I was talking with a friend this week about cleansers and she also asked me what my favourite mascaras and eyeliners were. ‘There’s a post in that!’ I thought 😉
It just so happens that I’ve been on a bit of a mascara quest recently with my sister (more of a lash addict than me even) and for myself. So I’m in a good place to give you a round up of the latest.
My most recent purchase is Dior Extase and although I’m still in the ‘it’s too wet and loaded on the brush’ stage which I dislike in all new mascaras, (just me then?) I do quite like it. I caught sight of my eyes in the mirror yesterday after having my hair cut and was impressed by how much impact my lashes had.
I’m a big believer in choosing mascaras by the brush – the bigger and fatter the better. Dior Extase has a fat but almost bobbly brush (named the couture brush to immitate their flouncy catwalk styles this season) which seems to unevenly coat the lashes. That might not sound desirable but has the effect of producing some really volumised lashes and some really long ones, almost like you see in certain styles of falsh lashes. I quite like it.
Next up is Lancome’s new Hypnose Doll Eyes. It’s meant to volumise, lengthen and ‘lift’ the lashes for a wide-eyed look. Best feature for me? It smells lovely,and although I imagine this wouldn’t be attractive to those with sensitive skin, it’s much preferable for me to the clinical smells of most mascara formulas.
Lastly, an older favourite I’m using a lot right now is Benefit Bad Gal Plum. The same formula as their usual Bad Gal Mascara, the colour is a deep burgundy and when on the lashes you can’t really tell it apart from a much darker black-brown shade unless your lashes are viewed against light from the side.
The idea (and it works) is that it enhances your eye colour, regardless of your personal shade. Mine are greeny blue and it really brings out the green in them. Wear alone or layer with black for maximum impact.
Have you made a new mascara purchase recently or tried one of the above?