I love this one, but I have a feeling it's discontinued. I can only get it from discount cosmetics stores at heavily reduced prices. It's got one of those dial-system wands where you choose whether you want a natural look or a more volumised look but to be quite honest I can't see a difference. Instead what I get is a consistently volumised look with no clumps. For as long as I can find this in stores, I'll keep purchasing it.
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express
This is one mascara I keep repurchasing. Not because I'm in love with it, but because it's a reliable one and I always get decent volume with it. The wand is quite big, so if I'm in a rush I tend to smudge it all over my lids and then swear I'll never buy this again. But when I'm in need of a mascara with no idea what to buy I always just gravitate towards this as I know it performs.
Max Factor Masterpiece Transform
This was a magazine freebie and I was really wowed by it. It's got one of those skinny rubbery wands which makes it easy to get to the tiniest of lashes. It gives volume, lift, and best of all does not make my lashes crunchy. But... as much as I love Max Factor mascaras (False Lash is a favourite), they're just too expensive for a drugstore brand.
essence Lash Princess
Well this was a pleasant surprise. It was a press sample and while I had tried essence products before and liked them, I didn't expect this mascara to be so good! It's only like $6 or something ridiculous like it. It's got a curved wand which is meant to give lift, curl and volume and I'll say it works. This is one of those mascaras that you might not like when you first use it, but it needs drying time, so come back to it after a week and you'll love it. I do.
L'Oreal False Lash Wings Butterfly
I'd heard sooooo many good things about this so I had to get it. And look, the effect it gives is fantastic. It lifts, separates, volumises, and the pointed tip of the wand makes it easy to get to those pesky corner lashes. Where this falls down for me is how it makes my lashes feel afterwards. It leaves them crunchy and dry, a feeling I hate, and for that reason alone I won't repurchase. It's a bit like the Benefit They're Real mascara, fabulous at making lashes look va va boom but horrible at how drying it gets.
My favourite of the lot is definitely the essence Lash Princess mascara. It gives just the right amount of volume, curl and definition to make me put this in a to-be-repurchased pile.
|Wearing essence Lash Princess mascara in black|
Have you tried any of these mascaras? Any favourites?