Four Things ♥︎ MASCARAS

Recently I've been feeling super motivated to write and share posts on my blog. The other day I was thinking about how fun it would be to start a little series on my blog. Nothing too drastic, but a little series that I know I would enjoy doing and wouldn't feel restricted with. I thought of the most simple series idea and I actually really like it. I don't think it's anything new and I'm sure there are plenty of posts with this sort of theme. But on my blog it is new and although I have read a lot of similar type posts, I haven't come across this EXACT series before. Either way, I think it's super simple and not restrictive, yet will motivate me to continue writing. This series is going to be titled 'Four Things' and will basically be consisting of four things that I want to share with you. I want to be able to write about almost anything, whether it is a beauty category, skincare, hair, lifestyle, books, music etc. How general or specific the categories are, totally depends on what makes the most sense with the products I want to talk about. Whether I liked them or not I thought it would be nice to share what worked/ didn't work for me and what I liked/ didn't like about them. For the first post in this 'series,' I thought I would do mascaras. I actually have eight mascaras in total so it fits perfectly into two parts.



CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom
I've actually had this mascara for a couple of years now so it's probably time to throw out. But honestly, I hadn't noticed any change in smell or texture until just recently. Just the texture has changed a little bit and now I find that it has started to get a few clumps. Easy enough to brush out though. However, before just recently, I really enjoyed the way this mascara looked. I do have to say that I am someone who much prefers natural looking lashes that are soft and feathery. I don't like lashes that are clumpy, spidery or anything that looks like fake lashes (on my own face). So the mascaras I like may not be the one for you if that's not what you're looking for in a mascara. My sister loves the fake lash look and likes to layer this one with other mascaras, her makeup looks gorgeous on her but I just don't like it on me. I generally use one coat of this and my lashes look darkened and defined. I already have black lashes but I feel like they're not as thick as they used to be a few years ago. I don't find this mascara to be too thickening but I still enjoy using this on very natural days.

CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion
This is my most recent mascara purchase, I've only been using this one for the last week or so. But I just love how naturally full my lashes look! I haven't experienced any clumping with this mascara yet. The formula is the perfect balance for my lashes, in that it's not too wet or too dry. This mascara defines and darkens my lashes, but also lengthens and gives it a nice 'boost.' I think 'fusion' is a very fitting name for this mascara. It also hasn't smudged or given me panda eyes throughout the day. Would highly recommend this one if you want your lashes to look naturally full.

Maybelline Define-A-Lash
Define-A-Lash really does define and lengthen just as it claims to. This one doesn't give my lashes a great deal of fullness, but I generally darken my lash line a little bit anyway to give the illusion of thicker lashes. Sometimes I feel like this mascara smudges a little bit, nothing drastic but after a long day I can notice it under my eyes. This one also tends to get onto my eyelids during application but it's no problem using a cutip to remove it. But if I've already applied eyeshadow then it is a little bit annoying. I'm just a bit more careful when applying this mascara.

Rimmel Wonder' Full
I decided to try this mascara after reading about it on Sally's blog. I am actually in love with this mascara, it seriously darkens and lengthens my lashes. I've never experienced any clumping with this one either. This Rimmel Wonder'full mascara also makes my lashes look thicker and fuller so when I want a more 'intense' look I reach for this one. But I still use this as an everyday mascara. Again, if you like mascaras that provide the fake lash look, this may not be as intense as you would like it to be. Although in saying that, different eyeshadow looks can totally up the intensity!

These are the first four mascaras that I have in my collection and my favourite. Also! All these mascaras I mentioned in this post are not waterproof and remove super easily. Even though I like these ones I can see why they may not be for everyone. They are buildable but I like to use one coat. Soft, full and natural lashes are what I look for in mascaras.

What do you usually look for in mascaras? Have you tried any of these ones? And what are your favourites?

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16 comments

  1. maybelline mascaras are my fav
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  2. This is a great post idea, like you said there are so many possibilities for future posts! I've recently gone cruelty-free with makeup so sadly these brands all test on animals (which is a shame, because some of my favourite mascaras are Maybelline & Rimmel) - but hopefully they'll change in the future!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

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    1. Thank you! Oh I so wish Maybelline didn't test on animals because they have some great products, especially their Fit Me concealers! xx

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  3. I personally love the Max Factor False Lash Effect waterproof :)

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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    1. Ooh haven't tried that one before but I might look into it! xx

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  4. Love this series idea and can't wait to see more! It was funny as I was looking at your image and was like oh wow someone else who loves the Rimmel mascara like I do! So pleased you loved my recommendations, it really is the perfect everyday mascara!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you Sally! Oh yes I remembered you had written a couple of posts featuring the Rimmel mascara and it sounded like something I would like. It became my favourite mascara so I thank you for recommending it! xx

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  5. Lovely photography here! I adore Rimmel Wonder'full - I think it's such a great mascara!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Anika! I'm always trying to improve my blog photography so it's really nice to hear that. The Rimmel mascara is amazing and doesn't look over the top on me! xx

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  6. I'm so curious to try a few now :D
    Your blog is lovely!


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    1. Thank you! I have mostly good things to say about these mascaras. xx

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  7. I love doing these types of post! They're simple, but they help us make sure we are producing content. I haven't tried any of these! But I love drugstore mascaras. They can be so good! Thank you for sharing your blog with me on Twitter! I love it!

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    1. Thank you Maria! I totally agree. And yes drugstore mascaras can be great! But I also don't have any high end mascaras to compare to. xx

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  8. I'm a mascara junkie. I don't have the best record of rimmel mascaras but their lash accelerator mascaras are my holy grail! I find for myself cover girl mascaras are far too natural on my lashes but Maybelline mascaras never fail me. It's amazing how many incredible mascaras are found at the drugstore!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Mascaras never used to be a big deal for me but I have loved discovering new ones! I can totally see what you're saying with the CoverGirl mascaras being too natural, especially if that's not what you're after in a mascara! For me that's what I prefer so I quite like them, but they're not for everyone. Maybelline can be great but they have smudged on me a little bit. xx

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