Mac False Lash Waterproof Mascara Review

Hello beauties! As some or you may know, I’ve been on the hunt for a mascara that doesn’t smudge that can pack a punch too. I was originally after one for my friends wedding. Can’t be a bridesmaid and have panda eyes!

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Your favourite volumising mascara is now even better in a new waterproof formula. Featuring 12 hours of water, tear and humidity-proof wear; its innovative double-lush brush delivers twice the level of pigment, root to tip, in a name that says it all – Stay Black.

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Review
At first when I looked at the brush, I thought it wouldn’t give much volume. You don’t get much product on the wand when it comes out. I’m used to big brushed giving big volume. It gives great volume, but it doesn’t really give that full look, which is a little disappointing. The formula is quite dry so it doesn’t build well. When something is called ‘False Lash’ I’d expect to have a fuller look. What it is good at is separating your lashes, giving them lift, keeping the lift and it doesn’t clump. My lashes don’t look dry though which I usually expect from a dry formula. I’ve tried this out for about 3 weeks now and I haven’t had one smudge yet. That’s the only thing I was after with a mascara. But I miss my full look. It’s also a bugger to get off if you only have make up wipe, but I’ve been using Boots Botanics Micellar 3 in 1 Cleansing Solution to remove it and it’s working pretty well. It certainly doesn’t look like I have false eyelashes, but I also don’t look like a panda from smudging! Every cloud has a silver lining.

Conclusion
Will I buy this mascara again? I have another mascara to try out when this has dried up which promises no smudges and full volume. If that does smudge, then I probably will! Ahh the life of a beauty blogger, forever looking for that mascara that ticks all the boxes!

Have you tried this mascara? What are you using at the moment? Let me know!

Astor BIG & Beautiful BOOM! Volume Mascara Review

I received this in my beauty swap from Reify. This is one of the items I asked her for, I loved the packaging and it sounded too good to be true.. Check out what else I received in my beauty swap in my Part 1 & Part 2.

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Big & Beautiful Boom! mascara delivers up to 10 times more explosive volume in a snap thanks to its exclusive over-sized “One-Coat Brush” and unique creamy amplifying and beautifying formula infused with plumping collagen. Lashes look lusciously large and flirtatiously full from the very first coat. If looks could kill, these excessive lashes would be deadly…

Review
Mascara is one of the things I will put on everyday when i leave the house, I couldn’t leave without it! I love the nylon bristle wand on this mascara. They help separate your lashes, so you don’t get those horrible clumps. The one coat formula helps with the clumping too, I find when you put a couple of coats on with mascara, it can clump and flake alot. Not with this. It also makes them look fuller and longer, I haven’t got the best eyelashes in the world, this comes from constantly wearing fake eyelashes a couple of years ago (don’t do it girls, only special occasions!) so this really helps me. I wouldn’t say my eyelashes were 10 times more explosive, but it really does make a difference. I love the packaging too. I never really comment much about packaging, because I’d rather comment on the product then what’s the product is in, but I just love the gold! It makes it feel expensive! The Astor marketers have really realed me in! I’m such a sucker for packaging.. I’ve been using this for about a month now and and 9/10 times I wouldn’t get black smudges under my eyes.

Conclusion
I’m so glad that i picked this item for Reify to get me in our swap. It’s no benefits They’re Real, but it’s a good alternative! The only thing that let’s it down is on occasions I’ll get smudges under my eyes, but that’s only 1/10 times. Everything else I love about it! I need to find somewhere on the Internet I can get another now..

What’s your favourite mascara at the moment? Have you tried this mascara? What did you think? Let me know!

Review: L’Oréal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara

I received this in my July You Beauty Discovery Box. I chose to recieve this item after seeing adverts for it, I was curious to try it out. Before this I was using benefits They’re Real Mascara, so it’s going to be hard to follow that!

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Review
The one thing I love about this mascara is that it’s flexible, so it’s easy to reach those corners, without going caghanded! You can see just below where the brush ends it dips in, which I didn’t think I would like, I was wrong! The cone shape of this brush makes it easier to get those little lashes on the corner of your eye which are usually a nightmare, and where the brush widens it sweeps the longer lashes up making them look fuller. I only needed one coat too to get a full look! Which is always good because the more coats you apply, the easier it is for your lashes to clump! Speaking of clumping, the brush does a beautiful job of separating my lashes. For a budget mascara, it really is good! The formula is quite black too, not the blackest I’ve ever used but it is a good consistency and colour.

Conclusion
If you guys get beauty boxes sent too, you know how many mascaras you get sent in them because, it’s an item most people use! Which is great but it does mean that I hardly ever actually buy a mascara for myself to use! I would recommend though to someone that does want a good mascara that will give them volume, if you don’t want to spend a lot on benefits They’re Real, this is a pretty good contender!

This is currently available at boots for £8.99

Have you tried this mascara? What did you think? What’s your favourite mascara? Let me know!

Review: Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Mascara

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I received this Mascara in my May Birchbox. I’ve been meaning to try this for a while now but I receive alot of Mascaras in my beauty box subscriptions so I never got around to actually buying it. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this so I was very excited to read it.

Review
One thing I look for in a good Mascara is the blackness of the formula, this certainly doesn’t disappoint. It dries very quickly and adheres to your lashes well. It doesn’t dry too hard either so you don’t have specs of Mascara on your cheeks. This Mascara really grabs on to thin and short lashes to make the most of them. It makes your lashes look full and volumised without being clumpy, but i wouldn’t go as far as saying they look like fake eyelashes.

Conclusion
The full size product is £19.50 which is a bit steep, but I’m still using my sample size and that’s been nearly 3 weeks and it’s showing no signs of drying out so I think a full size would last a while. I’m very impressed with the wand. It grabs those lashes some Mascaras just don’t reach. I’d definitely consider buying the full size one,  that’s if I don’t receive another Mascara in another beauty box!

Did you receive this in your Birchbox? What did you think of it? Let me know!