Anyway, here are all the mascaras I have on the go at the moment, with a mini review to boot. If you'd like more detail about any of the mascaras let me know and I can do a full review. All mascaras are in Black (or blackest black, very black, etc).
1. Essence Get Big Lashes Mascara
This was an OK mascara, but the brush was high maintenance. I found the brush too big to use and kept smudging mascara all over my lids. It required extreme care in the application process so as not to make a mess. Also it was difficult to get to the smaller and corner lashes due to the brush size.
2. L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara*
This promises to give great length, which it does to a degree, but I also find it clumps my lashes together and gives me spidery lashes. BUT... this is great for layering over a volumising mascara to give lashes some definition. It's also great at catching individual lashes at the outer corners, and also on bottom lashes. Overall I expected a bit more from this mascara as at $27AUD this is at the pricier end of the "drugstore" scale.
3. Rimmel Volumflash Scandaleyes Mascara
This has an extremely large wand which I found uncomfortable to use. Even though my lashes are fairly long and I don't have trouble with large wands, this one just ended up smearing mascara all over my lids. I have to be very very careful when using this so I don't make a mess. Overall it does give nice volume to my lashes, but the size of the wand makes it a No from me.
4. Modelco Fibre Lashextend Mascara
This was a magazine freebie, which is just as well as if I'd spent money on it I'd be disappointed. I found the formula too watery, and the effect was nothing special. I don't feel it made any difference to my lashes and I might as well have applied water to them. This will be going straight into the bin as soon as I finish this review.
5. Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express*
I'm a bit unsure about this mascara. I love the wand, the size is perfect for me (although if you have short lashes this might be too big), the bristles perfectly coat each individual lash and give lovely volume without crunchiness. What I don't love is the flexible handle of the brush... It takes a bit of getting used to, and I guess I like a bit more resistance against my lashes when I'm applying mascara.
Repurchase? MAYBE ... haven't made up my mind about the flexible handle yet.
6. L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
I love love love this mascara... unfortunately it's discontinued so I can only ever find them in discount cosmetic stores or ebay. Why L'Oreal, why did you have to discontinue it? This mascara has the perfect shaped and sized wand, it volumizes, it lengthens, and it doesn't clump my lashes together. It's perfect really.
7. Australis Voluptulash Mascara
This is a comb mascara which I use after I've applied a volumizing mascara. This helps to define my lashes and to comb out any clumps. I'm not a fan of it worn on its on as it gives me spidery lashes, but worn on top of another mascara it's perfect. I love it so much that this is probably my 4th tube.
Here's a close up of the wands, same order as above.
What's your current favourite mascara? And do you, like me, have several mascaras on the go at any one time?