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7 Days 7 Mascara’s L’Oréal Infallible Unlimited Mascara

Ah I’ve made it to day 7, yes it’s taken two weeks but as the saying goes Rome wasn’t built in a day (or seven for that matter!).

Today’s mascara is a new kid on the block, L’Oréal’s new Infallible Unlimited Mascara has a unique bendable wand, making it easier to access you lashes. It also has what I call a ‘prickly’ brush, the good thing about these type of brushes is that you can get right to the root of the lashes, ensuring even the shortest of lashes gets a covering of mascara. The bendy wand is a really good idea, it means you can get right into all those hard to access areas and I find I don’t end up catching the side of my nose with it, as it’s a shorter wand you can be more precise.

The formula is creamy and not particularly clumpy, so it doesn’t give that spider leg look, it does separate the lashes beautifully, the brush has shorter bristles near the tip, so it’s good for catching all those tiny bottom lashes too.

I actually really like this mascara, it lengthens and volumises, it’s very easy to use and I think the bendy wand is really effective, not just another gimmick. I also like the packaging, a matte black teardrop shapes tube, it’s very edgy and has that urban cool aesthetic about it. It’s £10.99 at full price but L’Oréal is usually on offer in Boots or Superdrug.

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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7 Days 7 Mascaras, Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara

So I’ve made it to day 6, and yes I know I’ve missed a couple of days here and there! Today’s offering, is from the drugstore. Revlon Mega Multiplier is a volumising and lengthening mascara, it contains fibres to plump and extend lashes, and has a unique ‘Mega Lash Brush’ designed to apply the product from the lash line to the tips.

Firstly, I quite like the brush, it’s a sort of cone shape which makes it easy to grab every lash. The formula is fairly volumising but I didn’t find it lengthens all that much. This is another mascara which fits into that ‘daytime’ category, so if you just need your mascara to just enhance your lashes but not give you ‘boom’ lashes, then you’ll probably like this. I think there are two types of mascara people, the ones who want just a little bit of length, volume and colour to achieve a fairly natural look, and those (like me) who want the most impactful, Volumising and lengthening product available.

I often find mascara which contains fibres will really start to irritate my eyes by the end of the day but I’m happy to report that this one didn’t cause any irritation. As you can see from the photo below, it gave quite natural looking results, not that my blue liner is particularly natural looking!

To summarise, this isn’t really a mascara that ticks all the boxes for me. I do like the brush, and it didn’t irritate my eyes so those are positives, but it just didn’t have the impact that I like. Revlon Mega Multiplier Mascara costs £9.99 for 8.5ml.

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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7 Days 7 Mascara’s, Smashbox Full Exposure

This is mini size mascara which I got in a gift set, but it’s a mascara I’ve always wanted to try as it’s a bit of a blogger fave! Smashbox is only available from Boots and their own website, and for me, it’s a brand which is famous for its primers but not much else.

This mascara has a pretty large brush, which I’m not a fan of because I find them difficult to use, and this was no exception, I ended up using it vertically because I find you can’t get a decent covering of product using the brush as it’s intended.

This mascara contains fibres, and it does volumise, the website claims it volumised lashes by 104% with every swipe. It contains olive oil to keep lashes soft, and I do feel that my lashes stayed fairly flexible. I had to apply good few swipes of product to get some intensity. It didn’t crumble or give me smudgey panda eyes, and it didn’t irritate my eyes (some brands of mascara make my eyes itch by the evening).

So to summarise, I quite like the formula of this mascara but I didn’t like the large brush, also I felt like I had to build it up a lot and to be honest, I’m someone who likes to apply a max of three swipes per eye (I have no time, don’t judge me!). Price wise it’s kind of in the middle at £20. I’m not sure I would buy the full size of this mascara, it’s alright but I know there’s better.

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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7 Days 7 Mascara’s, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara

Day 4 of this series features the most expensive mascara I own, the Dior Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara, which retails for £27. The packaging is very luxurious and exactly what you’d expect from a premium/designer makeup brand. I don’t usually go for waterproof mascara as it’s such a pain to remove, but this recent hot weather has me looking for products that won’t melt off!

The main feature of this mascara, is the brush, it has a unique ‘incurved’ brush, which is designed to deliver extreme curl, similar to the effect of using eyelash curlers. The formula has a ‘stretch effect’ to make lashes look long and full.

I used this with the Diorshow Maximiser 3D Triple Volume-Plumping Lash Primer, which is another type of product I rarely use, generally I just add more layers of mascara than use a lash primer. The lash primer is white so you can see where you’ve applied it, this has a really clever brush that that’s quite dense so it distributes the product evenly whilst separating the lashes. I really like the primer, the only problem with it is that I forget to use it! This is also on the expensive side at £27.

