Wednesday, 16 July 2014

• GUEST POST // Broomfie // My Top 4 Favourite Mascaras •

In my opinion mascara is a very personal product.

I have conversations about mascara with many different people and always come to the same conclusion - different people want different effects. Whilst my friend quite like long, thick, spidery lashes I much prefer volumised, elongated but clump free lashes that look more natural. I've spend a lot of money and a lot of time in the past buying mascaras of varying prices and now have my top 4 that I'll head back to time and time gain and here they are!

This in my number one go-to mascara. I have been using it now for at least five years and keep going back to it. Usually, I'll try a new mascara that is on introductory offer - hate it - and go back to Falsies. It gives long, volumised lashes with minimal clumping and flaking. I find it's quite hard to use when brand new. I'm not too keen on the runny, liquid formula. After two weeks of use or so, the actual mascara is much thicker and clumps much less. You can build it up or apply it very lightly depending on the look you want. It's brilliant!

I fortunately got this tester at the recent Company Style Blogger Awards and I am in love. Again, it is quite easy to build up long, voluminous lashes in just ONE coat. It flakes a little bit (quite a lot) and is very prices but I do really like it. It also is removes very easily by make up remover. It's nice not to have to rub my eyes raw removing a mascara.

My Mum constantly buys Avon products and every once in a while I pick up this mascara whilst it's on offer (prices range from £5-10 depending on the issue!). Rather than a bristle brush it is a plastic brush but the plastic bristles are so small, application is still easy. It takes a lot more  time to build up to longer, volumised lashes due to the smaller bristles but there is no clumping what-so-ever. It gives a very, very natural look very easily. I often use it as an undercoat to a mascara I know clumps to reduce the presence of dreaded spider lashes!

This is again another recent addition to my collection. At first I absolutely hated it but now I love it. It has a massive brush and gives long, thick lashes in just one swipe. If you are careful you can get a semi-natureal look but generally I use it for a dark smokey eye. It seriously adds volume and lasts for absolutely ages. If you want a long lasting mascara and aren't afraid of spidery lashes I'd pick this up. It's long lasting properties also means it is awful to remove. It takes me about 3-4 minutes to remove it completely of an evening (I'm not exaggerating) but that makes it perfect for a night out where you don't want to be reapplying your make up every 10 minutes.

So they are my top 4 mascaras. Have you used any of the above and loved/hated them? Let me know!

Rachael from Broomfie xoxo

PS. I want to give a special mention to the No.7 Lash Adapt Mascara which has mysteriously gone missing in my house and appears to be discontinued. It has the most simple brush but layers so well so you can create perfectly natural to full, extraordinarily long lashes with just one brush and a few coats.

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  1. I've tried the Maybelline Falsies but my fave mascara is so far L'Oreal Voluminous Millions! I'm not much of a mascara person though but those keep lashes dark yet natural looking :)

    1. I've heard great things about the L'Oreal Voluminous Millions! I've not tried a L'Oreal mascara before, that's going on my shopping list :) Daniela xo

  2. Lovely picks,I haven't tried all of them:)
    I would love to see you on my blog!
    xoxo Antonella !

    1. They are great picks aren't they :)
      I'm popping over to your blog now! Daniela xo