[ads_custom_box title=”” color_border=”#fcdce4″] Mascara is probably one of the most popular makeup purchases for just about everyone. Those much sought after fuller and fluttery lashes has us all on the look-out for that one mascara that does it all. I go through tubes of the stuff, partly because mascara is something without fail I discard after 3 months, and partly because I too want to try the next big thing. I’ve mentioned before that I normally stick to drugstore versions – I think they perform just as well. But lately it’s been a bit of a high-end mascara phase for me.
As ever, curiosity always gets the better of me and there are currently 4 high-end mascaras I have added to my justified purchases because they give me what I want – fuller lashes as well as curl, volume and length.[/ads_custom_box]
This is the new kid on the block and yes I was swayed after seeing it complimented several times on Amelia Liana’s Insta-stories. So does it live up to the claims? Yes. I don’t normally go for anything that involves “steps” but I made the exception with this and I’m glad I did. The first step may just look like your normal run of the mill wand, but it helps lengthen and separate the lashes. You could just stop there but for that extra wow factor, a simple twist reveals a spiral shape which really packs on the volume.
I love the dramatic lash effect without any clumpiness, and this mascara does it perfectly. The extra black pigments coat the lashes with each stroke and it’s enriched with protective oils including jojoba and avocado as well as rich waxes to protect the lashes. You can easily build this and it maintains a curl, giving a lovely doll-eyed look.
Although it has a 2-step process, you can choose one over the other and they both perform just as well individually as they do together – the latter is great when you really want to glam things things up. Equally, there is little faffing around and I really love this mascara.
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I recommend using an eyelash curler before applying mascara. It provides a great outline and helps maintain that perfect curl.
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I love this one for extra definition. However, it’s also a great one for volume and curl. The jet black formula doesn’t smudge and although the bristles are a bit prickly, I love this for being a great all-rounder.
It’s also a good one for layering, giving that full, long-lash effect. I spoke about this mascara in a recent post, which you can read here.
This iconic mascara is popular for good reason. For that va-va-voom when it comes to lashes, this is my go-to. It delivers dramatic, bold lashes with pretty much one layer.
I mentioned this in a recent post which you can read here and although quite a thick formula, the effect is stunning.
This glossy black mascara from the Queen of Makeup is another all-rounder and delivers both volume and length. The bristles grip the lashes well and are soft too – you don’t get an immediate build up in any one area. However, you do need to work a bit quick as I find the formula is a tad dry.
Maybe it’s the fancy packaging, or just that it’s Charlotte Tilbury, but I always feel extra special when I use this mascara. It compliments my makeup perfectly and like the name suggests, it gives you full, fat lashes.
I think for now at least I’m pretty much covered when it comes to mascara. But you know me, I’d love to try some more and Dior and Lancome are on my wishlist. What about you – what have you got on rotation? x
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