Mascara Clear Out

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If you read my blog regularly you’ll know I love mascara and I own more than I need. Recently I looked through my stash of mascaras and decided it was time to use as many as I could, these seven are the ones I’ve finished so far.

Rimmel Rockin Curves was a bit of a let down. The main downside to this mascara was the shape of the wand, it really didn’t do anything for my lashes. I can’t remember where I got the mini Clinique High Impact, I think it was from a Bonus Time gift with purchase. I absolutely love this mascara, it gives volume, length, holds a curl and it doesn’t smudge or flake and I really recommend it. I love it and I always buy it if I have a special occasion. Next up is Rimmel Retro Gram, it’s a good mascara, I used it up and it was good but I doubt I would repurchase it. Revlon Lash Potion Waterproof is a fantastic mascara, it gives so much volume but it doesn’t clump. Max Factor Brightening Mascara, I didn’t even finish it. It just did nothing for my lashes because it was brown. It could be a great mascara because the wand is a good shape but I like my mascara to be super black. Barry M is never a brand to look to for mascara but the Lash Vegas mascara was surprisingly good, I particularly liked the small wand but it didn’t hold a curl but my lashes are very difficult to curl. Finally, we have the extreme version of the Rimmel Retro Glam, I don’t think there is any different between this and the original formula and I don’t think I would repurchase it.

Have you tried any on these mascaras?


Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara Review

Out of all of the new mascara launches, this one is by far the best, it’s so good I will repurchase it when I’ve used the dozens of mascaras I have lying in my make-up bag.

The brush head is curved to provide volume and the plastic bristles hold just enough product to coat the lashes, it’s not wet like some plastic bristles. You can just put one or two coats for proper volumised lashes or layer it up super-volumised, bordering on the doll-eyed effect.

It’s the only one that truly lives up to its name. It gives volume but each lash is defined. It’s a proper true, glossy black. It doesn’t flake or smudge and it lasts for eight hours and looks as good as when I first put it on.

It’s the most expensive of all the new mascaras at £10.99 and while I don’t agree with the price (I don’t see how High Street mascaras are so expensive, they are only a few pounds cheaper than some high-end ones) but it’s very, very good, I think Max Factor makes the best high street mascaras.

Maybelline Rocket Volume Express Mascara Review

Maybelline are best known for their mascaras, they have tons of different kinds and one of their most mascaras is the cult classic the Greatest Lash Mascara.

The latest one claims to give eight times the volume without clumps and in super fast time. I was quite disappointed by this mascara, I found it quite clumpy and I felt the huge wand made application a little awkward and messy, more product ended up on my eyelids and under my eyes than on my lashes. I also thought it smudged really quickly, I had panda eyes after a couple of hours.

I wasn’t a fan of this mascara, I would go for Max Factor’s Clump Defy (American dupe is Cover Girl Clump Crusher).