I don't have the best history when it comes to falsies but apart from that, my lashes aren't too bad. They're not Jersey cow level or even Jersey Shore, but I do OK.
I'm always seduced by the claims of new mascaras though, despite the dubious lash insert adverts or the bizarre marketing ploy by Maybelline for 'Cat Eyes'. Ehm, Mr Maybelline? cats don't have the best lashes, K?
Anywho, my top five lash batters that actually do live up to the hype are:
1. Big Great Lash Mascara from Maybelline
The big fluffy brush on this Maybelline offering is fantastic for multiplying your lashes. Great one for those with sparse or short hairs.
2. No7 Lash Adapt
This new offering from No7 claims to bring you from day to night depending on the amount of coats you use. And you know what? It actually works. Its unusual to find a buildable mascara but this is definitely one o' those.
3. L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D
|(Taking this photo reminded me of the dreaded teapot eBay scenario so shiny is it's casing)|
Lash Architect 4D from L'Oreal has taken the top five spot from right under Hypnoses schnozz. This is a great offering for volume and longevity. It provides a great curl but is probably best suited to those with mid to long length lashes.
4. La Roche Posay Respectissime Waterproof Volumizing (for sensitive eyes!)
Yes these photos look out of place, you know why? It's been pilfered by the Mamito! So true to their word are La Roche with their claims on this one it's actually the only mascara the mothership has ever been able to wear for more than half an hour without scrubbing the súiles of herself. It's gentle, volumizing and waterproof with huge bang for your €17 buck. If you're the sensitive type, this is deffo the one for you.
5. Benefit - They're Real
Last & by no means least is probably the Mac Daddy of all mascaras. Benefit They're Real goes on easily and is buildable up to 3 coats once you work fast. I have never before used a mascara that's made such a huge difference in one application. And yes, within the first hour of wearing I was asked twice 'Here, are they real?!'. The only draw back with this formulation is the reluctance to leave your lashes, you're talking heavy duty remover but Man, they're worth it. For the falsie averse or cack handed amongst us this is highly recommended.
What do we think? What's your top lash batter of the moment?