Monday, 12 December 2011

Top 5 Monday: Mascara's

Hi lovelies,

I hope you've all had a great weekend, wasn't sure I'd get this post up today as I attended my works Christmas do last night and I can say I had a bit to drink and have been feeling that today, but however I did managed to get photo's done and have fought through feeling rough and getting the post done.

Bit random aren't these early nights getting a bit annoying when you need to take photo's, I was doing them earlier in my conservatory and hated how dark it was and the flash wasn't working brill on the products. Grr roll on longer spring/summer days, even though I do love the winter.

Today's top five is a favourite product of mine: mascara's this is a must have item for me, and I was looking through my collection earlier today and couldn't believe how many mascara's I owned, it was hard whittling it down to five but here are my top picks:

1. Benefit They're Real

If you saw my review on this a couple of months ago you'd see that I was a big fan of this, and I used this again last time (first time in a while because I was going through others to use them up for short everyday looks) and oh my goodness I do love this mascara. This really does do wonders in terms of length (not volume however) and I love what this looks like when on.

As I mentioned in brackets it doesn't add much volume but to be fair I don't mind too much as I can forgive it for that. This lasts a long time without flaking and even though this mascara isn't waterproof it still doesn't move when it meets with water - unless you find yourself in floods of tears.

This is an expensive product especially for eyeliner but I don't mind paying the price for such a good product.

2. Collection 2000 Big Fake

I adore this mascara especially since it's a drugstore product, I find this gives both length and volume which is great in a mascara. I think this is probably my favourite drugstore mascara, and another thing I find with this it separates my lashes which is always a bonus as you find some end up clumping them together.

The staying power of this is also great, it will last all day without smudging or flaking with gives it brownie points, I would say this is probably my go to for everyday looks mainly because of the price tag. This is one I think I will continue to repurchase as I really like using this, I love the way it looks on my lashes and it gives great length.

3. Lash Em Double Trouble Mascara

(I'm currently still trying out and reviewing another Lash Em Product that I was sent alongside this)

I've been using this product for a while now and I have to say I adore this product, I wouldn't have heard about this brand unless I was contacted by them, and yes I didn't pay for this product myself but I am very happy with this.

What I like about this is that it is double ended with one side aimed to give length and the other volume, I do however think that the wands look a bit weird as the thicker one is actually for length whereas I figured it would have been for volume.

Nevertheless I do really like this mascara, I find it similar to Benefit's They're Real as it gives length but not much volume. I do like however the way this product also separates my lashes especially on the bottom eyelid as I find when applying there that is where it's going to clump the most.

I find the staying power also great, like the other products mentioned it hasn't been flaky and will last all day, I do like just using the wands on their own both also give good natural looks.

4. Collection 2000 Pump Up The Volume

This was featured in my last month favourites, and I adore this. I'm not sure if it's as good as the big fake mascara as it doesn't give the volume that does but it certainly delivers on the length.

I still really like this mascara, I find sometimes it's the best of them all for length, I love the curved wand it makes application very easy. I like how it also curves my lashes slightly as I don't really like using eyelash curlers so any mascara that adds a curve is a winner in my books.

Just like the others staying power is great, I've used this when I've been at uni for 10 in the morning and I'm still at work at 10 at night and it's still on my lashes so really good for that, however by that time there was a bit of flakiness but that's to be expected 12 hours later.

Really great drugstore product and if you're just a fan of volume not length this is the product for you as it can kick a few ass's when it comes to length.

5. Rimmel Day 2 Night

I was really curious when this product came out, how you could create two different looks with just one mascara, and I wasn't sure how it would with the wands looking very similar and after playing with it the volume cap only contained a tube.

To be fair when applying the wands separately I don't see too much difference only if I just flick the length one on, but I love using this with both wands all the time hence why its made my top 5. I love the volume this gives, some people say this looks clumpy when applying the volume, but I find once you separate your lashes that helps.

This is one of those I think you have to try to see whether you like it, just like marmite you either love it or not but I really do. I don't really use it for its intended day to night purpose but I never was so that doesn't matter really, and all in all it's a great product for the price.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed my favourites this week and managed to get it posted just before 12. Oh my how quickly is Christmas coming as well I can't believe we're on the 12th already.

Just want to know also if you guys want to see a Clothes Show haul as I still have everything in their bags in my room and don't want to put them away if you want to see what I got.

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