6 April 2014


The Body Shop Big And Curvy | L'Oréal Miss Manga | Soap & Glory Thick & Fast | Benefit Bad Gal | Benefit They're Real! | Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion

As well as eyeliner, I cannot ever seem to fall in love with a mascara. Since I was about 15/16, I religiously used Maybelline The Falsies and then a year or so ago I decided I wanted to try and find a new mascara. I ended up buying L'Oréal's Telescopic and I liked it but nothing blew me away. So I decided that maybe The Falsies was just my soul mate so I went to buy it and I used it and I felt that all of a sudden it was too clumpy and I just didn't get on with it the same. (Maybe it was punishing me for cheating...) So my mascara hunt began...

(This is gonna be a little photo heavy!)

I have pretty long eyelashes and they don't need curling all that often (mainly because I can't be bothered) so the main thing I look for is volume. I've included photos of my eyes with each of the mascaras. Just so you know, in each set of photos I have the same mascara on top and bottom lashes and I curled my lashes beforehand too.

I bought the Max Factor False Lash Effect Fusion as my friend used it and her lashes looked amazing! The wand is a little strange. It's quick thick and the end is flat and at first I didn't like it very much but the more I used it, the more I started to really like it. It claims to give volume and length. I'm not entirely sold on the volume but I'll agree with length. To me, it definitely doesn't result in "false lash effect" but it does give a lovely fluttery look which is lovely for daytime wear.

I recently bought the L'Oréal Miss Manga after caving to all the advertising. I actually am really loving this right now. The wand is very bendy and has the tiny bristles for those tiny lashes. I really like the finish of this mascara. It really thickens the lashes, though sometimes I find that it can go a bit clumpy. However, this is probably my favourite mascara of the moment and I reach for it the most often.

I received The Body Shop mascara as a free gift and from looking at the wand I didn't think it would be that great but turns out I was wrong and I really like this mascara. It doesn't give a heap of volume but it's a nice natural look. I do tend to just use this as a lower lash mascara as it makes them look amazing! I don't have problems with lower lash smudging with any of these mascaras but I know others do. It's difficult to talk about how mascaras look as they'll work differently on different lashes but this is seriously killer for lower lashes! I will say that this mascara needs a bit of extra work to remove it - takes a while to budge.

The Soap & Glory Thick & Fast is another I see a lot of people talk about and I got this in the huge set they released at Christmas. I haven't used it that much but I don't feel like it does anything for my lashes. I don't really think it gives volume, as you'd expect from the name, so I probably wouldn't repurchase this on its own. I really like Soap & Glory body products but all the make-up products I've tried, because I've heard good things from others, have just left me really disappointed. Looking at you, Supercat Eyeliner!

I have samples sizes of the two Benefit mascaras. I have had countless free samples of Bad Gal and I'm always down for a free sample but there's no way I'd ever buy this. I find it does absolutely nothing for my lashes. I try and put a few coats on but nothing. It's nice for lower lashes but still nothing amazing. 

I bought the They're Real! mini in Boots a while back and it does make your lashes look incredibly long and gives them some volume and I like it but I don't really see the insane hype it has. I won't be buying a full size anyway. I find this one really hard to remove too.
Maybe I'm just too fussy!

Out of these I'm pretty happy with Miss Manga right now but I'm always happy to take on board some mascara recommendations! I feel L'Oréal just do really good mascaras generally. Hit me up with your favourites.

You can tell which of these I took at 8am before work... sleepy eyes!


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