Drugstore Mascara Comparison

nedelja, julij 01, 2012

A long time ago I wrote another mascara comparison, but it featured mascaras from all price ranges (click here for that review, there is also a picture of my natural eyelashes). Well, today I'm focusing only on drugstore mascaras, at least the ones that are widely available in Slovenia (and probably all over the world). My favourite mascara still remains Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Waterproof, but I've found some drugstore mascaras that are good and deserve a place among my favourites. I have quite long, thick lashes that refuse to stay curled and tamed. Long, thick lashes that look like I'm wearing falsies are kind of my thing. I may not wear much make up on most days (I tend to skip most of other eye make up), but big lashes and glowy skin is my signature look. 

Featured in this review are: Max Factor's 2000 Calorie Curved Brush, L´Oréal's Lash Architect 4D False Lash Effect Black Laquer and Maybelline's the Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof. Here is a comparison of the brushes:

Maybelline the Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof

I've already talked a bit about this mascara in my May favourites. I tend to wear waterproof mascaras as they hold the curl a lot better. I have very stubborn eyelashes when it comes to staying curled. They drop within seconds after curled and only waterproof mascara keeps that problem at bay. Collosal Volum' Express is a really good mascara, gives a lot of volume, length and doesn't clump them up. In that respect it actually comes very close to HR Lash Queen (so on my lashes like I'm wearing falsies), however, it is not as waterproof as it claims to be. After a hot day I was annoyed to see the all familiar panda eyes. It wasn't dark, but still for a waterproof mascara that is disappointing. Also it doesn't hold the curl long, with HR LQ my lashes stay curled all day. All in all it is a great mascara as long as you don't go swimming with it, also don't expect it'll survive any tears. I would repurchase. 

L´Oréal Lash Architect 4D False Lash Effect Black Laquer

I got this one a a gwp and initially didn't think much of it. But as it with most non-waterproof mascaras when the formula got a bit drier it became one of my favourite mascaras so far (my favourite non-waterproof for sure). I gives a lot of length, keeps them separated and also gives some volume. I know it doesn't look much in the picture but in person it looks so much better. Also surprisingly, it keeps the lashes curled for much longer than other regular mascaras. I will definitely purchase the waterproof version.

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curved Brush

The only disappointment of the three. It sure gives a lot of volume, but it clumps the lashes a bit and doesn't give much length. My lashes drop like a rock with this mascara. It's just such a heavy, thick formula that the curl doesn't stand a chance. It's quite messy and I always end up with smudges on my lower lashline. I wouldn't repurchase. 

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Glih prilika da te vprašam za nasvet, če veš za kakšno dobro VODO ODPORNO maskaro (ne preveč drago) s katero bi šla lahko dejansko plavat?! :) Morje se bliža in nekako me ne mika biti brez maskare na plaži :D :)

    1. Na mojih trepalnicah se najbolj obnese L'Orealova Million Lashes waterproof. Tukaj imaš še en kratek review: http://matejasbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/essence-stay-all-day-eyeshadows.html

    2. Še le zdaj videla odgovor, ker ne dobim obvestila (ali se da to nastaviti?).. Super Million lashes je bila dolgo moja favourite maskara :) hvala :)

    3. :) Ne vem če se da nastavit. Me veseli, da sem ti lahko pomagala :)