Sunday, 14 October 2012

Crimes of Mascara | Quick Reviews

If it's not a lip balm obsession then it's mascara...
Some have given me black eyes :O

Crimes of Mascara:

 This picture, my friends, shows the little criminals that have forced me to pay for them, so they could make their way into my home, and hide away in my make up bag for a few months...But now it's judgement day.
Now, you might notice that I'm a small fan of the old waterproof mascara. This is purely because I have oily lids, and anything else would cause me to look like a panda burglar, especially with high street products. I'm not really into wearing layers of mascara or the '3 lashes 1 eyeball' look, so anything low maintenance, that gives a natural appearance, with a little bit of volume is a winner for me.
Left to Right (Prices RRP)
Elf Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing  £3.75 - Really natural looking, and stays put and incredibly cheap!
Collection 200 (now just 'Collection') Plump Up The Volume Waterproof £4.99-  The formula is a little too thick for me, and a definite no no on the bottom lashes. Hello panda.
Clinique High Definition Lashes £16.00 - Love.Love.Love. Easy, even application that can be built up for a more dramatic look, and it stays *sings* All.Night.Loooong (all night, all night) Awesome.
Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Waterproof £9.99 - Nice and natural, gives a fanned out look, but I can't say my lashes grew/changed.
Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof   £7.19 - Liked it, but it was too heavy for my lashes, and flaked a little. Mine dried out quickly too. Also, what is that ' on the end of volume? Why not just put an 'E' there to spell the word?
Bourjois Volume Clubbing Waterproof  £7.99 - A bit full on for day, but great for night time smokey eyes, and it does.not.budge.
Illamasqua Volume £15.00 - Nice and easy to work with, lots of volume, but it made my lashes look a bit stubby.
Now, I know, I can hear you - The wands can be as important as the formula right? But I think that if your buying a product for the reasons it says on the tin, (even though that tin can have pretty much any claim it likes on it nowadays) then I feel it's kind of a package deal.
Formula + Wand = Description
 Ignorance is bliss
So, the decision:
 Clinique is my No 1 favourite in this line up, with Elf a close 2nd and Revlon 3rd. All three can be easily built up for night time, but one coat for the day is natural, long lasting and doesn't smudge.
 So, for these reasons, I announce these three mascaras innocent of the crimes stated above ... *Gavel*
Gem :]


  1. great post!

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    1. Aww thanks! :] I've just entered your giveaway. x

  2. I've tried that collection 2000 one - I hated it, the formula always got into my eyes and it was tearful to say the least haha. I have to try the elf one next! xx

    1. Aww it kills when that happens doesn't it haha. x x


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