One night after reading several horror stories on the dangers of semi-permanent eyelashes I decided I was going to attempt (once again) to stop wearing them and only use mascara. Previously when I tried this my eyelashes felt like too short with gaps and I felt bald without my semi-permanent lashes. When I wore mascara I just didn’t like the way my eyelashes looked so ended up with my falsies back on. I’m not the best at making decisions and so when I made the decision this time to have them removed I ended up buying all three of the these mascaras at once…
Benefit They’re Real! – £19.50
I love love love this mascara for it’s blackest of black colour and the thickness it adds to your lashes, however if you’re like me and your eyelashes are long but don’t curl round much, it might not be the best choice for you. Perfect for people with long naturally curled eyelashes. For the people who weren’t born with naturally curled eyelashes I have found that if you wear Benefit Roller lash with a coat of They’re Real! on top you get the best of both. I bought this mascara because I had heard so many good things about it and it does live up to its brilliant reviews, however it can start to look a little clumpy and like spiders legs if you build it up too much.
Benefit Roller Lash – Black – £19.50
Personally this is my absolute favourite, I love how this mascara can actually curl your eyelashes upwards! Great for people with long straight eyelashes. You don’t actually need many coats for it to do it’s job either. This mascara appealed to me as I had read that it was similar to the Benefit They’re Real! but with the ability to curl your eyelashes too however it isn’t as black as They’re Real! But as I said above you can add a coat to create the colour. The brush really separates all of your lashes fanning them out.
Lancôme Hypnose Doll Eyes – 01 – £23.50
I decided to buy this mascara after borrowing my mums, the brush prevents the mascara from clumping up so it clings smoothly onto each individual eyelash, not clumping several together. It’s best for a natural look mascara, very black and lengthens the look of your eyelashes, it doesn’t curl them that much so an eyelash curler might be best to use with this however it does curl more than Benefit They’re Real!
Since I bought the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara I haven’t worn my semi-permanent lashes again! I am still amazed at how much it can curl your eyelashes up. I haven’t worn them for 6 months now and my natural eyelashes have had chance to grow back and feel much longer and fuller, without the gaps from where I couldn’t resist pulling off any that felt a little loose.
What’s your favourite mascara?
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Photos taken with my Olympus E-PL7