I’m a great gal for trying out new mascara’s and when I do buy them I usually prefer spending money on budget brand mascara’s. I’m easily lead by the packaging and how they promise you the world! I want so much from a mascara. I want volume, I want length, I want separation, I want curl, I want to look like BAMBI! Alright, I may sound a bit like Veruca Salt, but I am yet to find my holy grail mascara.
I have trialed several mascara’s over the past few weeks and I have three here that just did not float my fluttery-lash boat!
Mascara by Collection, Lancome and NYC
COLLECTION BIG FAKE CURVES €6.99 approx.
COLLECTION ‘BIG FAKE CURVES’
Claims: Create and define mega curves with a long-lasting, false lash effect.
This is a new release this month from Collection (formally Collection 2000). I was instantly drawn to the pretty pink and black packaging and the curvaceous hourglass shaped wand and it was on an introductory offer at Boots. I couldn’t wait to try it.
This was confusing, it just did nothing to my lashes! I was baffled! The wand is so exciting and curvy, surely I should get something from it? Nope. A big fake curved dud. While the hourglass shaped wand is a great idea in theory, it nearly felt like it was positioned the wrong way around. I think the smaller curved part of the wand should have been on the outside, meaning it would catch the lashes along the inner area of the eye. Instead the big fat curve was the part catching the inner lashes. It just didn’t make sense. It didn’t give me that false lash effect, no curl and no lift. Sorry Collection, this was a disappointing product for me!
LANCOME HYPNOSE €27.50
Claims: Control the volume of your lashes for a truly hypnotic effect! With each stroke, the PowerFULL™ brush intensifies your look for lashes that are up to six times thicker and perfectly separated.
After spending the money on this mascara, I had high hopes! Meh, I wasn’t that impressed. The wand is straight, bristles easily distributed and a smooth formula. Unfortunately I didn’t like the result this mascara gave. I found it clumpy, made my lashes look very spidery and crispy and it flaked throughout the day. This is a very popular mascara, a best seller and I know it’s named as many a person’s holy grail mascara, but I just didn’t see the allure! This just didn’t do it for me, sorry Lancome!
NYC BIG BOLD CURL €3.49
NYC ‘BIG BOLD CURL’
Claims: gives your lashes up to 12 times more volume and up to 99% more lift. One stroke multiplies your lashes by up to 147%. There are no clumps , just full-on drama and turned-right-up impact. Lashes get curled from corner to corner!
Attack of the gigantic mascara wand!Run for your life! The formula of this mascara is quite wet, and it’s great if you are looking for intense jet black lashes. It’s cheap as chips too.But the wand… it’s just too big for my precious peepers! It’s impossible to get an even coating all over lashes, especially the fiddley inner lashes. I ended up with this under my eyes, on my brow bone, on my lid…. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
So there you have it, it certainly hasn’t been a great mascara month for me! I’d love to know if you have tried any of the products above! What’s your holy grail mascara?