 however it's on offer at £5.99 at the moment)... again the wand is bristle brush and the wand has a curve in it, it really helps lift my lashes because of the curve and also coat all of them but not as easily as the Lash stiletto.
This mascara is also supposed help make your eyelashes grow after 30 days of daily use but to be honest I have not noticed a difference.
The packaging again is nice but the writing has almost faded so it (almost) just looks like a black tube, not a biggie.
 Neither of my favourite mascaras clump my lashes but then again I tend to only put one coat on which is enough for me. Both mascaras extenuate and make my lashes look longer and thicker. I will try get pictures up of how the mascaras look but at the moment I'm cosy watching 127 hours. 
I love trying new mascaras and next on the list is Benefit's 'They're real' What is your favourite mascara?


  1. I love this post, so so much! Can't liveout without mascara!

    Have to agree, MAC's Plushlash is pants. And I spy you have L'oreal's Voluminous there! Must have re-purchased this like a zillion times. But on the hunt for a new one! xo

    1. Seriously same here! Love it.
      Yess that one is pretty good too, I used to have Maxfactor 2000 calories which was pretty amazing, not sure why I haven't repurchased it already. xx

  2. I'm the same mascara is my favourite make up item, i love lash stilleto too.

    I'm not a big fan of Mac mascaras either! love their foundations and concealers though :)

  3. Yeah lash stiletto is a very good one :) I agree!!

  4. i might have to rethink my mascara!! lol.


  5. I love mascara too! It's the one ting I won't leave my house without! I really like the Maybelline Colossal Volum' one just now! Love your blog :) x


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