Mascara’s of the Moment

mascaras oct 2014

I thought I would do a post on my favourite mascara’s of the moment because last week I realised that I have been happy with the way that my lashes have looked for ages and had finally settled into a collection of mascara’s that I love. My 6 favourites have a good balance between high-end and high-street!

My ultimate favourite night-out mascara is the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes. This mascara both lengthens and volumises in one stroke. This isn’t exactly cheap at around the £20 mark but it is definitely worth it. Fantastic for a night out dancing on the tiles!

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Secondly is my Lancome Hypnose Stars Mascara. This is hands down the prettiest mascara packaging I have ever seen: it’s glittery! The formula is lovely and really elongates your lashes. It is not particularly volumising but makes your lashes look lusciously long!

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The last ‘high-end’ mascara in my favourite is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. This has a teeny tiny brush which is perfect for getting in to the corners of your eyes. This also lasts really well and will definitely be my must-have for any wedding!

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Now on to the drugstore mascara’s.

An old favourite of mine is Maybelline’s One by One. I was addicted to this years ago and then it was discontinues but relaunched last year. The brush in this is one of the hard rubber brushes and lengthens and separates your lashes. Great for day-to-day use!

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Another favourite of mine is Rimmel’s ScandalEyes Flex Mascara. This mascara has a really large brush and volumises lashes but in a nice natural way. The formula isn’t too thick so lashes don’t tend to clump together too much.

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My newest drugstore discovery is L’oreal’s Volume Million Lashes So Couture. This formula lengthens the lashes fantastically and the rubber brush separates lashes.

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I hope that this has given mascara inspiration to all different budgets.

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Products I can’t live without

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(1) ELEMIS BALANCING LAVENDER TONER – very refreshing and calming.

(2) ELEMIS BALANCING LIME BLOSSOM CLEANSER – smells similar to palma violet sweets. This cleanser clears all makeup including waterproof mascara.

(3) MAC STUDIO FIX FOUNDATION IN SHADE NC15 – provides perfect coverage without looking too ‘caked-on’. I am naturally very pale and this is the only foundation that I have been able to find in my perfect shade. I purchased the pump from MAC as the bottle is a pour bottle. The pump was only £3.50 and can be used in future bottles.

(4) GARNIER CAFFEINE EYE ROLL-ON – I use this before applying my makeup to refresh my eyes and get rid of any puffiness. The metal roller ball is very cooling and refreshing.

(5) MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER IN SHADE NW15 – this tiny bottle has lasted me over 2 months and I still have some left. The perfect shade for my pale skin and provides excellent coverage both under the eyes and on blemishes.

(6) No 7 STAY PERFECT EYESHADOW IN WHEATSHEAF – this is a shimmery nude shade and provides a great natural look.

(7) LANCOME HYPNOSE STAR MASCARA IN NOIR MIDNIGHT – this mascara both lengthens and plumps and is by far the best mascara I have ever tried. It retails at £22 but is definately worth the price.

(8) MALLY WATERPROOF AUTOMATIC EYELINER IN ONYX – this was described as a bulletproof eyeliner when I purchased it as part of a set off QVC and they definately weren’t lying. This eyeliner stays in place from first thing in the morning until I go to bed and does not fade throughout the day at all, yet removes easily with the Elemis cleanser above.

(9) SIMPLE KIND TO SKIN HYDRATING LIGHT MOISTURISER – perfect base for makeup. A very light yet very nourishing moisturiser.