Products I've Used Up #30: The Mascara Edition

Try as I might, I can never find a mascara that I love enough to repurchase. I've tried all different kinds, from high end to high street, and whilst there are loads that I like, I'm yet to find one that I would consider to be markedly better than others I've tried. I thought I'd discuss a few that I got on with on the blog today because there are definitely elements of these that I really liked!

DiorShow Blackout: This mascara was bought on the way home from holiday. I got it in the duty free and even though it's empty I can't being myself to chuck it away as it reminds me of that holiday! I think this was about £20 which is insane for a mascara; I wouldn't ever usually pay this much because mascaras never last that long but it was a holiday treat! The brush was amazing, it was a fibre brush which I must prefer to the plastic type and it was a really oversized one which meant it did give great lashes! I wouldn't repurchase this though, despite the good points I just think it was too expensive.

No.7 Lovely Lashes: I've got two No.7 products to talk about and this one was my least favourite of the two. For starters, the brush on this one was a plastic one, which I find never coats the lashes as evenly as a fibre brush does. Secondly the formula on this one was a bit thin, but it didn't clump - my pet peeve - nor did it transfer to my eyelids or lower lash line as some mascaras can do. This one is more mid-range in price, but I wasn't hugely impressed with it so I wouldn't repurchase.

No.7 Velvet Lash: This one was much better, and I would probably look to pick this one up again if I had one of those No.7 vouchers to spend in Boots (I always seem to get those when I don't need to buy anything!) The brush on this mascara was a fibre one and the brush head was of a similar size and shape to the DiorShow one, but the thing I loved about this mascara was the formula - it was really smooth and velvety, as the name suggests, and the finished look was really luxurious, not too shiny or glossy. It also didn't make my lashes feel crispy as some mascaras can do! This one definitely tops the list for re-purchase so far.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Mascara: This one was just a sample size, which I wish more brands would do as you can really get a feel for the product without having to shell out on a full size one, which can prove expensive if you then don't like the end result. I liked this mascara but I would only consider it to be 'ok', it didn't have any sort of wow factor and I didn't like it as much as the No.7 Velvet Lash so I wouldn't consider buying the full size, however it was a nice formula which didn't clump or transfer, so I don't have anything bad to say about it - it just wasn't brilliant! 

I'd love to know some mascara suggestions that you recommend; I always seem to be on the lookout for new ones, so let me know what you think!

XO Amie
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