Clearly I have been obsessively acquiring mascaras, so I figured it's time to actually show that I use them! And to give you an overview of how good they are and how they compare with each other. This is an overview of six different mascaras.

For the record, I curled my lashes prior to mascara application in all these pictures, and added only one coat of mascara.

Now, as a control group, these are my lashes sans any product:


[Nude!]

Mascara #1 - Guerlain's Maxi Lash:


[Guerlain's Maxi Lash]


[Guerlain's Maxi Lash]

This is a really good volumising mascara. It works well in defining and adding "bulk" to the lashes so that they look fuller but just short of false. It can be built upon so one coat could work with lighter shadow for a day-worthy look or even for work.

Mascara #2 - Clarins' Instant Definition:


[Clarins' Instant Definition Mascara]


[Clarins' Instant Definition Mascara]

I was genuinely surprised by how much I loved this mascara. And it's not just because I had NO expectations for it...but because it really is quite fantastic. The bristled are very densely packed, allowing it the kind of reach you need to really define the lashes and add volume and length to them. It is definitely one I would purchase again. Yay for Clarins' foray into makeup!

Mascara #3 - ModelCo's Fibre Lashxtend:

While I was in KL and stalking beauty boxes online, I found that Glamour Magazine UK was giving out free mascara with their July issue (which was released first week of June...I don't understand either), so I got a friend to pick a copy up for me. Apparently they were giving away a choice of four different items, but she instinctively understood that I wanted mascara and picked the last available copy up for me. 


[ModelCo's Fibre Lashxtend]


[ModelCo's Fibre Lashxtend]

I also didn't have my hopes up for the likability of this mascara, but I was pleasantly surprised! I really does extend the lashes in the prettiest way and it's not heavy at all in doing so. They still look natural enough to wear during the day but just give you that oomph that you need.

Mascara #4 - Bare Minerals' Flawless Definition: 


[Bare Minerals' Flawless Definition]


[Bare Minerals' Flawless Definition]

This is a really decent daily mascara to use. It's nothing fancy and nothing all that fabulous, but if you want something run of the mill, this would be it. Definitely nothing I would hunt high and low for, but if it suits my laziness by being the closest thing to me, I wouldn't shun it.

Mascara #5 - Urban Decay's Lush Lash:


[Urban Decay's Lush Lash]


[Urban Decay's Lush Lash]

This is an interesting mascara that has very dense bristles. They sit so tightly together that you can feel them tugging at your lashes, i.e. coating them REALLY well. It's a really good mascara so if you're interested, do try it out. 

Mascara #6 - Lancome's Hypnose Drama:


[Lancome's Hypnose Drama]


[Lancome's Hypnose Drama]

I really love! The only issue I have with this is that it the formula can clump on your lashes if you are not just that little bit more delicate and precise with it. However, as a mascara it is amazing. I really do love it...as I do with all Lancome's mascaras. It add enough volume with one swipe to open your eyes and make them pop and it's just very exciting because the wand is so prettily shaped!





























2 comments:

  1. Very intuitive friend you have, picking up the correct freebie! Love your purple/gold/silver eye makeup!

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    1. Yes, the friend saw through my veil of randomness!

      Thank you! There will be makeup tutorials in the month of December at some wedding I am attending :P

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