Thursday, 18 October 2012

Mascara Review

Today I am going to review the following seven mascaras for you! :)
To start off with, I am going to review the YSL Shocking mascara (see picture above). One of my sisters offered me this mascara, I accepted and tried it out. However, unfortunately I don't have a picture of what it looks like on my eye lashes to show you today as I tried the mascara before I decided that I wanted to do a review on it and I gave it back to my sister. The reason I gave it back to her is because I found that for me, it was too heavy on my eye lashes, and it made me look like I had 'spider leg lashes' and I wasn't too fond of it. I also found that it was very watery in comparison to other mascara I have tried, so maybe that is why it gave the affect it did. On the other hand, it did have a really lovely smell to it! Maybe this mascara is for you, but it definitely isn't for me. Next up is the Benefit Bad Gal Plum mascara.
I'm sure that you have all heard of the phenomenon which is the original Benefit Bad Gal mascara, so for me, it was nice to try a different colour of it. This is what it looks like on:
I am completely in love with this beauty. With the combination of the magical brush and its deep autumn colour, I say that if you are in the market for different mascara for the up-coming seasons, this is the one. The third mascara is the Bright Turquoise Lightening Mascara by Barry M.
Now, the only products I have ever used by Barry M are their nail polishes and a couple of their lipsticks which I love, and honestly, this product didn't exactly give of the best first impression... The first time I applied it, I didn't even take notice of how well or not well it was applying, I was just shocked by the colour. I didn't realize that it could be used for extra emphasis on the eyes over black mascara, so obviously the thought of someone wearing turquoise mascara on its own shocked me. Thinking about it, I don't know why ... we are in the 21st century! Well anyways, this is what it looks like on:
After applying it this time (I think it was the third) I realized that I did like it, just not for day-to-day wear. I will have to try it over some black mascara though... I have just quickly tried it over the Lancôme mascara which I have been wearing all day (and will also be reviewing) and I think I prefer it on its own.
Recently I’ve been reading The Hunger Games books (how brilliant are they?!) and this mascara actually reminds me of something you would expect someone from the Capitol to be wearing! If you don't know what I'm on about, read the books! I can review them if you like? Yey! I love this next mascara :) It is newest one I have bought, and I wasn't even going to opt for this one. The mascara which I am going on about is Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes.
Initially I was going to by Lancôme Hypnôse Drama as I had heard such good reviews about it, but when I saw this, I tried both of them on and everyone preferred Doll Eyes. This had such a lovely scent to it, and really is what I am looking for in a mascara these days! This is what it looks like on:
Aaahh, it's just so beautiful! Next up is my first nice mascara! The first time I received this was on my birthday 2 (almost 3) years ago. I remember my mum forgetting to give it to me with the rest of my gifts and when she gave it to me whilst I was watching Waterloo Road (see, I can completely remember it!) I ran around the whole house screaming with excitement! That is literally how much simple things can make me happy! Here it is :)
The brush is getting rather old now, so I will definitely be re-purchasing this very soon! It is perfect for making an impression with your eyelashes, and also for low-key everyday use :)
The next mascara is Diorshow 360.
This was a bit of an impulse buy. Well, saying that, it was impulsive for me! I had seen this a couple of times in Boots in Derby Westfield centre, and about 2 weeks after having seen it for the first time, I bought it. I had that feeling where you know something is right! Do you ever get that about make up? Or is it just me?... Hehe, anyways! What I really love about this is because it is revolving, it revolves forwards and backwards, so it is easy to do each eye with a different hand and the bottom eyelashes (if that's what you're fancying on the day!) too.
Finally! It's the L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Luminizer Green Eyes.
I got the first one (I think it was the first anyway!) of this collection when it came out years ago. I obviously loved it; I was only young and it was cool to even have a mascara. So I was pretty excited to be trying it out again ... and it was GREEN!!!! When I applied it, I was pretty un-impressed with the level of pain! I'm not sure if it's just me, but I found that it really hurt! The brush:
is too spikey :( But other than that, the over all finish was quite cool, I liked having green eye lashes:)
I wouldn't agree with the Million Lashes statement, but on the whole, it was fairly good. So they are my mascara reviews! I definitely recommend them all (minus the Barry M one, unless that's what you fancy!) for the specific looks you are going for, but would warn you about the final mascara, I do feel as though it is hazardous. Hehe! I hope I have given you a wide enough range to take a peek at! Have you tried any of these Mascaras? Which ones would you recommend? Dommie x

11 comments:

  1. I really wanna try the benefit bad gal and the loreal and lancome!:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes you should! I really like them xx

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  2. I love your Blog, I am following you..
    I hope you follow me back <3

    XoXo
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I will check your blog out xx

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  3. You have a very impressive mascara collection! And there's nothing wrong with spider leg lashes. ;) Haha. xo

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    1. Haha, thank you! They just aren't for me, but yes, there isn't anything wrong with them! xx

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  4. What a great review! I love your blog and I am now following you!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  5. Great review, thanks for sharing!
    km-iamyou.blogspot.com.au
    xx.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you liked it :) xx

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  6. Wow you've given me some fab ideas for my new mascara!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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