Mascara, Mascara, Mascara #2

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Welcome to March, guys! I won’t go too much into the fact that it’s already March, I’ll just gloss over it and say ‘bloody hell!’ The beginning of the year always seems to quite busy for me. And yup, it’s still busy! The last month has consisted of me being on call, so for a long 28 days my schedule was very unpredictable. However, as of yesterday my call period is over and I revert back to having a somewhat normal routine. For those of you that don’t know, I am a long haul flight attendant so my schedule tends to be a bit all over the place. But enough of that, let’s get into why I am here… Mascara.

I have mentioned this before and will most definitely mention it again. Mascara is my life; finding the perfect mascara is my passion. I have a friend who’s on a life long quest to find the perfect Tiramisu. I am on a life long quest to find the perfect mascara. It’s all about priorities.

A few months ago I got really into my mascara quest. I was on a layover in LA, woke up inspired, caught a shuttle to Target… and went a little bit nuts. I ran in and 20 minutes later I ran out six mascaras richer. Unfortunately I appear to have either misplaced  (lost) the sixth one, so this review will be on the remaining five.

Physicians Formula – Organic Wear Mascara

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If I am being entirely honest, this mascara really didn’t do a lot for me. I do like the packaging, I think its really cute. But I found the formula to be weird, almost waxy and it doesn’t dry. As soon as I touched my eyes it would smudge off, even if I was looking down I found it rubbed off onto my under eye. It gives your eyelashes a very natural finish without providing a lot of length or volume. I feel as though this mascara would be better suited to shorter straight eyelashes. I feel really mean, but this was a big let down.

Elf Volumizing Mascara

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I think I bought this mascara for a grand total of $1, and for that reason there isn’t an awful lot I can fault with it. It reminded me a lot of Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara, which I was never hugely fond of, but would use if I had nothing else. The formula is nice and dark and it coats your lashes well enough. I find it has more of a lengthening effect than volumising. If you were wanting a day to day modest mascara that leaves your lashes looking natural, I would suggest giving this a go.

Elf Lash Extending Mascara

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After applying this mascara I was surprised to find it has the little extending fibers in it. I really struggled to apply this mascara, the shape of the brush isn’t what I am used to and takes a bit of practice. After using this a few times I decided I didn’t really like it. I prefer my eyelashes to look a bit thicker, and this product isn’t able to do that. I did however discover that this is the perfect mascara for your bottom lashes. It keeps them separated and makes them look long without getting clumpy. The shape of the brush makes it so easy to apply to the bottom lashes as well. Its nice and thin so doesn’t make a mess. I would buy this mascara again, just to use on my bottom lashes.

Elf Volumizing and Defining Mascara

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As you may be able to see, I went on a bit on an Elf binge. I quite liked this mascara – again, it was really cheap so I didn’t have huge expectations. I like this mascara the most out of the three Elf mascaras I bought. The brush has rubber bristles, which I am not the biggest fan of, but the end result is fine. I was able to bulk my lashes up with this one and get them looking thick and long. Which is essentially all I want in a mascara. If you’re like me and like your lashes to be bit on the bold side, this a great affordable mascara. I do have mascaras which I use over this one, but if I am running out to the supermarket and want a bit of lash, I will grab this.

Pixi By Petra- Large Lash Mascara

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Were the mascara gods looking down on me that day? Yes, they most definitely were. This mascara is FANTASTIC – but a little on the expensive side. I think this one was around $18US. I had kept my receipt for when I eventually wrote this blog… but alas it is nowhere to be seen. I love this mascara; the brush is a little big and can make a bit of mess, but that doesn’t bother me too much because the finished result is worth it. My lashes look big and thick and long, the formula is lovely and it washes off easily. I can’t fault it. And I think I would even go as far to include this mascara in my top 8* mascaras. Of all time. I definitely recommend this mascara and although I haven’t been using it as much lately, I would buy this again in a heartbeat.

Do not fear, my mascara quest is not over yet. I will continue to buy and review mascaras. I will take up that burden, so the world may never wonder which mascaras have made it into my top 8 again.

And that brings me to the end of my second Mascara, Mascara, Mascara posts. Have you tried any of these mascaras? What did you think of them?

Until next time,

Anita xxx

 *because I definitely have more than 5… and 10 just seems excessive!

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