The Iconic Overcurl Waterproof Mascara itself gave a good coating of very black mascara. I’m not a huge fan of the brush, it’s quite thick and I prefer the smaller, thinner brushes. I also found it didn’t keep my lashes separated, which I think you can see in the photo below, I have shown my lashes in their bare state so you can see how fine and pale they are. The mascara is waterproof, I didn’t have any issues with it straying or giving a panda eye effect, it was a pain to remove, but no more than any other waterproof product.

To summarise, this did lengthen my lashes, and it was very black, the lash primer really helped to volumise and thicken. For me, it’s just a bit on the pricey side for a Mascara, for that amount of money I want my lashes to look I’m wearing falsies! And as mascara is a product which I go through like water (I like a lotta lash!), it’s not one I’d get again.

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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7 Days 7 Mascara’s, CYO The Thick Of It Mascara

Day 3 of this series features a Mascara from a relatively new brand. CYO is stocked exclusively in Boots, I believe it stands for Create Your Own but don’t quote me on that. It’s an inexpensive brand, this mascara costs £6 although it’s usually on some sort of offer. They make a few different formula’s but I like a volumising Mascara which is why I chose this one.

For a drugstore brand I thought the packaging was quite impressive, it comes in a box, which is a bit of a rarity for an inexpensive product (I’m easily pleased). The tube is plain matte black and feels quite sturdy.

On to the actual product, the brush is a little larger than I prefer, I feel these big brushes are hard to get into the base of the lashes, although lots of people seem to like them. It is a traditional style of brush, not one of those with the hard spikes instead of bristles. Although it is a volumising Mascara, I wasn’t particularly blown away by how full and thick it made my lashes, and it took quite a few swipes over my lashes to make any real impact, in fact the effect was pretty mediocre. On the plus side, it contains Panthenol to condition the lashes and is available in five shades (I still love coloured mascara!).

To summarise, this is an ok Mascara, if you just want a bit of volume and colour then it’s fine, it’s what I call a daytime mascara, you know, good for popping to the shops when you’ve only got minimal makeup on. To be honest I prefer a bit more drama than this mascara provided, but as you can see from the photo above, it looks very black and does make my lashes look more substantial. And yes I know my concealer has creased!

If you haven’t already, check this brand out, the bronzers are great and they’re only £4!

Thanks for reading, Mo x

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7 Days 7 Mascara’s, It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

Day 2 in this series, and today I’m using the Superhero Mascara from It Cosmetics.

This is a premium brand so it’s on the more expensive side at £19. The product is packaged in a sleek black box, the tube inside is also plain black and has a flared shape, so it’s sort pleasing to hold (well that sounds a bit weird?!) also it’s quite substantial in its size and feels luxurious.

Now on to the formula, the great thing about It Cosmetics as a brand, is that every product is formulated to be skin loving, and indeed the mascara contains Collagen, Biotin and Peptides. Plus the brush is designed to lift, separate and curl the lashes. It’s buildable and has super black pigment, it’s volumising but doesn’t contain fibres, which for me, is great as so many mascara’s irritate my eyes, and often the volumising formula’s seem to crumble away throughout the day, leaving black particles under my eyes (not a good look!).

I absolutely adore this mascara, it’s the best one I’ve used for a while, and it really does make your lashes look longer and more volumised, plus it’s super black so although it can be layered, I haven’t found it necessary to heap lots of product on. This is definitely a new favourite for me, and it’s one I’ll repurchase.

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7 Days 7 Mascaras, Collection Volumising Mascara

I’ve decided do to a week of using a different mascara each day, i have a number of new mascara’s to try and I like the challenge of doing a blog post a day.

So to kick us off, is a drugstore mascara which a lot of people seem to be raving about, Collection Volumising Mascara. Collection is an inexpensive drugstore brand available from Boots and Superdrug, their best known product is the Lasting Perfection Concealer which everyone (including myself) loves.

The Mascara is packaged in a pretty standard plastic tube, with a black and turquoise design. I have the non-waterproof version but they make a waterproof formula too. The brush (which for many people is the the dealbreaker) is actually a good shape, and is not too big, the shape reminds me of the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara brush, but that’s kind of where the similarities end.

This is a Volumising Mascara, and it does have quite a thick texture which makes it quite dry and it’s difficult to get a good coating on the lashes. I had to apply a good few strokes of the brush to get a really dense black coating on my lashes. Having said all that, it only costs £3.99 and it’s not the worst mascara out there, it’s just not the best either. I’ve done a before and after picture below, so you can see it’s effect, my natural, bare lashes are really fair and fine, so I generally like a very impactful mascara.

So this was my first instalment of 7 days 7 mascara’s, if you are loving a particular mascara, let me know in the comments so I can give it a whirl! Thanks for reading, Mo x