My Mascara Wardrobe

I was browsing the internet the other day and I came across a website I frequent often (I forget exactly which one) mention a 'mascara wardrobe'. Who the funk has a mascara wardrobe I pondered, puzzled.  Then I realised that I have a mascara 'wardrobe'! And not only do I have one but I'm going to write about it! Behold...

1. Clinique High Impact 
I had high hopes for this as I'd heard from many a blog or YouTube channel it was an amazing everyday mascara, delivering the length, volume and curl that dreams are made of. Sadly, I just didn't get on with it. It didn't do anything for my lashes, they were droopy and clumpy and just all round bad.

2. YSL Shocking 
Oh my the packaging is pretty - gold and shiny and a delight for the eyes. For the eyelashes - hmmm. When I first tried this it was a mascara disaster - the product was so thick and gloopy on the brush it just completely overloaded my lashes. However, upon a few more uses, I've come to like it more and more. It's still a strange formula, it requires a bit of maintenance to get the right amount of product on the wand and the colour is almost glittery but if I've got a bit more time on my hands I do like to use it as it's nice and thick and creates quite a dramatic effect. 

3. Rimmel Scandaleyes by Kate Moss
I have mixed feelings towards this mascara. I do like the thickness and shape of the brush as it allows me to get right to the root of the lashes and wiggle up, but it's a really wet formula and it just gets EVERYWHERE. Plus it's a pain in the ass to remove and hangs around for ages. Good thick black colour, but probably wouldn't purchase again.

4. Boots No. 7 Lovely Lashes
As a normal mascara, I was not a fan of this as it didn't really do anything - I mean there's natural and then there's just pointless. However I am partial to using this as a bottom lash mascara, it's got a thin brush to get into the corners and it doesn't tend to smudge or flake off. I also enjoy the metallic purple packaging.

5. Benefit They're Real
Ah, be still my beating heart. This mascara is the absolute best mascara everrrr. Length, volume and seperation all in one wondrous tube. The only bugbear I have is that it is a bit too dry, and therefore you need to repurchase often (and it ain't cheap!). I'm looking forward to trying Roller Lash when I go back to the UK - I asked my sister to buy me a copy of Elle with the free sample so I hope it lives up to the hype!

6. Max Factor False Lash Effect
In my youth, when I used to go out every weekend, this was certainly top dog in the mascara world. When I moved to Dubai I needed an everyday mascara so I bought this, hoping for a return to the glory days but sadly it was not to be. Maybe they've changed the formula? Or maybe I just had better eyelashes? (I'd imagine the latter). It's fine, and it does make my lashes look longer and slightly more fluttery but it's just not the life changer I'd hoped for. Maybe my expectations were set too high. 

What's your favourite mascara - have you tried any of these?

Faye x


  1. I like They're Real too and Smashbox mascaras! :)

    Tara x

    1. Ooo I've not tried any Smashbox - will deffo check it out :)

  2. Great post! I love Benefit They're Real - best mascara ever!

    Life of Jana

  3. I love soap and glorys thick and fast mascara, its just amazing

    1. Thanks for the tip - I've not tried any Soap and Glory make-up yet but I've heard lots of great things