Mascaras On Rotation #4

Mascaras on Rotation 4 - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, ModelCo Lash & Line Mascara, Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara, Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara, Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
It’s time for me to go through my mascara stash, throw out the old ones and bring in a new bunch of beauties to try. But first, let’s get down to reviewing them – which ones are worth your pennies? This time around I’ve got quite a few sample sizes and quite a few high end ones in the mix…

Mascaras on Rotation 4 - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, ModelCo Lash & Line Mascara, Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara, Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara, Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara –

How hyped up can a mascara really get? Well, with a name like that you’d hope it’s good stuff! My relationship with this mascara has good days and bad days. Some days it makes my lashes look incredible, holds a curl and stays put all day long but other days it makes my lashes go a little bit clumpy. It all depends on my application. I’m definitely not used to how wet the formula is. Luckily, there are many more good days than there are bad days so I’ve been mostly enjoying this one.

ModelCo Lash & Line Mascara/Eyeliner*

It’s a pretty clever idea to have an all-in-one liner and lash set – perfect for travel. The liner itself is actually surprisingly easy to work with, even for a noob like me, the small handle makes it easy to maneuver and it’s got awesome pigment. I quite like curved brushes for mascara (even though they can be a tad messy) and have enjoyed using this one but it’s a fairly natural, subtle mascara – probably not one that I’d pair with eyeliner, it doesn’t really bring it on the volumising front, which is what I’m after when I’ve got that extra drama going on with the liner. For me, it probably won’t be worth a repurchase as it didn’t wow me.

Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara

This one’s super pricey so I was worried that I’d fall in love. The brush is just up my alley – separating and lengthening and after first applying a coat or two, my lashes are looking pretty great, the formula is quite dry which I totally love but still, the curl doesn’t hold for very long and by the end of the day they’re looking fairly lacklustre. Maybe not worth the $62 price tag.

Benefit They’re Real

Another super hyped up mascara in the beauty world, people seem to have quite the love/hate relationship with this one. The first time I cracked it open I managed to poke myself in the eye with the wand, not a good start. But I can totally understand why people love this one – if separated, long lashes are your thing then this one is well worth a try. I’m still playing around with this one as it’s still a fairly recent one but so far, it’s looking promising.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

I was really pleasantly surprised by this – I wasn’t expecting much but it was essentially love at first use. The wand is perfect for lengthening, volumising and separating and it actually manages to hold a fairly decent curl too. Some days it decides that it doesn’t want to work for me but that’s a fairly common issue that mascara and I seem to have. It’s pretty close, however, to my perfect everyday mascara. This one might actually be a repurchase…

Mascaras on Rotation 4 - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, ModelCo Lash & Line Mascara, Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara, Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara, Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara

Somehow I managed to pick up the brown version of this so I’ve been reserving it for chilled out days. The plastic wand is quite thick with short bristles so it has a tendency to get everywhere if I get a little too close to the root of lashes when applying. It doesn’t give much in volume but it does a good job of giving a bit of natural definition to my very blonde eyelashes. Probably won’t be a repurchase for me because as you can see, I’ve got more than enough subtle, every day mascaras.

Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara –

Another one that’s a little on the pricey side and another one with a wand that took my fancy straight away. It’s a similar story to the Chantecaille mascara – it does really nice things to my lashes, they look fluttery and long, but, again, it doesn’t quite hold a curl as much as I’d like – I’m very hard to please. The length is lovely but it definitely hasn’t wowed me enough to justify a repurchase.

Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara

No surprises that this is appearing again, I’ve always got this one in my stash. Lately, I’ve been using it mostly on my bottom lashes, it’s the perfect smudge proof pick for bit of definition. The brush on the one picture was looking pretty ratty but I actually pulled out my backup and used it recently and fell in love with it all over again.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

I just can’t seem to get along with this one, the formula is super wet, messy and clumpy on the wand and that translates to the lashes. It manages to make my lashes look clumpy and strange each time I try to make it work. I’d heard so many awesome things about this one so I was a little sad that it didn’t work out for me.

