New Mascara

I try to buy a new mascara every 6 months as I think this is usually when they start to dry up a bit and also I think this is the most hygienic. (I’ve recently started being super organised and actually keeping a note of when I bought products so that I know how long I’ve had them/when I should throw them out).

I’m pretty loyal with mascara brands and have rarely gone off-piste with a completely new brand. This is because I think mascara is a product that you don’t need to spend a lot of money on, investing in expensive, luxury brands; a drugstore brand is just fine. My favourites are Maybelline and MaxFactor.

My last mascara was the MaxFactor False Lash Effect Mascara (£10.99) and I was very pleased with it. I had it in a Brown Black colour as I think this looks the most natural for me (one of my pet hates is people with very fair colouring wearing extremely black mascara – in my opinion it looks very weird! But who am I to judge?)

However I do like to have a darker colour myself when I want a more dramatic look so this time I chose the Maybelline Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara in Black (£7.99), which I’ve had before and thought was good. I like this mascara because it gives noticeable length and volume. It has been slightly more clumpy that I remembered, although this has improved over the last week and so I think with being a new bottle, there was just a bit too much product on the wand.

In a lot of ways, I think the mascara wand can be more important than the product inside. I prefer quite long bristles (is that the right word??) over those short, plastic spiky ones, which in my opinion are absolutely useless for giving any length.

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This the wand for the Maybelline mascara and I think this is perfect. This one is also slightly curved to follow the line of your eyelashes which I think is very effective.

Overall I do prefer the MaxFactor mascara, as I think the wand is slightly better for really separating inividual lashes. I also think the formula is less likely to clump so when it’s time to renew again, this is the one I’ll go for. That being said, I still think this Maybelline mascara is a great product, especially for a dramatic look.

What is your go-to mascara brand?

 

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