Beauty, Reviews

A letter to my mascaras

Dear mascaras,

If you read this, I’ve gone crazy. Don’t expect me back until Thursday. (I mean, if my mascaras are reading this, there’s no doubt I’ve finally lost it). I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for being the most important part of my makeup bag. Even though I can easily imagine my life without you, it just wouldn’t be the same. There’s currently five of you in my possession and I love and cherish each and every one of you for the part you play in my life.

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Too Faced – Better Than Sex

You’re the best mascara I’ve ever owned. I remember when I got you – this cute little travel sized version – in one of my monthly beauty boxes (I’m sorry, I can’t remember which box it was). And it was love at first sight. You make it look like I’m wearing false lashes when really it’s just you being amazing, you little beauty. You make my lashes so thick and long with no smudging. Thanks to the shape of your brush you’re also easy to apply even on the bits I’d usually struggle to reach. I use you on nights out and when I feel like I need that little bit extra during daytime. I mean, I could keep on going about how amazing you are, but it’d just turn into mindless ramble about how much I love you. I absolutely 100% recommend you to anyone who’s looking for a new mascara.

Maybelline – Lash Sensational Luscious

I’ve found you a bit trickier to work. You’re very, well, luscious but that means you’re also very clumping. Or is it me? Are my lashes not built for your rich oil blends? Do I just not know how to apply you? I know you’re meant to be a bit ‘clumpy’, but at times it just feels a bit too much. I’m not giving up on you though! You come from a family of mascaras that I absolutely adore, so I refuse to believe you’re any different. I think our love story is just a steady growing affection, not a full blown love at first sight. I usually save you for evening time, for a bit more dramatic look. If people don’t mind having to tame a mascara first or if they’re used to the wilder ones, I’d recommend you.

Jelly Pong Pong – Fairy Lashes Curl

The newest addition to our family – welcome! I got you in my this month’s lookfantastic beauty box so I’ve only had a couple of days to get to know you. So far I’d say you’re a great little day time mascara. Nothing too dramatic, great for work for example. I love your traditional bristle brush and how it gives a nice ‘natural’ looking finish. Great for everyday use.

No7 – Dramatic Lift

Hi, little one! I got you in the Boots No7 Xmas bauble. I have to say, as I was expecting you to do what it says on your description, I was a tiny bit disappointed at first. I didn’t experience any drama at all. However once I got over that, you really grew on me. You’re a fantastic little daily mascara, with a super clean and neat finish that just enhances my lashes beautifully. You’re the one I’m wearing daily for a fresh and ‘natural’ look. I’d definitely recommend you for anyone who’s after a beautiful daytime mascara.

Very Me – Funky Extendalash

You’re a bit of a different one. You’re green, to begin with. That’s definitely different. I can’t actually remember if I’ve ever used you on your own. Usually I pair you with one of your siblings. I love it how you put an exciting twist to a traditional black mascara. Let’s face it, sometimes people are just looking for new places where to add a little pop of colour and just a hint of green on my lashes does the trick perfectly for me. Thank you for being so awesomely weird.

I’d also like to mention two of the elderly family members who have now dried out and need to be send off so they may continue their journey on the other side. I’m so sorry to see you go, but I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beauty you gave me during your rich lives. The two of you are still undeniably my absolute favourites and I’ll make sure to repurchase others from your family in the future. So loyal, always flawless and reliable. Thank you, Maybelline – Colossal Go Extreme! Leather Black and Maybelline – Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara 100% Black. 

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