Mascaras on Rotation 4 - Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, ModelCo Lash & Line Mascara, Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara, Benefit They're Real Mascara, Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara, Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara, Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara, Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara, Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

As you can see, I’m a very fussy girl when it comes to mascaras – I’ve yet to find ~the one~. But my picks of the bunch? Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Eye Mascara might just be here to stay, Too Faced Better Than Sex has been working well and although Benefit’s They’re Real needs a little more testing, so far it’s looking good!

What are your favourite mascaras of the minute?

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  • Wendy N // MADEIN97

    I agree that the Better Than Sex mascara can apply clumpy at times. The wand is way to big for me! I love the Jordana Best Lash Extreme mascara. It gives mega volume and lengthens my lashes pretty good. You have to check it out 🙂

    Wendy xx
    madein97.blogspot.com.au

    • The wand is a little tricky to deal with, hey? I’ve tried the Jordana one before, actually, it was in the last of these mascara round ups! But I wasn’t blown away by it, it was nice and I see why everyone loves it but it wasn’t for me! 🙂

  • Shilpa Shetty

    I have only tried Maybelline and Benefit They’re Real Mascara.. I love them both,. Nice collection,…

  • Great post! Still not sure about the BTS mascara! Might just keep sticking to L’Oreal ahhah x

    Katina | http://www.katinalindaa.com

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’m the opposite, on my lashes the Chantecaille mascara works really well, it holds a curl and lengthens! I kind of wish I didn’t love it though, because as you said that $62 price tag is just…not ideal.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • Oh really? Wow! Maybe I’ve got to keep using it to see if it gets better with age? haha but yes, I’m a little relieved I don’t feel the need to repuchase.

  • Ah, I have the Chantecaille Faux Cils sample in my stash that I’m worried about using up, for the same reason as you! Hearing your thoughts about it I may just give it a go since I’m big on having my mascaras hold a curl and this might not be the best one for me! I love my Heroine Make mascaras – both the Long & Curl and Volume and Curl which seem to be so popular recently, probably because of Vivianna does Makeup! I discovered them a few years ago when I was in Japan. Loved the round up x

    Jess | It’s That Time For

    • It’s totally worth trying out if you’ve got the sample lying around but yeah, it didn’t do anything too drastic for my lashes! And I MUST get my hands on those Heroine Make ones, they sound awesome!

  • Nicole McIntyre

    UD’s Perversion took a while for me to come around on. I prefer mascara to be slightly drier, just before it reaches the end of its shelf life and a little bit of air has gotten into it. Sounds weird, and slightly wasteful, but it works. Same goes for Chanel and Bobbi Brown.

    • Yeah, no I totally agree with giving them time to dry out! My favourite Maybelline one is awesome after a few weeks of being open!

  • That’s a lot of mascaras!! I love how crisp your photos are here! I’m using Lash Sensational and one from Sephora at the moment. I have They’re Real sitting somewhere to dry up… maybe I will break it out again and try it as I didn’t like it the first time I used it.

    xo Kat @ Katness

    • Definitely a lot of mascaras! hahah I have Lash Sensational there to try soon, excited to see how it goes!

  • So strange that the Lash & Line dried up so quickly, I just checked mine and it does seem a lot drier than I remember… Ah yeah, I must try out the Falsies! I tried out the Falsies Flared a while ago and really enjoyed it!

  • I always have heaps of Mascara’s in rotation too… probably not the best for us haha! I love the Benefit They’re Real a lot! I didn’t get along with Too Faced’s mascara, which surprised me as I love absolutely everything else by Too Faced!

    Maddie | http://www.maddiesbeautyspot.com

    • Probably not but I like trying them all out! haha yeah mascara is such a personal thing, it’s hard to know what you’d love!