Monday, 14 November 2011

High street mascara!

I have to admit I'm a bit of a mascara snob:( I really believe that in this case you do get what you pay for. I think it also hugely depends on what you need/want from a mascara. My eyelashes are super fine and short so I want pretty much everything....length, volume, and thickening. I've tried many different brands and usually avoid high street ones but found these 2 lurking in a drawer so thought would give them a try.

Firstly here is bourjois coup de theatre. The brush is average i have to say, it's very hard/plasticky feeling so ok-ish to work with. The mascara adds great length but no volume or thickening. I find it to be too wet as well so a huge tendency to clump. I liked using this as a second coat mascara over LancĂ´me doll eyes. In fact I do that quite often but on its own it wasn't quite enough for me.

Secondly a Collection 2000 Big Fake Lashes mascara. This has a huge brush and gives fantastic volume and thickness. It's not that easy to work with though as the brush is huge (bit of a double edged sword). I definitely couldn't use this on my lower lashes without making a mess. Again this mascara is great when used with another and LancĂ´me doll eyes is the one of choice.

I'd say for the price these mascaras are pretty good I'm fairly sure they are under £10 each. However don't expect everything out of them. will probably need to use this as a second coat on top of something else. Will I repurchase...possibly not. I still will be sticking with high end brand mascaras...I'm afraid high street ones just don't do it for me.x


  1. Did you try Maxfaxtor Masterpiece Max? I love it! x

  2. Best high street mascara, Rimmel lash excellerator, I'm on my third tube! It has a lengthening complex to help lashes grow and is really wet so coats the lashes without being clumpy. X

  3. @sim I haven't had chance to try it yet but that will be my next high street buy. xx
    @jo I'll give it a go! I'm super obsessed with YSL faux Cils at the mo!xxx