As stated in a previous post I picked up a couple of mascaras to try out from Primark costing the small price tag of £2 each. The final mascara to test is the PS Lash Contour which claims to give a 3d curl, length and mega volume.
This mascara has an interesting wand which I haven’t really seen before from any other brands and it’s a plastic brush which I personally prefer.
I’m going to be totally honest here and say I was not that impressed by this mascara, I know it’s only £2 but I found the formula incredibly dry so it wasn’t easy to build up.
I liked how the mascara looked but I wouldn’t say it gave mega volume, it did give a curl as stated but I feel it would have been much more better if it wasn’t so dry.
If you want to try any Primark mascaras I would say to maybe consider the other ones available first.
Primark beauty is cruelty free!
Primark beauty is upping it’s game lately so I thought I’d finally give it a try as I was after a new mascara anyway.
There were quite a few to pick from all being £2 each so I opted for the Amplif-Eyed ‘Definition, Volume and Lift’ mascara.
The wand is thin plastic and a pretty standard shape it’s very similar to the Revlon Dramatic Definition mascara. The formula is not really wet either like some new mascaras can be which is a positive point for me.
This mascara seperated my lashes gave them nice lift with no clumps and there was some volume after a few coats but nothing too crazy so it would be passable at school etc..
I would have preferred thicker looking lashes but hey it’s only £2 so can’t complain!
Primark beauty is cruelty free!
The latest mascara to launch from L’Oréal Paris is the Paradise Extactic (UK) or in other parts of the world it’s called the Lash Paradise mascara.
It’s believed to be a dupe of the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara as both brushes are the same shape and have metallic packaging. I have never tried Too Faced so I can’t comment further on the similarities.
This is my first experience with a L’Oréal make up product and upon first use I was very impressed with this mascara!
It claims to create intense volume, spectacular long lashes and it’s a pleasure to apply. Now whilst I can fully agree with the first two statements I don’t really see how the application experience differs to any other mascara’s I’ve tried…
The brush is quite big, has Ricinus oil and is bristles rather than having a plastic applicator. Whilst it’s great on top lashes I’m not so sure on the ease of lower lash application as it might be too large for that area and I don’t apply mascara there anyway so I haven’t tested it.
What I have noticed is the mascara is smaller than other Drugstore ones with 6.4ml in the tube. The Revlon collection of mascara’s contain 8.5ml and the No7 Velvet Lash holds 7ml.
Overall I love using this mascara, it makes my lashes look great, creates separated lashes with lots of volume and doesn’t look clumpy!
Current introductory price £8.99, full price £11.99
This year saw Revlon throw out their old mascara collection such as the Grow Luscious mascara in favour of five new mascaras which offer Ultra Volume, Super Length, Volume + Length Magnified, Ultra Definition and the All-In-One.
I picked up three of these beauty’s when they first came out, I purchased the All in One, Ultra Volume and Ultra Definition, whilst I have only used Ultra Volume so far due to having loads of already opened mascara’s I am very pleased with the results.
The mascaras come in three shades: Blackest Black, Blackened Brown and Waterproof Blackest.
The simple packaging is featured on all the mascaras but alter with the lid colours. If you read my review on the No7 Velvet Lash Mascara then you’ll know what volume is key for me when it comes to mascara. I don’t wear false eyelashes so I love mascaras that create big eyelashes.
The large brush boasts the ‘Revlon Lash Plumping Brush’ which has triple grooves to hold the mascara formula. I love this brush it leads to a smooth application without the dreaded clumps which some mascaras can’t avoid.
Admittedly I had never used a Revlon mascara prior this one due to some negative reviews of the old formulas but I am so pleased that they bought out this new range and I cannot wait to try the rest of the range.
- Three Shades to choose from
- Price £9.99 but often on offer
- Gorgeous voluptuous lashes
One of the latest trends in the world of mascara towards the end of 2015 was ‘velvety soft’ lashes, first on the market was Max Factor with their Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara and then came No7 who launched the Velvet Lash Mascara on Boxing Day.
This mascara claims to add volume which feels soft and luxurious on application, now I for one don’t tend to touch my eyelashes throughout the day so I am uncertain on why the concept was needed, however, I do love volume when it comes to my mascara.
The brush is quite large with a concave shape to contour to the eye, I don’t have a problem with the size of the brush but some people may prefer a smaller wand.
It delivers length and volume which is a big win for me and if you curl your eyelashes it would look amazing. It also doesn’t look clumpy which again is a big pro factor.
It comes in the shades Black of Black Brown and costs £13.50