Tuesday, October 18, 2011

5 of the Best Lash Batters!

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 sĂșiles 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?


Dollyrouge said...

yay great post. I love hearing about other peoples favorite products! Mine is currently Rimmel day to night. I'm kinda blessed with long lashes so the cheapy mascaras are usually fine.
Also, bit random but what is that lovely heart background?

Sue Jordan said...

Thanks! The background is my hard back buke for blog notes believe it or not :)

Haven't used Rimmel mascaras at all, but you're right, when you've daycent lashes you can get away with it x

InspirationBeauty said...

L'Oreal Voluminous is fab for volume but leaves you with smears under your eyes :( Right now I'm favouring layering mascaras. Right now I'm loving L'Oreal Volume Millions followed by Essence Multi Dimensional on top. Loving how it makes my lashes super thick and long :)

cornflakegirl said...

I love the La Roche-Posay one but I found the L'Oreal 4D one flaked all over the place so have stopped using it.

My current fav for daytime is the Essence High Definition one, I'm on my second tube I love it that much.

Sandy Beach said...

Okay CS, what's with the nail polish is it black crackle over silver or silver crackle over black? Spill the beans please.

Sue Jordan said...

Hey Sandy!

Delighted you're reading :)

It's black crackle over TopShop silver (Starlight) Though Essence have a gorgeous silver out now too, there's a review of 'em on here under the Nails tab x

MiMi said...

I have trouble with ones that flake. Use EL. Worth every penny. Will try the benefit. The Balm do one with two brushes for upper and lower lashes

Sue Jordan said...

I've never seen one with two brushes MiMi, I did see someone recommend using the tiny dental/flossing brushes for tiny lashes. Great idea.

Boredmum said...

just got my Benefit They're Real today in the Post courtesy of Asos, yipeee, i starting lashing it on ( pun intended) and its brilliant, i already had mascara on but i just couldn't wait, i can't wait till tomorrow to try it out properly

Sue Jordan said...

You will LOVE it BoredMum, one trick I saw was to wipe off as much mascara as you can from the brush for the first coat, really works!

Also to use it vertically, if that makes sense? First coat normal, then vertical (holding it like a pencil) Works wonders x

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Mark Lense said...

I like your eyelash brush and I would also like to get myself one similar to yours. I like what you said about how good the mascara holds on the lashes, but I don't know where I could buy it or a similar one. My friend has long advised me to read the reviews at https://bath-and-body-works.pissedconsumer.com/review.html and read what their customers have to say about them. I think it could be looked at, but I'm also interested to know where you got this eyelash brush and how long it lasts with you.