Mascara is my number 1 beauty essential. I can face the day as long as my lashes are sorted. Silly I know, but even on a no-make-up day (which is rare for me, even if I’m seeing no-one) I will always wear mascara. So, as my beauty must-have, I have over the years searched for the ultimate. I’ve tried every recommendation and have nailed it down to my absolute top three.
I’ve LOVED Benefit’s They’re Real (£19.50 Boots) as soon as it launched and always have a wand in my collection. It lengthens, thickens and is genuinely a dream mascara, giving that false-lash-look I crave. The only slight negative is that does take a bit of work to take off at night. You need a serious cleaner, or specific eye makeup remover. This ain’t going to slide off with a baby wipe!
I discovered US brand Tarte’s Lights Camera Lashes mascara (£21.50 QVC) when they first came to the UK with QVC and absolutely love it. The quilted packaging is too cute and it gives amazing volume and length. Not quite as good as Benefits offering, but it comes off like a dream at bed-time.
I have recently, and I mean last week, discovered Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (£19 Debenhams), after a recommendation from my bestie beauty blogger - Gemma from This London Life (check out her gorgeous blog if you haven’t already!) after seeing her at an event last week and her lashes looked incredible. She shared her secret thankfully and I headed off to Debenhams the next day. This gives as good length and volume as They’re Real and removes as well as Tarte. So why isn’t this post all about this mascara alone? Well, I’ve found it does transfers a little to just below my eyes, which the others do not, so you need to make sure you check your makeup a little while after application and dab away if needed. If you haven’t tried any of these mascara, I REALLY recommend putting one on your letter to Father Christmas!