Battle of the Mascaras


Mascaras are one of my favourite products to test out and I have definitely had a fair share of experience trying out low end to high end favourites and hidden gems. I thought I would just mention a few of my personal favourites that I have found over time! Some of these I no longer own so unfortunately I don’t have my own photos to use.

Low End

Natural Collection is a brand that is constantly overlooked. Their £1.99 price tag on their items intrigued me way too much and I have since tried out many of their different items – and been pretty impressed each time! Their Waterguard mascara is rated 4.5 on Boots and I have to agree. I constantly cry with laughter and it’s one of the few mascaras that have really lasted for me and it never dries out. Their Lash Length is also another gem that I have found. I give this one: ★★★★★

Middle Range

... Augen-Make-up > Mascara > Max Factor Mascara False Lash Effect Mascara

The Max Factor False Lash Effect is a tried and tested favourite of the beauty community and I have to agree that it is pretty great. The packaging for me is kind of bulky which I am not a huge fan of but the product itself is honestly brilliant. On Boots it’s rated 4.3 which, again, I would say is true and it’s £10.99 is pretty middle range for drugstore mascaras. However, I did seem to use it up super quick and it did dry up slightly towards the end which sucks! I give this one: ★★★★

High End

benefit theyre real

The Benefit They’re Real is another infamous number in the blogging and beauty world. I used it for my prom for the first time in 2012 and I was only mildly impressed. It was good, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t seem to do a heck of a lot for the money (which is £20.50!) On Boots it is given only 3.9 which is most likely people like me who were disappointed about the much hyped product. I give this one: ★★★
I have only ever tried one product from Lancome and that is their Hypnose mascara (the Customer-Wear Volume one to be exact). I got this after Christmas last year and even though I loved how wide it made my eyes look and really lifted my lashes, it was gone in about 2 months! If I had the money to keep repurchasing it I wouldn’t mind as much but at £24.50 it’s a pricey pick. The formula is honestly amazing (it’s rated 4.7 on Boots so I guess people agree!) so I still have to give this one: ★★★★

Ella xo

What is your favourite mascara?



  1. February 15, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    mascara is my favorite beauty product since teenage it gives the instant lift to the eyes. i like maybelline range of mascara. good review.

    • February 18, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you! I love getting different mascaras to try out too 🙂 xx

  2. February 15, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    I love the benefit mascara but it is so expensive mines run out and I’m so sad I can’t afford a new one yet x

    • February 18, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      That’s the only problem! It is great but the price is sooo off putting 🙁 xx

  3. February 15, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Can you believe me if I tell you I’ve never found a mascara that I love? I’ve tried many, cheap and expensive and they never seem to work for me. I’m currently wearing SCANDALEYS XTREME By Rimmel London and it’s okay in terms of quality-price but not really what I’m looking for. My lashes are thin and not long so I need something that will make them stand out.

    • February 18, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      Whatt!!! My friend is an arbonne rep and she gave me a tester of one of their mascaras recently. I have really thin eyelashes and it works amazing – definitely worth checking out! x

      • February 18, 2017 / 10:18 pm

        Oh, I definitely will! thank you for your advice.

  4. February 15, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I just use good old No.7- I sometimes wear contact lenses so avoid mascaras with fibres. Great post :)x

    • February 18, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      No7 mascaras are supposed to be amazing! I need to try one out 🙂 xx

      • February 19, 2017 / 6:44 am

        They are a good go-to for everyday practical use 🙂

  5. February 17, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Max factor false lash effect is a great low end mascara xx

  6. February 19, 2017 / 6:03 am

    I’m glad the Max Factor Mascara works well, I’m yet to open mine yet. My favorites are all eyes on me by Essence Cosmetics, scandal eyes by rimmel and Model Co Mascara. I haven’t tried the benefit one but I have one by IT Cosmetics which is about the same price and I heard good things about that one.

    • February 19, 2017 / 10:53 am

      Scandal eyes is supposed to be great! I haven’t ever tried it myself. Thanks for the recommendations 🙂

  7. February 21, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    At the moment I’m using an Estee Lauder one but before that I always used MaxFactor! The worst I find with mascaras is when lashes start to droop and feel heavy as the day goes on! For my next purchase, I’m looking for a more natural one but I’m yet to find a good one! xxx

    • February 28, 2017 / 10:54 am

      No I know exactly how you feel! xx

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