The section of my drawer reserved for mascara has been overflowing lately so I think it’s definitely time for another instalment of Mascaras on Rotation…
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara* – This one already got a quick mention earlier in the week but it definitely needs some more screen time. I was a fan of the original Lash Princess mascara, for a bit of volume and was expecting this to be about the same thing but I was wrong. The wand is straight and tapered and does a seriously good job of making my lashes look a whole lot longer and more separated and I’ve really been enjoying it for more dramatic lashes. It doesn’t hold a curl as well as the original but I’ll forgive it. This might even be a repurchase-able one for me, I think!
Innoxa Lush Lashes Mascara* – For the more subtle days I’ve been reaching for the Innoxa Lush Lashes. It gives a nice bit of definition and subtle volume, making my lashes nice and black but doesn’t do much for lengthening and holding a curl which is what I want in a more night time appropriate mascara.My main niggle is that it does make quite a mess on my lids when I apply it but that could just be my getting used to the slightly curved brush. For basic every day makeup this mascara is seriously lovely.
Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara – I’ve heard so very much about this mascara and totally bought into the hype to see whether it was all that it’s cracked up to be but I remain undecided. In it’s early days it was super wet and tended to get very clumpy very fast for me and I just couldn’t make it work but as it’s drying out it’s doing a better job of separating and lengthening as long as I’m careful not to go too overboard when applying. The jury’s still out on this one, I think – I’ll hopefully report back after a bit more testing.
Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara – You guys know the drill, I always have this mascara hanging around in my drawer because when it comes to every day lashes this ticks all of the right boxes – length, a bit of volume and holding a curl till the end of the day. It hasn’t been getting as much use lately as I’ve been trying out the newbies but it’ll always be one I can return to. In saying that, I use it almost every day for my lower lashes as it doesn’t smudge and gives just the right amount of definition.
Covergirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara* – Another that I mentioned in the last round-up but it’s still going strong, in fact, I’ve actually been liking it more and more. Although I’m normally not one to go in for a plastic wand, somehow the 1st side of this mascara does great things, especially when followed up by the 2nd. I’ve managed to get the hang of it so I make less of a mess when I reach for it too. It does a decent job of holding a curl but does really great things for definition and volume. It’s almost annoyingly hardy too, taking quite a bit to remove at the end of the day.
There’s a rather ridiculous amount of mascaras in my drawer waiting to be tested but I’m struggling to part with any of these ones. At least I have more motivation to stick to the 3-month rule…
What mascaras are you loving at the moment?
*some products in this post were sent to me for editorial consideration, honesty as always!