The Mascara Wardrobe

Saturday, May 24th 2014 0

For full, fluttering or flirty lashes

When it comes to mascara, I mix it up as much as I do my wardrobe. You can't team a clumpy look with a fresh, glowing base, and a soft fluttering lash wouldn't quite cut it with a bold smoky eye.

Here are a few recent discoveries that I’m using to customise my lash look every time.

Magnifibres, £21.00
If you’d told me about Magnifibres before I’d tried them I would have thought they were the biggest gimmick ever, but having used them for some time now I am pleased to report that they work! Designed to plump your natural lashes, you apply these miniature fibres to your first layer of wet mascara and wait for them to set. Then, you top them with another layer of mascara and they’ll have thickened and lengthened your look without clumping. One thing I was sceptical about was whether the small fibres would get into your eyes. I’m a lens wearer so this could have been disastrous. But with careful application they’re totally fine – my tip would just be to make sure that you use an oil based remover to thoroughly remove them.


Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara, £18.00
Hate clumpy lashes? You can’t apply too much of this even if you try – it’s a total dream for fresh, fluttering lashes. A light formula, this is going to be for you if you like fuss free beauty. The look this is going to give you is a soft one, offering a coat of jet black or brown but without any excess product. A dense brush gathers all lashes in a full look, and it removes easily with warm water so your normal cleanse will be plenty to remove it. Get the Gloss described this as giving Disney-like lashes and I’m inclined to agree with them.

Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara b3

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara, £9.99
*Currently £6.99 at Boots!*
If fuller lashes are your thing, you’re going to love this new release from Bourjois. Coming in a normal and waterproof variety, this applies with a comb and so coats every individual lash with lots of product. The look you’ll be left with is a very full, long and bright eyed lash look, amplified twice as much if you curl your lashes beforehand. Apply two coats for a false lash look but make sure you go easy with the wand because there’s lots of product on it. As always with Bourjois, it’s just as good as half of the beauty offerings that are twice the price.

Volume 1 Seconde

Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes, £22.00
For default sexy, smouldering lashes, look no further than Charlotte Tilbury. Why Charlotte’s mascara is different is that it gives you a really glossy lash look, and with simply a few coats of this and some jet black liner your eyes are good to go. Leave this in your handbag for quick touch ups – it adds smoulder in an instant. Charlotte’s description of this mascara is priceless. She says before she made this she used to always search for ‘The One’ in her mascara: “what it comes down to is they are a bit like men – you think you need 5 to keep you satisfied but actually you are really looking for The One.” She’s found it and so have I; this is timeless and every woman should have it.

Full Fat Lashes

What’s in your mascara wardrobe? Tweet me @MixedGemsBeauty – I’d love to hear what works for you.

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